Creed Bratton Isn't Really Creed Bratton
Creed Bratton is without a doubt one of The Office's more mysterious characters, with a whole slew of strange quotes and mishaps to choose from when trying to answer the question: "Who the heck is Creed Bratton?" Well, not Creed Bratton at all for starters, according to one Reddit user:
"Creed Bratton is not Creed Bratton. In one episode, he states that he transfers all of his debt to an account under the name William Charles Schneider. In another, he states that the last guy who stole from him was never seen again and his name was Creed Bratton. I propose that Creed's real name is William C. Schneider, and after a man named Creed Bratton stole from him, he killed him and took his name."
...And, if you remember the episode "Money" from season 4, Creed even flashes his real passport for the world to see - and it says "William Charles Schneider."
Jim and Pam Kissed Two Times on Casino Night
In season two finale “Casino Night”, we see Jim kiss Pam. In season three premier “Gay Witch Hunt,” we flashback to that scene, but reddit user Primetime22 points out that it's different. In “Casino Night,” after kissing, Pam and Jim stare at each other, unsure what to do. In “Gay Witch Hunt,” the scene opens mid-kiss, and once the kiss finishes, Jim smiles and says "You have no idea how long I wanted to do that."According to this fan theory, there's footage missing between the kisses - first Jim kisses Pam, then, after a pause, Pam kisses back. In season three, we come in on the second kiss. The theory is supported by season three episode 17, "Cocktails", in which Pam tells her fiance Roy she kissed Jim.
Michael Has Serious Dad Issues And That's Why He Hates Toby - A Divorced Dad
Sure, there are plenty of reasons why Michael probably hates Toby - he's depressed while Michael is somehow eternally optimistic to the point of being delusional, and as the HR representative in the office he's the only one who has any real control over Michael. However, according to one Reddit user by the name of Athena_Nikephoros, this hatred has much deeper roots.
"Sure, he says its because Toby is from HR, but if we look at all the stuff Michael gets away with, it's clear that Toby isn't ever coming down on him as hard as he could. As the corporate HR rep, Toby could have gotten Michael fired literally dozens of times.
My theory is that Michael's parents divorced when he was young, and he now channels his anger and feelings of abandonment towards Toby, who is a divorced father. Michael has no sense of subtlety or nuance, and so doesn't see that Toby is a far better father and human being than his own dad."
Fans can see this play out first hand in the episode where Michael has to sit through six hours of mandatory counseling, courtesy of Toby. He is openly hostile toward Toby until he is tricked into playing board games and slowly begins to open up - and what does he talk about? His daddy issues, no less.
To add fuel to the fire, Toby also represents Michael's worst nightmare: a lonely, divorced father who rarely gets to see his kid. After all, all Michael really wants is to have a family and be happy.
Roy Cheated On Pam... With Angela
Now, to even the most seasoned fan of The Office, this theory may sound a little far fetched, until seeing the evidence any how. Reddit user flaming_muffins pointed to a number of different scenes throughout numerous episodes in which Roy not only hints that he's attracted to Angela, but in which Angela is particularly complementary of Roy.
"Here’s the evidence seen directly in the show:
• In the episode 'The Fire' (s2e14) Roy says he’d hook up with Angela in the game 'Who would you do?' showing that he has attraction towards her.
• In the episode 'Casino Night' (s2ep22), Michael is opening the casino as Lady Fortune and he says 'Old friends! New lovers!' and then there’s a shot of Roy and Angela sharing glances at each other (sort of the 'let’s hook up' kind of glance)[...]
• In the episode 'Cocktails' (s3ep18) you can briefly hear audio of Roy asking everybody at the bar if they want a drink and you can hear Angela saying something like, 'Oh, no thank you Roy, I’m…' This line on its own doesn’t mean much but its more the way she says it that interests me. She sounds very flustered, the way a girl talking their crush sounds.
• In the same episode, when Pam says that she wants no secrets between her and Roy, Roy instantly becomes defensive and says that he totally could have done something (implying an affair) but he didn’t. The way he says this is definitely suspicious and is absolutely not convincing that he is innocent of an affair[...]
• In the episode 'The Negotiation' (s3ep19) Angela has more of her flustered speaking when Roy comes to get his last paycheck. She calls him 'very strong' and Kevin snickers in the background (maybe Kevin knew about the affair, the way he knows about Oscar’s affair later on in the show).
Now let’s consider Angela’s role in all of this:
First off, we know that Angela is not shy when it comes to having multiple lovers at once. She cheated on Andy with Dwight, cheated on the senator with Dwight, and also mentioned two people named John dueling over her when she was 'living in Ohio' (s5ep18). We also know that Angela has a strong hatred for Pam. This is seen countless times throughout the show. I believe this hatred might be because Roy chose to remain engaged to Pam, basically choosing Pam over her. She might have felt that without Pam, she could have had a stronger relationship with Roy."