Exclusive Office Video: John Krasinski Looks Back on a Painfully Memorable Jim/Dwight Prank

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The Office Season 9 SpoilersIf there’s one thing The Office has consistently delivered on over the years, it’s engineering absurd and funny — and absurdly funny — pranks between Jim and Dwight. Now, as the long-running NBC comedy approaches the finish line, John Krasinski is reminiscing about one such shenanigan that he says “made Rainn [Wilson] the happiest.”

In the following exclusive behind-the-scenes video, Krasinski recalls the moment the doofy beet farmer struck back hardest against his frenemy — using a backpack of actual snowballs. “[Rainn] is not very good at stunts,” the actor notes of the icy attack. “He understands what the stunt should be, and then just goes full-tilt and throws real, hard ice balls at your face.”

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Press PLAY below to hear more about the memorable Season 7 installment, and then hit the comments with your favorite Schrute/Halpert pranks! And for the uninitiated: The Office‘s final season is currently airing Thursdays at 9/8c.



Comments (49)

  • stapler in the jello

    Comment by Rachel – November 2, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Desk in the men’s room.

    Comment by jms – November 2, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Faxed Messages from Future Dwight.

    Comment by Zayne – November 2, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the reveal of the magic beans prank is one of my favorite office moments. but faxes from future dwight is the reason jim is my favourite character.

      Comment by hotel del – November 2, 2012 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dressing up as each other.

    Comment by Mike – November 2, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You beat me to it ;)

      Comment by Robert – November 2, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Question: What kind of bear is best?”
      “That’s a ridiculous question.”
      ” False. Black Bear.”
      “Well that’s debatable, there are basically two schools of thought.”
      “Fact: Bears eat beets.”
      “Oh..”
      “Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica!”

      Comment by Threat Level Midnight – November 2, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Bonus points for calling yourself “Threat Level Midnight” :)

        Comment by tripoli – November 2, 2012 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I used that last line “bears beats battlestar galactica in a speech in english and got an a

          Comment by jim – November 6, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gay-dar.

    Comment by Gus – November 2, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cellphone in the ceiling

    Comment by sarahh – November 2, 2012 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was actually Andy… Not Dwight. Andy became so frustrated that he punched a wall and was forced to go to anger management.

      Comment by Michelle – November 2, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • crime scene in Florida!

    Comment by Beef – November 2, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One of the best for sure. Definitely the best of the post-Michael era.

      Comment by Skippy – November 2, 2012 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely!! The Wake-Up Call in Florida!!!

      Comment by Heather – November 3, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All of Dwight’s belongings in the vending machine

    Comment by Mark – November 2, 2012 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the more recent asain jim prank.. and the office supplies in jello is always a classic

    Comment by Krystina – November 2, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • personal items in the vending machine

    Comment by CK – November 2, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • jim’s mega desk.

    btw…cellphone in the ceiling was against andy.

    Comment by nate – November 2, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When he dressed up as Dwight.

    Comment by Taylor – November 2, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Christmas wrapping desk or Asian Jim.

    Comment by AT – November 2, 2012 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jim stabbing Dwight’s exercise ball/chair with scissors for being annoying.

    Comment by Cece – November 2, 2012 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Greatest blooper to make the actual show.

      Comment by Amanda – November 2, 2012 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolute best prank!!

      Comment by Patty – November 2, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Slamming brakes while Dwight was in the back seat, slapping Dwight while he talked about being in the defense, Dwight writing “Idiot” on his forehead to get Jim in trouble..list goes on and on ;)

    Comment by Levi – November 2, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Telekenesis

    Comment by Dave – November 2, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meatballs in drawer XD

    Comment by Dave – November 2, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My favorite was one they only talked about and didn’t actually show – when Jim puts the nickles in Dwight’s phone receiver slowly, day by day. Then when he empties them, Dwight smacks himself in the face with his phone =)

    Comment by Stephanie – November 2, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just thinking about that prank makes me crack up

      Comment by Kyle – November 2, 2012 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would have done anything to have that prank filmed. It sounded so funny

      Comment by Kristen – November 3, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When Dwight is battling against Ryan’s website for most sells. Jim and Pam trick him into thinking that the website is alive and communicating with him.

    Comment by Kyle – November 2, 2012 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When Jim tricks Dwight thinking he got bit by a bat. And pretends to become a vampire

    Comment by jims a vampire – November 2, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dwight’s speech using Jim’s advice

    Comment by Gharabelle – November 2, 2012 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pam and Jim getting Dwight to believe he was a CIA operative,getting him on the roof believing a helicopter was coming to pick him from Langley and then telling him to destroy his cell phone because he had been compromised!

    Comment by Craig – November 2, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seconded. This was one of the best. Will miss there pranks

      Comment by ani – November 4, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Asian Jim.

    Comment by Matt – November 2, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best prank is when Jim and Pam learnt Morse code and were blinking in it to Dwight

    Comment by leah – November 2, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also asian jim.

    Comment by leah – November 2, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KGB knock-knock joke.

    Comment by Eddie440 – November 2, 2012 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Our favorite is the wrapping Dwight’s desk in wrapping paper. Then Dwight sits down….hahahaha we are going to miss the pranks!

    Comment by Brandi and Jason G – November 2, 2012 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • flasher in parking lot. Pam draws a picture of Dwight with a mustache. Jim calls Dwight and tells him the suspect is in the ladies bathroom above the sink. Mustache drawn on mirror.

    Comment by Donald Liggett – November 2, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Making Dwight follow a wire from the office up a telephone pole.

    Comment by Sam – November 3, 2012 04:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The computer becoming self-aware and competing with Dwight. The Garden Party book.

    Comment by tara17 – November 3, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When Dwight cancelled all his credit cards because he thought Jim and Pam had messed with his wallet.

    Comment by lovingthursdays – November 3, 2012 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • all of the above!

    Comment by Kandice Sedlacek – November 3, 2012 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not one prank in particular, but I loved the scene where Michael calls Dwight and Jim into the office to discuss all of the pranks Jim has done to him…nickels in the phone, desk closer to the bathroom, the bloody glove…classic

    Comment by A – November 5, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When Jim makes Dwight think his mission has been compromised and he chucks his phone off the building

    Comment by lazy scranton – November 8, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just reading this comments made me reminiscent of all the great office pranks over the years<3

    Comment by Norms – November 15, 2012 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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