Harper or Halpert?

Is The Office's Jim Halpert really The Newsroom's Jim Harper or is Jim Harper Really Jim Halpert?
Halpert: Um. So, I just finished The Hunger Games. Mind. Blown.
Harper: DUDE! It’s about time. Team Peeta or Gale?!?

Halpert: Um. So, I just finished The Hunger Games. Mind. Blown.

Harper: DUDE! It’s about time. Team Peeta or Gale?!?

Hot-Harper-Halpert-Humpday-Helper: Magazine Edition
Halpert: Harper, how amazing is this new conditioner? Look at this volume!
Harper: Word. My hair is SO soft.

Hot-Harper-Halpert-Humpday-Helper: Magazine Edition

Halpert: Harper, how amazing is this new conditioner? Look at this volume!

Harper: Word. My hair is SO soft.

Halpert: I like wearing colored ties to be festive for office holiday parties.
Harper: I like wearing skinny cloth ties to casually remind people I could be a hipster if I wanted to.

Halpert: I like wearing colored ties to be festive for office holiday parties.

Harper: I like wearing skinny cloth ties to casually remind people I could be a hipster if I wanted to.

Halpert: I just love being cozy.
Harper: I just love looking homeless.

Halpert: I just love being cozy.

Harper: I just love looking homeless.

The sheepish boy shrug look. Perfected (possibly patented) by the Jims, responsible for setting unreal expectations for male (and female) coworkers everywhere. 

The sheepish boy shrug look. Perfected (possibly patented) by the Jims, responsible for setting unreal expectations for male (and female) coworkers everywhere. 

Halpert: You were right Harper. This hand lotion DOES make my hands velvety soft.
Harper: I know, right?! Smells like an actual bed of fucking roses.

Halpert: You were right Harper. This hand lotion DOES make my hands velvety soft.

Harper: I know, right?! Smells like an actual bed of fucking roses.

Halpert: I clearly hate Mondays. Look at my frown. 
Harper: I’m frowning because my frown isn’t as deep as your frown. Frown sounds weird when you say it this many times. 
Halpert: Frown.

Halpert: I clearly hate Mondays. Look at my frown. 

Harper: I’m frowning because my frown isn’t as deep as your frown. Frown sounds weird when you say it this many times. 

Halpert: Frown.

McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Jims’ likeness. 

McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Jims’ likeness. 

Casual Friday Jims.

Casual Friday Jims.

Halpert: I just LOVE my coworkers. They help me to be so productive! 

Harper: Teamwork rules, doesn’t it?

Your latest Hot-Harper-Halpert-Humpday-Helper: 
Jims. So emo right now.

Your latest Hot-Harper-Halpert-Humpday-Helper:

Jims. So emo right now.

Harper vs. Halpert: The Newsroom vs. The Office Edition II

The Jims and their bosses that jam together, stay together?

Harper vs. Halpert: Jim’s Other Woman Edition I
Okay. So maybe they’re not eeexactly the same…  

Harper vs. Halpert: Jim’s Other Woman Edition I

Okay. So maybe they’re not eeexactly the same…  

Harper vs. Halpert: The Newsroom vs. The Office Edition

Ah, drinking games. A reason to guzzle down alcohol at a rapid pace where prize and punishment are equal - more booze. What’s not to love? Especially when it involves sticky, grimy quarters, as it does for ‘Up Chickens, Down Chickens,’ the preferred game of choice by both The Newsroom and The Office staffers.

Exhibit A: A party scene from Sunday’s 7th episode of The Newsroom.

Exhibit B: Group Happy Hour during season 3, episode 18 of The Office. Also known as Toby’s sad quest to win Pam a stuffed duck.

Coincidence? Random act of workplace fate? Maybe. But aren’t there, oh I don’t know, about a hundred other drinking games that could have been used on Sunday instead? The commonalities here clearly don’t end with floppy-haired employees named Jim. 

Halpert: Why so glum chum?
Harper: I still don’t understand why Kristen Stewart would cheat on RPatz.

Halpert: Why so glum chum?

Harper: I still don’t understand why Kristen Stewart would cheat on RPatz.