Would You Watch 15 Hours of 'The Office' to Win a Dundie Award and Coffee Mug?
Do you love "The Office?" Have you always wanted your own "World's Best Boss" mug and Dundie award? Do you think you could watch 15 hours of "The Office" in nine days? If so, you might be able to get these coveted television artifacts while you get to watch your favorite show. Oh, you might also get $1,000, but you're not doing it for the money. You're doing it for the love of all things Dunder Mifflin.
The Office is passionately adored by fans. It's also highly streamed, given its comfort-food feeling and easy-to-watch-in-the-background-while-you-cruise-Instagram format.
USDish.com's challenge involves watching about 45 episodes in a week to be entered into a contest. That's about four or five episodes a day, which isn't much of a feat. Honestly, I have friends who I know for a fact watch more. And they do it for free! They're fully amateur "Office" bingers.
USDish obviously knows these people exist in large quantities, too.
USDish, an authorized reseller of DISH, is offering a job where someone will earn $1,000 plus perks to watch 15 hours of "The Office" in nine days (without commercials, that's about 45 episodes). https://t.co/7kkkdK28NF
— WOWK 13 News (@WOWK13News) March 4, 2020
"Here’s the lowdown: The person who lands the gig will have nine days to watch 15 hours of The Office (roughly 45 episodes)," the site says. "As you’re watching, you’ll need to complete a checklist that tallies the number of common tropes that occur throughout each episode. For instance, how many times does Stanley roll his eyes at the camera? How often does Phyllis talk about Bob Vance from Vance Refrigeration? The goal is to help us understand how often sitcoms repeat popular tropes. We’ll provide you with general guidelines to track your experience, but in true Kelly Kapoor fashion, we also want you to share your unfiltered opinions and reactions on social media."
If you understood those references, you're probably already on your way to winning a Dundie of your very own and sipping coffee out of your new mug. Oh, yeah, and that $1,000.
It's incredible how, even years after the show's finale, it not only still has such a strong following, but still creates opportunities for promotional campaigns and products.