10 Secret Subplots You Learn From Watching The Office Deleted Scenes

An absolute goldmine.

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The Office is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, and perhaps more than any other comedy in TV history, an insane amount of extra material was written and shot which sadly ended up on the cutting room floor.

But thanks to the show's home video release, most of the deleted scenes have eventually seen the light of day, and unsurprisingly, many of them are absolute comic gold.

While most of the deleted scenes have minimal impact on the show or its characters, there are nevertheless those which make massive implications for the series, and therefore probably should've been included.

Though fans are divided on whether or not deleted scenes should count as canon, The Office's creator Greg Daniels insists they absolutely should, and that regardless of being cut, these moments are part of the series' mythology - unless they contradict later episodes, anyway.

And so, there you have it. Though what qualifies as a deleted scene has varied over the years as The Office has been re-aired in various territories with some cut scenes re-added, none of these 10 scenes appeared in the show during its original airing, no matter how "vital" they might seem...

10. Kevin Might Be Jan's Baby Daddy  

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At the end of season four, it's revealed that Jan (Melora Hardin) is pregnant via a sperm donor's baby, and though it's a popular fan theory that the father may in fact be Jan's young assistant Hunter Raymond (Nicholas D'Agosto), a deleted scene may well hold the actual truth.

In a cut scene from season five's "Baby Shower," Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) announces that he's donated sperm, and suggests to Jan that he might in fact be the father of her daughter Astrid.

Jan quickly swats away the suggestion on the basis of the sperm bank being "highly exclusive," only for Kevin to hilariously confirm that they did indeed frequent the same establishment ("the one next to the IHOP").

Kevin subsequently seems extremely amused at the prospect of being Astrid's biological father, while Jan is naturally in a state of terrified denial.

In the very least, the fact that Jan looks so genuinely concerned pretty much kills the Hunter theory.

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