The ultimate episode of the US version of The Office initially featured a parody of The Matrix.
As revealed in new Workplace podcast An Oral Historical past of The Workplace, the episode, entitled Finale, was set to see Jim play one final prank on Dwight.
The brand new oral historical past podcast is hosted by Brian Baumgartner, who performed Kevin Malone within the hit present.
Within the current 11th episode, Baumgartner spoke to The Workplace editor Dave Rogers, who revealed that Jim was set to prank Dwight within the present’s finale to make him consider that he was contained in the matrix.
“We had an entire factor,” The Workplace editor Dave Rogers says in Episode 11 of An Oral Historical past of the Workplace, “however we lower it for time.”
“We are able to speak in regards to the prank that hasn’t made it to the large display, that I feel we’re saving for the 10-year reunion, The Matrix,” Rogers added. “That’s the finale script, they prank Dwight to make him assume he’s within the Matrix, and keep in mind Hank is down as Dorpheus, he’s Morpheus’s brother.
“There’s a cat that walks by and a cat walks by once more in Michael’s workplace, and Jenna [Fischer] goes, ‘It took six months to coach the cat.’ After which we’ve got the safety guard stroll by, it was the large man, and he had a twin brother and we used him additionally, as a glitch. After which he’s gonna take the crimson capsule or the blue capsule.”
See the forged of The Workplace learn the Matrix scene at a desk learn of the finale beneath.
Regardless of whispers of a reunion for the present, NBC revealed earlier this year that they had “no plans” to reboot The Office.
“We’ve talked about issues we will do to assist The Workplace as soon as it will get to our service however a reboot has not come up particularly for [NBC streaming service] Peacock. A lot of these concepts have been bandied about with individuals internally and with Greg Daniels and other people related to the present. As you’ll be able to think about, there are many artistic concepts. We haven’t landed at anyone proper now.”
Daniels, the creator of the US model of the present, said earlier this year that fans expectations of what a reboot would entail weren’t “realistic”.