Q. jenc | Why is Dwight portrayed as a sex symbol?
Charlie: Because it’s funny. But also Dwight is exceedingly confident and comfortable in his own skin — both attractive qualities.
Danny: Confidence is everything, and Dwight has it in spades. Also, Isabel might be a little nuts.
Q. Scott | Are Jim and Pam ever going to find out that Dwight slept with his butt and grundle exposed on their bed?
Q. BobbleHeadJen | Will we see little Cecelia make an appearance in the office, and will Michael become an “uncle” sort of person?
Charlie: Yes. Next season Cecelia will be 4 years old and going to pre-school in the conference room.
Q. lovingthursdays | The promos had a scene (maybe 2 seconds?) of Jim pushing Pam into the hospital and leaning down to kiss her forehead and saying ‘I love you.’ Why was that cut?
Charlie: The answer to that question is always “time.” We just didn’t have enough time in the final cut.
Danny: I think I explain that above, in the question about combining two episodes.
Q. what’s the dealio? | Was there more than a snippet of Dwight and all his buddies tearing up Jim and Pam’s kitchen?
Charlie: Yes. There was a lot more destruction and Dwight/Rolph interaction. Sadly, we just didn’t have time for it all.
Q. Nick C. | Who were the two people helping Dwight tear apart the kitchen? Not the actors, but the characters.
Charlie: Rolph and Rolph’s new girlfriend, Annie.
Q. Jackie | I remember reading in an interview that Jenna said she had a big speech with the baby, and it was hard to get through because the baby kept making cute faces and noises at her. There wasn’t really any scene like that last night, so why was it cut?
Charlie: She was talking about the final scene on the bench outside the hospital. It was originally much longer, but we cut it down to just get the moment of her and her baby finally connecting.
Q. Vidsub | Why did Michael think Erin liked Kevin?
Charlie: Michael only had the people in the office to work with. Once Andy took himself out of the running with his torn scrote, Michael was left with Creed, Toby, and Kevin. Of those three, Kevin was the most viable option.
Q. lactation queen | Did you guys actually use the consulting services of a lactation consultant on this episode?
Charlie: Not specifically for this episode, but many of us with children have in the past.
Q. Jen | It must be quite challenging shooting with a baby. How did you get the baby to cry? Or, more likely, when she was already crying, how did you deal with her needs so she wasn’t wailing for too long?
Charlie: Babies that young can only work for 20 minutes at a time, so scheduling was a real problem — our 1st AD Kelly Cantley deserves a medal. Fortunately, the babies were all natural criers.
Jenna: It was hard to do the scene where we pretended to be bad at swaddling the baby. The baby was crying and clearly upset. It broke my heart.
John and I were actually very good swaddlers in real life. A few of the times we did the scene, we would end up swaddling the baby really well even though we were trying hard to be bad at it!