Monday, February 26, 2007

Dwight's Badge

Conflict Resolution (Season 2, Episode 21)

Jim Halpert

Dwight Schrute

It’s the day to make identification badges as Dunder-Mifflin Scranton. Jim is not about to let Dwight’s ID badge go without anything being normal. At first, he suggests that Dwight and he get the picture together. Why you ask? So they could meet in the parking lot and walk in together every morning, of course. Dwight does not accept. But knowing Mr. Halpert, he will somehow throw a wrench into Dwight’s plans. He does just that in laminating his ID to three times the size of the actual badge. Not to mention, according to his ID, Dwight is a security threat and his middle name is fart instead of Kurt.

Dwight has had enough. He charges over to Toby to file another formal complaint against Jim but is directed to Michael instead. Insisting on justice, Dwight demands that either Michael fire Jim or he, himself will quit. Michael tries to make light of the subject and change Dwight’s mind, but he will not be swayed. Dwight points out to Jim of an open job in Stanford and tells him to take it. He begins to chant for the transfer until Michael gathers the two foes to the conference room to work it out.

7 – Fun with lamination and middle names. Knowing the only thing that would truly irk Dwight to the appropriate level, Jim places the security threat tag on him. Maybe Dwight’s spud gun antics warrant the label.

Length Taken
4 – Not very. All Jim did was to make his badge big and type in few words. Gets some points for the “security threat” tag, though.

Special Award
Unseen Accomplice Award – To the picture ID guy. Despite his high price ($20 a pop) for Michael’s hijinks, Jim must have paid well to get these things on Dwight’s badge.

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