Kelly Kapoor was definitely one of the funniest characters on The Office even if she wasn’t one of the main characters. Throughout the show, her attention-seeking ways and love of pop culture made audiences laugh.
Kelly, played perfectly by Mindy Kaling, was a perfect parody of a woman trying too hard to be popular. She was a great contrast to some of the other characters on the show, and her codependent relationship with Ryan Howard is also one of the more memorable, if horrible, relationships on the show. We’ve put together a list of 10 of Kelly Kapoor’s funniest and most relatable quotes.
10 “WHO SAYS EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE THINKING? WHAT KIND OF GAME IS THAT?”
Kelly is not known for being a very upfront person, especially when it comes to relationships. Her and Ryan’s relationship was full of games and unhealthy behaviors, so it’s no wonder she didn’t know how to handle it when Daryl was frank with her while they dated.
Kelly was pretty blown away by the idea that someone could just speak their mind, and this is something that many people can relate to, as not everyone is always good at being truthful.
9 “MY RESOLUTION WAS TO GET MORE ATTENTION.”
Fans of The Office know that Kelly is all about getting attention. Whether she’s telling Ryan that she’s pregnant when she’s not or talking to Jim about the latest celebrity gossip, Kelly loves to be the center of it all.
When Pam has the Dunder Mifflin Scranton employees pick their New Year’s Resolutions, it’s no wonder that Kelly only has one thing on her mind. She’s definitely not a person who is very subtle or nuanced, but that’s why the character is so funny.
8 “WHO AM I? I’M KELLY KAPOOR. THE BUSINESS BI***.”
After Sabre takes over the company, Kelly becomes part of their Minority Executive Training Program, “Print in All Colors.” This gives Kelly special business training in the company, but, of course, instead of really taking this to heart or using it to get ahead in business, Kelly has other things in mind.
She’s all about the idea of branding herself, and, when she is a guest speaker at Andy’s business seminar, she’s happy to label herself the business bi***.
7 “I TALK A LOT SO I’VE LEARNED TO JUST TUNE MYSELF OUT.”
One thing that is remarked upon often in the show is that Kelly likes to talk a lot. In one episode, the employees of The Office even take bets on how long it will take Kelly to explain Netflix to Ryan because she tends to talk and talk. Even Kelly herself knows that she loves to talk and just hear herself speak.
This quote is pretty hilarious, as it shows that Kelly often isn’t even aware or concerned about what she’s saying. She just loves to be the center of attention.
6 “I AM ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE WHO LOOKS HOT EATING A CUPCAKE.”
If there’s one thing we can all admire about Kelly, it’s her love of looking good and hot. Sometimes she’s obsessed with looking better, while other times she knows she looks great, which is something many people can relate to.
Her confidence in her hotness level while eating a cupcake is admirable. This quote also shows the hilarious things that Kelly spends her time worrying about, and her vapid personality makes her super funny.
5 “I LOOK REALLY GOOD IN WHITE.”
Since Kelly is always looking for attention and can never get enough of it, she’s always looking for ways to steal the limelight. Whenever anyone is having a wedding, Kelly always plans on wearing white to try and upstage the bride.
In fact, she even wore a white dress that looked a lot like a wedding dress to Phyllis’ wedding. Kelly Kapoor has no shame when it comes to her attention-seeking antics, and it definitely makes for some hilarious moments.
4 “SOMETIMES I GET SO BORED I JUST WANT TO SCREAM.”
We all have those times when we just are so bored we can’t stand it, and this Kelly quote reminds us of those times. This quote is super relatable and even more so in its entirety:
“Sometimes I get so bored I just want to scream, and then sometimes I actually do scream. I just sort of feel out what the situation calls for.”
Kelly is definitely someone who isn’t just going to put on a brave face and push through long, boring days at work. If she’s unhappy or not having a good time, she definitely let's those around her know about it. And this is something anyone who has worked an office job can admire.
3 “YEAH, I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. NUMBER ONE: HOW DARE YOU?”
The Office has created many iconic moments and quotes that have been popular on the internet for years now. This Kelly quote is one of them. This moment has been turned into reaction memes and gifs and works perfectly for many life moments.
On the show, this is just another moment where Kelly and Ryan illustrate that they have a functional relationship. While Kelly has a lot of issues, we can all appreciate her calling Ryan out for being a jerk in this scene.
2 “I MEAN I’M NOT A SLUT BUT WHO KNOWS?”
This is another Kelly quote that has been taken by the internet and used over and over. You’ve likely heard people on Twitter use this quote to talk about someone they think is hot, but you might not have realized it originated from The Office.
Kelly definitely isn’t afraid to be thirsty sometimes, and there is nothing wrong with that.
1 1.“I THINK SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE REALLY MEAN TO THE HOT, POPULAR GIRL.”
This quote comes from early on in the series and gives some good insight into how Kelly views herself. Instead of realizing that people don’t always get along with her because she can be too full of herself and rude, she thinks she’s not likable because she’s too hot and popular.
At least she thinks she’s great and has self-confidence, but her overestimating of herself is definitely funny.