Smethport’s Wooly Willy Makes an Appearance on NBC’s ‘The Office’

Smethport's Wooly Willy Makes an Appearance on NBC's 'The Office'The NBC workplace comedy, The Office, set at the fictional company’s Scranton, Pa., branch, aired its final show Thursday to end an eight-year run.

One of the characters in the series is office manager Dwight, who is seen behind his desk playing with a toy, which turns out to be the Wooly Willy magnetic toy invented in Smethport by Jim Herzog decades ago and still produced here by Patch Products of Beloit, Wisconsin.

Lisa Wuennemann, Director of Marketing at Patch Products, arranged the product placement. “The writers from The Office came up with the idea and asked us for permission to use it and, of course, we said yes.”