A special season 2 blooper scene takes place during a meeting of the Party Planning Committee, which consists of Pam, Angela (Angela Kinsey), and Phyllis (Phyllis Smith). As they negotiate cake logistics and scrawl notes, Pam lets out a mighty yawn. Angela immediately puts down her pencil and her actress sees an opportunity to glare at Pam and say, “I’m sorry. Are we boring you?”
Fischer may have felt really tired at this point, but she still reacts quickly to the situation. However, their reaction is not particularly measured. “Not Phyllis,” says Pam pointedly. Then, after perhaps noticing how lame the comeback was, she grins and fails to meet Angela’s gaze. This even makes Angela break her stern face; everyone in the room bursts into chuckles.
If anyone makes Fischer break up, it’s Kinsey. Despite their character’s entertaining frictions, the two are self-proclaimed best friends both on and off set, and they even co-host a podcast in which they rewatch episodes of The Office while providing behind-the-scenes commentary. It’s nice to see that Fischer and Kinsey are so comfortable with each other, and it speaks to the greater camaraderie of all the fun, creative minds at work to make this beloved show.