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The Office's Angela Martin Once Wore The Same Outfit As Elizabeth The Stripper

On "The Office," Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) maintained a holier-than-thou attitude despite having plenty of flaws of her own, such as dating two men — Andy (Ed Helms) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) — at the same time. She also regularly judged other women on their outfits when she was more than willing to dress up as a sexy nurse for one year's Halloween party. 

Plenty of the men at Dunder Mifflin were more than happy to see her dressed up, but she maintained that the Halloween store was sold out of all its other costumes. Again, Angela is a bit of a hypocrite in this instance because, as some Redditors have pointed out, it's the same outfit worn by Elizabeth the stripper (Jackie Debatin) in Season 4's "Fun Run." However, Elizabeth had appeared previously in Season 3's "Ben Franklin," where Angela turns her nose up at her for being a stripper even though she'd eventually wear what Elizabeth did. 

A lot of "Office" fans have had fun at Angela's expense, as they think it's nice to see her taken down a peg or two.

The Office fans debate whether it's the exact same nurse outfit

As is the case with most "Office" Reddit threads, it quickly descends into a series of quotes and inside jokes from the sitcom itself. But many people have genuine questions about the seemingly similar outfits. After all, the nurse outfit first comes into play in Season 4, only to emerge again in Season 7 with "Costume Contest." Angela insists she got it from a Halloween store, but could Elizabeth have left it hanging around Dunder Mifflin?

Redditor u/SilentMaster has a pretty straightforward explanation, "Probably bought it from the same Halloween City in Scranton." Of course, there's the little matter of size, but u/stevedaher could've sworn there's an in-canon reasoning behind it: "Pretty sure it's mentioned in the office ladies podcast that it was in fact the same actual outfit." 

As it turns out, that Redditor is right on the money. If you listen to the "Office Ladies" podcast episode, "Fun Run Part 2," Angela Kinsey reveals it is the same exact costume. She stated, "I wore that outfit, the exact same one, and it was a little too big for me, so I had to wear a little lace tank top underneath it and ... they gave me the chicken cutlets to make everything a little bigger." There are plenty of things about Angela that don't make sense, but at least "Office" fans can rest easy knowing this mystery is solved.