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‘The Office’ Mystery Solved: This Guy Proves Toby Was the Scranton Strangler

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If you were a fan of The Office, you know about the Scranton Strangler, the elusive serial killer who lurked in the background of a number of episodes starting in season six. Of course, since it was one of the show’s funnest running bits, many fans speculated that one of the Dunder Mifflin Employees themselves were the true Scranton Strangler.

Of all the theories that popped up about the true identity of the Scranton Strangler, however, none were more convincing than the one suggesting that sad, unlucky Toby Flenderson was the serial killer. Twitter user Spencer McClure shared the theory in a thread today, and it has the internet SHOOK-ETH!

And then, someone shared THIS crucial moment:

Here’s another more obscure reason why it makes sense for Toby to be the Scranton Strangler: the writers went out of their way to make his life absolutely miserable, without any rhyme or reason (except that it was funny). Of course, after five seasons, it’d be tough to keep punishing an innocent character over and over again. Maybe the writers justified their torture of Toby by turning him into a secret serial killer! After all, if he’s a murderer, he totally deserves all the sh*tty things that happen to him.


Are you convinced that Toby was the Scranton Strangler? If not, who do you think was? Let us hear all your thoughts and theories @Smosh!