3 delightful revelations from the 'Did I Stutter?' episode of 'The Office'

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Stanley's had enough.
Stanley Hudson may have a soft spot for Pretzel Day, but he has absolutely no patience for Michael Scott's daily antics.

On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey chatted all about Stanley and Michael's big disagreement in the Season 4 episode, "Did I Stutter?"

To recap, in this episode Stanley snaps at and embarrasses Michael in front of their colleagues, Andy decides to sell Dwight his Nissan Xterra, and Michael calls Pam an "ugly scientist" when she wears glasses to work.

Aside from Stanley's glorious sass, nothing particularly remarkable happens in "Did I Stutter?" but perhaps that's why it's so lovable. And Fischer and Kinsey shared three behind-the-scenes stories from filming that will make you cherish the episode even more.

1. Creating the cold open

One of the first things you'll notice on a "Did I Stutter?" rewatch is the episode features another perfect Office cold open.

Michael finds some wet cement in the parking lot and naturally makes it his mission to leave a mark. After a few suggestions he takes Jim's advice and decides to put his face in the wet cement, because obviously that's more exciting than a just leaving a handprint behind.

"So much went into this one gag," Kinsey revealed. "This simple sentence in the script was like a whole production."

First of all, Fischer explained that the gunk Michael shoved his face into wasn't actual cement. "[Producer] Kent Zbornak told me that they had an outside prop house make an organic mixture to look like cement. It was made out of water, and some ground oatmeal, and a few other ingredients to create a wet cement look," she said.

"Kent said that we put that Vaseline all over Steve's face partially so that we would have quick cleanup and we could do multiple takes," Fischer continued, before Kinsey clarified…
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