Up till June 2022, Billie Eilish thought famously Irish band U2 have been from Scranton, and it was all as a result of she began The Workplace at such a younger age that she mistakenly thought lots of the jokes have been true.
“Beginning to watch The Workplace at a very younger age, I virtually didn’t perceive any reference in any way,” the 21-year-old pop star instructed The Workplace costars and real-life greatest associates Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey on the most recent episode of their Workplace Women podcast. “There’s so many issues which are stated, particularly by Michael, in The Workplace that he says incorrect on function, have been written on function that, I didn’t even know the true phrase. So I stated many phrases incorrect as a result of I realized them from Michael Scott.”
In keeping with Eilish, the “worst one” was believing U2 have been truly from Scranton, Pennsylvania, the place the US model of The Workplace occurred. “This final June, we have been in Eire,” she remembered. “I’m in my lodge and I get flowers delivered to my room and it has a little bit letter on it and it’s this actually, actually candy letter and it says ‘From Bono.’ And I used to be like, ‘Why would Bono, who’s from Scranton…’”
“You thought Bono was from Scranton, Pennsylvania?” Kinsey requested.
“Sure,” Eilish answered. “I’m going, ‘Why would he ship me one thing in Eire? What does this must do with him?’ And it was like, ‘Welcome to my hometown’ or one thing like that. However U2 is from Scranton. I saved asking everybody like, ‘What’s Bono doing sending me flowers all the way in which internationally? Why would he try this?’ They have been like, ‘Billie, what are you speaking about? They’re Irish.’ I used to be like ‘No they’re not.’”
Eilish continued by saying, “I blame John [Krasinski] for this,” earlier than referencing a dialog between Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and Krasinski’s character, Jim Halpert, in a Season 4 episode titled “Goodbye, Toby Half 1.” Whereas Michael is placing collectively a mixtape for his love curiosity Holly (Amy Ryan), he asks Jim, ” Hey, what’s the group that was from Scranton that made it large? Was that U2?” In typical Jim style, he says, “Sure” as an alternative of correcting his boss.
“There’s no pause, there’s no snigger,” Eilish defined. “Truthfully, in my head, I believed Jim thought, ‘Oh, that’s a silly query’ as a result of clearly, they’re the band that made it large from Scranton… I believed that was the vibe, as an alternative of no, in no way. Their entire factor is that they’re Irish. This was in June!”
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Bono has expressed his appreciation for Eilish’s music previously, naming her 2019 single “All the pieces I Needed” as one in every of his “60 Songs That Saved My Life.” Eilish later appeared in a tribute video when U2 was honored with a Kennedy Heart Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
This isn’t the primary time Eilish — who instructed Fischer and Kinsey she’s seen the present 30 occasions from begin to end — has appeared on a podcast hosted by a star from The Workplace. She beforehand guested on Brian Baumgartner’s An Oral Historical past of The Workplace in 2020.