Monday, January 28, 2008

Michael Scott has certainly got... that Frisbee kind of cool

JD's quotes:

Steve Carell

NBC's The Office rarely fails to put a smile on my face. After having watched Steve Carell on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and of course his hilarious turns in movies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I started watching The Office. It took me a few episodes to really get into the show because it runs so differently than your average primetime comedy. Now, however, my favorite moron on a currently running series is Steve's character Michael Scott. Michael is the sentimental ole fool who has somehow earned himself the title of Regional Manager of the Scranton, PA branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company. Michael wants to be liked, and in spite of his behavior, often is. He also is of the opinion that he is both cool and smart but rarely convinces anyone else of this theory. His idea of being witty is to wait for the right moment to add ''that's what she said'' to a conversation...if not the right time, then whenever he thinks of it. Here are some of Michael's recent scene-stealingly stupid moments:

1. ''I'm not superstitious but I'm-I am a little stitious.''

2. ''Hey, Frisbee. Check that out. What do you say we get our frizz on before class, huh?''

3. ''You cannot learn from books...Replace these pages with life lessons, and then, you will have a book...that is worth its weight in gold.''

4. ''It was a crime of passion Jan, not a disgruntled employee. Everyone here is extremely gruntled.''

5. ''I'm very fast. I'm like Forrest Gump. Except, I am not an idiot.''

6. ''And, while I eventually puked my guts out, I never puked my heart out. And I am very, very proud of that.''

7. ''So, I don't think that this is totally just a woman's suit. At the very least, it's bisexual.''

8. ''Negotiations are all about controlling things, about being in the driver's seat. Annnd, you make one tiny mistake, you're dead. I made one tiny mistake. I wore a woman's clothes.''

9. ''Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like this compulsive NEED to be liked. Like, my need to be praised.''

10. ''So, Ryan got promoted to corporate, where he is a little fish in a big pond. Whereas, back here in Scranton, I am still top a fairly large pond. So, who is the real boss?...The dog or a fish?''

11. Michael: So, I need a little treat for the gang, something to win their affection back.
B. J. Novak as Ryan Howard: Back? Why is that Michael?
Michael: Welll, I ran down Meredith in my car.
Ryan: Ughuhhh! Did you do this on purpose?
Michael: No, I was being negligent but she's in the hospital. She's fine, recovering nicely, tiny little crack in her pelvis but she will be up and-
Ryan: Did this happen on company property?
Michael: Yes it was on company property with company property. So, double jeopardy, we are fine.
Ryan: Mm-I don't-I don't think you understand how jeopardy works.
Michael: Oh, right. I'm sorry. What is ''we're fine''?

At the moment, I think getting one's frizz on has got to be my favorite phrase to be used on The Office to date. Can you blame me?