It's time to make the easiest $1,000 dollars of your life—just binge-watch 15 hours of 'The Office' in nine days.
Do you enjoy binge-watching TV shows in your free time and consider it a major part of your skillset? Do you think The Office is the most hilarious show ever made and are obsessed with it, like Michael Scott is with Ryan? Then, here's your chance to win the easiest and quickest bucks of your life. Dish, the satellite TV service provider, is giving you the opportunity to earn $1,000 for watching 15 hours worth of The Office—which translates to about 45 episodes—in nine days.
Easy, don't you think? After all, most of us binge-watch way more content than that in the same amount of time. Well, not quite! There's a catch. Here's Dish explaining: 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, according to Dish, is to understand how often popular sitcoms repeat popular tropes over the course of their run. The contest is being organized to commemorate the show's 15th anniversary, which is set to happen this March. Is $1,000 the only compensation you will receive though? Of course not! Besides the money prize, Dish is also giving away other gifts including a winner’s kit with The Office swag, which could include a Dundie, a 'World’s Best Boss' mug, Jell-O, and a stapler, a Netflix gift card.
"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. Think Meredith is a little predictable? Wish Toby had more lines? Let’s hear it!" the company said.
The Office is a U.S. mockumentary-style sitcom based on a U.K. show of the same name. It depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The show underwent a lot of cast changes throughout its 9-season run but primarily featured Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and B.J. Novak, with popular stars like Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, James Spader, and Ellie Kemper appearing in recurring roles. Although several of the show's seasons received mixed reviews, those that featured Steve Carrell consistently topped year-end lists and ever received multiple awards including a Golden Globe and four Prime Time Emmy Awards. Over the course of its 9 seasons, the show had a total of 201 episodes.
"Think you fit the bill? Tell us why you’re the biggest Office fan in the world. Add a video submission to boost your chances. The best part? There’s zero drug testing or background checks involved (someone tell Creed). Just remember: you can’t apply on behalf of somebody else—identity theft is not a joke," Dish signs off.
Those interested in taking part can apply here. The deadline is Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. MST. Hurry!