Jim invested a lot of time and money in pranking Dwight on The Office, but one of his most elaborate gags never even made it onto the air.
The Office's official YouTube channel posted this never-before-seen cold open from the NBC show. In it, Jim convinces Dwight that he's living in a simulation with help from a trained cat, a pair of twins, and a cryptic computer message. The bit goes full Matrix when Hank (played by the late Hugh Dane) introduces himself as Dorpheus—Morpheus's brother.
Since The Office premiered in 2005, viewers have been treated to bloopers and deleted scenes that didn't make the final cut. This piece of bonus content was released nearly eight years after the series finale in 2013. For fans of Jim-and-Dwight hijinks and Hank the security guard, the clip is a great way to start the new year.
After watching the cold open below, check out more deleted scenes from The Office's nine-season run.