It's Rainn Wilson's Birthday! Celebrate With His Funniest Dwight Schrute Moments from The Office

By Kelsey Klemme Jan 20, 2020 3:00 PMTags
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It is your birthday.

Today, Rainn Wilson turns 54 years old and we're celebrating the actor with our all-time favorite Dwight Schrute moments from The Office.

While every day is a great day for watching one of our favorite sitcoms, it's an especially great time to get excited about the show since it will be on NBC's newly announced streaming service Peacock!

We can't believe it's been nearly seven years since the show ended, since it still feels like just yesterday that we were watching Jim Halpert and Dwight's latest prank war, but we're glad that all of our favorite episodes will be on the new streamer.

Fans of The Office will also rejoice since alum Mindy Kaling is producing an original show called Expecting for the platform as well. The show surrounds a fiercely independent but perpetually single music manager who asks her gay best friend and co-worker, Jonathan, if he'll be her sperm donor.

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In the meantime, we're all about the beets, bears and Battlestar Galactica.

Check out all of our favorite Dwight Schrute moments below.

Hello, Clarice

Dwight cutting open a CPR dummy to check for organs—and then wearing its face—was one of the funniest moments of the series, even though it cost Dunder-Mifflin anywhere between $3,500 to $5,300 to replace.

Only You Can Prevent Office Fires

We've paid close attention to all our office emergency drills since seeing Dwight heat up door handles and set a trash fire to test how well the Scranton employees remembered procedure.

Baby On Board

Watermelons made a few surprise cameos throughout the run of The Office, such as being thrown off the roof onto a trampoline, but easily the best was when Dwight utilized one as a fake baby to help Michael prepare for fatherhood.

Second Life

If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?

For Dwight, it's to be exactly the same as he is now—living in Scranton, being the Assistant to the Regional Manager—except for one minor alteration: He can fly.


One of the most memorable episodes of The Office was when a bat was loose. Of course, animal expert Dwight semi-saved the day by catching the bat.

Unfortunately, he did so on Meredith's head.

Shitty Day At Work

Dwight and Jim's never-ending prank war kept us entertained for many seasons, and one of Jim's top pranks was moving Dwight's entire desk space into the bathroom.

Of course, it was made funnier by watching Dwight answer phone calls next to the urinal.

Beet It

Dwight was always talking about his beet farm, so we were excited in season three when he brought Ryan out to his farm and introduced us all to his creepy cousin, Mose.

Fight, Fight, Fight!

The tension between Michael and Dwight came to hilarious head in the episode where they decide to duke it out at Dwight's dojo.

Weapons Expert

After saving Jim from getting decked by Pam's at the time fiance, Roy, we learned that Dwight keeps all kinds of knives, katanas and more around the office, just in case.

Master Of Disguise

Jim usually was successful with his pranks over Dwight, but he lost big time when Dwight challenged him to a snowball fight.

From popping out of a snowman to wearing a disguise to look like Pam (and then revealing he has a wig for every person in the office), Dwight's commitment to winning was funny to watch, even if it traumatized Jim a little.

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