With all the drama that happens on The Bachelorette, it’s nice to have a bit of a laugh. My favorite gag so far on JoJo’s season is that contestant Derek looks exactly like Jim Halpert, aka John Krasinski, from The Office. In fact, I’m not the only one who noticed — there seems to be a whole lot of chatter and quite a few memes and jokes comparing John Krasinski to Derek.
We don’t know a lot about Derek just yet. He hasn’t had a lot of time with JoJo, and even though their relationship shows some promise (they seem to have some pretty good conversations when they are together at cocktail parties), it’s still a little fledgling baby. While we’re waiting for Derek’s reality television character to develop, I say we just impose all of Jim Halpert’s best qualities on him — kind, smart, funny, clever, loves torturing Dwight Schrute. That’s not to say that Derek isn’t all of those things already, but I need more screen time before I can decide. Luckily, the Internet is down with this fantasy, and boy, are they happy to see lovable Jim Halpert back on their TV screens in the form of Derek.
The Side-By-Side Photo Comparisons
The Decision To Ignore His Real Name
No, he's Jim Halpert and nothing else.
Celebrating His Jim Halpert-Style Camera Looks
Even Derek Has Been Getting In On The Fun
But He Has A Different Celeb Lookalike Idea
Sorry, Derek. It's Jim. You're Jim. But, too often do the people on these shows take themselves really seriously, and Derek is totally not that guy. He is laughing along with us, and I'm sure that he misses The Office just as much as the rest of us.
Are Derek and JoJo the new Jim and Pam? We'll have to wait and see.
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