NBC has put together a compilation of Jim vs. Dwight pranks on “The Office” over the years, and it’s pretty great.
We should, however, add one caveat: The video is not a comprehensive catalogue of all the pranks Jim (John Krasinski) has pulled on Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and vice versa, over seven-plus seasons. That video would be waaaay longer than four minutes. But it does hit several high points, including:
- Dwight’s stapler in Jell-O from the pilot.
- The gift-wrapped desk that was made only of gift wrap (“Moroccan Christmas”).
- Dwight’s belongings in the vending machine (“Booze Cruise”).
- Faxes from Future Dwight (“Branch Closing”).
We would have included the Gaydar device from Season 3’s “Gay Witch Hunt” and the Quad Desk from Season 6’s “St. Patrick’s Day,” but it’s still a very nice compilation. And we’ll also say this: In the context of all Jim has done to him over the years, Dwight’s snowball overkill in last season’s “Classy Christmas” seems like less of an outsized response.