There are many different kinds of television friendships that have gone down in pop-culture history. Beloved characters like Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy, Abbi and Ilana from Broad City, and Jim and Dwight from The Office are simply iconic.
For most of these duos, their on-screen personas have underlying dynamic chemistry.
For Jim and Dwight, their friendship began as an office rivalry. What started as a practical joke quickly escalated into an ongoing battle of pranks.
Throughout each season, Jim and Dwight perform hilarious acts to get on the other person’s nerves. Whether they pull a prank or a practical joke, such as putting stationary in jello or sending the other person faxes from the future, the results never fail to make viewers laugh.
One of the very first practical jokes Jim ever played on Dwight was the infamous jello stapler prank.
When Dwight opens his desk drawer, he finds that his stapler has been put in jello yet again.
A very frustrated Dwight goes to Michael and tells him its the third time that this has happened.
Michael suggests that Dwight eat the stapler out of the jello because there are very hungry people in the world.
Vending Machine Stationary
Imagine coming into work to find that most of your belongings were put in the office’s vending machine. This was a reality for Dwight in season two, the “Booze Cruise” episode.
Thanks to Jim, Dwight was able to buy almost all of his items back one nickel at a time.
However, Pam did beat Dwight in purchasing his beloved pencil cup.
In season two, episode six, Dwight storms into work to find that his desk is missing. He threatens to tell Micheal if no one tells him the whereabouts of his desk.
However, Jim begins playing a game of hot and cold to get Dwight to start searching for his belongings.
After rummaging through the entire office, he finally locates his desk in the men’s bathroom.
It’s a typical morning in the office for Dwight as he begins his workday.
Jim walks in and takes a seat at his desk. He then proceeds to ask Dwight which kind of bear is best before quickly declaring, “Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.”
Dwight looks up from his work to see that Jim is dressed exactly like him … down to his calculator watch.
A very disturbed Dwight then proceeds to yell that identity theft is not a joke! Jim proudly confesses in the interview room that the whole Dwight outfit only cost him $11.
Dwight can’t help but notice three small pieces of animal stool on the office floor. He quickly jumps on Pam’s desk to inspect the ceiling, where he finds a bat.
Jim then admits to Dwight that he is feeling tingly and abnormally strong after the bat supposedly bit him on his neck.
To Jim’s delight, Dwight starts to believe that Jim must be transforming into a vampire.