Lee Eisenberg answers ‘Job Fair’ questions

Q. Did Ed Helms have a stunt actor for his golf cart mishap? The entire vehicle collapsed. It was great. | ainbow-ray onnection-cay

Lee: That stunt turned out great, I thought. I’m sure this will come as a huge surprise, but we don’t do a lot of stunts on the show so it was pretty nerve-wracking on the set. I mean, if the stunt didn’t cut together, you can’t reshoot it. Again, I think Dave the editor did a great job of making that joke land.

Q. How were Andy’s blisters created? They looked brutally painful. | Locke

Lee: The make-up department created those beautiful blisters. They looked totally real in person. At one point, Ed and I were talking and he just started picking at one. It was gross.

[from tanster: LaVerne Caracuzzi-Milazzo, The Office’s Makeup Department Head, provides some details below.]

LaVerne: We had to do a test for the director and writers first. We had one application a bit more mild than the other. When we did the show and tell, I made absolutely certain as to where the placement of the blisters were to be and also keeping in mind that they had to be pretty severe due to the fact that Andy had hit close to 1,000 balls, I believe is how it was scripted.

Once you do a test, you have a really good estimate as far as how much time the process will take. The process took anywhere between 20-30 minutes, and once the application is done, no washing of the hands.

The materials used were Ben Nye sunburn colors, RCMA scar making material, and acetone. The sunburn colors are applied first and the scar making material is applied over the top.

The scar-making material does not maneuver once it dries, so the key is to maneuver the material with a metal spatula and acetone. You can also use a pair of tweezers to pull at the material to create depth. Keep in mind to powder with a no-color powder between each application.

I hope this helps in the mystery behind the painful blisters!

[from tanster: thanks, LaVerne!]


  1. Thanks you so much for the Q&A! I will have to go back and check out that guy that supposedly looks like Jim!

  2. Thanks for the Q&A! I KNEW that guy wasn’t John! And I loved the Dwight and Angela storyline in that episode, but part of me wishes I could have seen Dwight being forced to play golf with a bunch of old ladies.

  3. Andy is getting the brunt of it this season… chafing, blisters, golf cart crash.

    Thanks Lee!

  4. i enjoyed the dwight and angela stuff this episode but part of me would have loved to have seen dwight playing golf with the old ladies!

    thanks for this

  5. I really want to see John breaking after the kiss. (Sora great question)… but wow.
    Thanks Lee!

  6. That was awesome! Thanks Lee! The makeup department did a great job with those blisters, and the hard work paid off! They looked brutal!

    (But I cringed when Andy pumped the lotion in the gloves- i only hope it wasn’t scented! OUCH!)

  7. I cannot believe that guy was not John! And both my brothers and my mom thought it was him. My mom will surely be shocked when she finds out. If I would ever see that actor who played the graphic design guy, all I will see is John with make-up on. Hahaha!

  8. thanks lee!

    dwight golfing with the ladies would have been funny but i loved the interactions with angela. it’s funny that lee didn’t mention that jim brought kevin because his client likes to make wagers or reference that deleted scene at all.

    i love this feature.

  9. Wow – who knew so much time and effort went into the creation of fake blisters? Way to go, LaVerne! And thanks, Lee and Tanster!

  10. So John broke after Michael watched them kiss? I *really* hope they show that outtake on the DVD!

    Thanks Lee, LaVerne and Tanster!

  11. Wow – I am so honoured that Lee answered my question! Thanks so much, Tanster, for facilitating this fab opportunity!

  12. Once again, thanks for the Q&A. I’m going to to miss it over the summer. Hopefully the writers will be on board to do this again next year.

  13. Another great Q&A! I love these…thanks to all the writers for offering to answer all of our questions (:

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