His reaction is so perfect and priceless. Why did you leave The Office you fool?! We need you!
The Office was game changer when it began way back when. Steve Carell was fatter, and he was balding. The staff of The Office changed after it took a “break” (cancelled) and everybody came back with more money thanks to Steve Carell’s hit The 40 Year Old Virgin. Everybody got more attractive as the seasons went on, but it remained the quirky, weird show with awkward, cringe-worthy humor, and a documentary style that endeared audiences. We have all seen shows that use the same awkward humor now to highlight human emotions and situations…but The Office is the original, and it is the best.
I started watching The Office when I was in 7th grade…I remember specifically being booted out of the room during the 2nd episode of the second season when Dwight asks Toby about clitorises and female sex organs; the rents weren’t having my young (and already tarnished) ears hearing this. Last year a small group of die-hard Office fans and myself began The Finer Things Club at my school- we watched The Office, ate food, and discussed the show and had Christmas events. It even got school government approval. So, we were OFFICIALLY that Weird Club for Weird Things.
Last season, Steve Carell announced he was leaving after seven seasons on the best show to hit television since Friends. Tonight Season Eight begins without Michael Scott. It’s uncertain and nail-biting. I am in mourning for Michael Gary Scott and I’m also extremely nervous for tonight.
Alright, so as ridiculous as this is, sometimes I relate to Michael Scott.
Michael Scott has officially left The Office. Steve Carell’s amazing, 7 season character is gone.
Through thick and through thin, through cringe-worthy moments and hilarity, Michael Scott made The Office what it is today.
Some of what he says rings true in my life, too.
I often start conversations and hope to pick them up as they go.
Season Two, Booze Cruise. What a quality episode.
And so, on April 28th, 2011, we said goodbye to one of TV’s most influential characters, played by the marvelous Steve Carell. He will be sorely missed.
When asked if he had anything to say to the fans of the show, Steve said:
“I do, actually. I’ve made an enormous mistake, and I think that I probably shouldn’t be going. *Laughs* I’m really thankful, I think we’re all very thankful to have had the job – this is more than a job, really. I think everybody here feels that way. It’s been not only fun but – I was talking to my wife about it, and I’ve been pretty emotional the last couple of weeks too, and one of the things she said that I thought really hit the nail on the head was that it’s a part that has kind of defined me professionally, but on top of that she said these are your friends. So, that to me is why the show has been so important to me and the fact that people have watched it and enjoyed it over the years that I’ve been on it, and will continue to enjoy it because it remains and will continue to be a fantastic show.”
Thank you for making my life more hilarious, more awkward, and more fantastic than I can ever know.
Goodbye, Michael Scott!