I’d like to start off with a recent tweet, from a certain semi-famous actor:
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying, “Mike, The Office is still going on! They even got James Spader to come in and run the show now.” And I would acknowledge your argument, then slap you senseless. Michael Scott brought that show together, and without it, I can’t really stomach it anymore.
Regardless of the fact that Michael Scott hasn’t been on the show since April, his farewell episode still makes me emotional. I think the best part about Steve Carrell’s performance in that show was also the worst; the informal nature of the show was only ever accentuated by the awkward pauses and hilarious one-liners that we still mention to this day.
After all, who else could have come up with “that’s what she said?”
I hope that after all is said and done, the American version of the Office really shined when Michael Scott sat in that office. You might think I’m a bit biased (we do have the same name), or that the show really isn’t that good, but honestly, the show deserves recognition for making us all laugh for so many awesome seasons. He might have missed his final chance for an Emmy, but he’ll always have one in my heart.