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* Michael claims to have a brother ("[[Pilot]]"), although he may have said that merely to get out of an embarrassing situation.
 
* Michael claims to have a brother ("[[Pilot]]"), although he may have said that merely to get out of an embarrassing situation.
 
* Michael's mother lives in Dickson City, and she leaves the back kitchen window unlocked ("[[Take Your Daughter to Work Day]]").
 
* Michael's mother lives in Dickson City, and she leaves the back kitchen window unlocked ("[[Take Your Daughter to Work Day]]").
* Michael's mother apparently has chats with Pam about Michael's personal life ("[[The Injury]]").
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* Michael's mother apparently has chats with [[Pam Beesly|Pam]] about Michael's personal life ("[[The Injury]]").
* Michael's stepfather's name is Jeff. His mother first moved in with him ("[[The Merger]]") before getting married. At the wedding, Michael served as the ring bearer, but he was so upset that he wet his pants and was replaced by Jeff's dog ("[[Phyllis' Wedding]]"). Jeff also took Michael fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack ("[[Traveling Salesmen]]").
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* Michael's stepfather's name is Jeff. His mother first moved in with him ("[[The Merger]]") before getting married. At the wedding, Michael served as the ring bearer, but he was so upset that he wet his pants and was replaced by Jeff's dog ("[[Phyllis' Wedding]]"). Jeff also took Michael fishing at [[Scranton#Lake_Wallenpaupack|Lake Wallenpaupack]] ("[[Traveling Salesmen]]").
   
 
== Season 1: ==
 
== Season 1: ==
   
Michael has been working at Dunder Mifflin for 12 years, with the last four as regional manager and is an idiot. But all he really wants is people to like him.
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Michael has been working at [[Dunder Mifflin Paper Company|Dunder Mifflin]] for 12 years, with the last four as [[Regional Manager]] and is an idiot. But all he really wants is people to like him.
   
 
== Season 2: ==
 
== Season 2: ==
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| 2.13 || [[The Secret]] || My lips are sealed. Bangles. || The Go-Go's.
 
| 2.13 || [[The Secret]] || My lips are sealed. Bangles. || The Go-Go's.
 
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| 2.14 || [[The Carpet]] || I am Pam. Spicoli Guy. || Sean Penn in "I Am Sam" played<br/>Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
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| 2.14 || [[The Carpet]] || I am Pam. Spicoli Guy. || Sean Penn in "I Am Sam" played Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
 
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| 2.18 || [[Take Your Daughter to Work Day]] || Pam. Ms. Beasley if you're nasty! Janet Jackson. || (correct)
 
| 2.18 || [[Take Your Daughter to Work Day]] || Pam. Ms. Beasley if you're nasty! Janet Jackson. || (correct)
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===Other misattributions===
 
===Other misattributions===
   
* In "[[The Merger]]", Michael attributes the plea, "Can't we all just get along?" to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. instead of Rodney King.
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* In "[[The Merger]]", Michael attributes the plea, "Can't we all just get along?" to Reverend [[wikipedia:Martin Luther King, Jr.|Martin Luther King Jr.]] instead of [[wikipedia:Rodney King|Rodney King]].
 
* In "[[Cocktails]]", Michael attributes the De Lorean automobile to Lee Iacocca instead of John De Lorean.
 
* In "[[Cocktails]]", Michael attributes the De Lorean automobile to Lee Iacocca instead of John De Lorean.
   
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Michael often subordinates his duties as a boss to his desire to be friends with his employees.
 
Michael often subordinates his duties as a boss to his desire to be friends with his employees.
   
* In the episode "[[Health Care]]", he assigns the unpopular task of choosing a health care plan first to Jim, then to Dwight.
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* In the episode "[[Health Care]]", he assigns the unpopular task of choosing a health care plan first to [[Jim Halpert|Jim]], then to [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]].
* In the episode "[[Halloween]]", Michael struggles to find a way to fire an employee while still remaining friends, first with Creed, then again with Devon.
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* In the episode "[[Halloween]]", Michael struggles to find a way to fire an employee while still remaining friends, first with [[Creed Bratton|Creed]], then again with [[Devon]].
 
* In the episode "[[The Injury]]", Michael reminds Pam, "Your job is being my friend."
 
* In the episode "[[The Injury]]", Michael reminds Pam, "Your job is being my friend."
 
* In the episode "[[Boys and Girls]]", Michael cannot bring himself to quashing the talk of forming a union because that would endanger his (perceived) friendship with the warehouse workers.
 
* In the episode "[[Boys and Girls]]", Michael cannot bring himself to quashing the talk of forming a union because that would endanger his (perceived) friendship with the warehouse workers.
* In the episode "[[Branch Wars]]", Michael tries to entice a Utica employee to Scranton by offering to be his friend.
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* In the episode "[[Branch Wars]]", Michael tries to entice a [[Dunder Mifflin Utica|Utica]] employee to [[Dunder Mifflin Scranton|Scranton]] by offering to be his friend.
   
 
After becoming Michael's boss, [[Ryan Howard|Ryan]] learns to take advantage of Michael's craving for friends.
 
After becoming Michael's boss, [[Ryan Howard|Ryan]] learns to take advantage of Michael's craving for friends.
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* "Those are just words":
 
* "Those are just words":
** In the episode "[[Performance Review]]", Michael rejects Jan's statement that "That will be our only topic of conversation."
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** In the episode "[[Performance Review]]", Michael rejects [[Jan Levinson|Jan's]] statement that "That will be our only topic of conversation."
 
** In the episode "[[The Convention]]", Michael dismisses Jim's explanations for leaving Scranton.
 
** In the episode "[[The Convention]]", Michael dismisses Jim's explanations for leaving Scranton.
   
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** In the episode "[[The Convention]]", Michael confirms to Ryan that he packed three packs of condoms.
 
** In the episode "[[The Convention]]", Michael confirms to Ryan that he packed three packs of condoms.
 
** In the episode "[[The Negotiation]]", Michael confirms to Jan that he won't say "Yeppers."
 
** In the episode "[[The Negotiation]]", Michael confirms to Jan that he won't say "Yeppers."
** In the episode "[[Safety Training]]", Michael confirms to Darryl that he understands that he is not qualified to drive the forklift.
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** In the episode "[[Safety Training]]", Michael confirms to [[Darryl Philbin|Darryl]] that he understands that he is not qualified to drive the forklift.
 
** In the episode "[[The Deposition]]", Michael responds "Yesh" when sworn in.
 
** In the episode "[[The Deposition]]", Michael responds "Yesh" when sworn in.
   
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*Michael is unable to play a musical instrument and is later overshadowed by another employee.
 
*Michael is unable to play a musical instrument and is later overshadowed by another employee.
 
**In a deleted scene from "[[Booze Cruise]]", Michael tries to play [[wikipedia:Deep Purple|Deep Purple's]] "[[wikipedia:Smoke on the Water|Smoke on the Water]]". Failing to play, he blames the guitar and gives it to Creed, who begins playing it professionally.
 
**In a deleted scene from "[[Booze Cruise]]", Michael tries to play [[wikipedia:Deep Purple|Deep Purple's]] "[[wikipedia:Smoke on the Water|Smoke on the Water]]". Failing to play, he blames the guitar and gives it to Creed, who begins playing it professionally.
**In "[[Back From Vacation]]", Michael only plays the three notes from "[[wikipedia:Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)|Hot Hot Hot]]" on his steel drum. Later, Andy plays the entire song.
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**In "[[Back From Vacation]]", Michael only plays the three notes from "[[wikipedia:Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)|Hot Hot Hot]]" on his steel drum. Later, [[Andy Bernard|Andy]] plays the entire song.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==

Revision as of 06:35, December 1, 2007

Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character played by Steve Carell in the television series The Office.

Biography

Family

  • Michael claims to have a brother ("Pilot"), although he may have said that merely to get out of an embarrassing situation.
  • Michael's mother lives in Dickson City, and she leaves the back kitchen window unlocked ("Take Your Daughter to Work Day").
  • Michael's mother apparently has chats with Pam about Michael's personal life ("The Injury").
  • Michael's stepfather's name is Jeff. His mother first moved in with him ("The Merger") before getting married. At the wedding, Michael served as the ring bearer, but he was so upset that he wet his pants and was replaced by Jeff's dog ("Phyllis' Wedding"). Jeff also took Michael fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack ("Traveling Salesmen").

Season 1:

Michael has been working at Dunder Mifflin for 12 years, with the last four as Regional Manager and is an idiot. But all he really wants is people to like him.

Season 2:

Michael remains an idiot. He just really, really wants people to like him.

Michael has a "World's Best Boss" coffee mug. He has several others in his desk in case the one on display breaks.

Mispronunciations

# Episode Michael says He means
1.01 Pilot incalculcable incalculable
2.09 Email Surveillance approachabler more approachable
2.11 Booze Cruise nebulose nebulous
2.12 The Injury protruberance protuberance
2.20 Drug Testing omniscient omnipresent
2.22 Casino Night philanderer philanthropist
3.02-1 The Convention prod...progidal prodigal
3.02-2 The Convention effortla-lessly effortlessly
3.07 Branch Closing documenter-an documentarian
3.08 The Merger introspectivetion introspection
3.14 Ben Franklin epiphery epiphany
3.20 Safety Training sedimentary sedentary
3.22 Women's Appreciation R-E-S-P-S-V-T R-E-S-P-E-C-T
4.04 Money unsexual unsexy
4.05 Local Ad coupe coup

Nicknames for Michael

# Episode Nickname Given by Reference
2.02 Sexual Harassment Michael Snot Todd Packer Pun
2.07 The Client Agent Michael Scarn Himself Movie script he wrote
2.10 Christmas Party Asswipe Todd Packer General insult
2.15 Boys and Girls Mike Darryl Traditional

Quote then cite

# Episode Michael says Remarks
1.01 Pilot I should run to answer it. Six Million Dollar Man! (correct)
1.04 The Alliance No signs of life down here. Star Trek. (correct)
2.02 Sexual Harassment Forward it like it's hot! Old School. Snoop Dogg
2.04 The Fire In business, image is everything. Andre Agassi. (correct)
2.06 The Fight You talkin' to me? "Raging Bull." Pacino. "Taxi Driver", Robert DeNiro
2.13 The Secret My lips are sealed. Bangles. The Go-Go's.
2.14 The Carpet I am Pam. Spicoli Guy. Sean Penn in "I Am Sam" played Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
2.18 Take Your Daughter to Work Day Pam. Ms. Beasley if you're nasty! Janet Jackson. (correct)
2.22 Casino Night Let's get it started! Black-Eyed Crows. Black Eyed Peas
3.18 Cocktails Like buttah! Mike Myers, SNL. (correct)
3.19 The Negotiation Don't ever touch a black man's radio! Chris Tucker, Rush Hour. (correct)
4.01 Fun Run Excellent! Simpsons. (correct)

Other misattributions

A friend first, a boss second

Michael often subordinates his duties as a boss to his desire to be friends with his employees.

  • In the episode "Health Care", he assigns the unpopular task of choosing a health care plan first to Jim, then to Dwight.
  • In the episode "Halloween", Michael struggles to find a way to fire an employee while still remaining friends, first with Creed, then again with Devon.
  • In the episode "The Injury", Michael reminds Pam, "Your job is being my friend."
  • In the episode "Boys and Girls", Michael cannot bring himself to quashing the talk of forming a union because that would endanger his (perceived) friendship with the warehouse workers.
  • In the episode "Branch Wars", Michael tries to entice a Utica employee to Scranton by offering to be his friend.

After becoming Michael's boss, Ryan learns to take advantage of Michael's craving for friends.

  • In the episode "The Deposition", Ryan says, "Take the call, friend," in an attempt to get Michael to answer a client's call.
  • In the episode "The Deposition", Ryan asks Michael, "Could we talk off the record? As friends?"

Catch phrases

  • "Those are just words":
    • In the episode "Performance Review", Michael rejects Jan's statement that "That will be our only topic of conversation."
    • In the episode "The Convention", Michael dismisses Jim's explanations for leaving Scranton.
  • "Yesh":
    • In the episode "Halloween", Michael confirms to Pam that his fake head is made of papier-mâché.
    • In the episode "The Convention", Michael confirms to Ryan that he packed three packs of condoms.
    • In the episode "The Negotiation", Michael confirms to Jan that he won't say "Yeppers."
    • In the episode "Safety Training", Michael confirms to Darryl that he understands that he is not qualified to drive the forklift.
    • In the episode "The Deposition", Michael responds "Yesh" when sworn in.
  • "Absofruitly":
    • In the episode "Dwight's Speech", Michael confirms to Dwight that he will attend his speech.
    • In the episode "Women's Appreciation", Michael confirms to Jan that they are "good".
    • In the episode "The Deposition", Michael confirms to Ryan that he "won't do anything to hurt" Dunder Mifflin with his testimony.

Recurring Jokes

  • When Michael gives a talking head interview in his office, there is often someone (usually Dwight) standing next to him.
  • Michael sits and stands in uncomfortable positions. According to the DVD commentary, he does this even though it is uncomfortable because it looks impressive.
    • In the episode "Diversity Day", Michael puts his foot on a chair during the Diversity Tomorrow video. He also sits on a chair backwards. (Neither is particularly uncomfortable but still illustrate how Michael wishes to look cool.)
    • In the episode "The Secret", Michael puts his foot on Jim's desk.
    • In the episode "Casino Night", Michael sits on the reception desk.
    • In the episode "Product Recall", Michael puts his foot on the conference room table.
    • In the episode "Women's Appreciation", Michael squats on a conference room chair.
  • Michael says "lame" and other out-of-date slang.
  • Michael is unable to play a musical instrument and is later overshadowed by another employee.

Behind the scenes

  • The wardrobe staff buy Michael's suits from Sears, because it is one of the few stores that still carry two-button suits. [1]
Characters of The Office

Main characters

Michael Scott | Dwight Schrute | Jim Halpert | Pam Beesly | Ryan Howard | Andy Bernard | Kevin Malone | Stanley Hudson | Angela Martin | Phyllis Vance | Meredith Palmer | Creed Bratton | Oscar Martinez | Kelly Kapoor | Toby Flenderson | Darryl Philbin | Erin Hannon | Gabe Lewis

Other characters

Jan Levinson | Roy Anderson | David Wallace | Nellie Bertram | Karen Filippelli | Robert California | Holly Flax | Pete Miller | Clark Green | Bob Vance | Todd Packer | Mose Schrute | Hank Tate | Nate Nickerson | Val Johnson | Robert Lipton | Cathy Simms | Helene Beesly | Glenn | Hidetoshi Hasagawa | Madge Madsen | Esther Bruegger | Nick | Jo Bennett | Deangelo Vickers | Charles Miner

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