‘The Office’: The Best Michael Scott Episodes and Where to Watch Them

by Jeremy Spirogis
Steve Carell as Michael Scott on NBC

The Office has confirmed to be a permanent power of popular culture. The seventh anniversary of its last episode — which aired on May 16, 2013 — simply handed, but there are nonetheless followers re-watching all the factor on repeat. With its endlessly quotable jokes, superb chemistry between solid members, and total hilarious idea, it appears to be like to be a timeless supply of enjoyment. 

Steve Carell as Michael Scott on NBC's 'The Office.'
Steve Carell as Michael Scott on NBC’s ‘The Office’ | Justin Lubin/NBCU Photo Bank

The character of Michael Scott is way of what makes the present as beloved as it’s. Portrayed by Steve Carell, Michael’s character has grow to be the middle of loads of memes and many one-liners, however he was additionally the central focus of a number of the present’s best episodes. Fans have weighed in on simply which Michael Scott episodes are the perfect, and listed below are some contenders. 

And, if you wish to watch them, know that every one 201 episodes of The Office can be found to stream on Netflix till 2021.

‘Survivor Man’: Season 4, Episode 11

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In Episode 11 of Season 4, Michael finds himself disregarded of a wilderness retreat and units out to show his toughness by having Dwight drop him off within the deep wilderness. Armed solely with a roll of duct tape and a knife, Michael isn’t fairly the outdoorsman he likes to suppose he’s. Dwight, who stayed behind to keep watch over Michael in opposition to directions, ultimately has to disclose himself to save lots of Michael from consuming wild mushrooms. 

One of the issues that makes this episode such an amazing illustration of Michael is that it was written by Steve Carell himself. Fans additionally identified the facility of a dialog between Jim and Michael close to the tip of this episode. When Michael says his well-known line — “that’s what she said” — Jim factors to the absurdity of it by asking who he’s speaking about. “I never know. But I just say it. I say stuff like that, you know, to lighten the tension when things sort of get hard.” 

“That’s what she said,” Jim replies. This second takes Michael’s iconic joke one step additional, displaying that he has the self-awareness of his irreverence. 

‘Broke’: Season 5, Episode 25

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Michael is commonly portrayed as incompetent, bumbling, and out-of-touch, however Episode 25 of Season 5 gave him an opportunity to indulge in all his business acumen. Michael’s paper business, Michael Scott Paper Company, is weeks away from utter monetary damage, but it surely has additionally confirmed to be a supply of frustration for Dunder Mifflin.

They wish to purchase it to maintain from shedding clients to Michael. The episode ends with an intense negotiation, and Michael — irritating Pam and Ryan — turns down a suggestion of $60,000. Instead, he insists on getting jobs again for all three of them.

The ploy appears ridiculous. The firm is clearly not value the price of three folks with full advantages, however Michael insists that he’ll merely preserve creating companies. He reveals his ardour and his persistence, and it pays off. He efficiently negotiates the deal.

‘Goodbye, Michael’: Season 7, Episode 22

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Michael could have had a small function within the collection finale, however Episode 22 of Season 7 is sufficient to carry tears to the eyes of followers who’ve watched Michael and Jim construct their relationship through the years. The pair have had loads of variations, however this opportunity to say goodbye is a heartfelt second of actual respect and admiration.

When Jim, voice cracking and eyes shining, tells Michael he’s the “best boss I’ve ever had,” there’s actual emotion behind the scene. Part of this emotion comes from the truth that John Krasinski and Carell had constructed an actual friendship collectively.

At the tip of the day, the laughs and silliness of The Office are bolstered and made extra vital by these significant connections between the characters and the actors who portrayed them. This episode captures that second completely. 

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