It's been nearly 10 years since The Office said goodbye, but fans are still learning new things about the beloved sitcom — though in this case, they may be learning too much. In a never-before-seen cold open from Season 4, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) has a "toilet tragedy," during which everything in his pockets, including his tip calculator and candy corn, fell into a toilet filled with his "business."
Michael is despondent, but a few minutes later, he comes up with a not-so-brilliant idea: "the mesh toilet guard." Despite Michael's strong sell, no one in the office is willing to take it on its "maiden voyage," though Creed (Creed Bratton) does offer some helpful analysis about his boss' invention.
The Office clip was released on the show's official YouTube page to promote Peacock's Superfan campaign, which offers exclusive access to more deleted and never-before-seen moments.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.