This television episode is based on:
2001 - 2003
Michael asks everyone if they are ready for the (basketball) game, but gets a half-hearted grumble from the group. Michael then says "Yeah, I know. Grumble, grumble, grumble. But you would follow me to the ends of the earth, grumbling all the way. Like that, uh, dwarf from Lord of the Rings." Dwight corrects him by telling him that he's referring to 'Gimli'. Michael quickly calls Dwight a nerd.