Mose Schrute is a fictional character on the television series The Office.

Season 2

Mose is Dwight's cousin. Together they own and operate a beet farm.

In a deleted scene from the The Injury, Michael describes Mose as a "weirdo": "Twenty-seven years old, never left the beet farm."

In a deleted scene from the episode The Carpet, Michael advises Dwight to tell a joke as part of his sales pitch. Dwight phones a customer and tells a joke he heard from Mose: "What is black and white and red and can't think? A nun who has a beet for a head." The person on the other end apparently gets offended, and Dwight says, "I'm Catholic too."

Season 3

In the episode Initiation, Mose assists Dwight in initiating Ryan as a salesman, but Ryan decides that he has had enough once Mose appears ready for a wrestling match with him.

When Dwight yells "You must vanquish your fear!", Mose emerges with a tan thermal underwear longsleeve shirt, with the words "FEAR" emblazoned on the shirt in red duct tape. Ryan jumps out of the chair and leaves the beet farm. After Ryan departs, Dwight asks "Where are the animals?"

Season 4

In the episode Money, when Jim and Pam decide to spend a night at Schrute Farm, they have a series of unusual encounters with Dwight's cousin Mose.

  • Mose runs alongside their car as it drives up.
  • Dwight jokes that Mose took and hid all of the wires on the farm, leaving them without power, and that the farm is now 'wireless'.
  • Mose rocks back and forth in Jurassic Park pajamas while Dwight reads a bedtime excerpt from Harry Potter to him, Jim, and Pam. Mose stares at Pam during the reading.
  • Pam sees Mose in the outhouse.
  • In a deleted scene, Mose attempts to entertain Jim and Pam with his trampoline tricks.
  • In a deleted scene, Mose demonstrates little knowledge of the outside world. When Dwight leaves, he says that he has gone to "his day place" and is confused when Jim mentions the office.
  • In a deleted scene, Mose cooks Jim and Pam nothing but bacon for breakfast.
  • In the same scene, when Mose is done serving breakfast, he says to Jim and Pam, "Everybody poops," to which Jim replys, "Yes... they do."

In The Deposition, Dwight brings Mose to the warehouse to play ping-pong. If Michael is to be believed, this is the first time Mose has left the farm.

In Goodbye, Toby, Mose delivers a raccoon to the office via bicycle in order to help Dwight with the 'playful hazing' of the branch's new HR representative Holly Flax.

Season 6

Mose makes an appearance in the episode Koi Pond, dressed in an Amish attire and standing still like a wax figurine.


  • Mose is named after Mose from the reality television show Amish in the City. Writer Michael Schur watched the show, and the name stuck with him.
  • Michael Schur is a writer on the show.

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