“This girl just sticks her fingers inside my throat”: John Krasinski Was Traumatized After the Most Bizarre Interaction With a Girl Who Passionately Hated ‘The Office’

“This girl just sticks her fingers inside my throat”: John Krasinski Was Traumatized After the Most Bizarre Interaction With a Girl Who Passionately Hated ‘The Office’
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One of our best representations of office life is The Office, an American mockumentary sitcom that aired from 2005 to 2013 and was based on the sour, dull-looking, painfully funny British sitcom of the same name. For nine seasons, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski played Pam Beesly and Jim Halpert, respectively, the show’s most adored couple. 

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The Office is arguably the most popular and is unquestionably the best ever. However, it took some time to gain popularity, but after it overcame the early setbacks of the first season, the show really took off. Based on the BBC series of the same name, The Office still continues to draw in new viewers and delight its devoted audience while being available on streaming services. 

John Krasinski The Office
John Krasinski in The Office

Despite the countless accolades the sitcom and its lead actors have received from admirers all over the world, it sometimes seems like there are also non-haters in the line. 

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John Krasinski Escaped Passionate The Office Hater in Surprising Encounter

If not for this bizarre incident, John Krasinski might have ended up being the only actor with only positive fan interactions. 

The Office actor appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2022 to discuss how much he had changed since his time as the show’s intern. Later, Krasinski told a less-than-fun tale about a bizarre encounter with The Office fan (or should we say, ‘hater’?). The actor was approached by a girl who enquired as to his involvement with The Office. And after receiving a positive response, she stated:

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“I don’t watch it, so I don’t care.”

John Krasinski in The Office.
John Krasinski in The Office

Then she introduced her friend, “Sarah”, who was a huge fan. The 43-year-old actor, being the nice guy, chatted with Sarah for a little while about her favorite The Office episode before being abruptly cut off. 

He recalled having this “moment of complete surreality” when he could not even speak because the “original” girl had suddenly stuck her fingers down his throat (perhaps she really hated the aforementioned episode?).

“And this girl just sticks her fingers inside my throat. Yeah, the first girl was like, Boom. And I was like, ‘I looked over to her and literally there was this moment of complete surreality.” 

The girl looked up at the actor and said:

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 “Oh, I am sorry, I just” and “walked away”.

Rashida Jones and John Krasinski in a still from The Office
Rashida Jones and John Krasinski in a still from The Office

Conan speculated that the fan’s bizarre behavior may have been an attempt to determine whether Krasinski was a real person standing in front of her. 

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John Krasinski Explained Why People Still Enjoy the Show

John Krasinski, who played Jim Halpert on the show, was a fan favorite and largely responsible for its success. The actor previously discussed his time on The Office during a Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast interview, revealing that the show initially faced a weekly cancellation threat.

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Conan O’Brien remarked to his guest, saying:

“I think we’re all going to be watching The Office 50 years from now. It’s not going to lose its luster because there’s nothing about it that feels fake or ‘OK, that was great in its moment, but you had to be there.’”

In a Still from The Office
In a Still from The Office

The Jarhead actor then recalled that during the first season, the show struggled to gain viewers:

“It was going to be canceled every single Friday.”

Even though Krasinski had his doubts that the show would succeed, it somehow continued. He acknowledged that The Office’s popularity was entirely due to its viewers:

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“We genuinely owe the entire show to the fans. As soon as people bought a show that they could see for free… they had to keep the show on. So we had our fanbase actually save our show.”

Krasinski commented on the reasons why the program has remained popular over time:

“I think a lot of that has to do with how absolutely authentic [creator] Greg [Daniels] made it. I think that it was so authentic and to be honest, ahead of its time in a way too authentic for the network.”

In a Still from The Office
In a Still from The Office

For the unversed, an estimated 5.7 million people watched the series finale when it first aired on May 16, 2013, and it received positive reviews. 

You can stream The Office on fuboTV. 

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