The Office: Scranton Strangler

The Office Scranton Strangler

Everything we know about The Office Scranton Strangler.

Character Name

Scranton Strangler

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The Scranton Strangler has been referenced in several episodes of The Office, starting in Season 6.

Episode appearances

The Scranton Strangler has been referenced in the following episodes:

  • 6.17-18 The Delivery: Andy arrives at the hospital with a gift for the baby: “I decided to give Baby Halpert a newspaper from the day she was born. This frame set me back fifty five bones. But she decided to take her sweet time, so now I have to switch it with today’s paper.”
  • 6.21 Happy Hour: when Dwight demonstrates an attack move, Isabel replies “Well, I think that he could counter that move. The Scranton Strangler is a professional strangler.” In a Happy Hour deleted scene, Michael does an impression of the Scranton Strangler, saying “I will strangle you, but I won’t kill you.”
  • 6.23 Body Language: Dwight demonstrates to Kelly the convenience of wearing a cell phone on his pants: “Boom, like this. 911, hello. Scranton Strangler’s in the house. Inside the house.”
  • 7.06 Costume Contest: Dwight dresses as the Scranton Strangler for Halloween. “If I was the real Scranton Strangler, you’d be so strangled right now.”
  • 7.08 Viewing Party: in the cold open, the Scranton branch watches live TV coverage as the Scranton Strangler is believed to be trapped inside his apartment by police. Moments later, a police chase ensues down their street.
  • 7.11-7.12 Classy Christmas: Toby takes a leave of absence to be a juror on the Scranton Strangler case, making way for Holly Flax to temporarily replace him as HR rep in Scranton.
  • 7.13 Ultimatum: when Dwight explains what the Knights of the Night are, he says “One of our many recent good deeds? We set out to capture the Scranton Strangler. Mission accomplished. Not by us.”
  • 7.21 Michael’s Last Dundies: when Toby goes up to the stage to reluctantly accept his Dundie, he says, “I am a little happy right now to have a platform to talk about the outcome of a case that I was recently a juror on: the Scranton Strangler. A man’s being put to death. I was part of the verdict. And I’m not so sure he’s guilty anymore.”



  1. Danny Cordray (Timothy Olyphant) is the Scranton Strangler. Wait until Pam finds out she dated the Strangler!

  2. Gabe kind of creeps me out a bit… what if he’s the real strangler since Toby isn’t sure anymore?

  3. State Senator Robert Lipton should be the Scranton Strangler because Jack Coleman was the Salem Strangler in Days Of Our Lives.

  4. I had a dream where Toby was wrongly convicted of being Scranton’s infamous strangler, but then, in the end, it turned out that it was actually Kathy. Personally, I think that that would be a much better choice instead of making the strangler either Toby or Gabe.

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