It is a very sad time of the year for us "The Office" fans because it was announced that this season will be the show's last one ever! So what better time then now to recap the best Jim and Dwight moments from the past 8 seasons. They are all such amazing and hilarious moments that instead of ranking them 1 to 10 I'm going to list them in the order in which they happening on the show. So sit back and enjoy the laughs while you reminisce with me.
Table of contents:
- jell-o stapler
- fax from the future
- jim slaps dwight
- identity theft
- role playing
- it is your birthday
- don't open 'til x-mas
- justice beaver
- garden party
1 Jell-o Stapler
("Pilot," Season 1, Episode 1)
Of course Jim's first prank ever on the show with Dwight needs to be on this list. In the first episode of the first season, Dwight finds that his stapler is encased in Jell-o. He then goes on to say that this is the third time this has happened to him and that he knows it was Jim. The best part of this scene, is that when Dwight asks Michael if he is going to punish Jim, the camera pans to Jim, who is eating a Jell-o cup and says, "How do you know it was me?"
2 Fax from the Future
(''Branch Closing,'' Season 3, Episode 7)
In the opening of this episode, Jim tells the camera crew that before transferring to Dunder Mifflin's Stamford branch, he stole a bunch of Dwight's company letterheads. He then continues to say that he has been faxing Dwight messages, from himself, from the future. The fax read, "Dwight, At 8 a.m. today someone poisons the coffee. Do not drink the coffee. More instructions will follow. Cordially, Future Dwight." This causes Dwight to run towards Stanley who is about to drink a cup of coffee and smacks it out of Stanley's hand.
3 Jim Slaps Dwight
("Traveling Salesmen," Season 3, Episode 13)
When arriving to their sales call, Jim tries to let Dwight into the building first. Dwight says, "No thank you. I never let anyone walk behind me. Seven out of ten attacks are from the rear." Jim then says, "Okay, well that still leaves a 30% chance that I'll attack you from the front." Dwight answers, "Uh, yeah but it'll be easier to stop. I can always block the blow, I can counter it…" And Jim slaps Dwight in the face mid-sentence and walks away smiling.
(''Business School,'' Season 3, Episode 17)
Dwight discovers a bat in the ceiling, and accidentally lets it loose into the office which sends the other employees running for cover. Afterward while the bat is trapped in the break room, Jim tells Dwight that he doesn't feel good and that he might have been bitten by the bat. Jim then proceeds to prank Dwight by implying that he is turning into a vampire. Jim continues this prank for the rest of the day by saying thing like Karen's "ice cold" slice of garlic bread burns him, and that he claims to be blinded by the bright light reflecting off of Angela's cross.
5 Identity Theft
(''Product Recall,'' Season 3, Episode 20)
In this episode's opening, Jim walks into The Office with his hair and outfit resembling Dwight. He then sits down at his desk and puts on glasses that resemble Dwight's. He goes on to start talking like Dwight, to Dwight, saying things like, "Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica." Suddenly Dwight understands that Jim is pretending to be him. Dwight starts to get upset and says, "Identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of families suffer every year!" This makes Jim yell "Michael!" as Dwight would normally do and Dwight does the same and storms off. At the closing of the episode, Dwight tries to retaliate by dressing up and acting like Jim. This backfires as everyone comments on how good Dwight looks.
6 Role Playing
("Customer Survey," Season 5, Episode 7)
Jim and Dwight seem to have done poorly on their customer surveys. Michael decides it would be good to have them do a mock call together to see how they act with customers on the phone. First, Dwight needs to fake call Jim who is going to pretend to be a customer. When Dwight asks what Jim's name is, Jim says Bill Buttlicker. Dwight then says, "Really? That's your real name?" Jim then pretends to be an angry customer and says, "How dare you? My family built this country by the way!" Jim then proceeds to tell Dwight that he is hard of hearing and he needs to speak louder and louder until Dwight is yelling, "Buttlicker! Our prices have never been lower!"
7 It is Your Birthday
("Lecture Circuit: Part 1," Season 5, Episode 16)
Kelly Kapoor is angry that Dwight and Jim forgot her birthday so no one in the office celebrated it. In an attempt to make up for this, Jim and Dwight decide to throw an office birthday party for Kelly. After leaving Dwight to decorate the conference room, Jim comes back to find that Dwight did one of the worst decorating jobs ever. The infamous "It Is Your Birthday'' sign hangs on the wall and there are half blown up brown and gray balloons hanging by duct tape from the ceiling. Jim comments on the room by saying "I can't believe how bad this looks."
8 Don't Open 'Til X-Mas
(''Moroccan Christmas,'' Season 5, Episode 11)
In the opening of this episode we see Dwight walk into the office to find that his desk and everything on it has been wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. Jim then goes on to tell Dwight that he can't open it until Christmas. Dwight then says that Jim wasted his time wrapping up his desk because he's just going to take it apart. Dwight then puts his briefcase on the desk as he sits down and both the desk and chair collapse leaving Dwight confused on the floor.
9 Justice Beaver
("Todd Packer," Season 7, Episode 18)
While trying to give an example to Dwight of a prank that they can plan together, Jim mentions Justin Bieber. Dwight then says, "Who is Justice Beaver?" A dumbfounded Jim then follows with, "He's a crime fighting beaver."
10 Garden Party
('Garden Party,'' Season 8, Episode 4)
Andy (being the new boss) wants to throw a garden party in order to impress the new CEO and his family. It is being thrown at Dwight's farm and Dwight is so serious about planning the party that he purchases the only copy of Throwing A Garden Party, written by James Trickington (better known as Jim Halpert). The book has tips that Dwight follows such as announcing every guest's name loudly as the enter, that the host's main duty is dance master, the last supper reenactment is expected entertainment, and that there must be a closing ceremony performed with torches at the end of the party.
Even though I'm so sad to see "The Office" end, I am looking forward to seeing how all of the characters turn out. What is your all time favorite moment from "The Office"? If you can't pinpoint one moment, then what was your favorite season or character?
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