The Office is an absolute classic and is the gift that keeps on giving, in many ways. Now, for at least one woman in Arizona, the show is literally a lifesaver.
Tuscon resident Cross Scott was out walking around when he saw a lady slumped over her steering wheel. Thinking quickly, Scott realized that she likely needed CPR. Unfortunately, he had never been trained in CPR… but he had seen the “Stress Relief” episode of The Office.
In the episode, Michael Scott holds a CPR training for the rest of the employees. He demonstrates CPR on a dummy on the floor, and it’s all very absurd, as The Office tends to be. In the middle of the scene, the training devolves into a dance party to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. It’s frankly incredible that Cross Scott – who, again, no relation to the fictional Michael – picked up anything educational from the scene at all.
But he did. He broke into the car and performed chest compressions for about a minute, which prompted the woman to regain consciousness. He even sang “Stayin’ Alive” while he worked – it actually is useful, as it helps to keep the proper tempo.
Note that no health professional on earth would recommend watching The Office for CPR training – but that lucky Arizona woman is probably very glad that Cross did.