EXCLUSIVE: Dwight’s original list of VP demands

Last week on ‘The Daily Show,’ Senator John McCain announced Dwight Schrute as his running mate. Wednesday night on ‘Leno,’ Rainn responded to that announcement with a hilarious list of demands from Dwight Schrute.

Yesterday morning, Rainn Wilson very kindly emailed me — “thought your readers might enjoy the original Dwight letter from The Tonight Show last night.”

It’s not exactly what he read out loud on ‘Leno,’ but it’s got some hilarious bits not to be missed. Thank you, Rainn!


  1. Thank you so much for posting this Tanster. It was pretty much the coolest thing that’s happened to late night TV EVER. :)

  2. So funny, I laughed the whole time he was reading this on The Tonight Show.

  3. I want the bumper sticker! :)

    Hilarious! Thanks Rainn for thinking of all the fans!

  4. My first thought upon hearing this on Leno, apart from it being awesome, was how great it was he used the loyalty line from Halloween.

  5. So awesome. I love the Harry Potter reference. Dwight probably threw that in there for Mose. Aw! :)

  6. Someone said it before me but I just love how the letter is filled with inside jokes that only Office fans get immediately. I mean the letter itself is funny but knowing the background of some of the ‘demands’ makes it even funnier.
    To people not familiar with The Office, they would just think that these are random things to get a laugh out of people, but we know better.

    Thanks to Rainn and Jennie!

  7. Dwight wouldn’t be assistant president he would be assistant to the president.

  8. why does mccain read dwight’s name off the card in the original clip? seems fishy to me. i’m pretty sure he doesn’t even know who dwight shrute is. i have a lot of questions for him, number one, how dare you.

  9. That was awesome…I wish the shirt said, Dwight Shrute for Assistant President – either way I have to have it!!

  10. Nice job. I love that Dwight would drop mcCain like a sack of potatoes if Barack Obama offered him more. And I remember that line form Halloween. Awesomeness!!!

    And another thing, where can I buy that shirt?

  11. That is the greatest thing ever. I need that shirt. As a matter of fact, if I were able to get that shirt, I would wear it all week at work.

    P.S. With Jack Bauer on board, they would be unstoppable.

  12. If this letter was written by Rainn (as opposed to Tonight Show staff), then why isn’t he a writer for “The Office”? He would be awesome.

  13. Oh man, this was hilarious! Thanks so much for sharing Rainn. And Tanster for posting!

  14. “However, unlike my predecessor, I will not fire it off in a friend’s face.” He did not read that part on Leno, did he? That’s the funniest line.

  15. I would think Dwight would demand a ping-pong table, not a foosball table.

  16. I swear some of those weren’t ON the original list that was on Leno. But still, really hilarious. I would like to see an Eagle fight a Falcon too. VOTE SCHRUTE!! lol.


  17. “Assistant President in Pending” and “Cc: Michael Scott, John McCain” (note that McCain is second!)—the funniest lines of this entirely too funny list.

    Thank you for posting this and huge thanks to Rainn for writing and sharing.

  18. Now I wish this was serious because I’m totally for the J.K. Rowling requirement… even though she lives in the UK and therefore out of the USA’s jurisdiction. Maybe Assistant-President Shrute would use his convincing tactics (from “Did I Stutter?”) against Gordon Brown.

  19. #26–littlestitious–Rainn apparently writes the stuff on Shrute Space by himself. So, I’m assuming that he wrote this as well! (at least I hope he did)! And I agree with you that he should be a writer on the show! This was absolutely amazing!!

    The part with the J.K. Rowling bit made me howl with laughter! I completely agree with him!! What is the world without Harry Potter or The Office?! It’s a world that I don’t want to be a part of, that’s what it is! Am I right or am I right?!

    Thanks Rainn and Tanster!!

  20. I loved this when Rainn read it on The Tonight Show, and it was great to read the “extended version.” Hilarious! How nice of Rainn to email it in for us!

    And add me to the group who MUST have one of those Tshirts.

  21. Dwight’s Secret Service should be armed with cross-bows also. Hopefully the White House has enough room for a large collection of Armoires and his Terrarium.

    I need that t-shirt!

    Vote Schrute!!!

  22. I don’t seem to see the original list everyone’s talking about. Help, please?

  23. lol. AWESOME! if only dwight was running mate of another candidate….then he would be in (at least with me! even tho i’m not voting age :P)

    oh, dwight. you are the best, my man.

    more tee shirts! i want one!!

  24. mufasa look under the article, there are 3 pages, you’ll see: Pages 123. click the numbers

  25. thanks tobester. you see i slept over at a friend’s the other night and forgot my contacts.

  26. How funny that he cc’s Michael Scott. Wonder what Michael would say to this. For Dwight’s full list, click pages 2 and 3. Otherwise you are missing the joke. Go Dwight – Assistant (to the) President!!!

  27. I need that shirt! any idea if they sell it? I love JAM but the Assistant President is H I L A R I O U S!

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