Billie Eilish can be regarded as a superfan of the popular TV series “The Office.” She revealed that she started watching the show at such a young age. She couldn’t understand all the jokes at that age including one about the Irish band U2 hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Billie Eilish talks about the matter
NBC’s “The Office,” a documentary-style workplace sitcom, ran for nine seasons between 2005 and 2013. The show starred Steve Carell as Michael Scott, the regional manager of the Scranton branch of a fictional paper company called Dunder Mifflin Inc.
“Starting to watch ‘The Office’ at a really young age, I almost didn’t understand any reference whatsoever,” Eilish said while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of “The Office” costars and real-life best friends Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer’s “Office Ladies” podcast.
Eilish, who’s a big fan of “The Office” and said she’s watched it 30 times from start to finish on her phone, admitted that because of her age, she didn’t understand “most” of the references on the show.
Eilish said that the “worst” instance of her believing a joke on “The Office” to be factual happened a few months ago, involving U2. The legendary rock band is comprised of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.
“Last June, we were in Ireland. I’m in my hotel and I get flowers delivered to my room and it has a little letter on it,” she recalled “And it’s this really, really sweet letter and it says ‘from Bono.’ And I was like, ‘Why would Bono, who’s from Scranton…’
“You thought Bono was from Scranton, Pennsylvania?” Kinsey asked.
“Yes,” Eilish replied. “I go, ‘Why would he send me something in Ireland? What does this have to do with him?’ And it said, ‘Welcome to my hometown’ or something like that. But U2 is from Scranton. And I kept asking everyone like, ‘What is Bono doing sending me flowers all the way across the world? Why would he do that?’ And my friends were like, ‘Billie, what are you talking about? They’re Irish.’ I was like ‘No they’re not.'”