The Office’s 17 Greatest Pranks From Jim Halpert

The Office is an indisputably amazing show. Those of us who were fortunate enough to call ourselves fans laughed, cried, and most likely developed a huge crush on Jim over the  nine seasons of awesomeness. We mostly laughed though, and a lot of the times it was at Jim’s prank victims. And now we can relive the hilarity in these 17 slides.

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It all started on the pilot episode of The Office when Jim puts Dwight’s stapler in Jello. This marks the beginning of an epic prank war that will last all nine seasons of this incredible show.

Dwight: “Damn it! Jim! He put my stuff in Jell-O again.”


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Remember the time Michael put Dwight in charge of picking the branch’s health insurance? And he then demanded that everyone in the company anonymously make a list of their medical conditions.

Pam: “So, like, let’s say that my teeth turn to liquid and drip down the back of my throat. What would you call that?”

Jim: “I thought you said you were inventing new diseases. That’s Spontaneous Dental Hydroplosion.”



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How about the classic: put all of Dwight’s stuff in the vending machine prank, then make him buy them back with a bag of nickels.

Pam: “What do I want, what do I want…Oh! A pencil cup.”

Dwight: “Oh no no no no. That’s my pencil cup.”

Pam: “I don’t think so. I just bought it.”



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Remember when Jim tragically left the Scranton office taking with him some of Dwight’s personal stationary so that he could send him faxes from future Dwight.

Fax: “Dwight, at 8:00 a.m. today, someone poisons the coffee. More instructions will follow. Cordially, Future Dwight.”

Dwight: “Stanley, NO!”


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Or when Jim found an identical pair of Dwight’s glasses at the gas station and took it a step further by impersonating Dwight for a whole day.

Dwight: “Identity theft is not a joke Jim! Millions of families suffer from it every year!”


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Jim pulled some hilarious pranks on Michael too. Like when he hired Elizabeth the stripper and told Michael she was a rabies nurse.

Michael: “I was also hoping to hand the giant check to a rabies doctor. How’s that going?”

Pam: “Not well. A doctor won’t some out to collect a check for 700 dollars. Or 500 dollars if we go with the giant check. And also, there is no such thing as a rabies doctor.”


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Another great prank was when Jim and Pam sent IMs to Dwight convincing him that the Dunder Mifflin website had achieved self awareness.

Dwight: “It appears that the website has come alive. This happens to computers and robots sometimes. Am I scared of a stupid computer? Please. The computer should be scared of me. I have been salesman of the month for 13 of the last 12 months. You heard me right. I did so well last February that corporate gave me two plaques in lieu of a raise.” 


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Do you recall the lovely “Moroccan Christmas” episode when Jim wrapped Dwight’s desk and all of its contents in holiday paper.

Dwight: “What is this?”

Jim: “Happy holidays, Dwight. Do not open it till Christmas.”

Dwight: “You’re so pathetic. How long did this take you? Three hours?”

Jim: “Five minutes actually. I’m a black belt in gift wrapping.”

Dwight: “Yeah, no such thing. They don’t give out black belts for things that are stupid. Well, I hope it was worth it, cause I’m going to take it apart in about five minutes.”

Jim: “I think it’ll take you a little longer than that.”

Dwight: “Really? If I can skin a mule deer in less than ten minutes, I ought to be able to cut my…” (falls to the floor)


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Remember when Dwight found that mysterious red wire coming from his computer?

Jim: “I got 500 feet of red wire at a flee market up by Dunmore High School. Twenty bucks for the whole spool. Crazy. What a deal… Ah, he’ll be fine; I made it up there.”



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The the “Murder” episode Jim convinces Dwight that his only worthy opponent is himself, Dwight then proceeds to beat himself up.

Jim: “OK, with all due respect to everyone here, I think the most worthy opponent of you is you.

Dwight: “That is correct. Unless there happened to be measles present.

Jim: “So let’s just say that Dwight has come at you with the throat punch. Now how would you, Dwight, defend against it?

Dwight: “Easy. Allow me to demonstrate. I am attacking myself with a throat punch. Here it comes. (gives himself a fake throat punch) Block. Grasp wrist as such. (grasps wrist)

Jim: “And what if he comes at you with the other hand, because he does have two.

Dwight: “Good point. Second, throat punch, absorb the blow. (gives himself another throat punch and proceeds to both attack and defend himself) Groin punch, hip block, elbow to the gut. Uh oh, up to the nose. No, you’re not. Ow! Oh!

Jim: “Oh my God, he’s making you look like such a fool.

Dwight: “He really is, but not for long. (steps on foot) Ow! Instep, oh, not again. (more screaming) You let go, you let go. Oh, you’re right, I can’t hold on.

Jim: “You two are so evenly matched I don’t know how one of you is going to get the upper hand.

Dwight: “The important thing to remember Jim… we always have what is called the element of surprise. (hits himself in the groin and moans)


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Dwight turns the tables on Jim when he hides inside a snowman then pummels him with snowballs.

Dwight: “I have no feeling in my fingers or penis. But I think it was worth it… In the end, the greatest snowball isn’t a snowball. It’s fear. Merry Christmas.”



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All returns to normal when Jim convinces Dwight to trade his $150 telescope for Professor Copperfield’s Magic Legumes.

Dwight: “I started with a thumb tac and traded my way to a telescope. But in a way, the most valuable thing here wasn’t the telescope at all. No, it was the packet of beans, and I traded the telescope for it, and I can just go buy a telescope.”


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And we can’t forget the time Jim replaces Dwight with a dog.

Jim: “It’s always more fun to mess with Dwight with an audience. That was usually Pam so now that she’s out I had to find someone else. Turns out that Stanley is quite the comedy fan. But not everything makes him laugh. He has very specific tastes. Through a pain staking process of trial and error, I’ve found out what he likes. And it’s really weird.”


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But Stanley and Dwight proved to be the true masterminds when they manipulated Jim into pranking Dwight by filling his drawers with meatballs.

Dwight: “That idiot’s been feeding us for a week.”

Stanley: “We’ll never have to buy meatballs again.”



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One of Jim’s greatest pranks was when he and Pam had their Asian actor friend pretend to be Jim while he was at the dentist.

Dwight: “You’re not Jim. Jim’s not Asian.”

Asian Jim: “You seriously never noticed? Hey, hats off to you for not seeing race.”


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Jim’s last and greatest prank is when he tells Dwight that he can’t be it bestest mensch because he would have to be his elder. He later reveals that Michael had come from Colorado to be Dwight’s best man.

Dwight: “I can’t believe you came.”

Michael: “That’s what she said.”