“The Office” has been one of the staples of NBC’s prime-time programming. “The Office” features the often times hilarious exploits of the crew at Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper supply company. Like a typical office, the characters in the show are given to fits of ego, boredom and strange behavior that often borders on the inappropriate. Fans of the show often enjoy it even more when drinking alcohol, so it was only a matter of time before rules for “The Office” drinking game were laid out.
Since the point in most drinking games is to get drunk as quickly as possible, there are a number of ways to get your drink on when watching “The Office.” Have your shots prepared ahead of time and quickly fill them again when required. Drink you shots down when the following events happen while watching “The Office”:
When Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) begins a question with the word, “Question.” Dwight is a self-important kind of person who feels he must “frame” his words and define them every time he asks a question, which is very often.
When Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) says something that is off-color or inappropriate and he doesn’t even realize it. Toby says whatever is is on his mind and doesn’t care that his remarks are offensive. In many cases, he doesn’t even realize it.
Take one shot when the “Dwight” bobblehead doll is shown in any scene; take two shots if the doll is centered in the scene. There’s a bobblehead of Dwight Schrute that is shown frequently on the show. It’s just a silly sight gag and it can trigger a round of drinking.
When Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) picks up the phone and says, “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam.” Pam answers the phones at good, old Dunder Mifflin, and that’s her greeting.
When Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) plays a joke on Dwight. Dwight’s so serious and self-important and Jim often feels the need to take him down a peg by playing a practical joke on him.
When Dwight gets exacerbated by Jim’s joke. Dwight never takes the joke as intended. That’s why they play so many on him. He always gets worked up and never takes it in stride.
“The Office” gang goes to Chili’s after work. That’s their frequent hangout. Not exactly a high-class establishment, but it’s what they can afford.
When the line “that’s what she said” is repeated by anyone in the office. That’s the cheap, sexual innuendo line that Michael Scott (Steve Carell) often said and the rest of the crew uses to beat Michael to the punch.
Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) mentions anything about Cornell University or going to Cornell. Andy takes undo pride of his association with that Ivy League school.
Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson) plays any song on his keyboard. Darryl likes to show off his musical talents after work.
Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton) steals anything. Creed has the tendency to pocket anything he can get his hands on when he doesn’t think he is being watched.
Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) says “Oh my God.” Kelly usually doesn’t raise her voice, but that’s her usual expression when frightened or when she emotes.
When Michael Scott demonstrates his dislike for Toby. Michael is often rubbed the wrong way by Toby and he does not like being around him.