April 28th, 2011 by thetvchick
Tonight is the night where we must bid adieu to one of the greatest bosses in television history: Michael Scott. Michael might be this goofy guy who screws everything up on the outside, but at his core, he is a fantastic boss, and an even better friend. Just when he seemed to be getting crazier, he would get uncharacteristically serious, and prove his value as a boss and a friend. Idiot Savant is not the right term, because he’s not an idiot. On the contrary, Michael is whip smart in his own way, and throughout the years, we’ve laughed and cried (and sometimes cringed) along with him. And I know tonight, I will be crying as he leaves Dunder Mifflin. Steve Carell will leave behind an incredible legacy that will be quite hard to live up to. He has created something truly special, and so as a tribute, I came up with my favorite Michael Scott lines of the series. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to weigh in with your favorites!
- “I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!!!!” (from “Money”)
- “It’s like with firemen. You don’t leave your brothers behind. Even if you find out that there is a better fire in Connecticut” (from “The Convention)
- “If a baby were president, there would be no taxes. There would be no war.” (from “Baby Shower”)
- “BFD. Engaged ain’t married.” (from “Booze Cruise” — one of Michael’s serious moments)
- “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you have to just be the boss of dancing.” (from “Booze Cruise”)
- “Why are you the way that you are? Honestly, every time I try to do something fun or exciting, you make it not… that way. I hate
so much about the things that you choose to be.” (from “Casino Night” — he says this to Toby, of course)
- “You spend your whole life trying to get people to like you, and then you run over one person with your car. [sighs] And it’s not even one of the popular ones, and everybody gets on your case. Doesn’t make any sense… God is dead.” (from “Fun Run”)
- “I guess the atmosphere that I’ve tried to create here is that I’m a friend first and a boss second, and probably an entertainer third.” (from “The Pilot”)
Well, Michael, you have certainly entertained me throughout the years. I will never forget the phrases you coined that became such staples of pop culture. “Boom, Roasted” and “That’s what she said!” are of course the ones I am thinking of, but I am sure there are more. “The Office” truly will not be the same without you.
Be sure to tune in tonight for Steve Carell/Michael Scott’s last episode of The Office at 9 PM on NBC.Tweet