The Office's Stanley Is Branching Out: Watch Leslie David Baker's Ridiculous "Friday"-esque Music Video

We’ve all been around the internet long enough to know by now that a new morsel of WTFness will arrive in our inboxes at the rate of several times per day. That doesn’t make it any easier to process it when they do, however, so brace yourself for Leslie David Baker—better known as The Office’s perma-grump Stanley Hudson—in his new, viral music video sensation, “2 Be Simple Ft. N.U.M.” This thing is weird. Like, “Hey, that’s Stanley singing a techno track and wearing a pink satin bathrobe while lounging in bed with scantily clad young women as his maid ogles him through the bedroom window”-weird.

I’ve spent some time trying to figure this one out. First, I checked out N.U.M.’s YouTube page. The acronym stands for Nothing Under a Million, and the best as I can surmise is that they are a kind of challenger to the Ark Music Factory throne—the producers-for-hire who skyrocketed to infamy on the back of Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” So, how’s this for a theory: Seeing the writing on the wall for The Office, what with its semi-disastrous, Steve Carell-less eighth season, Baker has decided that it’s time to show the world he has some versatility, and that he isn’t the black storm cloud everyone assumes he is. Somehow, someone put him in touch with N.U.M., and together they concocted an ill-conceived song and music video that will launch a bold new chapter in a still-unfolding career.

And, well, why not? If Baker can reinvent himself as a dance music divo, there’s no reason the rest of the cast can’t find similarly fulfilling post-Office careers in the public eye. Here, then, are a few suggestions:

Rainn Wilson: Iron Chef competitor.

John Krasinski: Interior decorator / talk-show host.

Jenna Fischer: Circus aerialist.

Brian Baumgartner: Weight-loss-system pitchman.

Kate Flannery: Tour de France competitor.

Now let's dance!

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Leslie is at it again! http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/123d6513e3/old-rivalry
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As if it isn't weird enough that an obese, middle-age is getting it on in a techno dance vid, it has to be Stanley?? :/ Way too messed up...
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I'm not a woman, or attracted to black men, but if I was, I would be very glad to put my hands up on Stanley and meet him on the dance floor. This is further proof that weird, hilarious, and Stanley equals amazing.
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This is one of the scariest things I've ever seen.
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Awesome, catchy, and wierd all in one! I think he has realized that the show that he has been blessed to be on is coming to an end soon. So why not have a little fun with the money made b4 dissapearing from the air waves. I wouldnt mind another song like this :)
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This is the weirdest thing I may have ever seen, who knew Stanley was a creepy perv
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I demand an album!
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This is the weirdest...
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huh...
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Wierd.
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Wow this is weird... where is his crossword? Here's how to enjoy this music video: Get a red satin robe, call up a bunch of much younger hot ladies, throw a massive party and SHOVE IT UP YOUR BUTT!
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Well, it's definitely not "The Office"'s Stanley. It's also definitely highly auto-tuned. Odd.
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