The Best Times The Cast Of The Office Called Each Other By Their Real Names

Actors have a lot to memorize. They may have pages upon pages of dialogue to get down for a big scene. They have to remember blocking and where they need to stand for a given sequence. On top of all that, they have to remember entirely different names for their friends. 

For that last point, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" summed up the struggle nicely when Mac and Charlie decide to name a character in their movie "Dolph Lundgren," who will be played by Dolph Lundgren. The reasoning behind this, as Charlie eloquently puts it, is that it's way more confusing to give him a different name when everyone will know it's Dolph Lundgren. As evidence of this struggle, it perhaps should come as no surprise that actors occasionally mess up and call their co-stars by the wrong name, and fortunately for fans, there are a ton of examples of this on some of "The Office" bloopers. 

Redditors enjoyed several bloopers of The Office cast messing up each other's names

When it comes to memorizing names on "The Office," the cast actually had it pretty easy. Many of the actors shared names with their characters, including Angela (Angela Kinsey), Oscar (Oscar Nuñez), and Phyllis (Phyllis Smith). However, not everyone shared that characteristic, and sometimes, it was an honest mistake for people to get confused. 

Redditor u/ILoveLewisHamilton posted a compilation of bloopers from "The Office" of times where actors called people by their actual names rather than their characters' names. This includes Brian Baumgartner having an extremely "Kevin" moment by accidentally calling Dwight "Rainn," after his actor's name of Rainn Wilson. In another instance, Andy (Ed Helms) refers to Erin (Ellie Kemper) as "Ellie." 

As hilarious as these moments are, they're far from the only bloopers you can find in the sitcom. When the show made the move from Netflix to Peacock, it was accompanied by a slew of additional behind-the-scenes featurettes, including plenty more bloopers you can only find on the streaming service (via PopSugar). So if you've had your fill of rewatching "The Office" time and time again, you can at least take solace in knowing there are probably ample bloopers out there you haven't seen yet.