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The Office Scene You Probably Didn't Know Was Based On A True Story

"The Office" isn't exactly known for being all that realistic. Sure, it's realistic in the way that it features everyday people going to their mundane office jobs, but there's nothing mundane about this particular office. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is an extremely fun boss — just ask him— and the employees are up to a number of shenanigans seemingly everyday. Let's be real, if this were a real office, things like the playful feud between Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and the paper airplane contest would not be tolerated.

This is what makes the show so entertaining to watch, it doesn't have to be real. The show isn't completely unrealistic though. The romance that sparks between Jim and Pam (Jenna Fischer) is something that could really happen in an office setting, as well as the on-again off-again romance between Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and Ryan (B.J. Novak). However, fans might still be surprised to know that there is a scene in "The Office" that is based on a true story. Here's the details.

Jim and Pam's wedding dance scene is based on a real couple's wedding

In Season 6, Episodes 4 and 5, fans are treated to Jim and Pam's wedding. A plethora of disasters and mishaps occur as the countdown to their wedding dwindles down, but ultimately the two are married. At the end of the wedding, a sequence that is probably very familiar to fans begins: A montage of the couple's wedding adventure as well as the show's characters dancing down the aisle plays to "Forever" by Chris Brown. This very scene was actually inspired by a real life couple's wedding.

You may have seen a YouTube video of a bride and wedding party dancing down the aisle set to "Forever" by Chris Brown. This video would eventually be turned into the iconic scene on "The Office." According to Minnesota New Country, this video was originally uploaded by Kevin Heinz and Jillian Peterson for those who could not be in attendance at their wedding, but unexpectedly the video became a viral sensation. The video became so huge that the couple was even flown out to be featured on "The Today Show." Furthermore, the couple uses the video to raise for charity originally donating to a domestic violence charity, but now uses it for Peterson's violence prevention nonprofit.