From Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" mug, to Dwight Schrute's nunchucks, to one of the many Serenity by Jan candles, diehard fans of The Office probably have a long list of props they'd love to collect from iconic episodes. If you've ever wondered if the show's actors walked away from the series with favorite props of their own, you're in luck.
As People reports, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey enlisted John Krasinski for their podcast Office Ladies and discussed the heartwarming episode "Christmas Party" from Season 2. That episode was particularly big for Jim and Pam prior to them dating, as it's when Jim buys a teapot for Pam as a Secret Santa gift.
When recalling their favorite memories from the episode, Krasinski revealed that someone from the art department actually sent him a handful of props years later. "Phil Shea is the reason I have anything," he explained. "He sent me a box years, like three or four years, later of my bag—yeah, my satchel—my nameplate, and the teapot, bro." Fischer and Kinsey were shocked to hear this, both exclaiming, "You have the teapot!"
Krasinski clearly wasn't aware of how big a deal this was, telling his former co-stars, "Oh man, I thought you knew that."
Fans certainly know how significant this prop is, as it isn't only referenced in the Season 2 episode. Fast forward to the final season, and Jim finally gives Pam the letter had initially stuffed inside the teapot (but removed before she could read it). In a previous episode of Office Ladies, Fischer admitted Krasinski actually wrote something for her in the note, and that they are the only two people who know what it says. She recalled, "I’m on camera, and I open up the note that John had given me, and I just start crying...I’ll never say exactly what John wrote, but just know that it was perfect."