“The Office” has left Netflix and is now streaming exclusively on Peacock, along with some previously unreleased content.
The NBC streaming service began hosting all nine seasons of the workplace comedy on Friday, Jan. 1, with a slew of “superfan” footage including new, never before-seen clips and deleted scenes. One is an unaired cold open showing Jim (played by John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) playing a prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson), tricking him into believing he’s in “The Matrix” and security guard Hank (the late Hugh Dane) is Morpheus’ brother, Dorpheus.
In the clip, Dwight is the Dunder Mifflin paper company’s manager and is seated at what used to be Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) office. On the desk is a bobblehead of former Syracuse basketball player Gerry McNamara, shown clearly in the foreground several times, with an orange No. 3 jersey.
McNamara, now an assistant coach at SU under Jim Boeheim, is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the show is set. G-Mac also appeared in bobblehead form on Dwight’s sales desk in other episodes that were part of the original broadcasts after he helped Syracuse University win the 2003 NCAA Championship.
Throughout the series, Dwight had several other bobbleheads, including one of baseball player Mike Lieberthal (who played for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre minor league team), one of Cornell’s Big Red Bear mascot, and one of Dwight himself given by Angela (Source…