Buffalo group shot. We look pretty happy, considering we just got axed!
Andy Buckley flanked by sound guys Brian and Nick.
This is my favorite behind-the-scenes photo of the whole week. This is the scene where Michael and Holly critique their performance in the disastrous SlumDunder Mifflinaire skit.
Director Ken Kwapis is sitting onstage with Amy and Michael. Director of photography Randall Einhorn stands in front of them. On the right is Veda (script supervisor), Jen (writer/producer), Paul Feig (producer), and Brian holding the boom.
This is also the scene when executive producer Jen Celotta made me cry.
When this scene was being set up, Jen comes up to me and says, “Hey tanster, come watch this on the monitors!” So I walk over to the monitors, put on the headphones, and watch.
I don’t know if it was the beautiful lighting in Holly’s hair, or the way Michael looked at her with that awkward and painful longing, but when Michael finally says to her, “we have a lot of good material for next year’s sketch,” and Holly replies “I can’t wait,” with practically tears in her eyes, I completely lost it.
By the end of the third or fourth take, my eyes were red and I could hardly talk. Jen walks over to me, looks at my swollen face, grins and says, “Oh good. That was the reaction I was going for.”
When I saw Steve and Amy later, I walked up to them and said, “You made me cry!” Steve laughed and said, “Yeah, we heard.”
Their chemistry is absolutely electric, and it was such a treat to watch them work. I sure hope Amy returns in Season 6!