How The Office’s Andy Bernard Would Handle a Quarantine, According to Ed Helms

Ed Helms as Andy Bernard in The Office.
Ed Helms as Andy Bernard in The Office. / NBCUniversal Media, LLC

As many people practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, some may be wondering just how their favorite characters would fare spending all their time cooped up at home as well.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Ed Helms opened up about the importance of The Office and discussed his new projects, like his Netflix film, Coffee & Kareem, which was released on the streaming platform on April 3. The actor also talked about his roles in The Hangover films and his time as a correspondent on The Daily Show. But more importantly, Helms reflected on his iconic role of Andy Bernard on The Office—and pondered how his character would handle today's climate.

“It depends on when in the series you catch Andy,” Helms explains. “There are moments where he’s almost manic. I feel like he’d be fine doing little a cappella jams on his phone for days.”

However, if you're a fan of the sitcom, you know Andy often lets his emotions get the best of him.

“One of my favorite Andy lines of all time—and I can’t even remember the episode or what he was talking about exactly—but he’s clearly in a bad way and he’s kind of depressed,” the actor recalls. “He says something like, 'I mean, last night, I ate a pizza over the sink like a rat.' That’s the Andy that would really spin out during quarantine.”

Now that you know how Andy Bernard would likely handle isolation, check out these The Office-themed quarantine houses to figure out which group of characters you wouldn’t mind being stuck with.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]