‘The Office’: ‘There Wasn’t a Dry Eye in the House’ When the Cast Shot This Scene

It will come as no surprise to fans of The Office that the cast enjoyed their time filming the hit show. One only has to look at the bloopers for each season to see that the set was filled with tons of warmth and laughter. Of course, there were times where the cast was overcome with emotion as well. In fact, one scene, in particular, left almost every actor crying.

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Aside from the hilarious comedy that The Office boasts, the show is also known for its bevy of colorful couples. Though Jim and Pam are the most well-known couple, Ryan and Kelly, Bob Vance and Phyllis, Dwight and Angela, and, of course, Michael and Holly are well-loved couples in the series as well.

Michael and Holly are one of the most beloved couples in ‘The Office’

One of the reasons that Michael and Holly’s relationship is so appreciated is because Michael gets to be his true self around Holly. The HR rep seems to have identical humor to the Regional Manager and really understands him. But, despite the fact that they’re the perfect match, it takes a few years before they can officially be together. Of course, this made it much sweeter for fans of The Office when they finally got their happy ending.

One of the highlights of Michael and Holly’s relationship comes in the “Garage Sale” episode when Michael proposes to Holly. Having already purchased an engagement ring (hilariously utilizing three years worth of his salary rather than three months) he enlists his employees to think of the perfect proposal. After Pam manages to shoot down one of Michael’s more dangerous ideas, Michael opts to utilize the entire office in his proposal to Holly.

Amy Ryan revealed that ‘The Office’ cast wept during the proposal scene

The end result was a humorous yet sweet proposal that featured tons of candles and a surprise sprinkler attack. Though the proposal scene was emotional for fans of The Office, it was even more emotional for the cast to film. In fact, the majority of the cast was left in tears after filming the scene. Amy Ryan, who played Holly Flax, revealed that the sweet script paired with the fact that Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott, was gearing up to exit the show, made it an extremely emotional scene for the cast.


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“The script was so sweet anyway that it made us all have a good cry,” Ryan shared with New York Magazine when she was asked about her final appearance on The Office. “But coupled with the fact that it was the start of Steve’s departure and it was my own, yeah, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house — literally, from the water pouring down on us and from our emotions. But it was a beautiful night … We did it in two takes, but it took the crew quite a bit to vacuum up all the water with these big power vacs and reset everything as we stood by in robes, shivering.”

We can see why The Office cast was so moved by Michael and Holly’s proposal scene. The real emotion can certainly be felt when watching the episode back.