Stanley from ‘The Office’ Is Doing Well

Leslie David Baker is better known as Stanley from “The Office,” a no-nonsense character who for years served as an unsmiling counterbalance to Michael Scott’s juvenile antics. Now Baker has recorded a heavily-autotuned party anthem called “2 Be Simple,” and I cannot for the life of me figure out of it’s ironic or serious. In the music video below, Baker wanders around his mansion in pajamas and a robe, enjoys a harem of sexy white girls, lords over a wild pool party, and shuns the advances of a peeping tom neighbor. It all feels vaguely like an ’80s sex comedy, and I can’t figure out why it exists, except for the likelihood that Baker woke up one day and said, “I’m Stanley from ‘The Office,’ and I wanna make a music video with some sexy white girls.” Well done, sir. Opportunity not missed.