While characters like Dwight, Pam, and Jim might be talked about the most because they're the main characters on The Office, part of what makes the show work so well is how funny the supporting cast is, too. Most of the employees of Dunder Mifflin provide some sort of hilarious personality to the mix that creates great conversations as everyone interacts with one another. One of the underrated characters on the show is Oscar Martinez. He definitely gets fed up with his job a lot and has a lot of sarcastic and sharp things to say.
Here are the ten most sarcastic Oscar quotes from The Office.
10 “I CONSIDER MYSELF A GOOD PERSON, BUT I’M GOING TO MAKE HIM CRY.”
Dealing with Michael Scott as a boss would not be a pleasant thing. He’s immature and not always great at his job, and he also harasses and makes fun of his employees a lot. Oscar has to deal with this harassment often because of his sexuality, so it’s no wonder he isn’t that fond of Michael.
When Michael decides to host a roast of himself, Oscar is here for the opportunity to give Michael a taste of his own medicine.
9 “WHAT EXACTLY IS MY RESPONSIBILITY HERE? TO COMFORT AN INSECURE HETEROSEXUAL MAN? THAT CAN’T POSSIBLY FALL TO ME.”
This is another instance of Oscar having to put up with insensitive comments directed at him because he’s gay. When Andy starts to question his sexuality, he comes to Oscar for help. Oscar isn’t pleased with this because it’s rather inappropriate, so he trolls Andy a little by suggesting that he might be gay.
This quote is pretty funny, and it reflects just how over it Oscar is with Dunder Mifflin and his coworkers.
8 “I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MANY OF ANGELA’S OPINIONS I AGREED WITH…”
The relationship between Angela and Oscar is one that changes greatly over the seasons. They start out not liking each other and end up as enemies when Oscar has an affair with Angela’s husband. But, in the end, they actually become good friends as Angela learns to be less judgemental and Oscar helps her out.
The quote continues with “...until she tries to have my kneecaps shattered for sleeping with her husband.” At least Oscar has a good sense of humor about this.
7 “ROBERT SEEMS GREAT. HE’S VERY HANDSOME, FIRM HANDSHAKE, HE’S GAY, GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.”
Oscar isn’t one to pull punches in his interviews. He can be a little judgemental, and he can also be blunt even as he delivers his lines with a side of sarcasm.
When he meets the Senator for the first time, he died family notices something that Angela does not. When he says this line to the cameras, he definitely has a witty and sarcastic air about him.
6 “THE HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE DICTIONARIES. BRING A THESAURUS.”
Working at Dunder Mifflin would mean dealing with a lot of ridiculous people who aren’t necessarily that smart. Michael was someone who didn’t have a lot of common sense, and the things he would say and do were really strange sometimes.
So, when Michael asked if he needed to bring a dictionary to the hospital, Oscar responded with this hilarious line. He definitely is having a bit of fun here, and he’s surely tired of all the irrational things that happen.
5 “I WOULD SAY THE FINER THINGS CLUB IS THE GAYEST THING ABOUT ME.”
Given the fact that Oscar usually puts up with a lot of harassment and negative comments because of his sexuality, and even his race sometimes, it’s impressive that he has such a sense of humor about things.
When he, Toby, and Pam start the Finer Things Club, Oscar is willing to admit that it’s one of the more stereotypically gay things that he does, and he definitely says this line with a lot of wit and a little sarcastically.
4 “KIDS, SOMETIMES, IT PAYS TO BE GAY.”
When Michael learns that Oscar is gay, he creates quite a hostile work environment for Oscar. When he makes Oscar kiss him, Oscar understandably takes things up with corporate. He ends up getting a free company car as well as three months of paid vacation in exchange for not suing the company.
This line is definitely one of his funniest ones, and at least he got something good out of a bad situation.
3 “I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU CAN’T JUST SAY THE WORD BANKRUPTCY AND EXPECT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN.”
Oscar often has to put up with a lot of shenanigans from his co-workers and boss. Although he tries to help out and provide a more rational perspective, they don’t always listen. When he tells Michael that he needs to declare bankruptcy to pay off his debts, Micahel thinks he can just yell it out and make that happen.
Oscar is clearly unimpressed and tries to explain to him that this isn’t how bankruptcy works.
2 “I AM SUPER COOL. I AM AN ACCOUNTANT AT A FAILING PAPER SUPPLY COMPANY IN SCRANTON. MUCH LIKE SIR IAN MCKELLEN.”
After Oscar is outed as gay to the office, some of his coworkers are really impressed by this. Kelly takes the time to tell Oscar how cool she thinks he is now, and this prompts Oscar to say this hilarious quote.
This is definitely one of his most sarcastic and memorable quotes. While he might not be cool, at least he’s not as ridiculous as most of his coworkers.
While this isn’t a very long quote, it’s something that Oscar says a lot.
In fact, there’s an entire episode of The Office devoted to it. Oscar thinks he’s smarter than most of his coworkers, and in some ways he is, so he often interjects their conversations to say “actually” and then correct them.