One of the reasons why The Office is still so overwhelmingly popular, even though it’s been off the air for six years, is because of the sitcom’s deep bench of great characters. There’s Michael, Jim, Pam, and Dwight, of course, but Kevin, Angela, Stanley, Meredith, Phyllis, and Toby also provided some of the show’s biggest laughs; Gabe and Erin were fantastic late-season additions (that eventually led to Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods starring in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Silicon Valley); and Creed was wonderfully weird. Also, Toby.
But not every character was a winner. Earlier this week, an Office fan on the show’s Dunder Mifflin subreddit uploaded an image entitled, “The worst of The Office.” (You can see the full thing there.) It included photos of Cathy (who tried to break up Jim and Pam), camera-guy Brian, Michael Scott’s almost-replacement Nellie, Deangelo (a career lowlight for Will Ferrell), Erin’s creepy foster-brother Reed, and Michael Scott and Andy Bernard, but only in seasons one and eight/nine, respectively. Other users were quick to add their own picks.
Where is Phyllis’s dad for stealing Michael’s thunder
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Andy’s parents… especially his dad.
What about the guy who ran the day care? F*ck that guy! Next time use a bathroom that locks you awkward smug dick.
Val. The most aggressively boring character ever.
Where’s Michael’s nephew?
What about the couple at Benihana that didn’t move for Dwight when they clearly knew he was part of the office party, AND they were visibly annoyed by him being separate from the rest of the group?
how is Broccoli Rob not on this list?
Kendall from HR in NY is the worst. But seriously he was an asshole to Holly when she was just concerned about the Merideth/Hammermill situation.
I’m surprised that Debbie Brown isn’t on here. It’s her fault for the water mark.
Meanwhile, Robert California remains undefeated.