Rejected Cold Opens by darjeelingandcoke
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Summary: Some of the greatest cold opens to ever come out of the writersí room of The Office never actually made it onto our TVs. A recent hack of the personal emails of several NBC executives from that time have unearthed these lost classics, and revealed why we didnít get to see them.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Other, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Andy, Angela, Creed, Darryl, Dwight, Ensemble, Erin, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Kelly, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Phyllis, Ryan, Stanley, Toby
Genres: Humor, Workdays
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Series Type: Closed

5 Stories
Summary: "About five weeks after Jim started at Dunder Mifflin, he and Dwight went 15 hours and 42 minutes of work time without fighting. We haven’t come within a full workday of that record since… until now."

(A cold open circa S4. #1 in the Rejected Cold Opens series.)
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Dwight, Jim, Jim/Pam, Kevin, Oscar, Pam, Phyllis
Genres: Humor
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1273 Read Count: 341 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: August 15, 2020 Updated: August 15, 2020
Summary: A prank years in the making finally comes to fruition. Pam convinces Jim to live his dreams. Erin makes $10 doing something Kelly and Andy would’ve done for free. And Angela reveals some surprising depths. A cold open, circa Season 6. #2 in the Rejected Cold Opens series.
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Andy, Angela, Dwight, Ensemble, Erin, Jim, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Meredith, Pam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1880 Read Count: 236 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: September 22, 2020 Updated: September 22, 2020
Murder Pool by darjeelingandcoke Rated: T [Reviews - 5] 5 New!
Summary: Dunder Mifflin has a lot of employees who might be considered a liability. But are any of them actually capable of… murder?

Their co-workers say yes.

(A cold open circa Season 6. #3 in the Rejected Cold Opens series).

WARNING: There are comedic references to the death of an animal in this fic. No graphic description (or any - I would say there's nothing here near as disturbing as Sprinkles' death in canon), but if that’s a trigger you might want to give this a miss.
Categories: Other
Characters: Andy, Angela, Darryl, Dwight, Ensemble, Erin, Jim, Kelly, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Phyllis, Ryan, Stanley, Toby
Genres: Humor, Workdays
Warnings: Major Character Death, Possible Triggers, Violence/Injury
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1594 Read Count: 151 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: September 26, 2020 Updated: September 26, 2020
Summary: Jim’s been visiting reception five (or 10, or 15…) times a day for years. It turns out it’s become a reflex, and one it will take some work to get rid of now that Pam sits next to him. She’s got a plan, though. (Also: the story of how Jim lost his virginity.)

Jam-flavored fluff set post-Michael Scott Paper Company arc. #4 in the Rejected Cold Openings Series.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Erin, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Fluff, Humor, Workdays
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1694 Read Count: 280 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 19, 2020 Updated: October 19, 2020
Summary: “Healthy ecosystems all have a natural balance. If you take something important out of the ecosystem, that balance falls apart, and the consequences for its inhabitants can be disastrous.”

Jim’s on a sales call. Pam’s taking a sick day. Karen’s getting a taste of life in the Scranton branch ecosystem with them gone. A cold open set mid-Season 3. #5 in the Rejected Cold Openings series.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Other, Past
Characters: Dwight, Ensemble, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Kelly, Michael, Oscar, Phyllis, Ryan, Stanley
Genres: Humor, Oneshot, Workdays
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1612 Read Count: 167 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 25, 2020 Updated: October 25, 2020