Peruse any list of the best The Office scenes of all time and Dwight’s insane fire drill sequence from the show’s post-Super Bowl special “Stress Relief” is almost certainly on there. It’s a bombastic, over-the-top, no-holds-barred opener that pushes the show’s boundaries in ways even longtime fans hadn’t seen before.
Now, someone’s gone and taken out all the jokes, and it still works…as a horror movie.
I removed all the jokes from the fire drill scene from The Office and added scary music to see how much I could change the tone pic.twitter.com/pBrGNEK53e
— Austin Spencer (@austinthefreak1) January 5, 2019
Twitter user Austin Spencer removed all the jokes from the fire drill scene and added a creepy score to turn it into a miniature scary movie. Dwight becomes a psychopath. Michael becomes a desperate and weirdly compassionate boss. Everyone’s panic veers sharply away from funny and becomes much more intense.
Frankly, it’s a really great edit. And it pairs great with the show’s Scranton Strangler subplot and numerous conspiracy theories.