Out of all the memorable cold opens in The Office, Kevin Malone spilling his chili is without a doubt one of the most hilarious. If you need a refresher, it’s when the humorous character, played by Brian Baumgartner, explains to the camera crew that he’s brought in his famous chili for the office, only to walk in with the big pot and spill it all over the floor. So tragic!
Sure, Michael hitting Meredith with his car is an awesome cold open, as is Dwight staging a fire drill in the office, but seriously, Kevin dropping his homemade chili that he was so, so proud of is just priceless.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve rewatched that moment from season 5 too many times to count, and now, it’s time to keep that iconic scene alive with a bit of merchandise. That’s right—you’ll now be able to relive Kevin Malone’s big mess with an Office-themed pen!
Hot Topic is selling an awesome black ink floating pen that actually spills Kevin Malone’s chili out just as he does in the show (minus the actual office… or literal chili).
Here’s the official product description from Hot Topic if you want to learn more before purchasing:
"Ever try Kevin’s famous chili? We hear the trick is to undercook the onions. Relive this iconic scene from season 5’s “Casual Friday” episode with this floating pen. Twist to open and tilt to watch the pot of chili leave Kevin’s hands."
For a diehard fan of The Office, this is a no-brainer. Kevin Malone would be proud to see you repping his iconic mistake!