Michael Scott was one of the best Dunder Mifflin managers on The Office, largely due to the unforgettably hilarious quotes he delivered every episode.
Movie and TV fans are currently rooting for their favorite shows and films during the returning awards season cycle. Unfortunately, despite some great current yearly programming, there are still fans who have a giant The Office-sized hole in their hearts. Even with new award-winning shows to capture everyone’s attention, The Office is still sorely missed.
The Office has only continued to grow in popularity thanks to streaming services introducing the hit series to new fans. Loveable characters like Michael Scott provided unforgettable laughs along with cringe-worthy quotes that helped define Dunder Mifflin’s best manager. Michael Gary Scott’s best quotes showcased his unique character while also entertaining fans.
5 “Fool Me Once, Strike One, But Fool Me Twice… Strike Three.”
Season 3, Episode 13, “Traveling Salesman”
Michael Scott always had a unique way of improperly turning a phrase, much to the delight of his co-workers and fans. He became well-known for almost knowing catchphrases, but unknowingly switching them up at the last minute for hilarious results. It was just one of the many perks of working at Dunder Mifflin.
Former President George W. Bush even hilariously bungled the classic saying, but Michael Scott’s version still stood out to fans. Not only does his turn of the phrase demonstrate a fundamental inability to count, but it also highlights Scott’s own conviction in himself. Michael Scott will still make his point long after he’s realized he’s wrong.
4 “I’m Not Superstitious, But I Am A Little Stitious.”
Season 4, Episode 2, “Fun Run, Part 2”
A series of incidents that included a virus-frozen computer and Michael Scott hitting his employee Meredith with his car plagued Dunder Mifflin at the beginning of the fourth season. Scott decided that the office had been cursed, and needed a cleansing Fun Run.
Michael Scott further revealed his character’s limited understanding of the English language with his use of the word superstitious. Scott was only a little “stitious” instead of the full superstitious, delivered with utmost sincerity by actor Steve Carell to really sell the ridiculous but still hilarious quote to fans.
3 “Would I Rather Be Feared Or Loved? Easy. Both.”
Season 2, Episode 6, “The Fight”
“I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” Michael Scott’s unique management style was further explored in the second season episode “The Fight.” After Dwight Schrute proudly achieved his latest belt in karate, Jim Halpert decided to set up a hilarious prank to pass the time.
Jim manipulated Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute into a fight to find out who was the strongest in the office. When Michael Scott somehow took the victory, he revealed the motivations behind his actions. While he enjoyed the love of his friends, the fear he assumed they felt towards him after the fight felt just as good.
2 “The People That You Work With Are, When You Get Down To It, Your Very Best Friends.”
Season 7, Episode 21, “Michael’s Last Dundies”
Fans quickly learned that Michael Scott was an incredibly lonely person whose quest for love and friendship dominated his character arc. However, it became heartbreakingly clear how close he was with his staff when he decided to leave Dunder Mifflin.
After Michael Scott fell in love with HR representative Holly Flax, he decided to move with her to Colorado and leave Dunder Mifflin. He hosted one last Dundies awards show, where he came to a final and sweet realization. He had found the friends he had been looking for his entire life among the people he had spent years working with at Dunder Mifflin.
1 “That’s What She Said.”
Season 2, Episode 2, “Sexual Harassment”
One of Michael Scott’s most recognizable quotes was one he used quite frequently, as it almost always got a laugh from himself, at the very least. Michael Scott first dropped his iconic “that’s what she said” retort in one of the cringiest and most iconic episodes of The Office.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the only time that Michael Scot or other members of Dunder Mifflin’s staff used the sometimes inappropriate catchphrase. Jim and Dwight both used the quote to make Michael Scott laugh at different times. He even dropped it during a legal deposition, proving that sometimes Michael Scott just couldn’t help himself from trying to make others laugh.
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