On a recent episode of the “Office Ladies” podcast, co-hosted by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela Martin, showrunner Greg Daniels revealed a scene that was cut from the finished product of the “Niagara” episodes. Initially, Roy was scheduled to crash the wedding on horseback while Jim was reciting his vows in a grand gesture to win Pam back.
“And it just goes terribly,” said Daniels. “This was a card that we had on the board early on about, when those things happen in romantic comedy movies, they usually work. How awkward is it when it doesn’t work and nobody wanted it and nobody was rooting for it?” After Roy’s failed attempt, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) would have stolen the horse to test whether or not animals survive a drop in the Niagara Falls. As Jim and Pam privately tie the knot on the boat, this would have been playing out in the background.
“I think we had overstacked the comedy and understacked the joy. There was just too much bad things happening to Pam and Jim,” Daniels said of the decision to exclude the horse. “The emotional balance of the episode was off.” We certainly can’t imagine the emotional moment of Jim and Pam getting married on the boat underscored by the murder of a horse in the background, so it was probably the right decision.