Toby Flenderson

Toby Flenderson (born in 1971 in Indiana) is a fictional character on the U.S. comedy television series, The Office.wikipedia
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Paul Lieberstein

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He is portrayed by Paul Lieberstein, who was also the show's writer, director, producer and showrunner.
A Primetime Emmy Award winner, he is best known as writer, as producer, and as supporting cast member Toby Flenderson on the NBC sitcom The Office.

The Office (American TV series)

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Toby Flenderson (born in 1971 in Indiana) is a fictional character on the U.S. comedy television series, The Office.
Paul Lieberstein was cast as human resources director Toby Flenderson on Novak's suggestion after his cold readings of scripts.

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He likes his colleagues, although he is sometimes exasperated by the excessively chatty Kelly Kapoor.
She tends to engage in long-winded, one-sided conversations on relatively trivial subjects, often to the chagrin of Toby Flenderson, with whom she shares the annex, situated off the main office.

Goodbye, Toby

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For Toby's going away party in "Goodbye Toby", Michael gives him as a gift a rock with a note attached reading "Suck on This!"
In this episode, Toby Flenderson (Lieberstein) spends his last day at Dunder Mifflin before moving to Costa Rica.

Counseling (The Office)

The Season 7 episode "Counseling" reveals he has a degree in social work from Temple University.
In the episode, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is forced to have six hours of counseling with Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) after he physically reprimanded his nephew Luke (Peters), but Michael refuses to make Toby's job easy.

Darryl Philbin

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Toby loves his daughter and went the extra mile in "Moroccan Christmas" to buy her one of Dwight's Princess Unicorn dolls from Darryl Philbin, noting that his ex-wife "will be so pissed" and that "for once, Daddy's going to be a hero."
This subplot also shows that Darryl thinks well of Toby Flenderson when he invites Toby (who was forced to go with Michael to NYC on Jan's orders) to crash at Darryl's relatives place overnight, an offer he pointedly does not extend to Michael.

Moroccan Christmas

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Toby loves his daughter and went the extra mile in "Moroccan Christmas" to buy her one of Dwight's Princess Unicorn dolls from Darryl Philbin, noting that his ex-wife "will be so pissed" and that "for once, Daddy's going to be a hero."
Toby (Paul Lieberstein) wants to buy a doll for his daughter, Sasha, so he can be the hero this Christmas, which would irritate his ex-wife.

Casual Friday (The Office)

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In the Season 5 episode "Casual Friday", a diploma at his cubicle reveals Toby also has a B.S. in psychology from California Coastal College.
Angela (Angela Kinsey) complains to Toby (Paul Lieberstein) about Oscar (Oscar Nunez) wearing sandals to work and having to look at his feet.

Survivor Man

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Toby is also allergic to mushrooms ("Survivor Man").
Ryan Howard (B. J. Novak) invites the regional branch managers and Dunder Mifflin Scranton Human Resources representative Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) to a corporate wilderness retreat, but does not invite Michael Scott (Carell).

Classy Christmas

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In "Classy Christmas" Michael vandalizes Holly's Woody doll (a gift from her boyfriend) and tries to convince her Toby did it.
Michael Scott (Steve Carell) learns that Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) will be taking a leave of absence to go on jury duty for the Scranton Strangler trial, leading the corporate office to send Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) to cover for him.

Night Out (The Office)

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In "Night Out", Pam thinks that a joke Toby told was funny, and he gets really excited and puts his hand on her leg.
During a moment of levity, Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) reaches over and feels Pam's knee.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day (The Office)

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In deleted scenes from The Fire and Take Your Daughter to Work Day it's implied that Toby and Jim are friends and Jim babysits Toby's daughter on occasion.
In this episode, Take Your Daughter to Work Day results in four children spending the day at the office—Toby Flenderson's (Paul Lieberstein) daughter Sasha, Stanley Hudson's (Leslie David Baker) daughter Melissa, Kevin Malone's (Brian Baumgartner) fiancée's daughter Abby, and Meredith Palmer's (Kate Flannery) son Jake.

Sexual Harassment (The Office)

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One of Toby's major appearances was in "Sexual Harassment", where he holds a Sexual Harassment Meeting for the staff, only to be interrupted by Michael and a blow-up doll.
Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) informs Michael that he will conduct a review of the company's sexual harassment policies because the CFO resigned after allegations made by his secretary.

Did I Stutter?

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However, Toby would occasionally be bitter towards Jim, as seen in "Did I Stutter?" where he assists Ryan (now vice president of Dunder Mifflin) in giving Jim a formal warning for his job performance and criticizes him very bitterly in "Branch Wars" when Pam reluctantly allows Jim to join the Finer Things Club, though this likely all stems from Toby's jealousy of Jim's relationship with Pam.
Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) encourages Michael to take disciplinary action against Stanley, and Michael, initially resistant, pretends to fire him to teach him a lesson.

Money (The Office)

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In "Money", Toby shows that he uses very good grammar when he corrects Michael and clears up a confusion between the usages of the words "whoever" and "whomever" ("who" is used as a subject, while "whom" is used as an object).
The episode was written and directed by Paul Lieberstein, who also acts on the show as Human Resources Representative Toby Flenderson.

Michael Scott (The Office)

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Toby was intensely despised by branch manager Michael Scott, largely because Michael had no authority over him as Toby reported to corporate headquarters, and because Toby frequently tried to dissuade Michael from many of his ill-conceived and impulsive ideas.
Unlike Brent, who pretends to be friendly with many of his employees purely for the benefit of the cameras, Scott seems to genuinely like his colleagues, with the exception of Human Resources Director Toby Flenderson.

The Lover (The Office)

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In "The Lover", Michael opens up to Toby, asking him to keep Pam under control, by giving Toby a hug and calling him a "good guy."
Michael complains to Toby (Paul Lieberstein) about Pam's behavior, but when Toby tries to coax Pam into discussing the issue, she becomes angry with Toby as well.

Moving On (The Office)

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In "Moving On", Nellie gets fed up with Toby's constant hand-wringing over the possible non-guilt of the convicted Scranton Strangler and pushes him to visit the man in prison; when the Strangler proves he is the killer and nearly kills Toby himself, Nellie admits Toby was brave and a speechless Toby (his larynx was injured by the Strangler) looks happy.
Andy attempts to fire Pete, but Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) points out that he can not do this since Pete and Erin already disclosed their relationship.


During "Stairmageddon", Jim turns to Toby for advice on marriage counseling due to Toby's past of going to such counseling.
Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) talk with Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) and Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) about marital troubles.

Customer Loyalty (The Office)

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Toby appeared aware of Andy's poor treatment of Erin as a girlfriend, which he pointed out to Nellie in "Customer Loyalty".
However, a talk with Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) reminds Nellie that Andy was not the best boyfriend to Erin and Nellie has second thoughts.

The Convention (The Office)

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In "The Convention", after finding out that Pam is no longer engaged, Toby makes a couple of attempts to ask her out but can't say the words.
Toby Flenderson's (Paul Lieberstein) interest in Pam is piqued, beginning an unrequited crush on his part.

Dunder Mifflin Infinity

In "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" Toby is the first to find out about Jim and Pam's relationship when he sees her kiss him on the cheek in the break room.
Meanwhile, Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) are exposed as a couple when Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) circulates a memo about public displays of affection.

Dwight Christmas

In "Dwight Christmas", at the office Christmas party, Nellie expressed interest upon hearing that Toby had been a juror in the Scranton Strangler case.
In the meantime, Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) tells Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) about the Scranton Strangler case he was on.

Stress Relief (The Office)

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In "Stress Relief", Toby is seen attempting to help the others escape Dwight's fire drill.
Both episodes were directed by Jeffrey Blitz and written by Paul Lieberstein, who also plays Toby Flenderson on the show.

The Negotiation

While on a trip to the Corporate offices with Darryl and Michael in "The Negotiation", Darryl also offers to let Toby crash for the night at a relative's house in New York, denying Michael the same opportunity.
Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) fire Roy, and Jim, feeling guilty about all of his pranks over the years, tries to show his appreciation to Dwight for saving him, but each gesture is coolly rejected, as Dwight believes he only acted in the line of duty and is undeserving of any special praise.