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Watch “Threat Level Midnight,” Action Thriller from “The Office”

Watch "Threat Level Midnight," Action Thriller from "The Office"

Last night’s episode of The Office revealed Michael Scott’s dream project, 11 years in the making, an action-spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight. Everyone wants to direct; we should have seen this coming.

Viewed in snippets through the episode, the film is a satire and mashup of every James Bond and Bruce Willis movie you’ve ever seen, starrring all Michael’s co-workers. Michael (Steve Carell) plays the hero, Michael Scarn, a retired (or so he thinks!) spy mourning the loss of his wife, Catherine Zeta Scarn.

The entire episode is on-line, but don’t miss NBC’s elaborate Threat Level Midnight website too — an on-target spoof of movie sites, with trailers, clips, bios, praise for the film. Or, the highest praise they could find: “Can’t say I hate it, Can’t say I love it. — Darryl.”

I have to say, Threat Level Midnight is funnier than Carrell’s actual spy spoof, Get Smart.

Here’s a look at the obligatory dance scene — doesn’t every spy movie have one?

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