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The Office Scenes Ed Helms Didn't Like Filming With Ellie Kemper

The Office got a lot of mileage out of taking occurrences anyone who's ever been in the workforce can relate to and mining them for comedy gold. From pointless meetings to awkward Christmas parties, there was no shortage of concepts the sitcom could have fun with, but behind all the wacky hijinks was a soft center focused on various workers finding and staying in love.

Audiences kept coming back one season after the next to see whether Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) would finally end up together. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) didn't have the best luck with love early on in the series, and when he finally left the series in season 7, it felt only appropriate it was to be with the love of his life. Of course, not everyone got to enjoy wedding bells as part of their character arcs.

Despite a degree from Cornell, Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) didn't much impress the ladies at Dunder-Mifflin as Angela (Angela Kinsey) broke off her engagement with the salesman early on in the series. It seemed as though he might have had better luck with Erin (Ellie Kemper), but despite Andy going all the way to Florida to get her back, the relationship wasn't meant to last. As Helms recently revealed, he didn't much care for that part of the story line.

Ed Helms didn't like how the characters 'sabotaged their own relationship'

Fischer and Kinsey aren't the only cast members with an Office-themed podcast anymore. Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin on the sitcom, recently launched his own show called The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner, which fans can listen to on Spotify. He's had on various actors and writers affiliated with the series on so far, including Ed Helms, who spoke at length about what it took to embody Andy's yuppie personality. 

As the actor gets into the character's arc with Erin, he reveals that it was one of his favorite chapters of being on the show, but it also resulted in some scenes he didn't enjoy filming as much. Namely, when Andy neglected Erin or treated her poorly, he had trouble with those moments, as he explains, "It felt right and fun, and then there was a lot of complication that emerged in ways that Andy and Erin sabotaged their own relationship." Looking back on the series, it definitely seems like their romance was doomed to fail. Arrogance and self-centeredness is a central aspect of Andy's personality as is readily visible when he sails off in his family's boat without asking Erin if she would join him on his trek. 

It wasn't all bad times, though, as Helms goes on to say, "There was something so breezy and simple and natural about goofing off with Erin." However, finding humorous moments when their relationship was on the decline didn't come so naturally. Ultimately, it just goes to show what a nice guy Helms is that playing a jerk was uncomfortable for him. 

If you want to go back to reconsider your opinion of Andy, then you can check out every episode of The Office on Peacock.