As seen on: The Office (NBC)
Portrayed by: James Spader
Chances are, you didn't keep watching The Office far enough to meet this awful character. Now, for the few dozen of us here who know what's what, how intolerable was Robert California? With Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) gone, Mr. California assumed the Regional Manager position of Dundler Mifflin's Scranton branch.
The smart majority of us said, "Yeah, no," and moved on; the loyalist, bless their souls, decided to soldier on. After slogging through a season of the unbearably smug, arrogant, and grating Robert California (consequently degrading Andy into an approval-hungry monkey), we had enough. We hoped against hope and, curses, we got Robert flippin' California in return. We were silly for believing in the impossible.