Jell-O Will Help You With a Classic Office Prank for April Fools'

Even if you're still working from home

Thanks to those jokers at Jell-O and Leo Burnett Chicago, you can play a classic workplace prank for April Fool's Day, even if you're still toiling for home.

Inspired by a famous gag on The Office, Jell-O created a Stapler Mold Prank Kit. The package consists of a stapler-shaped gelatin mold, four boxes of lemon and one box of black cherry flavored Jell-O, plus a guide to help recreate the wiggly, jiggly prank.

It's a terrific trick to play on that stuffy HR director, right? And if you're not back in the office yet, prank yourself!

Supplies are limited, but you can enter here for a chance to win an official Jell-O-branded kit. (Why settle for unbranded versions wobbling around the internet for years?) This particular kit comes with $60 to cover a premium subscription to Peacock, the steaming service where The Office lives nowadays.

That the bit shook up both the U.S. version of the sitcom and the British original:

Lighten up Dwight and/or Gareth, it's funny every time. (That's what she said!)

"Now felt like the perfect time to launch the kit because March marks the one-year anniversary of offices across the country closing due to Covid-19, and we know many people are missing the camaraderie, including harmless pranks, that come with being in the same environment as your co-workers," Nicole Kulwicki, general manager of easy indulgent desserts at Jell-O parent Kraft Heinz, tells Muse. "The goal was to tap into ways that the brand is being used in popular culture and allow consumers to replicate those ideas."

CREDITS

CLIENT: KRAFT HEINZ
General Manager, Nicole Kulwicki 
Associate Director, Allison Kelly
Sr. Associate Brand Manager, Molly McKiel 

AGENCY: LEO BURNETT
Global Chief Creative Officer, Liz Taylor
Chief Strategy Officer, Aki Spicer
Head of Account, Mark Burgess
Head of Production, Mike Davidson
Executive Creative Director: Mikal Pittman
Senior Art Director, Lucas Warren
Senior Art Director, Jacob Etter
Senior Copywriter, Steve Ashford
Senior Producer, Colleen Capola
Creative Resource Director, Phoebe Alvarez
Account Director, Megan Collins

PR AGENCY: ALISON BROD MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Vice President, Brooke Scher Mogan
Vice President, Adrianna Lauricella
Account Supervisor, Erika Berg
Account Coordinator, Nicole Dosso

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