We鈥檝e all had that nightmare where we show up to school or work or an important event naked or, um, significantly underdressed. But that nightmare became a reality for Jenna Fischer when she had to wear a towel to do an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Fischer鈥檚 attire was a surprise to both the host and his audience when she appeared on stage on Monday night to promote her new show, Splitting Up Together. She obviously hadn鈥檛 planned to wear a towel with a pair of jeans and high heels, but a wardrobe malfunction backstage forced her to improvise.

鈥淚 waited a little too long to get dressed and then my zipper broke and I panicked,鈥 she admitted. She even had the burgundy dress she planned to wear on a hanger draped across the chair beside her as proof.

鈥淚 am a Missouri girl and the show must go on,鈥 she continued. 鈥淚鈥檝e never been more comfortable. 鈥 I am mentally a little freaking out that I鈥檓 on a talk show in a towel, but I鈥檓 physically very comfortable.鈥

We have to give her props 鈥 she wore that towel with confidence. And while we鈥檙e sure she would have rocked that dress, too, we love that she made the best of an unfortunate situation.

Kimmel, for his part, was somewhat thrown by the surprising turn of events, but joked, 鈥淚鈥檓 not complaining, for sure. I feel like I ran into you at the spa. Like we鈥檙e at a destination wedding together and then you went to get a massage and I鈥檓 waiting to get a massage and you came out and I鈥檓 like, 鈥極h, hey, how are you doing?鈥 And it鈥檚 a little bit weird.鈥

Fischer said she wished that were the real reason for her attire. But at least she had a great topic of conversation for her interview!

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(photo via ABC/Randy Holmes)