When you work with someone on a show like The Office, I feel like you just automatically become very close friends.
You're laughing together ALL the time and working on some really... odd and interesting things. Like when Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper shot a music video for a "girl band" called "Subtle Sexuality".
Yeah, I'm totally serious.
And even as a pretty avid The Office fan myself (though I did not watch the show until after it all aired), I had completely forgotten this video existed until the pair went on Late Night with Seth Meyers together and he asked them to kind of explain how this all came together.
Mindy explained it was she and BJ Novak who came up with this idea of the two characters (Kelly Kapoor and Erin Hannon) having a girl band. The music video was never even a part of the office show, but rather part of some web specials they put out.
Ellie also explained her memory of shooting the webisode that day:
"I was new, I didn't know anyone. You were a producer, you'd been there many years, like since the beginning, and we showed up in our gold lamellae and then we didn't really say anything. We were just like, ‘We're here. Take it in... But that was one of the best days of my life…Sorry, but it's true."
I know you're dying to see it... so here it is... the music video they created on Ellie Kemper's "best day of her life" for Subtle Sexuality's song "Male Primma Donna":
The idea of these two walking up to the writers room in these outfits just to "pop in and say hi" has me cracking up. Especially knowing Ellie was pretty new to the show.
Take it allll in, people, because these are the things that cast and group of writers would come up with on just another day on set.
Oh how we all miss The Office, right??
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