Jenna Fischer Breaks Down The Most Costly ‘Workplace’ Scene Ever

The Workplace” spared no expense when it got here to Jim and Pam’s engagement. (Watch the scene and listen to the podcast beneath.)

Jenna Fischer, who performed Pam on the traditional office comedy, defined not too long ago why her Season 5 proposal scene with John Krasinski’s Jim at a fuel station was the priciest within the present’s 9 seasons.

In her “Workplace Girls” podcast with co-star Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Fischer arrange the phase by noting that unique showrunner Greg Daniels needed to shock viewers by having the couple get engaged initially of a season and in an odd location.

Impressed by a fuel station he traveled to as a baby on Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway, Daniels directed the present to recreate the facade of a relaxation cease there from Google Road View, Fischer stated.

The hassle rivaled that of Hollywood blockbusters. The crew constructed the set on a Greatest Purchase parking zone over 9 days and included a four-lane round monitor so automobiles and vehicles may whiz by as Jim popped the query to a shocked Pam because the rain poured down. After the scene was shot, Fischer added, particular results execs have been referred to as in to color over the California mountains with East Coast greenery.

“Ultimately, this was the single-most costly scene ever shot throughout the whole run of the present,” she added. “It lasts 52 seconds and it value $250,000.”

“Oh my lord,” Kinsey replied.

The episode aired Sept. 25, 2008. See if the scene was definitely worth the cash proper right here:

Quick-forward to 35:43 within the podcast for Fischer’s lowdown:

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