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Paul Lieberstein plays Toby Flenderson on The Office. He is also one of the show's writers and producers and directed the episode "Money".

Writing styleEdit

According to B.J. Novak, "Paul is probably the darkest of the writers, like he always wants to end things with a mass suicide, like that would be the tag: Everyone dies."[1]

Notable linesEdit

Paul Lieberstein is responsible for the following well-known Office lines:

Off the screenEdit

Paul Lieberstein went on vacation with B.J. Novak to Costa Rica during a production break in 2007, and Novak "almost killed him with a surfboard." According to Novak, this is the source for Toby's desire to move to Costa Rica.[4]

Episodes writtenEdit

Episodes directedEdit


  1. B.J. Novak talks at UCLA, April 2008.
  2. Office Tally: Michael Schur and Jen Celotta Visit the OTCR, Page 3
  3. Office Tally: Michael Schur and Jen Celotta Visit the OTCR, Page 5
  4. The Office's BJ Novak Uncut, NPR The Bryant Park Project

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