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'The Office': Brian Baumgartner Says He Wanted "Kevin" And "Erin" To Be A Couple - "Their Energies Matched"

'The Office': Brian Baumgartner Says He Wanted "Kevin" And "Erin" To Be A Couple - "Their Energies Matched"
August 24, 2020 - 19:01 / Amanda Stanford

The Office is one of the best TV comedies of modern television, and it comes as no surprise years after the final season, fans and actors of the show are still talking about it! Brian Baumgartner reveals which characters he thinks should have dated, and why!

Nearly ten years after the final episode aired, The Office is still in the spotlight! The TV comedy series featured many memorable and beloved characters, including Brian Baumgartner's "Kevin Malone", the slow yet lovable accountant.

Appearing on Spotify's An Oral History of The OfficeBaumgartner reveals some hopes he had for the show that never played out, and what he wished for his character.

Brian Baumgartner talks missed opportunity

Characters "Jim" and "Pam" were arguably everyone's favourite Office couple, but Brian Baumgartner reveals there could have been another!

While speaking on Spotify's An Oral History of The Office, Baumgartner says that the M&M loving accountant "Kevin Malone" should have been with the happy-go-lucky orphan, "Erin Hannon", played by Ellie Kemper.

Brian Baumgartner arrives to the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.

"Do you know that I pitched Kevin and Erin getting together?" Baumgartner asked Kemper.

"I think that would be a pretty reasonable relationship," Kemper replied.

"I went up to the writers’ room, and I said, 'If Kevin could mature just a little, there was something about their energy that I thought was right,'" he revealed. "Their energies matched in a weird way."

"That actually makes perfect sense to me. I love that pitch," Kemper added.

Kemper also reflected on her character's relationship with "Andy Bernard", played by Ed Helms, and said she felt that they "were never right for each other."

"I felt like Andy was a bit too childish," she explained.

"He wasn’t ready to take care of Erin. Erin was ready to take care of Andy, but I felt that it was uneven in that respect," she added.

Baumgartner started the podcast on July 14 and it features 12 episodes with various past castmembers. 

The Office is streaming on Netflix.