Great Job, Internet!: Read This: An oral history of The Office’s “Diversity Day” episode

“Diversity Day” is the second episode of the American version of The Office and the first to prove the series could be more than just a shot-for-shot remake of the British original. So for the 10th anniversary of the show’s premiere, Uproxx gathered Executive Producer Greg Daniels, director Ken Kwapis, producer/writer Michael Schur, and actors Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, and Oscar Nunez to discuss the filming of “Diversity Day” and the making of the show in general.

In the B.J. Novak-penned episode the whole office has to undergo racial sensitivity training after Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) performs a Chris Rock routine. The cast mostly discusses how hard it was to keep a straight face while filming, and the creators share some of the jokes that ended up on the cutting room floor (including one involving incest). They also offer insights into the larger process of creating The …

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