It’s been nearly seven years since The Office ended, but we finally know the whereabouts of the teapot Jim Halpert gave Pam Beesly in the “Christmas Party” episode of the show.
It’s safe and sound at John Krasinski’s house.
On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, John Krasinski revealed to Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey that he is one who got to keep the teapot from Season 2, Episode 10. Up until this week, it seemed the whereabouts of the original teapot were unknown — even to Fischer and Kinsey, who literally screamed when they found out.
In a clip shared to the Office Ladies Instagram account, Krasinski explains that Phil Shea, prop master on The Office, is the reason he has his souvenirs from set. “He sent me a box like three or four years later of my bag, my nameplate… and the teapot, bro. Whaaaaaat?” Krasinski said.
In response to the big reveal, Kinsey and Fischer repeatedly screamed in unison, “YOU HAVE THE TEAPOT!”
Kinsey went on to explain, “We have been wondering who had the teapot. Son of a gun.” And Krasinski, who clearly let this extreme honor go to his head in a matter of seconds, pointed at himself and replied, “Teapot, son.”
“Wow. You have it,” Fischer said, still in shock. “I thought you knew that,” Krasinski said. “I didn’t know it was a great caper.”
Fischer and Kinsey assured him that they had no idea where the teapot had gone, but said they had spent years wondering who got to keep it. I assume Fischer would LOVE to have that teapot in her possession, so perhaps they could draw out a shared custody agreement or something. They could consider a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-type situation and mail the teapot back and forth every month, or pull a Mean Girls and saw it in half so that they can each keep a piece.
At the very least, Krasinski should share a photo or video of the teapot on social media so that cast and fans can see it again. Please. It’s been so long. Bro, dude, son, we’re begging you.
Though this seemed like a giant surprise to everyone, Krasinski actually told Twitter (and Fischer!) that he had the teapot back in 2017.
The old tweet was brought to Kinsey’s attention by a fan and we eagerly await Fischer’s response.
The three former co-stars also discussed a few other items they kept from set on the podcast. The art department gave Kinsey a fake painting of Angela that hung in the Senator’s house, Fischer kept a few trinkets from her desk and some pieces from wardrobe, and Phil Shea also gifted her Pam’s watercolor painting of Dunder Mifflin. As for Krasinski, he admitted to stealing the Dunder Mifflin sign that the characters used to do talking heads in front of — like he straight-up performed a heist and then lied to showrunner Greg Daniels about it. Real Jim move.