Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DID I STUTTER?  As suggested by a reader, my arbitrary and incomplete ranking of The Office's supporting characters in order of comedic slugging percentage, from top to bottom:
  • Mose
  • Stanley
  • Meredith
  • Creed
  • Darryl
  • Kevin (low OBP once they made him too dumb, but high SLG)
  • Phyllis (singles and doubles, all day long)
  • Angela
  • Oscar
  • Toby
  • Bob Vance
  • Nellie
  • Gabe


  1. Duvall7:28 PM

    Toby may not rate well in comedic slugging percentage, but his plus-minus would be surprisingly high given how often he triggered hilarious reactions from Michael.

  2. Adam B.7:36 PM

    Comedic plus-minus? You mean, like how Horatio Sanz had the lowest plus-minus in SNL history?

  3. Toby's a great pinch-hitter. I'd move him up a few slots for his ability to bat left-handed.

  4. Meghan6:57 AM

    I do not love Stanley. I'd maybe put him at Vance levels +/-1.

  5. Creed never misses, so I guess that's OBP in this analogy? His slugging ain't bad, either.

  6. Adam B.10:46 AM

    I don't know if that's BA or OBP -- what is a comedic "walk"? Being funny in reaction to others, or is that where +/- comes in?

  7. Andrew11:06 AM

    Creed may not have the advantage of running Parks and Rec during the later seasons, but there were many episodes where his one scene was the funniest part of the episode. He's like the pinch hitter who comes in for one AB a game with a high slugging percentage.