I also enjoy Mr. California. So does Salon
But I totally agree with whoever said they should just make him the head of the Scranton office.
I don't get why they didn't just do that in the first place. Maybe they didn't anticipate the character working as well as he has, or weren't sure and didn't want to go all-in on an unknown, but the plotting would have been a lot more natural if they had simply done that. I mean, at some point they're going to run out of excuses for him to keep dropping by, right?
Does anybody even know why Robert California is operating out of Scranton and not Florida?