Shout out to Reddit user 905UserNotFound for giving us the parody video we didn’t even know we needed. On Wednesday, a clip was posted which borrowed elements of the opening credits scene of The Office, and incorporated this year’s Toronto Raptors team.
Instead of giving us multiple shots of places in the area, like we’re given in The Office with their hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, we’re shown one long frame dedicated to the CN Tower before being propelled to the Raptors’ home arena, the Air Canada Centre. As the memorable music plays in the background, we’re introduced to the people who make the Raptors run. First, it’s head coach Dwane Casey, who essentially takes the place of Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell. Is this a way of notifying others of Casey’s tough love approach when the cameras aren’t recording?
There’s a hilarious cameo shot of Jonas Valanciunas, giving a thumbs up as he holds up a paper with the number 52 written on it. The clip is in reference to the time DeMar DeRozan dropped a franchise-record 52 points against the Milwaukee Bucks a few months ago. The shots of a dancing OG Anunoby and a sleeping Delon Wright are priceless.
The Raptors are currently holding down the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference and everything seems to be going really well in The North.
Click here to check out the video. And for comparison purposes, you can take a look at the opening credits scene for the U.S. version of the hit show below.