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.
Volunteer sheriff deputy Dwight is shocked when he finds a half-smoked joint in the office’s parking lot.
He immediately begins interviewing fellow staff members in order to find out who it belonged to.
When it’s Jim’s turn to get interviewed, he tries to convince Dwight that he (Dwight) smoked the joint and the reason Dwight can’t remember it is because it’s a memory loss drug.
In the first episode of the third season, Jim doesn’t only trick Dwight but Michael as well.
It all begins with Michael feeling bad for calling Oscar “faggy” because he didn’t know that Oscar was actually a homosexual.
In order to keep Michael from calling another gay person a “faggy,” Dwight suggests buying a Gaydar.
Dwight originally heard of the device from Jim. So they call him to get more information on it. The best part is that Jim pulls off this prank from the Stamford office.
Fax From the Future
Jim tries his best to keep his pranks going while working from the Stamford office.
Jim begins his day by sending over faxes to Dwight using Dwight’s own stationery paper. He sends messages such as:
“Dwight at 8 a.m. Today someone poisons the coffee. Do not drink the coffee! Cordially, Future Dwight.”
Dwight is terrified when he receives theses faxes because he believes they are real. He even goes as far as to knock a hot cup of coffee out of Stanley’s hand.
500 Feet of Red Wire
At the beginning of the thirteenth episode of the fifth season, Dwight notices a red wire connected to his computer.
Jim tries to reassure him that all computers have wires but Dwight continues to curiously inspect it.
He begins to follow the red wire all through the office, along the halls and eventually up a telephone pole.
Jim watches Dwight through the window and confesses that he bought the spool of red wire at a flea market for $20, as (you guessed it) a prank.
Dwight is still upset that Jim was chosen for the promotion over him. So in order to observe, trap, and destroy him, Dwight begins eavesdropping on all of Jim’s conversations.
He decides the best way to do this is to insert a secret recording device into the belly of a wooden mallard that sits on Jim’s desk.
Unfortunately, Jim realizes what Dwight is up to and plants the wooden mallard on overly talkative and sometimes obnoxious Kelly Kapoor’s desk.