Give ‘Em The Old Razzle Dazzle

September 03, 2010 - by: Kristin Starnes Gray 4 COMMENTS

Litigation Value: Training on Diversity and Harassment = $5,000; Settlement of Countless Employee Claims = a Shocking Amount; Years Worth of “That’s What She Said” Jokes = Priceless.

With Michael’s final season quickly approaching, last night’s repeat got Michael Scottme thinking about all my favorite Michael moments over the seasons. While Michael can be a human resources nightmare, he certainly has made us laugh (when we weren’t cringing).  Here’s a list of my top 10 favorite examples of Michael’s “dash of razzle dazzle” management style. Who knows? Maybe TBS will even include a few of them during its Labor Day marathon of The Office.

  1. Michael grilling his foot on his George Foreman and scolding his employees for their lack of compassion toward his “disability.”
  2. Michael mistaking the company’s tech support employee for a terrorist before mistaking an insurance salesman for the mafia.
  3. Michael pelting college students with candy bars before dramatically exiting with a shout of “SUCK ON THAT!”
  4. Michael’s painfully drawn-out efforts to lay off an employee. “Yeah, I went hunting once. Shot a deer in the leg. Had to kill it with a shovel. Took about an hour. Why do you ask?”
  5. Michael asking Oscar if he prefers a less offensive term than “Mexican.”
  6. Michael asking Oscar for advice on how to make a colonoscopy more pleasurable and whether he should have a safe word.
  7. Michael unwittingly purchasing salad when trying to buy drugs to frame Toby.
  8. Michael dressing up as “Prison Mike,” calling Angela a “beyotch,”  and telling Ryan he’d be the “belle of the ball.”
  9. Michael dubbing himself the “King of [Email] Forwards” and explaining, “You wouldn’t arrest a guy who was just passing drugs from one guy to another.”
  10. Michael finding something smelly and unpleasant in his office and exclaiming, “I am a victim of a hate crime! Stanley knows what I’m talking about . . . . Well, I hated it. A lot!”
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1 Tony Kessler
07:59:52, 10/09/10

Just noticed this morning that Michael Scott made the list of top 10 TV bosses who remind employees of their own bosses.

One of my favorite Michael Scott quotes comes from the episode in which he is trying to explain away how he possibly could have run over Meredith with his car in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot. Raising the specter that the office might be haunted or cursed, Michael says, “I’m not superstitious. But I AM a little stitious.”

2 Kristin Gray
09:32:24, 14/09/10

Nice quote, Tony. That’s one of my favorites as well.

3 Bill
07:07:30, 21/09/10

Michael talking to David Wallace about Toby’s return and wanting to fire him, David says he can’t be fired without cause and Michael response that he wants him fired “be-cause” he hates him.

Michael and Dwight discussing getting rid of Toby, when Dwight suggests that they frame him with drugs Michael says that sounds kind of mean, but “like they say, sometimes the ends justify the mean.”

4 Tony Kessler
07:45:59, 07/03/11

Steve Carell finishes final day of filming for The Office! tk

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