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

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??

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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

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Did you catch the Mike Judge cameo? STAN CRACKEDcO Judge plays Joanna's boss at Chotchkie's, the King of Flair himself. He's credited as William King, but that's Judge under the hair piece, glasses, and mustache. And flair.

Source: YouTube

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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.

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Someone was busted trying to pull off an office Space-esque scheme.. CRACKED CON 22-year-old Michael Largent, who apparently didn't watch the second half of the movie, wrote an automated script to open up 58,000 accounts with online brokerage firms -each of which would deposit a few cents in his account for

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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

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Milton and Lumbergh were on MTV in the early 90's. Office Space is based on a series of animated shorts Mike Judge made for MTV'S Liquid Television, and later SNL. After There's Something About Mary was a hit, Fox looked at these crude animations and thought they could be

Source: SNL Transcripts

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ASS- clown was added to Webster's.. ETECAE CRACKED COM The dictionary credits Mike Judge with coining the phrase, but it was actually ad-libbed by David Herman.

Source: Screenrant

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Michael Bolton deeply resented Office Space ...at first. hFROH 0 Castar CRACKED COM In 2003, Bolton said in an interview I was doing fine. Then they made this movie, and I can't go anywhere! He later grew to embrace his status as a no-talent ass-clown, and actually remade select scenes from

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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

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TGI Fridays quietly discontinued its flair policy because of Office-Space. CRACKED.COM One of Mike Judge's assistant directors once asked a Fridays waiter why they stopped wearing flair, and was told they removed it because of that movie Office Space.

Source: Deadline

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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

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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.

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Swingline didn't sell red staplers at the time. CRACKEDc Mike Judge had to make his own prop stapler. He even approached them about a product placement deal, but they didn't see any value in it. Three years after the film was released, they caved and began selling a Red Rio

Source: Wall Street Journal

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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.

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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.