Die-hard fans of The Office have probably seen the comedy series multiple times. Here at Showbiz Cheat Sheet, we can’t even talk about how many times we’ve rewatched The Office. Super fans are probably also aware of The Accountants web series starring Dunder Mifflin’s accounting department. But there’s another episode of The Office that never got made. Jenna Fischer reveals more about the secret script the cast of the show want to turn into an episode for Office fans.
Cast of ‘The Office’ want to reunite for another episode
When The Office first moved to Peacock, showrunner Greg Daniels teased the possibility of a reunion. “I think it’s probably more likely now that the show is on Peacock,” he told E! News. “But no plans right now.”
Regardless of not having a plan, Daniels does have a jumping-off point. “I don’t know — it’s still pretty vague,” he continued. “When we ended it, we jump forward a year and a lot of them aren’t working [at Dunder Mifflin] anymore.”
Thanks to podcasting, much of The Office cast and crew have enjoyed sitting down with Brian Baumgartner. He is the host of two Office-themed shows: An Oral History of The Office and The Office Deep Dive.
While this is a reunion in it’s own way, fans are still wanting more from The Office cast. Fortunately, Baumgartner and cast members like Fischer have teased the idea of a possible reunion episode.
“We have discussed [a reunion episode] quite a lot,” Baumgartner says during the “Sweet 16” episode of The Office Deep Dive. “I believe it is certainly possible. There are some ideas that have been circulated among email and text chains. But I am not at liberty to discuss that.”
Pam from ‘The Office’ reveals details about ‘Pet Day,’ a secret episode that was never filmed
During a conversation on The Office Deep Dive, Fischer talks about a secret episode of the show some fans might not know about. “There’s one episode of The Office called ‘Pet Day’ that we never shot,” Fischer explains on the podcast. “I have the script.”
Ironically, Baumgartner also has the “Pet Day” script. The actor often signs scripts and donates them for charitable giveaways. He says he almost signed “Pet Day” and gave it away.
Despite the rumors about an official Office cast reunion, Fischer says she has pitched Daniels about reuniting to do a table read of the episode. Still, plans for that remain to be seen.
Why ‘The Office’ episode ‘Pet Day’ never got made
Despite having a script for the episode, the cast never actually filmed “Pet Day.” In Fischer’s opinion, that’s likely because the episode contained some mild animal cruelty.
“There’s some awful bird death in it or something; I can’t remember,” Fischer laughs. She recalls all of the other times animals were used on the set of The Office, including the porcupine in Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) desk and the time Angela (Angela Kinsey) threw Bandit the cat through the ceiling.
“Greg must not like animals,” Baumgartner concludes, joking of course.
‘The Office’ spinoff ‘The Farm’ never took off, either
Fans will remember an episode of The Office titled “The Farm” that follows Dwight as he deals with the death of his aunt. Behind the scenes, showrunners had plans to turn this episode into a full-on spinoff series about the Schrute family running a bed and breakfast.
Paul Lieberstein especially wanted to see the show take off. As he mentioned in another episode of Baumgartner’s podcast, seeing more from Dwight would have been fun for fans.
Unfortunately, NBC passed on the pilot. Plus, many Office fans pointed out a significant character detail about Dwight that would have never allowed The Farm to work.
Will an Office cast reunion ever happen? Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for updates on The Office cast and the future of the secret episode “Pet Day.”