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Dwight Takes the Blue Pill in ‘The Office’ Finale’s ‘Matrix’ Spoof That Never Was — Watch

NBC’s take on “The Office” ended in March 2013 after nine seasons of workplace comedy, but fan devotion to the series lives on, especially as it’s available to stream on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. (Its arrival comes after the show was yanked from Netflix.) Timed to celebrate the show’s debut on the platform, right in time to ring in 2021, NBC has released the original cold open, cut for time, for the finale. It involved an elaborate spoof of a certain 1999 science-fiction classic, with Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute at the center of an elaborate prank staged by Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer). Watch below.
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'The Office': Never-Before-Seen Cold Open Sees Dwight Consider Entering 'The Matrix'

A new year means NBC's The Office has found a new home at Peacock after spending years on the Netflix platform. To celebrate the beloved comedy's transition to the NBCUniversal streamer, a never-before-seen cold open from The Office Season 9 has been released. This thoroughly delightful bit of new content is just a taste of the many new bonus features now available for The Office fans to indulge in with their Peacock subscription.
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'The Office' Drops a Never-Before-Seen 'The Matrix' Cold Open

After a long stint on Netflix, The Office has finally returned to NBCUniversal to stream on its new Peacock platform. To celebrate the new move, the streaming service unveiled a never-before-seen cold open for the show inspired by none other than The Matrix. Shot for the popular series’ ninth season,...
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'The Office' unveils never-seen footage to celebrate move to Peacock

(CNN) — One of Jim Halpert's best pranks ever has gone unseen -- until today. To celebrate Peacock as the new home of "The Office," the streaming service on Friday shared some never-before-seen footage of the beloved sitcom, featuring Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) pulling off a "Matrix"-inspired prank against Dwight (Rainn Wilson).
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‘The Office’ Cast Then & Now: See John Krasinski, Steve Carell & More 15 Years Later

‘The Office’ has officially moved from Netflix to Peacock in 2021. The show is more popular than ever, so let’s take a look back at the iconic cast then and now. The Office came to an end in 2013, but the fans of the show are still so passionate about the employees at the Dundler Mifflin Paper Company. The hit show had a resurgence when it was available on Netflix, and the show keeps gaining fans. As of Jan. 1, 2021, The Office moves to Peacock. Even after all these years, The Office is still worth binging over and over again.
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Why Do We Still Love “The Office”?

Until this spring, a dominant part of the human experience involved leaving one’s home, going somewhere else, encountering a specific bunch of people, trying to get along with them, doing some work, bidding them goodbye, and going home again. The comedy of this ritual—disparate characters flung together day after day, attempting to accomplish grand or humble things without killing one another—has fuelled countless workplace sitcoms, from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to “30 Rock.” But “The Office,” the American faux-documentary series that ran from 2005 to 2013, and which arose from the sour, drab-looking, painfully funny British sitcom of the same name, came to be one of our most prominent depictions of office life, because it seemed to show us the truth in the tedium. As Jim (John Krasinski), the show’s Everyman character, who finds love with Pam (Jenna Fischer), the receptionist, says, “Everything I have I owe to this job—this stupid, wonderful, boring, amazing job.”
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