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18. Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey)
The crazy cat-lady of the office, Angela, only finds pleasure in books like The Purpose Driven Life and people like Harry Connick, Jr. Oh, and also in potentially gay state senators, one of whom she’s currently dating. But even with her holier-than-thou ways, we still sort of think she’s funny. She’s the show’s weirdest character —- and yet we all know someone like her at work.
17. Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery)
Every office needs a drunk — and Meredith is probably drunk enough for the entire building. She also has a habit of flashing people, both upstairs and downstairs. In real life, this kind of character would be sad. Lucky for us, The Office is a sitcom.
16. Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein)
Trying to contain Michael Scott can’t be an easy job — maybe that’s why Toby’s the way that he is. He’s the most hated character in the office, which makes laughing at Toby somewhat of a sadistic endeavor. Even most of Michael’s jokes at his expense are often just mean. The best thing he ever did for The Office was leaving, and letting Holly come aboard.
15. Gabe Lewis (Zach Woods)
Gabe is such a recent addition to the show that we’re still finding out things about him. For instance, we know he’s incredibly insecure and prefers Hardware over WALL-E. Also, we know he’s not a very funny person, but is often put into funny situations. Occasionally, he’s also put into Lady Gaga costumes.
14. Phyllis Lapin-Vance (Phyllis Smith)
Get her to talk about Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration, and she won’t stop blabbing. Otherwise, Phyllis is perfectly comfortable in the un-flashy role of being the office mom. Ryan even used her face on a bottle of his mom’s pesto.
13. Holly Flax (Amy Ryan)
Holly is the female Michael Scott, in more ways than one. She’s also, in the words of Jim, a “major dork.” She regularly talks like Yoda and E.T. and one time, along with Michael, acts out a Slumdog Millionaire-inspired skit for her coworkers.
12. Todd Packer (David Koechner)
A man who doesn’t know the meaning of “politically correct,” Packer will joke about homosexuality and Jews just as easily as he will take a dump on Michael’s carpet. Every show needs the over-the-top jokester, and that’s what we get with Todd.
11. Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker)
The Office writers have gotten a lot of mileage out of this one-note character (he doesn’t like working… in an office... unless it’s Pretzel Day), but to their credit, he’s never been unfunny or boring. Did I mention Pretzel Day?
10. Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer)
It’s easy to point to Erin’s quirkiness and Todd Packer’s crass comedy as reasons why they’re funny. With Pam, it’s tougher, because she’s not laugh-out-loud hilarious; the receptionist-turned-office administrator is an under-the-radar comedic force. And just as Jenna Fischer has grown more comfortable playing Pam over the years, so too has Pam grown increasingly confident in herself. And that’s made her considerably more hilarious.