At this point, The Office's run on NBC has become the stuff of legends. The series is widely regarded by fans as one of the best sitcoms of the 2000s, and it has almost too many classic scenes to count. That iconography is great and all, but what were the stars favorite parts of the show? As it turns out, Jenna Fischer recently opened up and admitted that the conference room scenes were her favorite times filming The Office because they capitalized on the camaraderie among the cast. Fischer explained:
My favorite memories are when we were all crammed in the conference room because the whole cast was all together. We weren't at our desks, where it was kind of hard to communicate with the whole bullpen, because you're in your little pods. But when we were all in the conference room, we would just crack a lot of jokes, a lot of inside jokes. And John Krasinski especially would always come out of his shell in the conference room. He was always really good at like, it's hour seven and we're losing steam, and he would get a second wind and just rally us all into hysterics again. I like that camaraderie that we would have.
It's no secret that one of the keys to The Office's success was the dynamic between the many quirky characters. While most of the show's scenes capitalized on that, none of them brought the ensemble together quite like the conference room scenes. It doesn't matter if it involved Michael Scott trying (and failing) to teach sensitivity training or CPR, it's going to be ridiculous. Even when the camera wasn't rolling, the group dynamic (particularly John Krasinksi's contributions) produced the most fun.
If you're looking for a good laugh, then check out one of Michael Scott's best conference room scenes from The Office below.
That said, it doesn't sound like it was all fun and games on the set of The Office. Later in Jenna Fischer's appearance on Variety's Remote Controlled podcast, she explained that the set of the hit NBC sitcom was kept relatively cold. As a result, the women were typically much colder because they wore comparatively fewer layers than the men, and they couldn't bundle up for scenes in the conference room, which was apparently kept super-cold.
Despite Jenna Fischer's clear love for her time on The Office, she also doesn't seem to think that a reunion is in order anytime soon. Many Office vets have voiced their support for revival episodes in the years since the show went off the air; John Krasinski even wanted a holiday special at one point. However, unless they did a "lost tapes" type of episode of supposedly deleted scenes, Fischer believes that the conclusion of the overall arc seen in the series finale adequately capped off the show. Even if no reunions ever happens, at least we will always have all those conference room holiday parties and party planning committees, right?
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