Rainn Wilson ‘100%’ Blames Bryan Cranston For Catastrophic ‘Death Bus’ Episode Of ‘The Office’

Rainn Wilson, stake;  a scene from the "work bus"  episode of NBC's "The Office."

Rainn Wilson, stake; a scene from the “Work Bus” episode of NBC’s “The Office”.Dominik Bindl/WireImage; NBC

  • Rainn Wilson weighed in on Bryan Cranston’s involvement in the “Work Bus” episode of “The Office.”

  • Cranston, who directed the episode, revealed that an issue during filming caused the cast to nearly inhale carbon monoxide.

  • While no one was actually hurt, Wilson joked that the cast blamed “100%” Cranston for the accident.

Rainn Wilson weighed in on the “Work Bus” episode of “The Office,” which episode director Bryan Cranston has recently been thinking aboutjokingly saying that the stars of the beloved comedy “100% blame” Cranston for the debacle.

Speaking to Insider at the red carpet premiere of his new movie “Jerry & Marge Go Large” (starring Cranston and Annette Bening in the title roles), Wilson reiterated the circumstances that almost led to a fatal accident

“Bryan directed the ‘Work Bus’ episode. It was 110 degrees in the San Fernando Valley and they hooked up an air conditioner to the back of the bus to give us extra cooling,” Wilson recalls. “But they didn’t think about the exhaust recycling and potentially poisoning us and knocking us out.”

While Cranston previously revealed that no one was injured during filming (thanks to star Jenna Fischer), Wilson jokingly told Insider that Fischer “vomited” on his shoes, and Ellie Kemper “went into a coma” because of the incident.

“We blame Bryan Cranston 100%,” Wilson joked about the “Office” cast’s reaction to the accident.

Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert in the "Work Bus"  delivery of "The Office."

Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert in the “Work Bus” episode of “The Office”.Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

In the episode, employees of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company get on a bus to work while the office is fumigated.

Cranston recently talked about the near disaster on a June episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“They didn’t think where the inlet for the cooling system was was exactly in line with where the bus outlet was,” Cranston told Colbert. “So the exhaust from the bus went straight to the inlet and cooled it.”

He said Fischer pointed out the situation to him: “She said, ‘I can smell exhaust fumes, it’s coming into the bus.'”

Cranston admitted that he didn’t believe Fischer until he investigated the situation himself. “I got a seat and I stood on the thing and I stuck my nose in it and sure enough it rippled down,” he said. “It was carbon monoxide.”

“I wasn’t quite sure, so I got a second wind. I got some more, I got really dizzy and then I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, we could have all been dead,'” Cranston continued.

In their book “The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There”, Fischer, who played Pam on the show, and Angela Kinsey, who played Angela, also told about the memorable movie experience from what they called the episode “Death Bus”. They recalled two near-death experiences while filming. First, chaotic stunt riding caused the cast—and all their props—to fall for each other. Then there was the problem with the air conditioning.

“The INLET hose of the portable air conditioning unit was located right next to the EXHAUST pipe in the bus,” wrote Fischer, per mashable† “So that snake sucked in the exhaust and blew it right into the sunroof of the bus. We were all poisoned slowly. Or rather not so slowly.”

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