Hey, Peter Man: 15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Office Space

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Hey, Peter Man: 15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Office Space

Every corporate information worker who has seen office space can't help but identify with at least some of the themes and characters in the film. Despite it's well deserved fame and cult hit status, there's actually a bunch of fun behind the scenes facts about the Movie.

For example did you know that Joanna's (Jennifer Anniston) boss at Chotchkies was actually a Mike Judge cameo? That's right Mike Judge is THE king of flair. To be fair he is hard to recognize under all that flair.

Turns out the printer scene was inspired by Beavis and Butthead Do America thanks to a malfunctioning and frustrating printer on that production that ended up getting its just desserts in the famous printer scene.

Lumbergh is supposed to be the antithesis of cool, but how is that possible when he appeared on MTV and Saturday Night Live, years before Office Space takes place, when Peter and co. were still chugging cheap beers at state school??

David Herman is a bona fide heartbreaker.. CRACKED COM Jennifer Aniston said she was madly in love with him when they went to high school together, and Madonna once told Mike Judge There's something sexy about how angry he is.

Source: EW

There'd be no printer scene without Beavis and Butthead. CRACKED COM While making 1996's Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Mike Judge struggled mightily with a sh*tty printer. He let his rage fester for 3 years before finally exacting his revenge in Office Space.
David Herman got fired from MADtv to appear in the movie. CRACKED COM He wasn't technically allowed to take the role while he was still a cast member, but he felt it was the right move for his career. So he loudly yelled all his lines at MADtv table reads until
Mike Judge based the film on a couple of god-awful jobs he-once-had.- He once spent 8 hour days alphabetizing purchase orders, which required just enough brain power that he wasn't able to daydream or hold a conversation. Also, those TPS reports haunted Judge IRL -- they're Test Program Sets from
This guy sued the studio. 88 CRACKED COM The Office Space Box of Flair was a special-edition DVD that came with a bunch of ...well, chotchkies. Actor Todd Duffey was featured on a button, and in the 32-page book, but they apparently didn't pay him for it. That's a great way
They had custom, state-less license plates made for all-the-cars. CRACKEDcO The location is purposefully left unsaid, SO that everyone can imagine it takes place in their town. HOWEVER, Peter's personnel file reveals his home address -. somewhere in lllinois.
The cast ramped up the cussing on purpose. During production, they heard the studio was angling to get a PG-13 rating. They started spouting more profanity to make that a much harder sell, and managed to keep the R rating.
The studio wanted Ron Livingston to be skinny as hell. Fox execs assigned him a 90's version of the Chris Pratt workout regimen leading up to his screen test. He spent a weekend jumping rope, and got about halfway through the fast they recommended.


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