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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 read more.

Photo courtesy of NBC

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