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May 16, 2013


Viewers may have spent a few too many hours here, but at its best this hilarious 'mockumentary' taught us a lot about life at work


5. “Nostalgia is truly one of the great human weaknesses … second only to the neck.”

6. “Women are like wolves. If you want one you must trap it. Snare it. Tame it. Feed it.”

7. “There’s too many people on this Earth. We need a new plague.”


Trying to recap all of Michael’s outrageous blunders over the years would be like attempting to collect snowflakes in a blizzard. Instead, we’ve settled on a few standouts:

1. As if running over Meredith with his car isn’t stupid enough, Michael holds a fun run to raise awareness of the dangers of rabies. He loads up on carbs right before the race, barely completes the run and pukes at the finish line. (“Fun Run”)

2. Michael sleeps with a George Foreman grill next to his bed so he can wake up to the smell of bacon. Unfortunately, one day, he steps onto the hot grill and it gets clamped onto his foot. (“The Injury”)

3. Michael’s heart is bigger than his brain. To wit: He promises a group of underprivileged kids that he will pay for their college education if they graduate. When they do, he’s forced to admit that he doesn’t have the funds. Instead, he gives them laptop batteries. (“Scott’s Tots”)

4. When Michael learns that Oscar is gay, he inadvertently outs him to the entire office. Eager to make up for the blunder, he attempts to demonstrate his acceptance — but winds up making things even worse by kissing Oscar. (“Gay Witch Hunt”)

5. Infuriated when someone jokes that being in prison might be better than working for Dunder Mifflin, Michael takes on the persona of “Prison Mike” in an attempt to scare them straight. But his shtick is more ridiculous than scary. The worst thing about life in the “clink”? All the Dementors flying around. (“The Convict”)

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