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The Office Fans Raise The Question Of Why Bob Vance And Phyllis Were At Roy's Wedding

Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) may have gotten the lion's share of romantic attention on "The Office," but there was another budding relationship early in the series, as well. Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) and Bob Vance (Robert R. Shafer) of Vance Refrigeration had a lot going on, too, culminating in a wedding of their very own, even if Phyllis did steal a few of Pam's ideas.

The two of them really do seem in love, especially considering how they have no problem making out in front of everyone at Roy's (David Denman) wedding. Everyone in attendance seems cool with it, but their presence at Roy's big day did raise some interesting questions amongst fans of the show on Reddit. It all kicked off when u/stlredbird asked, "Why are Phyllis and Bob Vance at Roy's wedding?" After all, it's not like everyone involved with Dunder Mifflin received an invite. Pam makes sense, seeing how she used to be engaged with Roy. Darryl (Craig Robinson) is also there, but he worked in the warehouse with Roy, so they're probably good friends. What exactly is Phyllis and Bob's relationship with Roy and his new bride?

Fans think Bob and Roy were closer than most realize

Roy may not have had much of a relationship with Phyllis, but it's actually not a stretch of the imagination to assume he'd be close with Bob Vance. In a Reddit thread discussing the topic, u/CedarDawn points out, "In 'Branch Closing' it was announced that Bob Vance bought the warehouse, thereby saving all of the warehouse workers' jobs. Bob is not only more of a 'man's man' than Michael, he and the warehouse guys probably got along." Roy probably owes Bob his job (before he got fired for almost beating up Jim), so he may have felt as though he owed him. 

However, many other theories have materialized on the thread to explain Phyllis and Bob's inclusion. Some people point out how Phyllis and Bob invited Roy to their wedding, so he may have felt it was only fair to invite them to his. Redditor u/Ernicromo suggested an ulterior motive for making sure Bob got an invite: "I'd add that someone like Bob Vance, Vance refrigeration, probably gives nice gifts. He bid high at the C.R.I.M.E. A.I.D. episode for a hug, so you have to guess that he's a little generous, at least. That money all went to the office to make them whole after the theft. That strikes me as a good gift giver."

It certainly helps to have friends in high places, so no matter which way you slice it, there could be a reasonable explanation for the couple showing up.