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Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute in an Ad for The Office at the 2008 Olympics

What If Dwight Schrute Controlled the Olympics?

Despite the high-flying gymnastics and record-setting swimming, Dwight Schrute thinks the Olympics are for wimps. In this NBC promo for The Office, he takes down the decathlon and proposes his own, clearly much more taxing event: the Centathlon.

The Schrute-ified event starts out with normal enough events (side jump) then gets significantly more bizarre as the list goes on (hide-the-hamster! murder checkers!). My favorite part is the rendering of each sport in a little red Olympic-style icon; the one for "pain tolerance" is particularly awesome.

The spot is one of several Office promos — maybe as many as five — that will be airing during the Olympics. I can't complain about cross-promotion when it's this clever. To watch Dwight explain the Centathlon, just

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Photo courtesy of NBC

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popculture-whore popculture-whore 7 years
OMG that was so freaking funny ahahaha
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
Hilarious! Dwight Schrute, founder of Centathlon. :rotfl:
Rocci25 Rocci25 7 years
ahahahahaahah YAY!
Rocci25 Rocci25 7 years
ahahahahaahah YAY!
maskedtoejam maskedtoejam 7 years
I want to be a part of his olympics...especially murder checkers and animal mimicry.
chasingjamie chasingjamie 7 years
omg. i love dwight.
smarler smarler 7 years
LOL. Too funny!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 7 years
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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