‘The Office’: Dwight Almost Met His British Counterpart on 1 Episode however They Couldn’t Pull Off the Epic Cameo

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Office virtually included a cameo by Dwight Schrute‘s UK counterpart, however the second by no means performed out on display screen, sadly. During the May 27 Office Ladies podcast, Jenna Fischer revealed the small print of how that assembly was speculated to occur however a scheduling battle prevented the cameo from turning into a actuality.

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on 'The Office'
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on ‘The Office’ | Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

What occurred in ‘The Convention’ episode?

In The Office Season 3, Episode 2, titled “The Convention,” Dunder Mifflin branches collide as Michael and Dwight from Scranton, Josh and Jim from Stamford, and Jan from company meet up on the Northeastern Mid-Market Office Supply conference in Philadelphia. Michael makes an attempt to throw a celebration in his lodge room as he struggles with questioning why Jim left Scranton. Jim appears to have bonded along with his new boss Josh and that doesn’t sit nicely with Michael.

Back in Scranton, Pam is now single so Kelly units her up on a date however she doesn’t have a love connection when she goes on a double date with Ryan and Kelly. Jim reveals to Michael that he didn’t depart the Scranton department due to him however as a result of Pam rejected him.

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There was virtually a gathering of the Dwights (UK and American)

“The Convention” episode may have been much more entertaining if a cameo had labored out. The plan was that the UK Office’s “Dwight” character Gareth Keenan, performed by Mackenzie Crook, can be on the conference in a sales space and he and Dwight would have a run-in.

Alas, there have been scheduling points, so followers by no means obtained to see
this epic concept play out. Can you think about the trade between Dwight and
Gareth?

Crook was on the town doing a press junket for Pirates of the Caribbean so that they hoped they may get him for the episode. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out, Fischer defined on Office Ladies. “The scheduling did not work out, he couldn’t come,” Fischer shared. “He couldn’t come. He wanted to… he’s the nicest guy, I’ve met him, he’s awesome.”

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Dwight and Gareth did finally meet

While Dwight and Gareth by no means shared the display screen on The Office, the 2 actors did finally meet in individual. In November 2018, actor Rainn Wilson, who performed Dwight, met Crook backstage when Crook appeared within the play The Seagull.

The Office did get a little bit of a crossover with the British model in season 7 episode 14, titled “The Seminar.” In the episode, Michael bumps into David Brent from the unique Office, in a short cameo performed by Ricky Gervais.

In the transient scene, David exits the elevator and he has an trade with Michael, who says he’s engaged on a British character. The two then trade impersonations of a politically incorrect character and talk about how individuals don’t settle for these sorts of impressions. David drops a “that’s what she says” line and Michael, completely appreciating the reference, offers him a hug. David asks Michael if the corporate is at the moment hiring and Michael says “not right now.”

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