Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal, started 2021 with more than just a glass of champagne. It kicked off the new year by adding
The scene, which was filmed for season nine but never used, involves Jim and Pam going to extraordinary lengths to make Dwight believe he is truly living inside of the Matrix. That meant training a black cat (rather than just using two), making use of someone’s unknown twin brother, mailing Dwight a cellphone, and hiring actors to look and dress like Matrix agents. All of which brought Dwight into contact with Hank the security guard—a.k.a. “Dorpheus,” Morpheus’s brother—played by the late Hugh Dane.
It’s silly, over-the-top, and pitch perfect. Especially when Dwight, who totally believes this is all real, turns down Dorpheus. He’s too content with his life to leave the Matrix now. Obviously no one involved expected Dwight to take the blue pill. Especially Jim who hired 30 people to pull off what would have been his most extravagant prank ever.
This deleted scene was not the only extra from the show Peacock has shared. The streamer also released a behind-the-scenes featurette from the making of the pilot back in 2004. Considering it’s incredible success, it’s funny to remember the incredible expectations the show had to live up to.
Warning: Everyone looks so young it will make you realize you are also much older now too.
Not a bad way for fans of