‘The Office’: One of Jim Halpert’s Best Dwight Schrute Pranks Was Cut From the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, John Krasinski as Jim Halper

The Office was beloved for a lot of causes — together with the flowery pranks Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) would play on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson). Naturally, many of those pranks needed to be reduce from the present as a result of showrunners had been quick on time. Ironically, considered one of Jim’s most hilarious Dwight pranks was reduce from season 5, but it surely lives on within the deleted scenes.

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, John Krasinski as Jim Halper
Rainn Wilson and John Krasinski | Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Fans cherished Jim Halpert’s pranks on Dwight Schrute 

Director Paul Feig described Jim and Dwight’s relationship on Brian Baumgartner’s podcast An Oral History of The Office“It’s a classic set up of the person who just wants to drive the other person crazy.” 

“Whatever occurs whenever you put two polar reverse characters collectively is kind of magical as a result of it’s the Odd Couple,” Krasinski added. “What the writers did so well was make those pranks kind of loving and brotherly, like there was a brother aspect to it that I think made them so great. I wasn’t being mean, I was doing something that I knew he kind of got a kick out of too.” 

And followers lived for it.

A whole lot of Jim Halpert’s pranks on Dwight Schrute had been reduce from the present — together with this ‘Matrix’ prank 

During the “It’s a Wrap” episode of Baumgartner’s podcast, he discussed one of many pranks Jim pulled on Dwight that was reduce for time. 

The sequence finale was chock-full of visitor stars, together with the one and solely Steve Carell. Showrunners had a lot they wished to work into the ultimate episode, they needed to reduce some of the elaborate Jim pranks.

The prank was primarily based on The Matrix, in accordance with editor Dave Rogers. “We can talk about the prank that hasn’t made it to the big screen yet that I think we’re saving for the 10 year reunion,” Rogers mentioned, persevering with:

That’s within the finale script, they prank Dwight to make him assume he’s within the Matrix. Remember Hank [the security guard] is down as Dorpheus, he’s Morpheus’ brother. And they’ve a cat, there’s a cat that walks by, and the cat walks by once more as Dwight is in Michael’s workplace. And then now we have the safety guard stroll by… he was the large man, however he had a twin brother and we used him additionally as a glitch. And then he’s going to take the pink tablet or the blue tablet?

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Unfortunately, the flowery chilly open was reduce for time. But maybe followers will get to see it in a future reunion, as Rogers initially teased.

One of Jim Halpert’s finest pranks grew to become a deleted scene on ‘The Office’ 

In a hilarious deleted scene from season 5, episode 10 “The Surplus,” Jim makes an attempt to scare the un-scare-able Dwight. 

The scene reveals Jim forwarding an e mail to Dwight, who audibly replies: “Idiot, I know what this is.” Believing he has caught on to Jim’s antics, Dwight explains: “It’s supposed to lull me into a sense of calm and then a ghoul pops up and scares me.” 

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“Dwight, of all people, I know that you’re un-scare-able,” Jim concedes. Dwight opens the e-mail regardless, ready for the ghoul to pop up — which it does. When he appears to be like again to scold Jim, he’s gone. In the time Dwight was watching the video, Jim rapidly donned a ghoul costume to scare his un-scare-able co-worker.

The Office definitely has loads of Jim pranks, however deleted scenes like these give followers much more to get pleasure from.

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