This 'Office' Theory Might Convince You That Kevin Malone is Actually a Genius

'The Office' theory argues that Kevin Malone is actually a genius.
'The Office' theory argues that Kevin Malone is actually a genius. / YouTube / The Office

The Office is seriously the gift that keeps on giving. The workplace comedy series, which ran for nine seasons between 2005 and 2013, continues to make audiences laugh even in quarantine. The show has remained relevant since its conclusion, and fans love that you can watch all seasons of our favorite Scranton, Pennsylvania residents on Netflix (that is, until the end of this year!). Since the show is still so well-loved, fans remain steadfast in their love and scrutiny of the main characters.

One such character is Kevin Malone, whose oddness is one of the reasons why he's so funny. A theory coming from Screen Rant suggests that Kevin is not the simple-minded guy we all know and love, but one of the world's greatest minds. One clue they provide is that he won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the $2500 No-Limit Deuce-Seven Draw in 2002, a game that requires concentration, skill, and planning. Kevin has also been shown to be a schemer who thinks on his feet. For instance, he was the first Dunder Mifflin employee to figure out Jim and Pam were dating, plus he fooled Andy and Daryl during a game of Dallas so that he could leave with the cash prize. Perhaps he was concealing his genius the whole time to keep his co-workers off his trail!

If you're looking for some new Dunder Mifflin content to read, a behind-the-scenes book about The Office is available to purchase here. If that's not enough, check out this fan theory about Jim that will blow your mind. If you love fan theories about The Office, there's also this one that details why Michael hates Toby so much.