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In last night’s episode of NBC's The Office, Jim is needling Dwight, who’s claimed he’s never wasted time at work. Jim’s been stalking him with a stopwatch, recording every second of personal time. In the spirit of that effort, Jim approaches co-worker Andy, who sits just behind Dwight, and begins a conversation he knows Dwight will have a hard time resisting.
Jim: Hey, Andy.
Jim: By any chance did you see Battlestar Galactica last night?
Dwight looks up from his desk and begins to listen.
Andy: No, I did not. Is that any good?
Jim: Actually not. It is really so-so.
Incensed, Dwight turns around to say something, but Jim holds out a stop watch to start timing his personal conversation, heh. Dwight roles his eyes and turns back around.
Jim turns back to Andy.
Jim: I mean, I like all the crazy monsters and stuff, you know, like Klingons and Wookies and all that, but—
Dwight starts to turn around again, wanting to correct Jim, but Jim holds out the stopwatch again.
Jim: Sorry, was there something you wanted to add, Dwight?
Dwight turns back to his desk, pursing his lips shut.
Andy: Is that anything like the original Battlestar Galactica?
Jim: You know it’s weird, it’s practically a shot-for-shot remake.
Sure that will get a response from Dwight, Jim holds up his stopwatch. Dwight crumples up the papers he’s working on and holds them to his face, struggling to keep his mouth shut and not turn around. Jim puts the watch back down.
Andy: Really. Huh, that’s cool.
Jim: Story’s kind of bland. It’s about this guy named Dumbledore Calrissian who needs to return the ring back to Mordor.
Dwight is beside himself.
Andy: Really . . . that doesn’t sound right.
Jim holds the stopwatch up again at Dwight, but Dwight steels himself, his fist against his mouth. Heh.