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Do not make beet jokes to Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson is sick and tired of everyone thinking that he is Dwight Schrute.

Wilson was a guest on Jon Lovett’s most recent podcast “Lovett or Leave It,” where he participated in the show’s Rant Wheel and landed on “I’m Not Dwight.”

He took this opportunity to let out real feelings about being compared to the nerdy, know-it-all, beet-farming Dwight Schrute.

“I am not Dwight Schrute, OK? I played a character for 200 episodes, and it was an awesome character, and he was a beet farmer. That doesn’t mean you should hand me beets or make beet jokes every time I go into Starbucks and ask if they have like a beet latte or something like that. Don’t hand me reams of paper, and don’t say ‘fact’ to me, and don’t ask me which is bear is best because I am a human being of service to the women and girls of Haiti and to others in this planet, and I am not a beet farmer. So, fuck you! And … thank you for watching the Emmy-winning show ‘The Office.’”

Did anyone else read that in Dwight’s voice?

This just made us miss “The Office” more than we already do. Reminisce on those days with some of the best scenes from the show.  


When Michael Called Dwight an ignorant slut


On safety-training day in the office, Michael wants to show the danger of depression and suicide by jumping off the roof and secretly landing on a bouncy castle, out of view of the other office members. Dwight asks Michael, using an airhorn, “Depression? Isn’t that just a fancy word for feeling bummed out?” Michael responds with, “Dwight, you ignorant slut!” This is the last thing that anyone would expect to fly out of Michael’s mouth, making it that much funnier.


When Kevin gave Michael the number for a local Wendy’s


Michael asks everyone in the office to write down a phone number of one of their single friends. Kevin instead gives him the number of a local Wendy’s restaurant, writing that she’s a “hot and juicy redhead.” When Michael calls the number, the Wendy’s employee says, “Dude, this is a Wendy’s restaurant.” Season four, episode 10 of “The Office” is just the all-around best, especially with the heartbroken and grieving Michael. We’ve all been there.


Stanley on Pretzel Day


Stanley Hudson coined the phrase Pretzel Day for the one day a year complimentary pretzels are given to employees of Scranton Business Park. We have never seen Stanley so happy, especially when he delivered lines like this: “I wake up every morning in a bed that’s too small, drive my daughter to a school that’s too expensive and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little. But on Pretzel Day? Well, I like Pretzel Day…” This world does not deserve Stanley.


All nine seasons of “The Office” are available to stream on Netflix.


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