‘The Office’: Why Some Fans Think Jim Halpert Is Really a Jerk

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, and Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on

Most followers of The Office discover Jim Halpert charming and love his sarcastic humorousness. Some followers, nonetheless, have made a powerful case for why Jim is definitely a jerk and a bully. Not everybody, it appears, is Team Halpert.

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, and Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on 'The Office'
John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Rainn Wilson on ‘The Office’ | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Some followers assume Jim Halpert is a jerk

During the Sept. eight episode of An Oral History of The Office podcast, host Brian Baumgartner and showrunner Greg Daniels talked about the way in which Jim pranks Dwight one final time within the sequence finale.

Daniels defined, “I remember thinking of the ‘guten prank’… that’s gonna pay off. That was a good device to have something that had the same kind of structure as the show but have it all have a different feel to it.”

The showrunner additionally shared his ideas on how some followers perceived Jim. “I always felt a little bit like… people sometimes look back on the show now, you see memes and stuff and they will say that Jim is the jerk, not Dwight.”

“Dwight is this slightly nerdy guy who isn’t very good at social interactions that is being bullied by Jim,” Daniels added.

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Jim lastly pulls a heartwarming prank on Dwight

Jim’s closing prank, nonetheless, was something however a bully transfer. As one of the best man in Dwight’s marriage ceremony, Jim defined the thought of Guten Pranken — and the gesture was far much less impolite than his common pranks.

Jim defined, “I know, for over 12 years I’ve done nothing but trick and prank him, but tonight only good surprises… guten pranken.”

The final good shock was the return of Michael Scott, performed by Steve Carell, who got here again for Dwight and Angela’s marriage ceremony and took over because the “Bestish Mensch.”

After Michael was revealed and the previous Dunder Mifflin boss obtained in a single final “That’s what she said” joke, Jim remarked, “Best prank ever.”

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There was one prank on Dwight within the finale that followers by no means obtained to see

Ending the sequence with Jim pulling a prank on Dwight that got here from the guts and introduced again Michael was absolute perfection, however there was one chilly open prank that followers by no means obtained to see.

During the podcast, editor Dave Rogers shared how an elaborate prank would have concerned Jim convincing Dwight he was in The Matrix.

“We can speak concerning the prank that hasn’t made it to the massive display but that I feel we’re saving for the 10 yr reunion. The Matrix, do you do not forget that?,” he requested Baumgartner.

“That’s the finale script, they prank Dwight to make him think he’s in the Matrix,” Rogers stated. “Remember Hank [the security guard] is down as Dorpheus, he’s Morpheus’ brother. And they have a cat, there’s a cat that walks by… and the cat walks by again as Dwight is in Michael’s office. And Jenna goes, ‘It took six months to train the cat.’”

“And then we have the security guard walk by… he was the big guy, but he had a twin brother and we used him also as a glitch,” Rogers continued. “And then he’s going to take the red pill or the blue pill? Like we had a whole thing, but it was too long. We cut it for time.”

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