Q. Janae | How were the sounds and lines during the actual delivery recorded? Were John and Jenna on-set, or did they record that part separately (and then have it added during editing)?
Charlie: That room Michael walked into was actually the size of a closet. John, Jenna, Sarah Baker (the nurse) and Steve Saux (the voice of the doctor) were all crammed in there yelling.
John and Jenna can do anything. They are effortless. Steve and Sarah were fantastic too. One of my favorite lines in the whole episode is Sarah saying “Oh good, you know everything.” She did it perfectly.
Jenna: We kept saying, “You have to shoot this closet! Just for the DVD extras!” It was soooo tiny. It basically fit 4 folding chairs. We were inside making noises.
We shot this scene around 7:30am. It’s hard to scream like that at 7:30am. Hard for me and hard for the people stuck in a tiny closet with me. Needless to say, we were all very awake after that scene.
Q. Delmy | What was the birth song?
Danny: At one point, it was Dreams-Come-True-Girl by Cass McCombs. It really felt right. Ultimately the scene where the birth song is played had to be cut for time.
Q. Brooke | After 19 hours of watching Pam in labor, why was Jim still wearing his tie?
Charlie: He forgot to take it off.
Q. malaz85 | How easy was it for Jim to cry during the scene where he found out he was having a daughter? I know I’m not alone in saying that a crying Jim makes us girls swoon!
Charlie: I don’t know, but he sure makes it look easy. His chops are insane.
Danny: Well, based on his Jimmy Kimmel Live video, it seems John can make himself cry pretty easily. He only did it on that one take, but it was fantastic and we knew we had to use it.
Q. Esther | When Pam says to her mother that she hasn’t had caffeine in months, Jim gives a weird look to the camera. What was that supposed to mean? The look looked like a “umm no…” kind of look.
Charlie: Pam might have had a little caffeine during her pregnancy. Fortunately, her baby turned out perfectly healthy.
Q. Moe | Whose idea was it to have Erin recite the Triple Crown winners? As a fellow horseracing nerd I loved that part.
Danny: I think it was pitched by our newest writer, famed jockey Calvin Borel.
Q. Karly | Was there any footage of the 19 hours of labor that wasn’t shot (i.e. Jim fainting?) It seemed like it jumped really quickly from Pam and Jim arriving at the hospital to the baby being born the next day.
Charlie: No footage was shot. Jim and Pam would not allow the cameras in the room.
Q. Thelma | What other office talents did the cast use to distract Pam that we didn’t see?
Danny: Ryan’s full poem is available as a deleted scene. And Erin’s triple crown recitation was a very funny little scenelet that had to be cut as well.
Q. Louise | Did Dwight throw any other items out of his car that we didn’t see?
Danny: As I recall, the items were: battle ax, sword, sai, and nunchaku. Stay tuned for an episode in which a homeless man finds the weapons on the side of the road and goes on a ninja-style killing spree.