Christmas came early this year.
Remember "Threat Level Midnight," the movie Michael Scott from The Office wrote, directed, and starred in which allegedly took him ten years to make? The incredible homemade movie appeared in Episode 17 of Season 7 and as every obsessed fan will remember, we only get glimpses of it, broken up by some drama between Michael and Holly.
Well, the series just released "Threat Level Midnight" in its entirety, as seen below, and needless to say it is the greatest thing ever. Michael fulfills one of his great fantasies—playing detective Michael Scarn, who has to save the world from the threat of the villain Goldenface, portrayed by Jim Halpert (John Krasinski).
The acting is deliberately and delightfully awful. One YouTube user commented, "I like how they paid actors to pretend they didn't know how to act." Every line sounds exactly like something Michael would write.
There are endless shoot-outs where guns fired from a few feet away manage to inexplicably miss Michael Scarn. Goldenface also has some seriously cringeworthy lines, such as, "Then I'm going to dig up Scarn's dead wife and I'm going to hump her real good." Jeez, Michael!
The full movie, which runs approximately 24 minutes, is receiving half-serious Oscar buzz from none other than The Office's diehard fans. One person wrote in the comments section, "There's a reason someone in their office is called 'Oscar.'" Another added, "Just when I thought Joker was going to win all the awards."
Look out, Joaquin Phoenix! Michael Scott is the new hot item in cinema.