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The Dreadful Office Episode That Had Many Of The Actors Gagging

There are a lot of strange, surprising quirks to performing in Hollywood, and the fact that actors need to be styled and have makeup on at all times wouldn't even rank that high on the list (via Byrdie). For one, eating and drinking anything on camera usually requires multiple takes. And even if what you're chewing is delicious, having to taste the same food over and over can quickly become a horrible experience.

Some actors don't mind having to do this, of course. Will Ferrell really did eat a lot of sugar on the set of "Elf," with cotton candy, Pop Tarts, and various syrups ending up in his system, and he suffered from sugar-induced headaches and had a hard time sleeping. Yet as he told The Sun, "But anything for the movie, I'm there. If it takes eating a lot of maple syrup, then I will – if that's what the job calls for."

The cast of "The Office" might disagree with their co-star, at least based on this revolting — and hilarious — episode.

The Office ensemble ate way too many hot dogs for Beach Games

When the "Office Ladies" podcast covered the Season 3 classic "Beach Games," actresses and co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey didn't filter out the worst parts of shooting this episode.

In "Beach Games," Michael Scott (Steve Carell) organizes a series of absurd contests by Lake Scranton for his employees, all to decide who his successor at their branch will be. One of these is a hot dog eating competition, and evidently, this was not easy for anyone to film.

"I was really lucky, Jenna, because I said, 'My character's a vegetarian. She's not going to be eating these," Kinsey told Fischer at the 38-minute mark of the podcast episode. The other actors weren't so fortunate. Both actresses remembered how their co-stars, including Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, and Ed Helms, really were eating the franks and buns and were doing so on every take. Part of the problem, Kinsey noted, was that the scene was a big group shot. "So these guys had to eat on every take because they never knew when the camera was specifically on them or not."

By the end, the actors began gagging from the sheer amount of food they had to go through, making full use of the spit buckets that were provided. Helms' character, Andy Bernard, may have triumphed in the contest by eating 13 hot dogs, but it's hard to imagine any of the actors feeling like they won that day.