The Bernard Boogie

Bobby Ray Shafer, who plays the one and only Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration, sent me a little video snippet that he shot during the making of the Season 4 finale, ‘Goodbye, Toby.’

Here is Bobby Ray’s report.

The actors (extras) playing Andy Bernard’s parents were named Ace and Robin and they were quite the pair. I’m not sure how they happened to be there (perhaps there is a story to their casting / or not), but in any case, they quickly set about to cash in on their Hollywood opportunity and dazzle us with their footwork.

Please keep in mind that there is NO MUSIC being played when I videoed them: they are dancing to music that only they hear and this went on and on and on … I remember the director, Paul Feig, being startled by some of their “performance” questions and as it was a very cold night, maybe they were dancing to keep warm.

Phyllis got the giggles watching them and Amy Ryan was the one who said: “Someone should be shooting this!” And since BOB VANCE, VANCE FILMS is never one to let down the ladies, I whipped it out (the camera, that is), and grabbed some for posterity.

Look at Ace go. Now we know where Andy got his skills!

Thank you, Bobby Ray!


  1. I so expect that from Andy’s parents!! I think they are just staying in character!

  2. That was awesome and exactly what I would expect to see from Andy’s parents- explains so much about Andy “I moonwalked past accounting” Bernard.

  3. I watched this when I was still uber groggy and waking up. It was too much for me to handle right then haha. Weird, nonetheless.

  4. Thank you Bob Vance! That was really hilarious! Go Office Extras! I love that they’re dancing to the music in their heads. (BTW- What song is that on the clip?)

  5. They are awesome! Are they actually a couple? They seem to be really comfortable with each other if they’ve just met. Maybe that can be an extra on the DVD :)

  6. That was absofruitly dawesome! I would like to know the songs they are dancing to in their heads. Must be some pretty good music to dance like that!

  7. Oh my, I am way too amused by this! I love that even Creed looks a little weirded out. Thanks Bobby Ray! This was hilarious!

  8. Is this real or some deleted scene or behind the scenes footage? Either way it seems like Amy Ryan is doing a Jim look to the camera.

  9. I love the Ian Whitcomb soundtrack. Substitute the Velvet Underground and you have instant underground movie.

  10. This is great!! I love the video and the story…he whipped it out…hee hee…

    I was hoping for more Bob Vance in the finale. I’m glad to see he was in one of the deleted scenes.

    Bob Vance Rules!!

  11. “Bob Vance, Vance Films.” haha Wow. Who knew one man could be so multi-talented?! Just call him a Jack of All The Clovers!

    That video and story has just made my day. Oh, and it also reassured me that I’m not the only one who dances to silent music. ;)

  12. Given Andy’s moonwalk in The Chairmodel it is ironic that the actors off camera seem like they could be Andy’s parents.

  13. LMAO! That is one great unscripted moment. Great job filming it, Bob!

Leave a Reply