11 Reasons Toby Is The Best Character In 'The Office'

11 Reasons Toby Is The Best Character In 'The Office'

Who thought it would be hysterical to give Toby a rock for his going away gift?

Everyone loves to laugh at the ridiculous implausibility of a boss like Michael Scott. They spend nine seasons falling in love with Jim and Pam, rolling their eyes at Kelly and Ryan's attempts at coupledom and seeing the rise and fall of Dwight and Angela over and over again.

But it is Toby who is the true unsung hero. Provoking Michael to make some of the best jokes of the show is only one of his best qualities. Here is why Toby Flenderson is the best character on "The Office."

1. He's generous and giving...

Toby's always there to lend a hand to his coworkers in their many, many times of need. He might be rejected most times, but he's still there.

2. Even when people may not deserve it.

He started out as the punching bag of Michael, who hated to have his antics cut short because of annoying HR. Slowly, more and more of his coworkers began to find him annoying or stifling. Poor Toby.

3. He's optimistic.

It might be unjustified optimism, considering everything, but he still sees the best in people. He even saw hope for Michael, who hated him for years, to get to know him better and become a close friend.

4. He's supportive.

And yeah, maybe no one really ever wanted his support, but he was still ready to pat them on the back when they needed it anyway. If anyone in that office needed some time to yell and complain about a problem, Toby would listen. To be fair, that was what he was paid to do, but he could've done a worse job.

5. He's crafty.

Where'd you find a potato in the office of a paper supply company, Toby? That's skill.

6. He thinks of the well-being of others.

Which isn't exactly a groundbreaking quality in a person, but it seems to be the downfall of many of his coworkers, most notably Michael, who not only doesn't think of others, but doesn't even vaguely understand the concept.

7. He just wants to help.

Even if you don't want his help, just let Toby help for once. Please. He just wants to support you. He just wants to be pals. Give poor Toby a chance.

8. He's a good friend.

Toby will lie for you on the spot, no questions asked. It might be a bad lie, but you did just put him on the spot. You can't expect much.

9. But he doesn't really have friends.

What's not to like about a misunderstood loner? Eventually, he moves to New York to "write the great American novel." He finds roommates who are better than friends because they have to give you notice before they leave you.

10. But who doesn't love the disliked outsider?

Toby never catches a break. Not even when he moves to Costa Rica and breaks his neck.

11. His merit is so under-appreciated in the workplace.

He's a good, good guy. Not in a fake way like Michael means, but he really just wants good to happen for everyone. Whether they like him or not, whether it's his job to care or not, he sees the best, hopes the best, and believes in the very best of everyone around him. Always.

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18 Types Of Mini-Golfers You Come Across On An 18-Hole Course

Which type of mini-golfer are YOU?


Mini-golf: A fun activity that has been around since 1916. We have all played mini-golf before and have probably played a variety of courses over the year. The one thing you might not always realize is the players around you. Next time you go mini-golfing take a look at those playing around you and see if you can find these 18 types of players. Even see which of these mini-golfers you fit!

The professional golfer.

This is the golfer who always has to look at the hole, line up his shot every time, and takes the rules seriously such as adding a stroke when the ball goes out of bounds. I mean it's mini-golf, you don't need to line up ALL your shots.

The driver.

This is the golfer who drives the ball as if he was on an actual golf course. It's one thing if you have a power swing, but this person typically drives the ball purposefully.

The obnoxious one.

This is the golfer who is just wild and all over the place. They make such a big deal out of every play, might make irrelevant comments, etc. It's just unnecessary.

The cheerleader.

This is the person who is constantly cheering others on. Even if it's a bad play they'll say "awe, it's o.k! You still got this!"

The family with the annoying kids.

This is the family where the parents don't know how to control their kids. This is where the kids will go to the next hole before their parents, destroy some of the property, or even interfere with other people golfing.

The family that tries to act like a family.

This is the family that you can clearly see is just acting like a family. It could be as simple as a family that seems tense and is just playing together to a family where the dad and kids are playing while the mom just walks around with them filing her nails.

The group of 8+.

This is the group that holds EVERYONE up. They don't care if there are 8+ balls on one hole at a time. If you are this group, please let people behind you go ahead.

The inseparable couple.

This is the couple that is all over each other. They're constantly kissing if they aren't playing or they are taking pictures of each other.

The teenage girls.

These are the girls acting all innocent and taking selfies while playing while their parents sit near the entrance for them. It's the only thing they can do without parent supervision.

The oldie.

This is literally a grandma or grandpa who is naturally just slow. They are so adorable, but it'll take a good 2 hours to play a full 18 holes with them because of how slow they move.

The smokers.

These are the people smoking cigs or cigars while playing. Let's just hope they aren't smoking around kids and put their butts in the little buckets at each hole.

The slow pokes.

These are the golfers that just take forever. If you are a slow poke please be considerate of those behind you and let them go ahead of you.

The competitive one.

This is the one who is constantly up in your face about how they're going to win. They are the ones who can't just enjoy a game of mini-golf.

The out of bounder.

This is the golfer who constantly hits the ball out of bounds. At that rate you don't even give them a penalty stroke because they'd be up to 10+ on one hole.

The goofball.

This is the person who just acts silly. They could be the ones using a child's size putter or balancing on different rocks or stumps on the course.

The clueless one.

This is the one who never realizes what hole their on, when it's their turn, or what they are even doing.

The scorekeeper.

This is the golfer who takes keeping score seriously. Or this could just be the person who naturally always keeps score when you go mini-golfing.

The normal couple (or group).

These are the people we all love. It's the people who like some friendly competition, but don't goof around. They move from hole to hole at a good pace and keep to themselves. They also are cognizant of those around them. These are the mini-golfers we all love and should strive to be.

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