My Top 5 Favorite Characters From 'The Office'

My Top 5 Favorite Characters From 'The Office'

The ultimate ranking of characters from the best show ever.

I recently got into watching The Office about two summers ago and since then it is my Netflix binge go to. It is a lighthearted comedy about the trials and tribulations of Michael Scott manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Supply Company.

1. Michael Scott

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretsky -Michael Scott

The main man whom we begin the entire series with is an obvious choice for my number one. As a Steve Carrell, fan pre-silver fox look (Google it), I love watching him develop Michael Scott’s character. He maintains his love for his job and coworkers while also finding his true happiness. Michael Scott’s lines range from hilariously embarrassing to heartwarming all within one episode. He’s not always on spot with what’s appropriate to say or forward in the workplace but he certainly knows how to keep you laughing. Not to mention he's also written and starred in the classic film Threat Level Midnight.

2. Jim Halpert

Okay, Ryan Howard may be Michael Scott’s choice for hottest in the office but mine would certainly be Jim. I mean we all know that should’ve been the obvious choice when they played who would you do. Looks excluded, Jim keeps the office alive through different pranks like wrapping Dwight's desk up for Christmas, putting Dwight's desk items in a vending machine or gelatin, and making Dwight believe there is a real alliance among the office. Jim is one of the most creative and patient people in the office as he waits a long time to finally steal Pam's heart and he really puts himself out there to show her he cares. What a guy. Take notes, fellas.

3. Dwight Schrute

Dwight is lowkey crazy but also incredibly smart as well as ambitious when it comes to working. Whilst he deals with Jim's pranks he also manages to host a few pranks of his own. Dwight lives in his own world and believes that because it's so great he should create one just like it virtually. As Assistant to the Manager, you could call him Michael's right-hand man, right after Jim of course who is number two in the office. Dwight will always be one of my favorite characters because he is the character who will say or do something you would assume people wouldn't. Don't believe me? Take a look at his Halloween costumes. Dwight's intense personality keeps you on your toes as you wonder what he will do next in every episode and trust me you won't be disappointed. If you ever need a good laugh just go to the episode where he cuts the face off of a CPR dummy that will put you into stitches.

4. Kelly Kapoor

First of all, I love Mindy Kaling so naturally, I'm gonna love, Kelly. Kelly starts out a little quiet but they finally show her true colors when they start to intertwine her story with Ryan's. Kelly is obsessed with pop culture and adds it to any conversation whenever she finds opportunity. She's an overall incredibly happy character that keeps the office young. My favorite episodes are always the ones where she's filling Jim in on her life. While she is full of herself she definitely cares about Ryan Howard more than anything as she ditches relationships for him over again. I can only hope their dysfunctional relationship isn't based on a real one. Kelly serves as the little sister in the office family tree, at times she's crazy but you still love her and she is still a team player.

5. Pam Beesly

I know a lot of people love Pam and she would come before Kelly on most people's lists but Pam infuriates me when she takes forever to give Jim a chance. I do admire Pam's spirit to push herself once she finally gets rid of Roy and her old self for good. Pam is a sweetheart who learns to stand up for herself and be brave after she runs across a pile of smoldering coals. Although Pam is called the office mattress by Angela I think Pam handled herself well with waiting to end things with Roy before eventually pursuing Jim. Michael would not be able to do without Pam she really helps keep him on track and boosts him up when he needs it. Even though he doesn't tell her how much he appreciates her. Pam is always down for pranking Dwight and even creates a few pranks of her own. I think Pam's character had incredible development in the series as she finally learns to follow her heart to maybe one day own a house with a terrace-like she always dreamed.

The Office may be over and done filming but the characters will live on forever.

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*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

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