ET- The mystery surrounding the father of Jan’s baby on “The Office” has finally been solved. On the latest episode of the “Office Ladies” podcast, hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey look back on the episode “Goodbye, Toby”, in which it’s revealed that Jan is pregnant, but Michael Scott is not the father.
While Jan, played by Melora Hardin, confirms to Michael, played by Steve Carell, that she got pregnant while they were still in a relationship, the pregnancy was actually achieved through a sperm donor. For years, fans have wondered who the donor was, and according to Fischer and Kinsey, the answer was featured in a scene that was scripted, but cut out.
As it turns out, the father of little Astrid Levinson was pro tennis star Andy Roddick. “Jenna in the script — and it didn’t make it to the deleted scenes — Jan reveals whose sperm she bought,” Kinsey says. “What? Whose sperm is it?” Fischer responds, to which her co-host says, “Jan says: ‘You have to pay top dollar, but it’s worth it. Now, here’s the best part. I got Andy Roddick’s sperm.'”
Kinsey continues, “Yeah. And Jan looks to Michael like she’s expecting him to be very impressed. And Michael says, ‘The tennis player?’ And Jan says, ‘Well, it’s a little more than that. He’s the sixth ranked player in the world and he’s won four grand slams.’ And Michael says, ‘That’s a lot of grand slams, I guess.’ And Jan says, ‘And he’s a humanitarian — something with orphans.’ And Michael is quiet and Jan goes, ‘Michael?’ And Michael says, ‘Can I just sit here for a minute without more things coming into my head?'”
I didn't think when I woke up this morning that a show that aired roughly 13 years ago would cause my brain to leak out of my ears, but here we are. I always figured Jan hit up the local Scranton splooge supermarket, chose the DNA of some big time professor with a fancy last name, and went about the rest of her life raising Astrid (D- name btw). But Andy motherfucking Roddick unknowingly siring a child on my favorite show about the soul crushing ways of cube life is unbelievable.
What's Andy Roddick even doing dumping seed in the opens Google 6th largest city in Pennsylvania anyway? You figure Andy Roddick would be above slinging the fruits of his loins after he became the number 1 tennis player on the planet. I suppose the amount of run you could get with Michael Scott becoming a diehard fan of Roger Federer would've been fun. Nothing over the top, just the casual mention of Michael being exhausted because woke up crazy early rooting against Andy Roddick while Dwight is a closeted DIEHARD Roddie fan would've made me laugh more than anything any of those Sabre weenies said or did. Plus the thought of Portnoy and Big Cat playing tennis with the man that unknowingly gutted Michael Scott is a pretty funny thing to think about.