Given ''Camera Cafe'' is set in an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]], yet large business company, it's obvious there are many workers lurking inside it, and that's not even counting [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the one-time characters played by guest stars.]]

As with the main article, this refers to (as of now) the ''Italian'' version of this Canadian/French format. Let's rock.


!The Main Duo
[[folder:Luca Nervi and Paolo Bitta]]

[[TheDanza Luca and Paolo]], the lead characters of the sitcom: an OddCouple of {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s that have a different ZanyScheme for almost every episode.
!!Tropes applying to both

* AssholeVictim: Whenever they interact with Andrea.
* BrilliantButLazy: Luca and Paolo are actually pretty good in their respective jobs- when they fail it isn't because they're not skilled, but because fate said so. With that said, good luck seeing them working: they'd much rather spend their time in the Relax Area than doing something constructive.
* TheBully: Especially towards Silvano. Patti and Pippo are frequent targets as well.
* ButtMonkey: They are on the receiving end of a lot of humiliation and beatings, especially since all their plans are doomed to fail, in ''every single episode''.
** IronButtMonkey: As well.
* CasanovaWannabe: Especially Paolo. Luca is more of a CovertPervert, Paolo is just a flatout pervert.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: A RunningGag for both of them, whoever the girl is; usually Gaia for Paolo and Maria Eleonora for Luca. [[HelloNurse Giovanna and Caterina]] are involved very often as well.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: All their plans, whatever they are, are destined to backfire.
* {{Flanderization}}: Paolo's stupidity, big time. Just watch a few episodes of season 1, and ''then'' any episode of season 4. Luca also was flanderized into one of the biggest losers ever ''especially'' in season 4. Ironically in the very much controversial season 5, their flanderization was a bit toned down, (especially Luca's ChewToy status, Paolo still has plenty of dumb moments), but this is probably one of the few good things about that season.
* GetRichQuickScheme: Regularly. Luca usually comes up with all their "great" ideas to make money. FailureIsTheOnlyOption, obviously.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Except that there's nothing remotely heroic about them.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Being best friends, they are ''always'' together, no matter what. Paolo also has a couple of other best friends outside the workplace (the infamous [[TheGhost Pino and Budello]]), but it's pretty obvious Luca is his favorite.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Most of the time.
* {{Jerkass}}: They are totally different in many aspects but this is one of the few things they have in common.
* KarmaHoudini: Played with. They get caught by karma quite often, and they definitely get a lot of deserved humiliations and beatings, but you have to wonder how they still have a job. They spend all their time drinking coffee, slacking off, bullying Silvano or others in the most cruel (and often violent) ways, trying to hit on their female co-workers and acting like jerks and idiots. Not to mention that some of their pranks, ridiculous schemes and, let's face it, most of the things they do are ''freaking dangerous and illegal''. If they were real life people, they would be both '''in jail'''. And while their boss De Marinis is totally aware of their behaviour, everything he does is: yelling at them, calling them morons and [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity threatening to fire them.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Obviously. The show is filmed from the perspective of a coffee machine.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Subverted in that they actually ''never'' work at all and it's lampshaded all the freaking time.
* ThePrankster: Usually to Silvano.
* RedOniBlueOni: Paolo and Luca, respectively.
* {{Schemer}}: Both of them, especially Luca.
* TheSlacker: Are they ever...
* TheTrickster: They are a well known duo of troublemakers.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: '''Big time.'''
* VitriolicBestBuds: They fight often, but they usually reconcile before the end of the episode.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: While Paolo is his best friend, Luca is usually ready to backstab him for his own interests. Paolo sometimes is genuinely loyal to his friend, but other times he acts exactly like Luca, DependingOnTheWriter.

[[folder:Paolo Bitta]]
--> "Talkin' 'bout me?!"

[[caption-width-right:244:Paolo Bitta]]
->Played by [[TheDanza Paolo Kessisoglu]].

The UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist of the show alongside Luca, Paolo is the best salesman in the company. Nevertheless he's proud to be an alcoholic, other than a sleazy, borderline illiterate buffoon who doesn't have many interests outside hookers, campers, Alfa Romeos and the like. However, his overall simple-mindedness is a foil to the way he treats his ButtMonkey co-workers.

Basically, think of a skinny, more perverted, Italian version of [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]: that's Paolo Bitta.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Gaia.
* AllMenArePerverts: All the guys on the show, except for Silvano, fit this trope, but Paolo is ''easily'' the biggest example.
* TheAlcoholic
* AntiRoleModel: Paolo is literally ''everything'' a human being shouldn't be. Unsurprisingly, he's the most popular character in the show.
* AnythingThatMoves: As long as she is a woman (except Patti).
* BadassDriver: That's how he sees himself.
* BerserkButton: Many. He's '''maniacally''' obsessed with: his car, his camper, the Pooh band, his [[TheAlcoholic grappa]] and his four colour pen. Never mess with Paolo and his stuff or you will regret it.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Paolo would sometimes set aside his Dumb, Cloudcooklander side in favor of a lovely mix of Dissonant Laughter and Tranquil Fury.
--> '''Psychologist''': "Well, you'd have much more free time if they fired you, wouldn't you?" *''laughs''*
--> '''Paolo''': *''laughing''* "Oh no, if they fire me I go straight to jail."
--> '''Psychologist''': *''Wincing''* "...Jail?"
--> '''Paolo''': "Yeah... because the day they fire me I'll come here with five tanks of petrol and I will ''burn down the entire building''."
* BiggerIsBetterInBed:...implied to be the reason of his active sex life.
* BookDumb: To a ridiculous extreme.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his ''many'' quirks, he's very good at his job.
* CatchPhrase: "Paolo Bitta, a man called ''contract''!"
** And of course his epic "TALKING ABOUT MEE??!" suddenly appearing and joining other people's conversation.
* ChaoticStupid
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The following exchange pretty much sums everything up.
--> '''Luca:''' ''"This quiz says you have to astonish your bosses. What should you do?"''
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"I don't know, by drinking with my nose?"''
--> '''Luca:''' ''"Something that has to do with your job."''
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"Drinking with my nose while I'm driving my Alfa?"''
--> '''Luca:''' ''"Something that has '''anything''' to do with your '''selling''' job!"''
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"Drinking with my nose while I'm signing a contract, then!"''
--> '''Luca:''' ''"But- [brief {{Beat}}] Listen, do you '''seriously''' think you'll surprise your boss by '''drinking with your nose?'''"''
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"How do you think I got my job?"''
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Most of the humour about his character is this.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Oh, yes. He ''is'' Paolo Bitta.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: And proud of it.
** DrunkDriver: Obviously.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Paolo's family is definitely this. A variation since Paolo himself is the main reason why his family is dysfunctional.
* {{Flanderization}}: His idiotic tendencies and his obsessions (see BerserkButton).
* GeniusDitz: Paolo's IQ is 12 (!) yet he's a pretty good salesman and has his [[DumbassHasAPoint moments of brilliance]] from time to time.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Gaia. He's not really a hero, anyway...
* HollywoodToneDeaf: [[ Oh God.]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On rare occasions, usually when his friend Luca "Bubino" is involved.
* KavorkaMan: While he's a CasanovaWannabe when it comes to his female co-wokers, he's well known to be quite a SexGod (see BiggerIsBetterInBed) and, unlike his friend Luca, has a very active sex life outside his workplace; mostly because he knows a lot of hookers and sluts and he would sleep with pretty much AnythingThatMoves (except Patti).
* LethallyStupid
* LikesOlderWomen: He slept with Wanda multiple times.
* LiteralMinded: Much to Luca's dismay.
* LoonyFan: Of Italian band "Pooh".
* LovableRogue
* LovableSexManiac
* {{Malaproper}}: Part of his [[BookDumb book dumbness]]. Paolo, who barely knows his mother language and is obviously completely clueless about everything else, tends to mispronounce foreign AND Italian words.
* TheMasochismTango: His marriage with Valeria. They both cheat on each other and they fight all the time. It doesn't help that Paolo is always drunk.
* TheMillstone: A lot of Luca's plans fail because of Paolo's stupidity.
* NeverLearnedToRead: A RunningGag. He actually reads but ''very'' slowly and mispronounces every word with more than one syllable. And he is damn ''proud'' of it.
--> '''Luca:''' ''"How about a book "How to become Paolo Bitta in two weeks"?"''
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"No, a videotape is better. If you can read then what kind of Paolo Bitta you are?"''
* ObfuscatingStupidity: To an extent.
* ParentalFavoritism: Towards Brad, the EnfantTerrible troublemaker. On the other hand he's always disappointed by his other son ''because'' he's a studious good kid.
* PsychopathicManchild
* ReallyGetsAround: The opposite of his friend Luca. Paolo sure ''loves'' women.
* RomanticFalseLead: When he is close to getting a girl to admire him, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption he just]] [[CasanovaWannabe has to do]] [[BrokenPedestal something moronic enough]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero to ruin everything]] [[WhatAnIdiot at the last second]].
* RunningGag:
** Paolo can't spell.
** He just can't finish a proverb properly, usually repeating its first phrase. Example: "Clear agreements... Clear agreements." (It's actually "Clear agreements, long friendship", or "Patti chiari, amicizia lunga" in Italian).
* TookALevelInDumbass: In season 1 Paolo was just uncultured and less book smart than Luca, but still not an idiot. In later seasons his blatant idiocy becomes part of his personality.
* TooDumbToLive
* WackyParentSeriousChild: His son Jonathan is much more responsible and mature than him.
* YourCheatingHeart: He regularly cheats on his wife with hookers.

[[folder:Luca Nervi]]
--> "Now ''that'' will piss our bosses off!"

[[caption-width-right:259:Luca Nervi]]
->Played by [[TheDanza Luca Bizzarri.]]

The other UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, Luca is the leader of the company's trade union and, as such, he's in charge of the organization of strikes. He's proud to be a Communist, but he doesn't quite stick to the ideals implied by that.

Despite being a greedy jerk , he also has some redeeming abilities -- namely, he's generally smarter and more classy than Paolo, though every time the two have a plan, it's likely to backfire. His flaws are somewhat punished by the... er, [[ReallyGetsAround unfaithfulness]] shown by his girlfriend. Karma's a bitch, indeed.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: He has an obvious crush on both Emma AND Maria Eleonora and clearly likes them both way more than his "girlfriend" Alex. Too bad [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption he never had a chance with either of them]].
* BerserkButton: As a nod to his aforementioned nature as a Communist, he hates the way some traditions, never been in Italy before, suddenly got imported from EagleLand. Case in point: Halloween.
* BitheWay: Quite debatable. When he finds out that a male client of Paolo was willing to pay to have sex with him, Luca proceeds to shamelessly flirt with the man and hint that he'd be interested. Considering he's never been shown to be interested in men before and how greedy he is, it's probably less a revelation of his sexuality and more him showing just how much he loves money.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Paolo, always.
* ConsummateLiar: Usually. Sometimes it becomes BadLiar.
* CoolLoser: Though "cool" only when you compare him with characters like Patti and Silvano.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of his defining traits. Sarcastic comments and snarky comebacks are about 90% of his dialogue.
* DirtyCommunists: But of course.
* DirtyCoward: In spades.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Luca is anything but nice, but he acts like this towards Maria Eleonora in season 4.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Bubino, used almost exclusively by Paolo. Luca hates it.
* FreudianExcuse: ParentalNeglect and FriendlessBackground. Also he was bullied during high school, so much that he attempted ''suicide''.
* {{Greed}}: According to his co-workers, his worst flaw.
* GrumpyBear: In some episodes.
* HairTriggerTemper: The reason why he and Paolo end up fighting in several episodes.
* {{Hypocrite}}: As mentioned, he's not as idealistic as a ''real'' Communist is bound to be, as if the whole point behind the character was a {{Deconstruction}} of Communism. [[ExecutiveMeddling And given the nature of the network broadcasting the show...]]
** He claims to fight for the workers' rights but he actually fights for the rights of only a "[[InNameOnly worker]]": himself.
* InformedFlaw: He's a terrible lover. Just ask Alex.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's so shamelessly selfish that he would betray even his only friend for his personal gain.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Whenever Luca acts nice to someone, it's just because he needs something in return.
* LackOfEmpathy
-->'''Luca''': "No, no, no, I'm sorry, I'm-"
-->'''Ilaria''': "You, instead, will just keep working knowing that your colleagues are paying because of you!"
-->'''Luca''': *beat* "Oh well."
* LargeHam: Luca ''embodies'' this trope. Especially when he's defending his beliefs or giving one of his "important" and "idealistic" speeches, he starts being overly emphatic and melodramatic. And when he's actually talking about strikes, he starts ChewingTheScenery.
-->'''De Marinis''': "Someone should end this war."
-->'''Luca''': '''MEEE!!''' '''WHEN I'LL WIN IT!!!!'''"
* LoserProtagonist
* ManipulativeBastard: Occasionally.
* MoneyFetish: He loves money more than everything else.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Except she ''is''.
* NoRespectGuy
* NotSoAboveItAll: He can be the smart, levelheaded one of the duo, but Luca is just as depraved as Paolo and he knows it.
* NotSoDifferent: He and De Marinis, as much as he hates to admit it. Also lampshaded by Olmo.
* OnlySaneMan: Luca is usually the only character with common sense (along with Olmo), especially since the other three most important characters are Paolo, Silvano and Patti.
* PetTheDog: When he tries to help Paolo and acts like his CloudcuckoolandersMinder.
* TheScrooge: He's revealed to be quite rich in one episode.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Paolo ruins a plan in a ''[[WhatAnIdiot really stupid way]]'', Luca's usual response is leaving without saying a word, leaving Paolo to the karmic punishment he deserves.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: In one episode, he's revealed to be quite good at it.
* SmugSnake: Most of time, but he can be a MagnificentBastard on occasion.
* TheSnarkKnight
* StraightMan: To Paolo.
* SurroundedByIdiots
* TeenyWeenie: He's often mocked for this, especially by Paolo and Alex. Everyone in the company knows it, of course.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Especially implied for the Communist audience.

!Supporting Characters
[[folder:Silvano Rogi]]
--> "TOH-GOH!" [[MundaneMadeAwesome ("AWESOME!")]]

[[caption-width-right:195:Silvano Rogi]]
->Played by Alessandro Sampaoli.

The company's nerdy and goofy accountant and the show's resident ButtMonkey. Very shy, he's not able to overcome the others' bossy attitudes unless someone's screwing with his personal hobbies he loves the most.

Other than being a hopeless MommasBoy and a goody-goody know-it-all, Silvano is also known for his semi-relationship with the ugliest woman in the company (Patti), another reason for being made fun of.

(seasons 1-5)

* {{Adorkable}}: He can be annoying, but he's still extremely dorky and endearing.
* AlmostKiss: With Patti.
* BasementDweller: To the point you can call him [[TheSimpsons Seymour Skinner]].
* BerserkButton: Screw with something he's somewhat of a fan of, and you'll be screwed in return.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BlindWithoutEm
* [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkey]]/[[TheChewToy The Chew Toy]]: He's ''epic'' at this.
** IronButtMonkey: Easily the most physically abused character in the show.
* CannotSpitItOut: In regards to his feelings towards Patti.
* CatchPhrase: "TOGOH!". "Togo" is a variant of the Italian word "figo" which means "cool". Of course basically nobody in Italy uses this childish term and Silvano is often mocked for using it.
* ChasteHero
* ChastityCouple: With Patti, [[spoiler: until season 5.]]
* CluelessChickMagnet: On occasion. Particularly since [[HelloNurse Giovanna]], [[ForeignPeopleAreSexy Jessica]], [[BrainlessBeauty Titti]], [[ReallyGetsAround Alex]], even ''[[CampGay Pippo]]'' were all hitting on him in different episodes. Not to mention that a professional hooker (friend of Paolo) was about to quit her job just to be with him. Of course, being Silvano, he barely noticed it and [[WhatAnIdiot screwed up his chances with all of them.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: See BewareTheNiceOnes. Silvano, the most harmless character on the show, is really frightening in his BerserkButton moments and he's the only who has been able to defeat ''Andrea''.
* DisappearedDad: His father is never mentioned, unlike his mother who's one of the recurring unseen characters.
* ExtremeDoormat: He's usually this to ''everyone'', including similar {{Butt Monkey}}s like Patti.
* GenerationXerox: His father was an accountant, so was his grandfather, his uncle and apparently most people in his family.
* GeniusDitz: Yes, Silvano is a math genius, has a degree in economics, is good at chess and can solve the Rubik's Cube in a few seconds. Yet he's an idiot, hopelesslly naive and has a ''very'' goofy ManChild personality.
* GoodIsDumb: He loves and trusts everyone. He really shouldn't.
* GoodWithNumbers: And extremely proud of it.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Seriously, he keeps trusting [[ObviouslyEvil Luca and Paolo]] and considering them ''friends'', after all these years...
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Implied to be the main reason of the trope above.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Frequent among his lines of dialogue.
* KickTheDog: Always on the receiving end of this.
* [[KindHeartedSimpleton Kindhearted Simpleton]] / [[NiceGuy Nice Guy]]: Usually cheerful and innocent, although it's implied that it's mostly because of his ButtMonkey status that he's such an ExtremeDoormat.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: When left alone with Patti. [[ShipTease It doesn't work.]]
* LethallyStupid
* ManChild: He's an adult who acts like a (clueless and immature) 12 year old boy. And he still lives with his mother.
* MommasBoy: ''Duuuh''. He ''defines'' this trope.
* {{Nerd}}: He's a socially awkward, dorky accountant, with NerdGlasses and some geeky interests (math, science, documentaries, crosswords, sudoku...)
* ThePollyanna: Despite all the abuse he gets, he keeps a cheerful disposition most of the time.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* ThrowTheDogABone: Roughly 5% of the time, Silvano actually gets the last laugh at the end of the episode. Most notably in the episodes "Il fattore Geller", "La vendetta di Luca", "Sfida tra ruoli, "Tormentone", "Chat", "L'ascensore", "Zitta", "Lavaggio del cervello" and maybe some more.
* TooDumbToLive: ''And how.''
* UnusualEuphemism: See CatchPhrase.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid

[[folder:Patrizia "Patti" D'Imporzano]]
->Played by Debora Villa.

Simply known as "Cesso" (Toilet), Patti is the flat-out ugliest one in the company. She's still a maiden despite her age in a platonic relationship with Silvano.

Eager to work and kind to everyone, despite waiting for the right person to lose her virginity with (Silvano), she's actually willing to settle with pretty much anyone else.

As of season 5, [[ShockingSwerve she's pregnant.]] Silvano is heavily implied to be the other one involved.

(seasons 1-5)

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To all the male characters.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Unattractive, clumsy and stupid, Patti is regularly mistreated and insulted by everyone.
* AnnoyingPatient: In season 5.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: There's an episode named "Attention Deficit Disorder" which is mostly about her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Usually friendly and easygoing, Patti can be very aggressive when she wants to. Just watch the episode "Serialmania".
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Especially in later seasons.
* [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkey]]/[[TheChewToy The Chew Toy]]
* ChastityCouple: With Silvano, [[spoiler: until season 5.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: If any girl shows minor interest in her "boyfriend" Silvano
* CovertPervert: And how. She also wrote an erotic novel which became a best seller.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most of the time, she seems rather absent-minded.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even Patti has a few good snarky lines, every now and then. She's actually quite sarcastic in her own {{Cloudcuckoolander}} way.
* TheDitz: It's part of her personality.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She loves animals.
* GenkiGirl: Patti is very perky and energetic.
* {{Gonk}}: Of course. Luca and Paolo (and everyone else except Silvano) love to remind her how much she is ugly pretty much all the time. And when they made their personal ranking list for "hottest girl in the office", she ranked last... ''right after Silvano and the coffee machine''.
* GranolaGirl
* TheGrotesque
* HairTriggerTemper: Especially with Silvano.
* KindheartedCatLover: Patti ''adores'' her cat named Marylin.
* LargeHam
* MotorMouth: She can talk ''insanely'' fast at times.
* OddFriendship: Notably with Alex. She also gets along with Anna and Emma.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Patti", that's it. Or "monster", "toilet" or basically any insult related to her physical appearance.
--> '''Luca:''' ''"Is Patti short for Pattumiera?"'' ("pattumiera" is the Italian word for "garbage bin")
* PingPongNaivete
* ShrinkingViolet: Initially, at least.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: While the other girls avert this trope, Patti is involved in slapstick just as much as the guys.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: In season 5 because of her pregnancy.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: She and Silvano.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Definitely in season 5. Occasionally in the earlier episodes too.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B, to Silvano.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid
* {{Yandere}}: Occasionally.

[[folder:Augusto De Marinis]]
--> "You're a MORON!"

[[caption-width-right:223:Augusto De Marinis]]
->Played by Renato Liprandi.

The director in charge of the company as a whole. Highly conservative and, although not explicitly, rightist, he doesn't think about Luca as an actual "menace".

Despite he's far from being a BigBad, he's still a despicable character, given the bossy way he acts towards the workers. This, unless there's someone somewhat "stronger" than him.

(seasons 1-5)

* BadBoss: All his employees (except maybe Ilaria and Gaia) hate him for a very good reason.
* BrutalHonesty
* CatchPhrase: "YOU MORON!" To everyone.
** Also "THE STAAIRS!!" when he sees someone who's going to take the elevator.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DeadpanSnarker: He's pretty good at being snarky.
* DirtyOldMan
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Stanislao Maria.
* EnemyMine: With Luca, regularly.
* FreudianExcuse: One of his sons is in a mental hospital because he tried to kill him.
** Now he's the boss and loves to call everyone "morons", but it's revealed that, a long time ago, before his promotion to director, "moron" was his nickname among the other co-workers.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity
* HairTriggerTemper: He is quite easily pissed off.
* IAmSong: "I am the director!" in an episode involving a singing contest.
* {{Jerkass}}: Arguably the worst jerk on the show.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Can you blame him for being always mad at Luca and Paolo?
* KarmaHoudini: Aside from rare exceptions, he fits the trope very well.
* LargeHam: "YOU MORON!".
* LastNameBasis: Justified, as he's the boss. He's always referred to by his last name De Marinis.
** For some reason, De Marinis himself usually calls Luca and Paolo (and rarely Silvano) by their last names ("Bitta, you're a MORON!!"), and everyone else by their first names.
* ManipulativeBastard: In spades. Though Geller is ''even better'' at this.
* MeanBoss: He even admits that he insults his workers just because it's funny.
* ThePlan: in general
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Everyone knows how much he's homophobic, racist and elitist.
* RaisedCatholic
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His speciality.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* YourCheatingHeart: He's married but he has also an affair with Silvano's mom.

[[folder:Olmo Ghesizzi]]
[[caption-width-right:224: Olmo with Anna.]]
->Played by Carlo Giuseppe Gabardini.

The overweight, nerdy computer expert. Single father with a little kid, Olmo is pretty lazy and an easygoing person. Not without his quirks but still one of the closest characters to be the OnlySaneMan.

(seasons 1-5)

* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his weight, he loves surf and Extreme Sports.
* BigEater: Until he lost weight in season 5.
* BigFun
* BrilliantButLazy: Olmo is pretty competent and capable, but he's pretty much a slacker like Luca and Paolo.
* CanonForeigner: Out of the characters introduced in season 1, he is the only one who doesn't have a counterpart in the original French version of the sitcom.
* DeadpanSnarker: Due to his OnlySaneMan status.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Anna.
* FatComicRelief: Many many fat jokes about him in the first four seasons. He lost his weight in season 5.
* FatBestFriend: To both Luca and Paolo. Basically the only character who is on good terms with them without being one of their enemies or their [[ButtMonkey victims]].
* GoodIsNotDumb
* HypercompetentSidekick: Often serves as this to Luca and/or Paolo, thanks to his computer skills.
* {{Nerd}}: A huge sci-fi-nerd obsessed with computer and videogames.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this role with Luca most of the time.
* PerpetualPoverty
* StraightMan

[[folder:Alessandra "Alex" Costa]]
--> "Luuuuuuuuca!!"

[[caption-width-right:251:Alex with Luca]]
->Played by Sabrina Corabi.

Alex is Luca's so-called, self-appointed girlfriend. A relatively minor character in the show, this secretary has actually slept with pretty much everyone in the company. She's also a stoner, and none of her brothers has an honest life in any way.

(seasons 1-5)

* AnythingThatMoves: It's implied (and revealed in one episode) that she makes out also with her female friends.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Alex cheats on Luca constantly, yet she's always jealous when Luca seems interested in some other girl.
* DeadpanSnarker: Non as much as Luca but she has her moments.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The episode guest starring Luca's pen friend ends with something that could only be defined as a (thankfully [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]) Dethroning Moment Of Suck, quickly establishing her as one of the least likeable characters in the entire show[[note]]Basically, it's about ruining a decades-long friendship between Luca and his pen-friend, only to date someone else ''the same night''.[[/note]].
* FriendsWithBenefits: What her relationship with Luca amounts to.
* GranolaGirl
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* {{Hypocrite}}: Slutty, yet jealous of Luca.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Big time.''
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Weirdly enough she's one of the few characters who is actually nice to [[ButtMonkey Patti]].
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how much she betrays Luca, she ''never'' pays for her unfaithfulness.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Her treatment of Luca.
* KubrickStare: She uses this expression every single time she's mad at someone (mostly Luca).
* TheLadette: Aggressive, slutty, rude HardDrinkingPartyGirl, and a stoner to boot.
* MsFanservice
* NoIndoorVoice: She yells ''a lot''. Especially at Luca.
* OddFriendship: With Patti.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: She's only known as Alex.
* ReallyGetsAround: Her defining trait. She doesn't even try to hide it.
* SassySecretary: A textbook example.
* SexySecretary: She's a very attractive secretary who ReallyGetsAround.
* TheStoner: Just an InformedFlaw, though.
* TookALevelInKindness: In season 5 Alex, ''finally engaged to Luca'', is not the rebellious slut that she used to be. Despite her troubled past being still mentioned, she's now a completely changed woman, actually in love with Luca and even ''faithful to him''.
* TomboyishName
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A, very very much so.
* WhenSheSmiles
* YourCheatingHeart: Poor Luca.

[[folder:Andrea Pellegrino]]
->Played by Paolo Bufalino.

Andrea is Mr. De Marinis' personal driver, and he's [[strike: pretty much]] ''exactly'' as violent as the stereotypical bodyguard he looks like: he delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown almost every single time he's featured in a sketch.

(seasons 1-5)

* BadassBeard: Overlapping with BadassMustache.
* BadassDriver: Not really. He's a badass and he's a driver, but we don't know anything about his driving skills, it's just his job.
* TheBadGuyWins: Andrea ''always'' wins.
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* [[BerserkButton Berserk Keyboard]]: You just can't know what could either piss him off or calm him down. Be prepared!
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Very rarely, but he shows his softer side in a couple of episodes, although [[StatusQuoIsGod he always goes back to being a sadist every time.]]
* TheBrute
* TheBully: And that's one of the nicest terms to describe him.
* CameraAbuse: The usual modus operandi he uses to pull off a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's quite a good PreAsskickingOneLiner.
* DiabolusExMachina: He usually shows up at the end of the episode in order to ruin Luca and Paolo's fun.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He is very fond of this. Whenever he feels slightly insulted or annoyed by someone's comment (any comment, even the most innocent), he thinks it's a good reason for beating this person up.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely cared about his old primary school teacher, apparently his MoralityPet (ironically she turns out to be an unlikable bitch who hates him and treats him like crap). He also fell in love three times throughout the show, and all three times he was willing to change his ways for his woman. [[StatusQuoIsGod It never lasted long, obviously.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He didn't beat Patti in season 5 because she was pregnant.
* ForTheEvulz: Forget DisproportionateRetribution, this is the ''real'' reason why Andrea does anything he does.
* JerkJock
* KarmaHoudini: Just watch the show. Andrea ''is'' this trope personified, since he ''never'' gets punished for his acts of violence.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Luca and Paolo]] are his favorite targets of abuse.
* LackOfEmpathy
* LaughablyEvil: Andrea's appearances are usually the funniest moments of the episode.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: There's no way anyone in RealLife can be like Andrea.
* MoodSwinger
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: In-universe.
** TheDreaded: For very good reasons.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Pretty much anytime he appears, usually following a PsychoticSmirk.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In one episode a group of employees were singing "happy birthday" to Luca. He was one of this group. And Andrea is ''not'' the kind of guy who sings "happy birthday" to anyone, especially Luca and Paolo.
* PsychoForHire
* {{Sadist}}: The most violent, sadistic character on the show.
** SoftspokenSadist
* TheSociopath
* TranquilFury: Usually, his facial expression [[FrozenFace doesn't change much]], whether he's patiently listening to someone or doing what he wishes to do while trying his own patience, that is, beating the crap out of him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Only occasionally though (he beats up Patti in "La maestra di Andrea" and Wanda in "Il brutto anatroccolo"). Otherwise, he's mostly violent towards the male characters.

[[folder:Giuseppe "Pippo" Lo Cascio]]

[[caption-width-right:259: Pippo.]]
->Played by Massimo Costa.

The homosexual office boy. Luca and Paolo's favorite ButtMonkey when Silvano isn't around. A very common RunningGag is someone (usually Paolo) ordering Pippo to go to the bathroom, to get rid of him.

(seasons 1-5)

* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Played straight: Pippo mentions several of his boyfriends in many episodes.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Like Silvano, he has his moments.
* ButtMonkey
* CampGay: The way he acts.
** StraightGay: The way he looks.
* GirlyRun
* HiddenDepths: Weirdly enough, he's a very good soccer player, so much that Luca and Paolo allowed him to play in the company's soccer team.
** InformedAbility: For obvious reasons this talent is never seen on screen (and never mentioned again after that episode).
* {{Keet}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His full name is revealed in only one episode.
* PetHomosexual: He usually gets along with the girls in the office.
* PhraseCatcher: "Pippo, weren't you going to the bathroom? GO TO THE BATHROOM!!!"
--> [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl "GOING RIGHT NOW!!"]]
* PingPongNaivete
* RunningGag: See above. The gag of Pippo running to the bathroom is possibly the most famous one in Camera Cafè.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* TookALevelInBadass: In some episodes.

[[folder:Wanda Sordi]]
--> "Yes, Mr. Luca."

[[caption-width-right:256: Wanda with Paolo.]]
->Played by Margherita Fumero.

A naive, submissive elderly woman, usually abused and mistreated by everyone.

(seasons 1-5)

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Luca and Paolo on several occasions. Although half of time [[AnythingThatMoves Paolo]] doesn't seem to mind (and he actually slept with her more than once), Luca on the other hand...
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She has her moments.
* ButtMonkey: Third biggest one on the show after Silvano and Patti.
* TheChewToy
* CovertPervert: Seemingly innocent, naive and motherly, but actually a DirtyOldWoman.
* DirtyOldWoman: Not surprisingly, considering the show.
* TheDitz: Due to senility, arguably.
* ExtremeDoormat: Most of the time.
* {{Gonk}}: Not as much as Patti, though.
* [[KavorkaMan Kavorka Woman]]
* TeamMom: Occasionally.

[[folder:Vittorio Ubbiali]]
--> "Ah, if it isn't that little comunist bastard with his tall, brainless pal!"

[[caption-width-right:259: Vittorio.]]
->Played by Riccardo Magherini.

The psychotic, neurotic, lunatic guard who's always threatening people with his gun.

(seasons 1-5)

* AxCrazy: He's always carrying ''a loaded gun''. [[FridgeHorror In a business company where there's nobody else carrying a weapon.]]
* CatchPhrase: "That little comunist bastard and the tall brainless one" (Luca and Paolo respectively, of course) and "LET ME SEE YOUR BADGE!!!! BAAADGE! B-E-G-G..." (or other misspelling).
* CharacterTics: He's full of them.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Vittorio is ''completely'' insane, in a violent, belligerent way.
* EvilIsHammy
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Or AxCrazy, in this case.
* GunNut: He has a creepy CargoShip relationship with his gun, and he's never seen without one.
* HiddenDepths: His insanity makes him the only one who can handle Geller.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Not as physically violent as Andrea but he's a seriously disturbed, dangerous psycho.
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}: No one who ever interacts with him is safe from being verbally harassed and held at gunpoint.
* LargeHam: More than everyone else in the series.
* LaughablyEvil: Even more so than Andrea, since he's an idiot and generally much more harmless and less scary.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Just like Paolo, he's illiterate and unable to spell a word right.
* TheNicknamer: He never uses people's real names (maybe he doesn't even know them). The initial quote is the only way he ''always'' refers to Luca and Paolo. Once he even called ''the director'' De Marinis "little capitalist bastard".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: In-universe.
* NoIndoorVoice: He's '''always''' yelling.
* PsychoForHire: Maybe one phycho in the company wasn't enough, so we have two of them: Andrea and Vittorio.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
* TheVillainSucksSong: Unsurprisingly everyone hates Vittorio's guts. In the episode "Festa d'addio" when Vittorio wants to leave the company, his co-workers organize a party to celebrate the event, which includes a mocking, insulting song about him. Of course Vittorio changes his mind at the end and decides to keep his job in the company.

[[folder:Guido Geller]]
--> "A long time ago, in an ancient region named Gu..."

[[caption-width-right:350: [- One of the few moments you'll see this man laughing, although in this case it [[DissonantLaughter doesn't match the situation]], nor it is [[AnnoyingLaugh good to hear]]. Patti, [[AudienceSurrogate we share your pain]].-] ]]
->Played by Roberto Accornero

A post-merger character, the most important and the most feared. ''Everyone'' fears him, including De Marinis. He's the tall, serious, composed man who's always carrying that small red notebook.

Being the responsible of human resources, he can examine workers' every single movement...and write their name in the notebook whenever he decides they do something wrong or stupid. And it happens. Always.

(seasons 4-5)

* AffablyEvil: The evil part is debatable, but he's this in the eyes of the employees and is definitely a ManipulativeBastard.
* AlliterativeName
* AnnoyingLaugh: Easily the smartest character on the show, but his laugh sounds...idiotic. He's usually serious, though.
* AudibleSharpness: [[MundaneMadeAwesome when taking out his notebook, to boot!]]
* BreakoutCharacter: He was immediately popular with the audience, because of his coolness, snarky lines and has great scenes with everyone.
* CatchPhrase: "You know, in an ancient region named Gu (or Fu/Nu/etc)..." following a weird story about ancient chinese populations. He narrates these stories/metaphors every time he wants to teach someone a lesson.
* TheChessmaster
* TheComicallySerious: The king of this trope.
* DeadpanSnarker: In a very subtle way, he's always snarking.
** GentlemanSnarker
* FromNobodyToNightmare: A meta example that borders on HilariousInHindsight. Accornero appeared as a guest star in previous seasons, playing a hobo particularly prone to drinking. By the end of the sketch, the guy ended up with the crap beaten out of him by Luca and Paolo; now, Roberto Accornero is back, with a permanent role, this time playing a character that happens to be the most feared, respected and powerful figure in the show.
* LastNameBasis
* ManipulativeBastard: A big one, and that's why everyone fears him so much.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: In-universe.
** TheDreaded
--> '''Silvano:''' ''"Since the day I met Geller I have nightmares every night."''
--> '''Luca:''' ''"Since the day I met Geller I don't even sleep anymore."''
* OddFriendship: With Vittorio ''of all people'', since he's the only one who isn't terrified of him. (he is just too crazy and couldn't care less about Geller's role in the company).
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Yes, he ''really'' is.
* SoftspokenSadist: In contrast to [[LargeHam De Marinis]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: And how! Geller is introduced in season 4 and immediately gets more screen time than everyone else (except Luca, Paolo, Patti and Silvano) and half of the cast (especially the female) was DemotedToExtra beacuse of him. [[TropesAreNotBad He's actually hilarious.]]
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: He has a few moments of this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He's able to make ''everyone'' look like an idiot. And let's face it, everyone in the show ''is'' pretty much an idiot. Except Geller.
* TallDarkAndSnarky

[[caption-width-right:305: From left to right: Luca, Gloria and Geller.]]
->Played by Desy Luccini.

She is the beautiful yet extremely dim-witted new secretary of the company.

(season 5)

* AnnoyingLaugh: Oh God.
* BrainlessBeauty: A textbook example.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteButCacophonic: ''Especially when she laughs''.
* TheDitz: She actually makes '''Paolo''' look like a genius.
* HiddenDepths: Despite her general incompetence she has a hidden "talent": being always able to know what time is it, without looking at the watch.
* LiteralMinded
* MsFanservice: One of the most obvious examples.
* NaiveNewcomer
* ObliviousToLove: Well, oblivious to lust, when it comes to Paolo.
* OnlyOneName: As far as we know.
* SexySecretary: Very much so.

[[folder:Lucrezia Orsini]]
[[caption-width-right:275: Lucrezia.]]
->Played by Roberta Nanni.

A new manager of the company who has an obsessive crush on Paolo.

(season 5)

* AxCrazy: She has her moments.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Paolo.
* {{Yandere}}

!Former Supporting Characters
[[folder:Ilaria Tanadale]]
[[caption-width-right:244: Ilaria.]]
->Played by Claudia Barbieri.

The second most important person in the company, next to De Marinis, Ilaria is the strict Marketing director. While powerful and respected, she has basically no life outside the workplace and is considered by everyone a bitter middle-aged woman.

(seasons 1-4)

* BrainyBrunette
* ChristmasCake
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mainly in her SnarkToSnarkCombat with Gaia.
* IceQueen
* InformedFlaw: In the show Ilaria is often looked down on for being "old and unattractive", especially compared to the younger and prettier Gaia, but she's actually only 38 and is clearly a very good-looking woman.
* MarriedToTheJob
* MeanBoss: To a lesser extent than De Marinis though. Her secretary Patti definitely sees her as one.
* NumberTwo: To De Marinis.
* TheRival: To Gaia (season 1-3, a couple of episodes in season 4) and Maria Eleonora (season 4)
* SitcomArchNemesis: Ilaria and Gaia.
** In season 4, with Gaia's appearances being less and less frequent, Maria Eleonora becomes Ilaria's main rival.
* {{Workaholic}}

[[folder:Gaia De Bernardi]]
[[caption-width-right:275: Gaia.]]
->Played by Roberta Garzia.

Vice Marketing Manager of the company, Gaia is a smart, beautiful, rich, successful woman whose eternal competition with Ilaria is well known by everyone. Unlike Ilaria, she's liked by everyone, especially the guys; much to her dismay she's the main object of Paolo's desire.

(seasons 1-4)

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Ilaria.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially towards [[AbhorrentAdmirer Paolo]] and [[SitcomArchNemesis Ilaria]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Arguably in season 4.
* DudeMagnet: All the men in the company (except Pippo and Silvano) lust after Gaia, especially Paolo, who constantly and unsuccessfully tries to hit on her. Hell, in one episode, even ''Andrea'' falls in love with her.
* FieryRedhead: Gaia has her moments.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Paolo, one of the two main characters, is obsessed with her.
* LovableAlphaBitch: She's essentially a RichBitch but has a more likable attitude than Ilaria.
* ManipulativeBitch: It becomes a plot point in the episode "Una ragazza promettente".
* NotSoAboveItAll: She has a few moments of this. A shining example is one episode where she ''farts in front of Paolo''.
--> '''Paolo:''' ''"You kinda destroyed my dream, Gaia. To me, you were perfection. You were like a perfumed fl...a flower."''
* OutOfFocus: Again, in season 4. She found a boyfriend in the rival company (Digitex) and rarely apperead again. The Paolo/Gaia dynamic was replaced by the similar Luca/Maria Eleonora one.
* RichBitch: Mild version.
* TheRival: Ilaria's rival of course. She usually wins.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She gets away with a lot of things because she's good-looking.
* SitcomArchNemesis: With Ilaria.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Usually to Paolo's antics.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A, to Paolo. Of course she hates him and he never had a chance with her, but she actually ''liked'' him the first time they met and she genuinely enjoyed their FirstKiss. Too bad every time she seems pleasantly surprised by Paolo, he ruins everything a minute later, just for being...Paolo.
* YouGoGirl: She's great at sports (like swimming and tennis), as seen in a couple of episodes, where she has proven to be much more athletic than Luca and Paolo.

[[folder:Giovanna Caleffi]]
[[caption-width-right:259:Giovanna (on the left)]]
->Played by Giovanna Rei.

The young, sexy switchboard operator. Unambitious and not career oriented, Giovanna is your typical pretty and friendly girl, but still able to use her natural beauty to her advantage, whenever she needs something.

(seasons 1-4)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: in season 5.
* DudeMagnet: Biggest one on the show along with Gaia and Caterina.
* FlatCharacter: There's nothing really interesting about her, other than being eye-candy.
* GirlNextDoor: She's pretty friendly and approachable most of the time.
* HelloNurse: Big time and Giovanna is well aware that all the guys find her attractive.
* MsFanservice
* NiceHat: Her trademark bandana. In seasons 1-3 she's rarely seen without one.
* OutOfFocus: In season 4, to the point that people wonder why she was still credited.
* PluckyOfficeGirl
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Like Gaia, she gets away with a lot of things because of her good looks.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]

[[folder:Anna Murazzi]]
[[caption-width-right:259: Anna.]]
->Played by Giorgia Cardaci.

An unlucky, not very bright secretary. After being dumped by her abusive husband, she's now a single mother with two little kids, always struggling with money and looking for a man.

(seasons 1-2)

* {{Adorkable}}: She's endearing, extremely helpless and woobie-like. And beautiful.
* BrainlessBeauty: Anna is actually quite pretty, and easily one of the dumbest characters (although how much she's stupid varies DependingOnTheWriter).
* BreakTheCutie: Poor woman can't catch a break.
* ButtMonkey: '''Yes'''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 3 she just disappeared.
* TheDitz
* DomesticAbuse: Not just her ex husband, but she never had a boyfriend who didn't beat her up.
* TheEeyore: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Her life seems pretty terrible.
* FatalAttractor
* FragileFlower: She cries very easily, much more than any other character. One of the reasons why she's TheWoobie in the eyes of many fans.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Every man she chooses turns out to be abusive and violent towards her.
* GossipyHens: Along with Patti.
* GranolaGirl: Although Patti and Alex are better examples of this.
* InformedFlaw: She's a terrible lover. Just ask her ex husband or any of her new boyfriends.
* LethallyStupid: In the episode "Il conte Olmo", her HopelessSuitor Olmo [[BlatantLies tries to make her believe]] that he's some rich and aristocratic BlueBlood, so she would agree to date him. Not sure if he's telling the truth, Anna grabs a knife and ''stabs Olmo in the arm'', [[WhatAnIdiot to verify if his blood was really blue.]]
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces
* NervousWreck
* PerpetualPoverty: A RunningGag. And she also has two little kids...

[[caption-width-right:252: Jessica.]]
->Played by Jessica Polsky.

The athletic yet elegant british manager. The only foreigner out of the regular characters.

(seasons 1-2)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 3.
* DudeMagnet: Luca and Paolo are obviously attracted to her.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* ForeignPeopleAreSexy: Jessica definitely is.
* MsFanservice: One of the most notable examples.
* OnlyOneName: The only main character whose last name is unknown.
* TokenMinority: As pointed out above, she's the only not Italian character.

[[folder:Emma Missale]]
->Played by Linda Gennari.

The new secretary arrived in season 3 after Anna's departure. Sort of a ReplacementScrappy although she doesn't have much in common with Anna. Luca seems to have a bit of crush on her but she isn't fond of him at all.

(seasons 3-4)

* AmbiguouslyGay: The reason why Luca is the only one who tries to seduce her.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Apparently polite and pleasant, but has a mean streak and can be a real bitch sometimes.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* FlatCharacter: A ''very'' boring, uninteresting female character.
* GossipyHens: One of the only things she has in common with Anna.
* NaiveNewcomer: In season 3.
* OutOfFocus: In season 4. She wasn't exactly a prominent character in season 3 either, but at least she had some storyline in a few episodes as the NaiveNewcomer and Luca's crush, while in season 4 she was completely DemotedToExtra.
* PluckyOfficeGirl
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaced Anna as De Marinis' secretary, though otherwise didn't much resemble her.

[[folder:Maria Eleonora Baù]]
[[caption-width-right:216: Maria Eleonora with Luca.]]
->Played by Cecilia Cinardi.

Introduced in the season 4, Maria Eleonora is an extremely cultured and competent young woman, object of Luca's unrequited affections. She's a nice, likable person but at the same time overly obsessive and neurotic and a bit of a perfectionist.

(season 4)

* AccidentalMisnaming: Many people find her name too long and tend to call her just "Eleonora". And she ''always'' replies: "It's ''Maria'' Eleonora!"
* BenevolentBoss: The ''only'' one on the show. She's genuinely friendly to all the employess.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When she's disappointed by Luca's behavior (very often), Maria Eleonora can be ''really'' nasty to him.
* BrainyBrunette: Incredibly intelligent, cultured and much more competent than everyone else.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* ControlFreak: Being an obsessive perfectionist, shows many tendencies of this trope.
* CuteBookworm: As revealed in the episode "Quando Ugo impazzisce", Maria Eleonora feels sorry for people who don't love reading.
* GenkiGirl: Despite being certainly sensible and reasonable, Maria Eleonora is kinda perky.
* GoGetterGirl: Adult example.
* GoodIsNotDumb
* InsufferableGenius: At her worst. Sometimes people find her annoying for this reason.
* MotorMouth: At times.
* ThePerfectionist: To a ridiculous degree.
* TheRival: To Ilaria, since Ilaria's historical rival (Gaia) was OutOfFocus in season 4.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: She only appears in season 4, but she gets more screen time than any other female character in that season, except maybe Patti. Even Gaia was DemotedToExtra.
* TokenGoodTeammate: ControlFreak tendencies aside, she's possibly the most decent character ever appeared in the show.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Luca. A type B (mostly sweet), but only because she's a genuinely sweet-natured person who's nice to everyone. She's not remotely interested in him and all Luca's attempts to win her heart are FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
* {{Workaholic}}

[[folder:Michele Carminati]]

[[caption-width-right:216: Carminati ([[AndZoidberg and his team]]).]]
->Played by Fabrizio Careddu.

The main Digitex salesman and Paolo's rival and worst enemy. He's the most famous member of "Team Carminati" and strongly believes in the importance of the group work, thanks to the theories of Tom Weil, a fictional philosopher idolized by him and his co-workers.

(season 4)

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Carminati ([[AndZoidberg and his team]]) is a more successful salesman than Paolo, who was formerly known for being the best one in his company.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* FriendlyEnemy: To Paolo, sort of. The enmity is one-sided on Paolo's part and Carminati actually treats Paolo like a friend and wants him to join his team.
** Interestingly in the early pre-merger years the Digitex employees (like Vasile and Gustavo) hated Luca and Paolo just as much as Luca and Paolo hated them. As of season 4, once the merger and Carminati came along, the Digitex employees (former rivals) suddenly became friendly, with Luca and Paolo still hating and considering them rivals.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Carminati and his team (team Carminati).
* HeroAntagonist: To Paolo's VillainProtagonist.
* {{Keet}}
* LastNameBasis: He's only called by his last name Carminati.
* TheLeader: Of his team (he has always 2 or 3 unnamed one-dimensional guys following him everywhere). However, he insists he's not the leader and that they're all equally important.
* NiceGuy: He's always friendly to Paolo, even though he knows that Paolo hates him.
* TheRival: To Paolo.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Paolo sees him as this but not the other way around.
* TrueCompanions: Again, Carminati and his team.
** This trope backfires in one episode, when he actually ''does'' the "Tom Weil test" by falling on his back deliberately: his team must be ready to catch him before he falls on the nails on the floor. Unfortunately for him, he does this while delivering a RousingSpeech about his belief in the importance of teamwork, which ends with his "For Tom Weil!", which his co-workers are basically ''programmed'' to answer with a "hip hip, hooray!", complete with a re-enactment of ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''' well-known StabTheSky (see the page picture for TrueCompanions) with their pens, by that point of the episode. Cue him falling on his back, and on the nails as well (which promptly stab him).
* WideEyedIdealist: To the extreme.

[[folder:Caterina Farini]]
[[caption-width-right:275: Caterina.]]
->Played by Elena Santarelli.

A young, attractive girl who works in the company's nursery. She hates her job and always looks aloof and annoyed with everyone.

(season 4)

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the episode "Il dominatore", she tells Luca and Paolo that she hates doormats and loves dominant men; afterwards when Paolo starts treating her like dirt and acting like an arrogant, rude "dominant man", Caterina actually starts ''liking'' him.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 5.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.
--> '''Luca:''' ''"So one of these days, do you wanna go out with me?"''
--> '''Caterina:''' ''"I'm sorry, one of these days I'm busy."''
--> '''Luca:''' ''""What? Are you busy every day?!"''
--> '''Caterina:''' ''"No, just the one you were thinking of. What a coincidence, right? "''
* DudeMagnet: She has many admirers (Luca, Paolo, Olmo...), much to her annoyance.
* DumbBlonde: Averted actually. While Caterina is lazy, possibly BookDumb and bad at her job, she is far from being as stupid as other characters.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Obviously played straight, see HelloNurse below.
* FlatCharacter: Her character is a bit...pointless. Just another hot girl who serves as MsFanservice and a {{Foil}} to Luca and Paolo's antics.
* HelloNurse: Considered by Luca and Paolo one of the sexiest girls in the company along with Giovanna.
* IceQueen: Usually reserved and aloof and not exactly a friendly person.
* PerpetualFrowner
* MsFanservice: Inevitably, being played by a quite famous Italian model and showgirl.
* StatuesqueStunner

[[folder:Minor Characters]]
!! Sergio
->Played by Ernesto Mahieux.

The company's psychologist. (season 1)

* AllPsychologyIsFreudian
* {{Catchphrase}}: "As Freud says..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* DoggedNiceGuy: He's in love with Anna but she ignores him.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: ''So much''.
* OnlyOneName

!! Nadia
->Played by Carla Signoris.

The company's psychologist. (seasons 2-3)

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Not a very good psychologist, to say the least.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After season 3.
* OnlyOneName
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Sergio.

!! Chiara De Marinis
->Played by Luciana Littizzetto.

The director's despotic daughter. (seasons 1-2)

* DeadpanSnarker: Although most tropers, not being Italian, may not be familiar with the actress playing her, let's just say that having Luciana Littizzetto as Chiara makes this trope pretty much a given.
* EvilRedhead
* FieryRedhead
* {{Jerkass}}: Just as ruthless as her father.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Even better than his father at this.
* ReallyGetsAround: She slept with everyone in the company.
* SpoiledBrat
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards everyone, especially Luca.

!! Elisabetta "Titti" D'Imporzano
->Played by Claudia Gerini.

Patti's attractive sister. (season 1)

* BrainlessBeauty: While clearly good looking, Titti is even more of an airhead than Patti herself.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more than her sister.
* GenkiGirl: Obviously, being an attractive version of her sister Patti.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PutOnABus: After a few episodes.

!! Mauro Cestelli
->Played by Paolo Pierobon.

The company's doctor. (season 2)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Just a one-season character whose disappearance is never explained.
* TheCorruptible: Give him some money and he will sign any kind of fake medical certificate.

!! Loredana
->Played by Silvia Giordano

The cleaning lady. (season 2)

* AccidentalMisnaming: No one remembers her name, as a RunningGag.
* AlmightyJanitor: Much more sneaky and manipulative than she seems.
* BrutalHonesty
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: One of the many characters who just disappear without explanation.
* ManipulativeBitch: She has no problem blackmailing the other employees, including ''De Marinis''.
* OnlyOneName

!! Anselmo Pedone
->Played by Massimo Ranieri.

A shy, awkward ButtMonkey who has stuttering problems. Basically another Silvano with a speech impediment. (seasons 2-3)

* AscendedExtra: After a small appearance in season 2, he got a bigger role in season 3.
* ButtMonkey: Though he has much better luck than Silvano (at least after his first appearance). Luca and Paolo still treat him like a ButtMonkey, but Anselmo usually gets the upper hand on them at the end of the episode.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: in season 4 he was no longer part of the cast.
* ExtremeDoormat: Even more than ''Silvano''.
* GoodWithNumbers: Not as good as Silvano though.
* PorkyPigPronunciation
--> '''Luca:''' ''(mocking him)"He's not stupid. He's st-st-stu-stupid."''
* TheQuietOne
* ShrinkingViolet: Male example.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He always eats his pork sandwich for lunch. Luca and Paolo regularly mock him for this.

!! Roberto
->Played by Michele Alhaique.

A new employee with a little experience, who (unlike the other people) worships Paolo. His main goal is trying to be like him in every way. Paolo, on the other hand, considers him just an annoyance. (season 3)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* TheGenericGuy
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Yes, [[AntiRoleModel Paolo Bitta]] is his personal hero...
* OnlyOneName
* UndyingLoyalty: To Paolo, no matter how much Paolo treats him badly.

!! Vasile Rovinescu
->Played by Dino Abbrescia.

A Digitex (the rival company) employee who hates Luca and Paolo with a passion. (season 3)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* {{Jerkass}}
* MaliciousMisnaming: Luca and Paolo call him [[ "Ciaosescu"]].
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Luca and Paolo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gustavo. They are the Digitex Luca and Paolo.
* TokenMinority: He's Romanian.

!! Gustavo
->Played by Massimo Tomassoni.

Vasile's friend known for his extreme good luck. (season 3)

* BornLucky
* InSeriesNickname: "Ghebbo".
* OnlyOneName
* PutOnABus: He won the lottery and then started his own company.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Vasile.

!! Giuseppe "Ciccio Riccio" Ricciuti
->Played by Federico Bonaconza

A short-lived character on the sitcom and a total nutcase. (season 3)

* AxCrazy
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* NervousWreck: He's persuaded that all the unanimated objects in the office are conspiring against him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Although he hates being called "Ciccio Riccio".
* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack: And he wants revenge for being fired.
* TooDumbToLive
* his mind.

!! Carlotta Russo
->Played by Lucia Ocone.

Luca and Alex's wedding planner. (season 5)

* AscendedExtra: Lucia Ocone was supposed to appear as a special guest in just one episode. The cast enjoyed working with her so much that the writers added more episodes with her character involved.

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!! Valeria Bitta

Paolo's wife, just as "faithful" to her husband as he is to her. Possibly the most well known [[TheGhost unseen]] character.

* ClingyJealousGirl: Understandably.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Valeria, being mentioned so frequently in the episodes, is a common victim of this. Sometimes she seems a long-suffering OnlySaneWoman, sometimes she's flighty and promiscuous. In one episode, Paolo even reveals that she's ''insane'' and really mentally disturbed (probably due to her having to put up with her husband's antics). The description of her physical appearance is also inconsistent, and so is her intelligence (see TookALevelInDumbass).
* DumbBlonde: She's blonde, as mentioned by Paolo in a couple of episodes, and according to the episode "Q.I." (or "I.Q."), she's even dumber than Paolo, and the dumbest one in Paolo's family.
* TheGhost
* {{Housewife}}
* TheMasochismTango: Her marriage with Paolo. They both cheat on each other and they fight all the time. It doesn't help that Paolo is always drunk.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While she's obviously [[WomenAreWiser closer to earth]] than her husband, Valeria still seems a seriously messed up woman (again, according to Paolo's stories).
* ReallyGetsAround: And Paolo isn't aware of this...
* TookALevelInDumbass: In a season 2 episode Paolo discovered that she used to be a brilliant and overachieving student. Later it's revealed that her I.Q. ([[ImprobableLowIQ 2]]) is even lower than Paolo's ([[ImprobableLowIQ 12]]). Possibly a SeriesContinuityError or maybe it's just due to the fact that she reached her husband's level with their marriage.
* WomenAreWiser: To be fair, pretty much anyone would seem closer to earth compared to Paolo.
* YourCheatingHeart

!! Jonathan Bitta

Paolo's oldest son, still with childish behaviour, but somewhat the most decent family member.

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the beginning, he was portrayed as a terrible BrattyHalfPint like his brother Brad, but at some point, to [[AntiRoleModel Paolo]]'s absolute dismay, he started changing and becoming a good kid who likes reading and studying, as opposed to his sociopathic father and delinquent brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: the Responsible to Brad's Foolish.
* TheGhost
* KidsAreCruel: More so before his CharacterDevelopment, but it's still there.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the rest of his family. According to Luca, he's the only one in Paolo's family who is not an illiterate idiot.
* TheUnfavorite: As pointed above, many episodes were focused on Paolo being mad at him because of his good grades and dedication to studies. Instead Paolo always favors little criminal Brad and he's totally proud of him.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: With Paolo.
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: Paolo's reaction when Jonathan started abandoning his bad habits and acting like a responsible kid.
* WouldHitAGirl: He apparently gave [[TheWoobie Anna]] a black eye in one of the early episodes.

!! Brad Bitta

Paolo's youngest son. "The shortest serial killer in the world" according to his proud father.

* AlliterativeName
* BrattyHalfPint: UpToEleven.
* CreepyChild
* {{Delinquents}}: Yes, a 8 year old delinquent.
* EnfantTerrible: That's why he's Paolo's favorite son.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Jonathan's Responsible.
* FreudianExcuse: His father, who totally encourage his bad behavior.
* TheGhost: Though in an episode, we can actually hear his voice.
* KidsAreCruel

!! Pino and Budello

Paolo's infamous best friends (other than Luca of course), just as uncultured and thoughtless as him and known for their criminal habits.

* AerithAndBob: Pino is a normal italian name. "Budello" is...well... And ironically Pino is just a nickname, while Budello apparently is not, see OnlyKnownByTheirNickname below.
* TheAlcoholic: Pino known for his "grappa" (a alcoholic drink similar to Whisky) and possibly Budello as well (since the three of them always go to the same bar).
* TheBrute: Budello. According to Paolo he could kick Andrea's ass any time.
* {{Delinquents}}: Both of them.
* {{Gasshole}}: If Paolo's stories are accurate...
* TheGhost
* GreaseMonkey: Pino.
* MenAreUncultured: They are Paolo's best friends, after all.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Weirdly enough just Pino, whose actual name is [[EmbarrassingFirstName Odoacre Maria]]. "Budello" on the other hand is his real name, but even Paolo isn't exactly sure if it's the first or the last name.
* TerribleTrio: They form one with Paolo.
* ThoseTwoGuys

!! Maruska

Paolo's favorite hooker.

!! Alessandra "Sandra" Rogi

Silvano's mom. No description needed.

* DirtyOldWoman
* EvilMatriarch: To Silvano.
* TheGhost
* MyBelovedSmother: ''So much''.
* ReallyGetsAround: With the director De Marinis being her most famous lover and of course Silvano is the only one in the company who isn't aware of this.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Has this relationship with her son's "girlfriend" Patti.

!! Mrs. Bollini

A friend of Silvano and his mom. She's their old next door neighbor, and they play Scrabble together every week.