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Pam's Famous Dunder Mifflin Watercolor Painting From The Office Is A Lie
The relationship between Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) was one of the more endearing storylines during the nine-year run of "The Office." The last shot of the entire series is a flashback to Michael hanging Pam's watercolor in the Dunder Mifflin office. But here's the thing: It's not actually a painting.
In Episode 46 of the "Office Ladies" podcast, Fischer revealed to fans of the show that nobody painted the watercolor, because it wasn't a real painting. Fischer revealed that producer Kent Zbornak filled them in on the secret, telling her it “is not actually a watercolor, but it was a photograph of our building that they manipulated to look like a watercolor.”
Jenna Fischer cared enough about this beloved prop to ask for it when the series concluded. "I asked if I could have Pam's watercolor of Dunder Mifflin, and I was told officially from production that I could not have it because it was going to be cataloged as part of the set decoration," Fischer admitted on Episode 28 of her podcast.
However, in a prank that would make Jim and Dwight proud, Fischer ended up with the picture. "As I was leaving, [prop master] Phil Shea ran up to me," Fischer confessed. "He said, 'Here, you should have this. I made a color photo of it. They'll never know.' I have the original in my house."