The Office: 10 Characters You Totally Forgot Existed

Remember when Will Arnett was on The Office? Thought not.

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The US Office has been over for roughly eight years now, which is staggering to think about. Having ran from 2005 to 2013, the show had an incredibly long shelf life, giving viewers a deliciously packed nine seasons compiling 201 episodes altogether. With the sheer amount of content on display, it's no surprise that you might have forgotten a lot of it.

While the series was full of talented writers and a hilarious concept, it was the cast of characters that made it a phenomenon. The colourful staff at Dunder Mifflin were a rambunctious bunch who all slotted perfectly into the archetypes of sitcom comedy. However, as the series progressed, there were plenty of reshuffles, introductions and losses.

Thanks to the ever-evolving nature of the narrative and the company itself, there was a plethora of roles who came along to make a quick impression before leaving, stuck around but featured heavily in the background or played significant roles but disappeared suddenly.

Just like working at a regular office, it's impossible to remember everyone's names, and these ten characters are easily ones you'll probably have forgotten.

10. Devon

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The fact that you've likely forgotten him is precisely what makes this character so funny. Poor Devon White did not have a good time at Dunder Mifflin, as, for the most part, he was a glorified extra until a hilarious yet shocking moment brought him to the forefront of the show.

This staff member was seen frequently throughout the earlier seasons working in the background, with one or two moments calling him out by name. But, he'd get his biggest break in the episode "Halloween" where he'd end up being fired by Michael after he was forced to make budget cuts.

It was a hilarious moment, not only because Devon reacted childishly by smashing a pumpkin on Michael's car, but because the choice to fire Devon was so anticlimactic, as viewers probably had no idea who he was. It was a hilarious reference to the fact that the main cast were not the only staff at Dunder Mifflin.

Still, Devon got a happy ending as he was hired back by Dwight in the final episode, as Creed had faked his death, and they apparently had incredibly similar jobs. Not too shabby for the victim of Michael's downsizing.


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