The Office Recap: Stanley Takes the Stairs


As I've said before, one of the best aspects of this final season of The Office has been the way the various members of the deep supporting bench have gotten their time in the sun. Oscar Nuñez got the most prominent bump, but Kate Flannery and Brian Baumgartner were also both given prominent episode-length story lines, and both acquitted themselves well. And now we come to Leslie David Baker. His Stanley is such a defiantly stubborn curmudgeon that to reveal a soft side would seem like a betrayal of the cranky pants we have come to know, and an episode about the Many Loves of Stanley Hudson would just be icky. So instead, he gets to spend the middle third of his big episode as a prop. Fortunately, he's a very good prop. The scene where he rams into the wall was by far the funniest part of the night.

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