Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

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.”

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.”

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#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."

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."

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#10. Seth Rogen actually auditioned for the role of Dwight.

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.

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.

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.

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#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.

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.

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#14. In the episode “The Launch Party,” John Krasinski accidentally signs Meredith’s pelvic cast with his name and not Jim’s name.

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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