What is there to say about Creed Creed Bratton from The Office? How can one accurately describe the joys of a perfect Creed one-liner? Or the mystery surrounding Dunder Mifflin's most nonsensical character? What other character in the history of television is as quotable, as clinically insane, and as lovable as Creed?
Although Creed was rarely a major focus of The Office, that's exactly what made him so special. Like Ralph Wiggum before him, Creed works best in short spurts, often popping up at exactly the right moment to spout off a non-sequitur or talk about the men he may or may not have slept with in the 60s. But that doesn't mean that when The Office did happen to give us a Creed-centric episode it didn't work. On the contrary, the best Creed episodes of The Office are magical little glimpses into the deranged mind of a madman. Whether these Creed episodes reveal a little bit about Scranton's most drugged up senior, or simply show a new side of Creed Bratton that we haven't seen before, any time Creed gets more screen time than usual it's something to savor.
So let's rub some printer ink in our hair, get involved in a number of cults (both as a leader and a follower), and put on our best blood-spattered shirt for Halloween, because it's time to rank the best Creed episodes of The Office.
Search Committee (1)Photo: NBC
With Deangelo Vickers still in a coma, Dunder Mifflin-Sabre Scranton is left with Creed as interim regional manager. The longtime employee does a terrible job with his promotion and soon slew of outside candidates come in to interview for the position. Will Arnett, Warren Buffett, Jim Carey, James Spader, and Ricky Gervais are among the episodes's guest stars.
Creed: [running a meeting in the conference room] Okay, team building! On this side of the room, Stanley, Phyllis, Jim, Ted, Elroy, [camera switches to show only Meredith and Kevin have attended the meeting, Jim walks by and sees this]
Creed: and this side of the room, Pam, Meredith, Phyllis, Creed...
Jim: He never called a meeting.
Creed: [pointing at a whiteboard with BOBODDY written on the left side, vertically] BO-BODDY! BO-BODDY. What does the first “B” stand for?
Pam: What are we doing?
Creed: We’re making acronyms. Okay! What does the first “B” stand for?
Kevin: Um… Business!
Creed: I like it! Business! Good, Kevin! [writes after the first B, I, Z, N, U…] All right! The “O”…
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- Original Airing: May 19, 2011
- Season: The Office (US TV series) - Season 7
- Episode Number: 25
Michael decides to fire Creed, after unsuccessfully trying to fire Pam and Stanley. Creed, however, is able to convince Michael to keep him on and fire Devon instead. An angry Devon smashes a pumpkin on Michael's car, but Michael still a way to enjoy some festive fun at the end of the night.
Michael: You are great. Very ambitious. And I feel like you want more than this little office has to offer. And I understand that you’d wanna just spread your wings, and fly the coop.
Creed: What are you telling me?
Michael: I… we’re gonna have to… You… you want something better.
Creed: No, I don’t. I wanna stay right here.
Michael: No, you wanna leave.
Creed: No, I wanna stay here.
Michael: Why… why are you making this so hard?
Creed: Um, I think there’s a misunderstanding, Michael.
Michael: I have to fire someone today, okay?
Creed: Fine. Fire someone else. Fire Devon. He’s terrible. I am so much better at my job than Devon.
Michael: Okay, well… I already picked you. And you know that. So, unless I just go through with this, you’re always gonna look at me as the guy who almost fired you.
Creed: No, no, no, no, no, no. I will forget so fast. You will be my savior. You’re they guy who gave me my life back. Thank you. I knew you’d see it my way Michael. God Bless you. You’re a fine man.
Creed: Listen, you will not regret this either. Devon is terrible; No one’s gonna miss him. Good, good, good.
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- Original Airing: October 18, 2005
- Season: The Office (US TV series) - Season 2
- Episode Number: 5
- Photo: NBC
Dunder Mifflin Scranton is thrown into damage control when some paper is released with an obscene watermark of a cartoon duck and mouse having sex, something Creed - the quality assurance director - should have caught. Creed saves his job by placing the blame on a paper mill employee who was out sick when he was supposedly going to meet her to check on quality control.
Creed: The only difference between me and a homeless man is this job. I will do whatever it takes to survive. Like I did when I was a homeless man.
Creed: Every week I’m supposed to take four hours and do a quality spot-check at the paper mill. And of course the one year I blow it off, this happens.
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- Original Airing: Apr 26, 2007
- Season: The Office (US TV series) - Season 3
- Episode Number: 20
- Photo: NBC
Dwight calls the cops because he suspects someone in the office has marijuana, the arrival of the police concerns Creed. As it turns out, Michael was setting up Toby by purchasing what he believed to be marijuana – but was really caprese salad – and planting it at Toby's desk.
Phyllis: Where’s your place?
Jim: Oh, it’s on uh Linden Ave? By the quarry?
Creed: Cool beans, man, I live by the quarry. We should hang out by the quarry and throw things down there.
Jim: Definitely we should.
Creed: Just pretend like we’re talking until the cops leave.
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- Original Airing: Nov 20, 2008
- Season: The Office (US TV series) - Season 5
- Episode Number: 8