Though he left the show before it had finished its run in order to work on other projects, Steve Carell appeared in a total of 138 episodes of The Office as the horribly lovable boss Michael Scott.
A man in search of his destiny and yet not really moving at all, Michael was full of would-be witticisms that the writers expertly crafted to land somewhere between sincerity and total, cringeworthy nonsense.
Here are just a few of those lines.
13. Carrying out your sentence
I’m doing the same thing with this one right now – popsicles.
12. Meet me inside
Maybe the saddest joke in the entire series?
11. Next level
They’re not laughing at you OR with you, they’re just not laughing.
10. Super duper
I’m not superstitious but that doesn’t mean I won’t freak the heck out in an old creepy house.
9. On the run
He must have lost his train of thought.
8. Beyond Beyonce
A bold claim.
7. Fear and loving
This is pretty much how I was taught theology.
6. Like like like
Real time footage of America’s leaders in action.
5. Burn baby, burn
What secrets was he hiding from us all along?
4. Yes and no
Me, all the time, every day.
3. I understand
“Any man who says he can see right through a woman is missing a lot.” – Groucho Marx
2. All in the family
1. Don’t stop
Just when I was about to bust out the lampshade.
Do I love these quotes or fear them? I’m afraid of how much I love them.
What’s your favorite quote from The Office?
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