The CPR Episode of The Office Just Saved Someone's Life

NBC
NBC

During The Office’s nine-season run, the beloved TV series featured dozens of episodes that fans constantly rewatch to this day. From “Casino Night” to “Diversity Day” to "The Dinner Party," the NBC comedy provided us with some of television's most hilarious moments. Arguably, one of the best of them happened in the season 5 episode “Stress Relief,” where office manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) arranges a CPR training session for his staff that goes horrifyingly awry.

Though the session ends with Stanley having heart palpitations, it also includes an unforgettable rendition of the Bee Gees’s “Stayin’ Alive,” and Dwight Schrute’s Hannibal Lecter-like dissection of a CPR dummy.

With all of the comedy mayhem, it seems as if it would be impossible to pay attention to the actual CPR lesson. But one dedicated fan of the series was watching closely enough that he was able to use what he learned from the Scranton team to save a woman's life.

Cross Scott, a 21-year-old auto technician in Tuscon, Arizona, discovered a woman in her car who had passed out and was slumped over her steering wheel, with her lips turned blue. He broke a back window, opened her door and had to think of a way to save her. Scott had no prior first aid training, so he had to think quick. “I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” he told the Arizona Daily Star. “I had no idea what I was doing.”

But then he recalled the CPR scene in “Stress Relief." As awful of an example as the scene was in how to save a person's life, the one accurate aspect of it was using “Stayin' Alive” as the correct tempo for chest compressions.

As Scott began the compressions, he sang the song out loud, and says all he thought about was Michael Scott's face while singing the classic Bee Gees hit. After about one minute, the woman regained consciousness and took a breath. She was taken to a nearby hospital but checked out before Scott even got a chance to meet her later that day.

The Tucson Fire Department told Scott that had he not leaped into action, the situation could’ve turned out very differently for the woman.

In true Michael Scott style, The Office couldn't let the opportunity to promote their good deed go by without comment.

The next time someone tells you to quit binging The Office on Netflix, just let them know you’re training for the inevitable scenario in which you must save someone’s life.

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

Watch the Stranger Things Cast Recap the First Two Seasons in 15 Minutes

Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Netflix

While we can't wait for the third season of Stranger Things to premiere next month, many of us have also probably forgotten what happened in the series' first two seasons—especially the tiniest of details, which might prove to be significant in the upcoming episodes. Coming up with fan theories can get difficult when we can’t remember everything, but watching all 17 episodes before July 4 isn't feasible for everyone. That's why this new video, in which the cast of the Netflix hit provides the ultimate recap, is a lifesaver.

The video features Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) recalling all the key moments of seasons 1 and 2, in just over 15 minutes.

The actors first go through the main characters of the series, explaining how each of them are intertwined, such as Hawkins's sheriff Jim Hopper, and Nancy's then-boyfriend Steve Harrington. They introduce the Upside Down, which Will was trapped in during the majority of the first season, resulting in his mom Joyce relying on a few nontraditional strategies to get him back. The cast also explains who Eleven is and how she's able to help get Will back.

The recap pinpoints all the major moments of the first season, and then goes into the second season, where everything in Hawkins appears to be normal again. The latest season, as the cast recalls, explores Eleven's backstory and introduces new characters like Max Mayfield, Billy Hargrove, Bob Newby, and sadly, the baby Demogorgon named D'Artagnan. The video concludes with the school Snowball dance, but things don't exactly end on a happy note, as the season's final moments show a monster is still very present in Hawkins.

As action-packed as Stranger Things is, a recap like this is truly a must. We'll rewatch it a few times before season 3 debuts on July 4.

[h/t Highsnobiety]

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