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Michael Scott's Most Outrageous 'Office' Moments (VIDEO)

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 25th 2011 6:00AM
Steve Carell, 'The Office'We've loved to hate him at times and hated to love him at others, and when you think back on Michael Scott's most memorable moments on 'The Office,' that pretty much sums up the character.

He can be maddeningly self-involved and petty (like, say, when he suffered a little burn on his foot via the George Foreman Grill, but thought his injury was worse than Dwight's concussion), but he can also be sweet and goofily charming, as his entire relationship with the like-minded -- if slightly less dorky -- Holly (Amy Ryan) has shown.

The bottom line: As Emmy-nominated Steve Carell bids adieu to the show that made him a household name (April 28, 9PM ET on NBC), he does so having created one of the greatest TV characters of all time.

And in honor of his many (many, many) shenanigans, please enjoy our mash up of Michael's most outrageous 'Office' moments.

When the U.S. version of 'The Office' premiered, there was much doubt that the show could be as good as Ricky Gervais' brilliant British original, and even more doubt that Carell and the show's writers could craft a lead character as iconic as Gervais' David Brent -- but they did just that. Carell, so far, hasn't actually taken home an Emmy, but there's no doubt that he's earned one.

In lesser comically-skilled hands, or from a less likable actor, Michael could have been 100 percent grating, 100 percent of the time. But Carell has infused the Dunder Mifflin boss with an earnestness that always makes you remember in the back of your head that, even during his most embarrassing, over-the-top antics, Michael just wants to be liked.

His outing of Oscar and subsequent planting of a kiss on his underling? Awkward, to say the least, but also an attempt, in his own Michael way, to encourage the rest of the staff to be open-minded. Almost ruining Phyllis' wedding by trying to upstage her dad? He thinks of Phyllis and the rest of the staff as family, and he just wants to be included in their lives. Running over Meredith with his car and breaking her pelvis? Well, that's just one of those Michael moments that makes you laugh out loud.

Still, as much as we look forward to seeing how 'The Office' office shakes out once he's gone, it's with sadness that we say goodbye to Michael Gary Scott.

And since there were honestly too many outrageous moments to include in just one mash up, please share your own favorite Michael Scott moments in the comments.

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I loved the episode where he happened to pick out a womans suit for himself from a bin of clothes, only to find himself sitting next to a woman wearing the same suit.

April 30 2011 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

See ya!!!!

April 26 2011 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There is a total of one, funny performance with this guy. When he played the newsman is the movie "Bruce Almighty"
That's it, over, finished and goodbye

April 26 2011 at 8:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
you big Stud

Thats what she said

April 26 2011 at 11:48 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

God bless america this bum is leaving, now all that is left is to cancel the show and fire the sick people who write. The whole show is a disgrace

April 26 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse -9 rate up rate down Reply

Will Ferrell is not replacing Steve Carell...he's just on until the end of this season. To my knowledge, the replacement for the character of Michael Scott has not yet been named/revealed.

April 26 2011 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

One of my favorites is still one of the first episodes of the series - when Michael decides to have his own "diversity awareness" day and makes every one "act out" the assigned ethnicity their conversation partner had written on a card that was stuck to their foreheads.

I'm not a huge Steve Carrell fan, but I am going to miss "Michael" on The Office. There aren't many characters who can be so completely insensitive and selfish and still end up endearing. I honestly rooted for him to succeed, even though he sabotaged himself on a weekly basis. I'm going to watch next season for curiosity's sake, but I don't expect it to be the same.

April 25 2011 at 11:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

This guy is a retard. Why is it that people like him continue to make movies and television shows? One other example is Adam Sandler. I guess being Jewish helps.

April 25 2011 at 7:16 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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Carl & Lucy

Being Jewish myself I find your comment very insensitive and biggoted.

April 26 2011 at 7:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I love the show but won't watch it with Will Farrell. He is horrible.

April 25 2011 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I never watched this show, but hearing that Will "No Talent" Farrell is going to be in really puts it in the suck pile

April 25 2011 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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