'The Office' Star Rainn Wilson Reveals How Hotel Served Him Room Service in True Dwight Schrute Fashion

A hotel delivered Wilson's eating utensils in gelatin, calling back to an old joke from 'The Office.'

The Office star Rainn Wilson often gets recognized for his role as Dwight Schrute, but one recent encounter might outdo all of the others. In a new Instagram post, Wilson revealed that a hotel delivered him room service in a very fitting fashion that would have likely enraged Dwight.

"This is what happened when I ordered room service at my hotel in Florence," Wilson wrote, alongside a photo of his food, which included a knife and fork suspended in red gelatin. This is a reference to one of the earliest pranks that Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) played on Dwight, putting his stapler in Jello.

In 2022, PopCulture.com had a chance to speak with Wilson, who played as Dwight in the U.S. remake of The Office for all nine seasons on NBC. The show is often considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. During our conversation, we asked about his feelings on the show's legacy and the idea of a spinoff or reboot. 

"You know, we've spoken here and there about like, would it be fun to do something with Dwight," Wilson said. "I don't know about like anything in Dunder Mifflin land, and I just keep thinking it would be really fun, but at the same time, The Office is like this perfect gym, 200 episodes. Granted, maybe there's a dozen that weren't so great. But the greatness of the show in totality is extraordinary and it holds up, it has new legions of fans."

He continued, "I just talked to my friend in Iceland, his nine-year-old daughter in the backseat of his car in Iceland has watched the show five times, in Iceland. Like, it has an international appeal. And I guess for me, it's like, wow, we just created this perfect thing. Like, just leave it alone. Like, step away. Anything you attempt to do is only going to tarnish the kind of like reputation and legacy of the show."

Fans can relive the entire series on Peacock, where it is currently available to stream.