Creed may have been a smaller character on The Office, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t deliver some excellent lines throughout the run of the series. One Creed line was so particularly hilarious that John Krasinski laughed the hardest he ever did on the show, according to his co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Creed’s line made John Krasinski lose it
During the August 26 episode of the Office Ladies podcast, Fischer and Kinsey explored the season 3 episode “The Return,” which saw Andy annoying Michael Scott while Dwight was away working at Staples.
The episode included one of Creed’s funniest lines from the show, in a scene where Oscar, who has been away on a vacation, asks where Dwight is.
Jim responds, “You didn’t hear?” and Creed says, “Decapitated. Whole big thing. We had a funeral for a bird.”
“I’m pretty sure none of that’s real,” Jim says, and Creed responds, “You’re not real, man!”
Kinsey called the moment the “scene that completely destroyed John Krasinski in real life.”
Fischer added, “I don’t think he’s ever laughed so hard ever, ever on the show.”
The Creed line ‘destroyed’ John Krasinski
The delivery by Creed, who shouted the line at Jim, made Krasinski crack up. “He has said it’s the hardest he laughed the whole series and I texted Creed about it,” Kinsey explained.
“And that [you’re not real, man] is the line that destroyed John Krasinski,” Fischer said, with Kinsey adding, “John could not keep it together. He crumbled like into just fits of laughter.”
In texting Creed for more information, Kinsey said the actor said of the line, “’Oh, Ang, it was so much fun to see John lose it like that. He lost it.’”
“There are a couple of times on the show where John has laughed so hard you can’t even film him. When he really loses it, he cannot be brought back,” Fischer explained. “He can’t. He is destroyed.”
Kinsey confirmed, “He doubles over, he kind of tears up, he can’t make noise.” According to Creed, there was only one take they did that was usable because John couldn’t stop breaking.
This Creed line is John Krasinski’s favorite from the series
When Kinsey and Fischer discussed the episode “The Secret” on an earlier Office Ladies podcast, another hilarious Creed moment came up that also made Krasinski crack up.
During the episode, Kevin tells Creed, “Jim has got it bad for Pam” and Creed responds, “Which one is Pam?”
Krasinski, according to his co-stars, would “disintegrate” over Creed’s lines and his hilarious delivery. “This is John Krasinski’s favorite line of the entire series. He lost it when he saw it. When Creed says ‘Which one is Pam?,’” Fischer said.
“John loved Creed, the character Creed,” Kinsey added. “The character Creed would make John disintegrate.”