7 Times Michael Scott Was The Boss We All Hope To Work For

7 Times Michael Scott Was The Boss We All Hope To Work For

A look at everyone's favorite TV boss.

For some reason, I am still in a WatchMojo phase and have decided I need to do another top ten list article. "The Office" is one of my favorite shows thanks to my little for getting me to watch it sophomore year of college. We all love Steve Carrell’s portrayal of Michael Scott and while at times he can be a little awkward and make us uncomfortable he is a very caring and compassionate man.

In no particular order here are seven moments Michael showed us why he is the world’s best boss.

1. Michael surprises Dwight at his wedding

The relationship between regional manager and assistant to the regional manager was always on display on this series. It would bounce around between work colleagues to best friends to even partner in crime. When Michael returns to surprise Dwight at his wedding after Jim tells him he can’t be the best man we are overcome with excitement and emotions as we see Michael and Dwight embrace. It is truly an emotional sequence and a display of the relationship between these two.

2. Michael telling Jim to never give up

Through the first few seasons, there are moments where Michael makes us a little uncomfortable but he makes one gesture toward Jim which is memorable. After hearing Pam and Roy set a date for their wedding Jim is heartbroken and ends up talking to Michael. During the conversation, Michael gives some advice to Jim which is different than what we would expect from Michael Scott. “Never Ever Ever Give Up.”. This quote goes a long way as it provides Jim with motivation to continue his love for Pam and eventually marrying her.

3. Michael telling Pam how great her art is

In the time before Jim and Pam were together Pam started working on her art and even got some of her artwork displayed in a gallery. Oscar’s partner describes Pam’s art as childlike and it prompts to start taking down her artwork until Michael arrives later. After he arrives he compliments all of her work and states how he would like to buy her painting of the Dunder Mifflin building which prompts Pam to embrace Michael in a way she never usually does. The painting is eventually hung up at the office and is seen in “The Finale”

4. Being Co-Managers with Jim

Not wanting to lose his position Michael tries to sabotage the interview for Jim to become regional manager but eventually the two become co regional managers. While there are some issues with the two being co-managers there is an act of kindness when Michael brings Jim a “World’s Best Boss” mug just like the one Michael has. Seeing this moment between the two of them begins a new relationship with colleagues but also as friends.

5. Michael’s recommendation of Dwight

Dwight has always wanted to be Regional Manager but there is always something in his way. Before Michael leaves to move to Colorado to be with Holly and start his new life he writes a recommendation letter for Dwight for when he wants to become Regional Manager. "The dictionary defines superlative as: of the highest kind, quality, or order, surpassing all else, or others. Supreme. That's great. If I wanted the dictionary definition, I'd buy a dictionary. I define it as Dwight Schrute. As a sales executive, as a leader, as a man, and as a friend, he is of the highest kind, quality, and order. Supreme."

Seeing this act from Michael shows he looks at Dwight as a friend rather than just an assistant and it can’t help but a bring a tear to our eyes.

6. Michael getting the whole office involved in the Dunder Mifflin Ad

When the Scranton Branch finds out they will be in a commercial for Dunder Mifflin everyone gets excited and Michael wants everyone to participate. Everyone is having a great time and when Michael pitches the idea to corporate they turn it down and say that they want Scranton to use the same format from previous commercials. While the commercial airs and everyone seems pleased Jim and Pam decide to show everyone the commercial Michael envisioned and is received positively by the workers. This cheers up Michael and he realizes that his workers do care about him even if they don’t always show it.

7. Realizing Erin sees him as a father figure.

Erin is a new addition to the staff and a storyline of her throughout the series besides her quirkiness is growing up without knowing her real parents. Michael and Erin have a son daughter relationship without realizing it and grow very close throughout the series. When Michael comes over to watch “Glee” with the rest of the office he asks Erin “What is there to like? He's just, he's a weird little skeevy guy with no waist, why do you care whether we like him or not? Why? I'm not your father.”

After hearing this Michael realizes that Erin actually views him as a father figure and he then acts like an angry father in a cute way towards her.

I always loved Michael Scott because he had a passion and drive for all the workers at Dunder Mifflin and he was the family he always wanted. While there are times that Michael did go overboard he truly was a caring boss for everyone and he always found a way to let them know they matter and he thoroughly cares for them.

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Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist


Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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