‘The Office’: Angela Kinsey Almost Peed Herself During the Dinner Party Episode
When it comes to hilarious episodes of The Office, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more hysterical than “Dinner Party.” Even the cast (who had already successfully recorded three and a half seasons at this point) found it very hard to keep things together. In fact, some of the best bloopers of the series come from this particularly funny episode of The Office.
There are so many laugh-out-loud moments during the “Dinner Party” episode. Of course, nobody can forget the saga of Michael’s constant vasectomies or Jan’s insistence that Pam used to date Michael. But, there are also lesser-known moments like Michael declaring he has “soft teeth” or Angela smashing her ice cream cone into the car door after Andy takes a lick of it that are also positively delightful. But, the bit that sent the cast of The Office into hysterics was the part about Micheal’s flat-screen TV.
The moment ‘The Office’ cast lost it
More the size of a laptop than a TV, the flatscreen is well-loved by Micheal. The Regional Manager boasts that sometimes he likes to stand (not sit) in front of it and watch TV for hours. As if that monologue wasn’t enough to make the cast erupt in giggles, when Micheal pushed the TV two inches into the wall to give the room “more space” the actors absolutely lost it.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, The Office alums revealed that the scene with the TV took a very long time to shoot because nobody could hold it together. One person who truly couldn’t handle it was John Krasinski, who plays Jim. In fact, if you watch the bloopers for season 4, you can hear Krasinski’s distinctive squeals as he is unable to keep from breaking character.
John Krasinski was overcome with laughter
“I think that’s probably the hardest I’ve laughed during the entire run of the show, and it’s very evident. I was not professional enough in those scenes because I cracked every time one of those jokes happened. One of the funniest things I’ve witnessed in my life was Steve showing us that flatscreen TV and saying, ‘When . . . when people are over you can just do this’ [pushing the screen into the wall],” Krasinski shared about the filming the “Dinner Party” episode of The Office.
Krasinski continued on to share what made this moment so extraordinarily funny. “The TV only moved, like, a half an inch. Sometimes Steve would get frustrated when we couldn’t keep it together because he didn’t think he was as funny as we thought he was and also he’s more professional than all of us. But on that one, he couldn’t come back. There was something in the room there that was like an untamed animal, and we were just getting demolished by laughter,” The Office cast member recalled.
Angela Kinsey almost peed from laughing while filming ‘The Office’
Krasinski certainly wasn’t the only cast member affected by the flat-screen TV bit. Angela Kinsey (who played Angela on The Office) also had trouble keeping together. In fact, she was close to peeing from laughing too hard. “Almost every time we were all laughing so hard, and I was obviously doing my squeal, Angela was saying, ‘Please stop. I’m going to pee,'” Krasinski shared. As Kinsey was pregnant at the time, it was even harder for her to control her bladder. It’s great to hear that The Office cast had just as much fun filming this episode as fans do watching it.