The office: the 8 strangest quotes of the series
The US office is the American version of a British sitcom of the same name. Although it had a rocky start, this TV mockumentary series eventually turned casual viewers into loyal fans. Located at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Office focuses on the personal and professional lives of the staff of the Scranton, Pennsylvania offices.
During its nine seasons, Office thoroughly entertained fans and gave fans a lot of hilarious and weird moments. With Jim and Pam’s seemingly fairytale romance, Dwight’s constant efforts to be in Michael’s good books, Ryan and Kelly’s disastrous relationship, and Jim’s pranks, Office is full of weird and entertaining quotes.
8 “I talk a lot, so I’m learning to disconnect” – Kelly Kapoor
Played by Mindy Kaling, Kelly Rajnigandha Kapoor is the customer service representative for Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. She is the epitome of a “material girl” who likes to talk to everyone’s ears. She gets into a romantic entanglement with Ryan Howard who joins the company as a temp. Overexcited and overzealous, Kelly is quite an irritating and selfish person. Given the quote above, she would probably say fewer weird things if she actually listened to herself talk.
7 “Normally I don’t like to make people laugh” – Angela Martin
Portrayed by Angela Kinsey, Angela Noelle Martin is the accounting department manager for Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Angela is stern, stoic, and extremely stuck up. She adores her cats and is very particular about how she talks and behaves.
Angela is quite content with her own business and has a love-hate relationship with most of her co-workers. While most people feel good about getting a laugh or two out of a joke, Angela isn’t cut from the same cloth.
6 “The worst thing about prison was the Dementors” – Michael “Prison Mike” Scott
Portrayed by Steve Carell, Michael Scott is the regional manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Michael can be described as a man-child, clumsy, immature and strange. He is often insensitive towards his colleagues and perpetually distant.
Michael has different personalities that he employs when he wants to get a point across or just for fun. “Prison Mike” compares the real prison to Azkaban in the Harry Potter series, where Dementors run amok and suck the souls out of the living.
5 “Maybe we weren’t good together, but that’s weird. I’d rather her be alone than with someone. Is that love?” -Ryan Howard
Portrayed by BJ Novak, Ryan Howard joined Dunder Mifflin Paper Company as a temp. Michael immediately took a liking to him because Ryan knew exactly which buttons to press to get his way. Ryan is romantically involved with Kelly, which leads to one of the most twisted and toxic relationships in Office.
A recurring pattern of intense passion wanes and grows between Ryan and Kelly. They both have fantastic ideas about love and the expectations of their partners. They often express their feelings for each other in weird ways, much like the quote above.
4 “If I was buying my coffin, I’d buy one with thicker walls so you couldn’t hear the other dead” – Dwight Schrute
Portrayed by Rainn Wilson, Dwight Kurt Schrute III is a paper salesman at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. He also owns and operates a bed-and-breakfast at Schrute Farms. His lack of social skills is evident in his dealings with his co-workers.
Dwight has a strong sense of justice and likes to plan to the last second. So it comes as no surprise to most fans when Dwight talks about how he would like to rest in peace once he passes away. However, for everyone, this is a very original and strange quote from Dwight.
3 “How are you not murdered every hour?” -Andy Bernard
Portrayed by Ed Helms, Andrew Baines Bernard, better known as Andy, is an employee transferred from the Stamford branch when it merged with the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Andy is insecure but arrogant, with daddy issues stemming from his controlling father.
Proud to be an alumnus of Cornell University, Andy has a slight straight edge to his personality. Sometimes his anger issues come to the surface and he says strange things incredibly abruptly.
2 “The eyes are the groin of the face” – Dwight Schrute
Dwight Schrute is an eccentric one-of-a-kind character. He is proud of his German lineage and is obsessed with martial arts. He frequently participates in prank wars with his colleague, Jim. Fans know that only Dwight can truly understand Dwight.
It’s already been established that Dwight’s mind works in mysterious ways. It is not beyond him to attach meaning to something that has none. Bizarre comparisons are one way he showcases his innate creativity, most often coming off as bizarre. The quote above is a perfect embodiment of Dwight’s weird train of thought.
1 “I have been involved in a number of cults both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader” – Creed Bratton
Portrayed by Creed Bratton, Creed Rowland Bratton is the Quality Assurance Manager at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Loosely based on the actor playing the role, this character contrasts with the real Creed Bratton. While the character has a dark and mysterious side, the real Bratton is likeable and bright.
Creed is one of the craziest characters in Office. Leave it to him to say something completely wild and out of context, often changing the tone of the conversation as well as the mood.
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