The song features dialogue from Season 7 episode ‘Threat Level Midnight.’
It's no secret that Billie Eilish is a superfan of The Office and on Friday (March 29), the brooding pop star took her love for the NBC sitcom one step further by including several snippets of dialogue from the series on a track off When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, her long-awaited debut album.
The song, “My Strange Addiction,” kicks off with Steve Carell’s bumbling Michael Scott inadvertently name-dropping the singer in a line from Season 7 episode “Threat Level Midnight," in which the Office boss unveils his self-made secret agent film after years of referencing it within the series.
“No Billie, I haven’t done that dance since my wife died,” Carell’s character says, before Ed Helms' Andy Bernard adds, “There’s a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do the Scarn.” (For the uninitiated, the Scarn is a dance named after Scott’s spy hero in the film-within-the-show, which was first referenced back in Season 2.)
The rest of Eilish’s song features interpolations of dialogue from Office characters including John Krasinski’s Jim Halpert, Mindy Kaling’s Kelly Kapoor and others. Eilish’s love for The Office is well-documented, dating back to at least 2017 when she played the sitcom’s peppy theme song before each show on her first headlining tour.
Listen to “My Strange Addiction” below.