The 10 Best Pranks from “The Office”

No TV show exemplifies the cubicle world quite like The Office. In honor of April Fool’s Day–and pranks in general–we’ve compiled ten of the best pranks from The Office. Jim and Dwight, of course, play central roles in each of these fantastic pranks.

Stapler in Jell-O

Dwight finds out that Jim put his stapler and other supplies inside a Jell-O mold.

Dwight Times Two

Jim comes to work dressed up as Dwight, then starts acting like him.

Vending Machine

Jim puts Dwight’s office supplies into the vending machine.

Dwight’s Phone

Jim pairs his headset with Dwight’s cell phone. Dwight gets even more angry when he finds out Jim has forwarded Dwight’s calls to his own office phone.

The Salesman of the Year Speech

When Dwight wins the Salesman of the Year award, Jim gives him a copy of a Mussolini speech to read. Much to Jim’s surprise, the speech is a hit.

Dwight’s Merry Christmas

Jim gift wraps Dwight’s desk, chair, and other office supplies, just in time for the holidays.

The Gaydar

Jim orders a Gaydar for Dwight, who wants to find out who in the office is gay. Dwight, however, is not happy when he scans himself.

The Future Dwight

Jim starts faxing letters to Dwight from “The Future Dwight.” Dwight really thinks they’re coming from the future–and some of his coworkers suffer as a result.

Pavlov’s Dwight

Jim brainwashes Dwight into wanting an Altoid every time he hears the computer log in sound.

Jim the Vampire

Dwight thinks Jim was bitten by a bat trapped in the office…and is now turning into a vampire.

Written by Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.