Bald of Evil: Bernd Stromberg. Yeah okay, more like Sparse Hair Of Being A Jerk Ass. Stromberg also tries to make out Möllers, the bald-headed and somewhat gruff canteen chef, as a villain, even though his long-standing enmity with Stromberg is entirely the latter's fault.
Crapsack World: The Capitol office is an incredibly dull and grey place, and mood and working morale reach new lows regularly. And the village Finsdorf in the fourth season is even more dull and grey.
Creator Cameo: Series creator Ralf Husmann has made four brief appearances as co-worker Hans Schmelzer throughout the first three seasons.
Cringe Comedy: Especially Stromberg has to suffer in this regard.
The Danza: Most of the minor office co-workers share both their first and last names or some slight variation thereof (e.g. Stefan Lampadius - Steffen Lambert) with the actors who portray them. Tatjana Berkel (played by Tatjana Alexander) and Sinan Turçulu (played by Sinan Akkus), two more major characters, are other examples.
Girlfriend in Canada: During the first few episodes of Season Two, Ernie is often having phone conversations with - he claims - his new girlfriend. Ulf naturally thinks that he's just faking it. Nope! The gal is real.
Good Girls Avoid Abortion: When Jennifer gets pregnant with Stromberg's child, she seriously considers having an abortion. Only after persuasion by Ernie does she decide against it.
The Inspector Is Coming: In the episode "Lulu" from season 3, where the Capitol headquarter sends an inspector, in order to have him investigate the proceedings in their departments (In particular Stromberg's). Stromberg's department actually gets praised, whereas the others departments get a bad rating.
Reassigned to Antarctica: In the first episode of season four, Stromberg almost manages to get promoted to department chief. But due to his unrestrained Jerk Ass behavior, he instead is reassigned to a far off little boring village, called Finsdorf.
Tall Poppy Syndrome: When the (hitherto) very popular Tanja Seifert is promoted to department manager deputy, her colleagues, her boyfriend Ulf and (certainly) Stromberg all sabotage her efforts, causing her to be relegated to her old position.