It's so funny that Rolling Stone recently interviewed the cast and crew in honor of the episode's 10th anniversary. And the best part of the oral history might just be the cast revealing every time they completely broke character during the filming of the episode.
Because it's heartwarming to know that the cast thought the episode was just as hilarious as fans did, here are all the times The Office cast broke (or almost broke) character.
1.When the cast first read the script during the table read:
2.When Michael revealed that Jan makes him sleep at the foot of her bed:
3.When Jan made little devil horns after fighting with Michael about the ice cream truck and the glass door:
4.When Jan caught Pam eating:
5.Yeah, they had to shoot it a few times:
6.When Dwight and his date/babysitter showed up at the dinner party:
7.When Jan started dancing with Jim:
8.When they were all around the table eating dinner:
9.And, finally, when Michael showed off his plasma screen TV:
10.No, really, that scene had the cast dying:
11.No, like, they almost couldn't get the scene done:
To find out more behind-the-scenes facts about "The Dinner Party," you can read the rest of Rolling Stone's article here.