28 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Office,’ #7 Is Something They NEVER Talk About.
#8. Oscar was not originally supposed to be gay. His character's sexuality was a result of Michael Scott’s "Gay Witch Hunt" episode and the need to have a target for that “witch hunt.”
#9. When The Office writers-- many of whom were in the cast -- went on strike, Steve Carell called in sick to NBC blaming his "enlarged balls."
#10. Seth Rogen actually auditioned for the role of Dwight.
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#11. Phyllis Smith was actually the casting director for The Office, the producers liked her so much that they created a role for her.
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#12. Originally, the TV show Parks and Recreation was going to be a spinoff of The Office. Rashida Jones was going to be the main character.
#13. Dwight’s insane Amish family was inspired by Rain Wilson's real family. They also took cues from Greg Daniels' grandparents, who owned a beet farm.
#14. In the episode “The Launch Party,” John Krasinski accidentally signs Meredith’s pelvic cast with his name and not Jim’s name.
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