ByErick Vélez, writer at
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Erick Vélez

The Office easily ranks in my top five TV shows. It's the only show that I've seen twice and enjoyed equally as much as the first time. Every character in The Office has a specific type of comedy that when brought to the table, creates a plethora of hilarious one-liners and anecdotes. Without each of their unique roles, the atmosphere of their workplace would not be the same, but there are a few characters who really stand out to me.

5. Kevin Malone

Kevin is like the kid of the office. Really only concerned when asked what kind of pizza should be ordered, Kevin is usually found in the background of most scenes providing some immature, yet well-placed, dialogue about someone's problems or a situation that the office staff finds themselves in.

His nonchalant, mellow cadence adds to the comedic effect of his well-written dialogue, but I appreciate that Kevin is a relatively innocent character who doesn't develop any drama of his own. He's really only there to have a good laugh.

4. Andy Bernard

The Nard Dog! Andy brings a very lively attitude to the office when he transfers to Dunder Mifflin Scranton, almost along the lines of Michael Scott. The only exception is that Andy doesn't necessarily make a fool of himself when he tries to make the rest of the office laugh. Instead, he really steals the show with his college-level singing and dance-offs.

Surprisingly, Andy is the character that I've gotten to know the best. We get to explore his fears of being lonely after breaking-up with Angela. as well as his drive to be a likable and polite guy, which may be a result of his desire for good friends. He is also one of the few characters to express true sentiment towards the office and its staff. However, Andy also has his absurd moments, like when he hears a rumor about him being gay and begins to briefly question his own sexuality.

3. Dwight Schrute

For any amount of fun-loving people, there has to be that one person who likes to spoil the fun. For The Office, that person is Dwight. Eccentric, overly-dramatic, and sometimes just plain rude, Dwight likes to think that he is better than most of his coworkers. It's amusing to see how much control he tries to exert over the Dunder Mifflin staff and how little they are willing to cooperate.

One of the biggest parts of the show early on is Jim's long history of pulling pranks on Dwight. It surprises me how gullible and naive Dwight is despite his intellect.

2. Toby Flenderson

The main reason why Toby is so hilarious is because of how much Michael Scott makes fun of him in the show. Michael hates Toby and is constantly fighting against his attempts to keep things professional and appropriate while Michael does just the opposite.

Sometimes, I do feel really bad for Toby because most of Michael's attacks are unwarranted. When interacting with the staff, he really is a friendly guy who can have a laugh.

1. Creed Bratton

I think Creed is the most underrated and least utilized character in the entire show. The scenes that feature him are brief but they are just so weird that you can't help but laugh at what kind of absurd nonsense comes out of Creed's mouth. It's like this guy is the world's biggest criminal.

After watching some of his finest moments, you can't help but think that you really don't know anything about this guy. He's always oblivious to anything actually happening at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, but that's what I love about Creed. You don't know what he's going to say next or even what he's going to do, but whatever it is, you know it's going to be hilarious.


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