The Best Cold Foods (according to Reddit)

At the beginning of the year, fans mourned the loss of the desk After it was removed from Netflix, but fortunately, only the platforms have been moved and all episodes can now be streamed on Peacock. Despite the show’s rise and fall in popularity, there are certain things fans of the show will never forget and most of them fall within the show’s cool openings.

Over the years, discussions on Reddit about which of the show’s specific openers really bore the title because the best have shown how difficult it is to pick just one, but there are some that appear on Redditors’ lists more than others.

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office wrapping paper

Season 5, Episode 11

Jim’s paper-wrapped office joke was a gift she kept giving in the Season 5 Moroccan Christmas episode. Most of Jim’s pranks had predictable streaks that keep Dwight at the bottom of the joke. Dwight may once again be Jim’s target in a cold opening prank, but the finish line was a bit more of a surprise.

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When Dwight decided not to tear up his gift-wrapped desk and instead collapsed into a disjointed mess, viewers were like Reddit user lovable I can’t help but pay tribute to Jim for doing a “joke within a joke”. Dwight’s bemused look and Jim’s look of pure complacency both give Chill a top spot on many Redditors’ list of the best opening in the show’s history.

Kevin’s famous chili

Season 5, Episode 26

Kevin dropping his famous chili all over the office floor and then frantically trying to get it back into the pot is one of the most famous dining moments of his life. the desk. Not only did fans feel bad about Kevin while still laughing at him, he also taught them what looked like an amazing chili recipe.

This moment became one of the most memorable shows with Redditor Afishinthewell Saying he stayed with them for years because while he was sad, “[Kevin]was also rolling on the floor[they]knew it was funny.” Every so often, Kevin’s slip will grow in popularity again and it will appear again Memes via social platforms.

Pavlov’s experiment

Season 3 Episode 16

Some of the best cold vents are those that have nothing to do with the actual episode that followed. The episode that showed Jim running his own version of Pavlov’s experiment on Dwight actually kicked off the episode that focused on Phyllis’ wedding (an episode that would end up being packed with the most exciting scenes in history). Entire office history).

Pavlov’s experience was one of Jim’s most thoughtful pranks on Dwight. While some viewers like the redditor NotLostJustWanderingOthers liked to incorporate Pavlov’s realist theory, something they learned during their academic journey. Regardless of the reason for its enjoyment, its impact on fans of The Office can still be felt.

ball exercise

Season 2, Episode 8

“The Exercise Ball” was a cold open air that actually became a fan favorite due to how the scene developed. Hardcore fans of the desk Those who often find themselves watching ambiguous mistakes from show on repeat may be familiar with the accidental moment where John Krasinski stabs the exercise ball Ryan Wilson is sitting on with scissors, causing the ball to explode and Wilson to fall off the frame.

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In a 2007 interview with RespectedKrasinski revealed that originally the ball was supposed to deflate slowly but what the fans got instead was much better. Viewers can’t help but find the cold opening more hilarious due to the incorporation of the actors’ real reactions to the happy accident. user Hildo 75 He took to Reddit to talk about how these reactions add to the scene, saying, “I’ve always thought real reactions add to the documentary feel of the show.” It’s a true statement of the now famous cold openness.

Cameo Randall Park

Season 9, Episode 3

Actor and comedian Randall Park made a surprise appearance on Open Cold Season 9 of the episode the desk Titled “Andy’s Origin.” In this cold opening, Dwight is, once again, the target of an elaborate joke set up by Jim that forces him to believe that the Jim he knew didn’t exist and that Jim Park was the real Jim.

Some fans may have lost interest after Steve Carell left after Season 7 but, like Reddit user Estacion EsperanzaStill others find joy on the show and in that cold weather specifically with EstacionEsperanza opining that “Asian Jim is the best thing out of the post-Michael episodes.”


Season 6, Episode 1

There are probably two things that come to mind when you hear the word parkour, absurdity Or hardcore parkour unlocking from the desk. There was really no reason for Andy, Dwight, and Michelle to jump and roll around the desk screaming “Parkour!” Because it didn’t add anything to the plot or advance the character, but sometimes absurdity can lead to a cold opening.

Parkour had already gained fame by the time the episode aired, but it has found its way back into people’s minds due to the unforgettable absurdity of parkour. redditor fishing He even shared, “…definitely the one I think of a lot. It comes to mind every time I’m walking around town with my four-year-old son, who wants to climb and jump from everything.”

was Dwight

Season 8, Episode 15

Dwight’s naivety combined with Jim’s commitment to his profession have made some great openings. One of his grim tricks that stands out to others is the one that aired in the Season 8 episode, “Tallahassee,” in which Jim prepares his room to look like a murder scene with “Dwight’s Been” written on the wall in red. .

There are very few things more funny than the way Jim falls like a dead body out of the closet, frightening the unsuspecting Erin and Dwight. redditor x Irish He believes the cold opening may be “underestimated because it was in what is seen as a weaker season” but is still referred to by fans on subreddits as one of the the deskBest opens cold.

Dwight of the future

Season 3, Episode 7

When it was revealed that Jim was leaving the Scranton branch, some might have assumed that it would mean less than Jim and Dwight’s antics. However, Jim made sure that they lived. After his departure, Dwight was led to believe he was receiving faxes from a future version of himself, a prank Stanley felt the brunt of.

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Reddit user jtyler998 He calls this cold opening “good stuff,” especially for the way Dwight dives into Stanley when he thinks his coffee has been poisoned. It was definitely a funny scene, with Ryan Wilson deserving a lot of credit for his commitment.

identity theft

Season 3 Episode 21

very few moments of the desk It had as much of an impact on viewers as a cold opening, in which Jim dressed as Dwight to carry out a bizarre identity impersonation that stunned Dwight. The dialogue is so great that it’s almost impossible to pick the best quote from the short scene.

Even people like Reddit user Kiroga Those who weren’t exactly fans of the show, watch the genius take on Jim and Dwight’s now classic moment, saying “This is one of the funniest scenes on any TV show ever.” Placing him in front of the “Product Recall” ring also resulted in a powerful cold opening and ring pairing.

fire training

Season 5, Episode 14

Choosing a favorite cool scene usually turns into a battle between shooting drills and whatever cool viewers think it can rival the iconic scene that has become known to people both at home and abroad. the desk fandom. It was placed before the episode that aired after Super Bowl XLIII, so for those unfamiliar and commented after the game, it was a prelude to them. the desk.

The cold opening of the episode continued and there were many more scenes full of life the desk The most common jokes, including the CPR training scene. Cross-platform Redditors agree with the status of the cold open code but Count Mica They put it nicely when they said “I was crying so hard and couldn’t breathe…not quite sure I’ve laughed so hard since then.”

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