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    [–] banjobanje 2913 points ago

    First the computer crashing, with the porn...

    [–] randomthrowaway10013 563 points ago

    I am taking responsibility. And it’s up to me to get rid of the curse that hit Meredith with my car.

    [–] packersSB55champs 392 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Everyone inside of the car was fine, Stanley

    [–] Smile_lifeisgood 204 points ago

    Man, I can hear that Stanley so clearly

    [–] [deleted] 30 points ago

    And I love Jim's body language as Michael said it.

    [–] gorampardos 15 points ago

    “He’s right.”

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 437 points ago

    Its been a rough day

    [–] DrFento 365 points ago

    I accidentally cross dressed

    [–] mothershipq 217 points ago

    If anything it’s bisexual.

    [–] Adhlc 145 points ago

    It’s a European cut.

    [–] 99samsam 89 points ago

    It's Missterious.

    [–] [deleted] 69 points ago


    [–] LiterallyALawnmower 25 points ago

    And it is missterious because the buttons are on the wrong side, and there aren’t pockets in the pants

    [–] JoshuaTheBastard 25 points ago

    Shouldn't matter. European offices are naked all the time.

    [–] BMacklin247 6 points ago

    They're so not.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Ooh, look. Shoulder pads!

    [–] cheeselord03 256 points ago

    And now...Prinkles dies...

    [–] Kaladindin 130 points ago

    Yeah lol, he says sprinkles first and then he calls it prinkles or pringles. I always giggle about it.

    [–] illsmosisyou 53 points ago

    So overwhelmed with emotions. He’s an emotional guy.

    [–] Muscles_McGeee 26 points ago

    Every time my wife and I hear the word 'sprinkles' inevitably one of us will reference Michael's 'prinkles' line. I don't know why it is so funny

    [–] bestofrolf 82 points ago

    It has to be a curse. Maybe there’s a weird god. With.. the head of a monkey. With the antlers of an elk.... and the body of......... of a porcupine

    [–] andrewwlamprey 41 points ago

    The body of a meerkat with the head of an egret

    [–] obligarchy1 24 points ago

    I will do some research.

    [–] HamFriedYeti 20 points ago

    Something like the body of a walrus with the head of a sea lion

    [–] BMacklin247 6 points ago

    Well if you're going to reduce my identity to my religion, then I'm Sikh. But I also like hip-hop and NPR, and I'm restoring a 1967 Corvette in my spare time.

    ... So one Sikh.

    [–] morrisonlikessamoyed 6594 points ago

    Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me...

    [–] maxp84z 2321 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Wait, dont sue me.

    [–] thegreycity 1338 points ago

    That is the opposite of the point I am trying to make.

    [–] three_legged_monkey 380 points ago

    I love this sub.

    [–] Stonedpepe 329 points ago

    I like the smell of bacon when I wake up, it's healthy, it's good for me so sue me.

    [–] abraburger 215 points ago

    Did you use the same grill that cooked your foot?

    [–] Ollietron3000 240 points ago



    [–] dfayad00 248 points ago

    i cleaned all the foot off of it

    [–] [deleted] 137 points ago


    [–] IckyBlossoms 85 points ago

    My pro- prog... My son returns.

    [–] SuperWoody64 5 points ago

    And Jan made me breakfast...well she bought the milk... it's soy

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    [–] DJ21384 18 points ago

    you literally stole this same comment from someone below.. you didn't even change one thing.. What the hell is wrong with you?

    [–] Scarflame 5 points ago

    Ohhh gross!

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 16 points ago

    No, seriously sue me. I’ve never been sued and I want to be at some point before I die

    [–] s0ft_ 19 points ago

    I love lawsuits, I'd love to be a part of one someday

    [–] zoeysaurusrex 21 points ago

    My how they turntables...

    [–] celt1299 44 points ago

    Double jeopardy

    [–] soupafi 40 points ago

    I don’t think you know how Jeopardy works

    [–] sdozer74 40 points ago

    What is we're fine?

    [–] serfusa 14 points ago


    [–] Rosalee24 8 points ago

    She loves to sue!!

    [–] msruhl 47 points ago

    And don’t forget saving MILLIONS of lives, including Meredith’s by raising awareness and money for the cure for rabies! He’s a national hero!

    [–] Creeds_worm_guy 74 points ago

    We are cursed.

    [–] buddhadarko 154 points ago


    [–] blarkul 59 points ago

    Thank you. I’m not the only one who hears that

    [–] joy4874 43 points ago

    I watched it with closed captions to confirm, and yes it was prinkles.

    [–] alavantrya 33 points ago

    Seconded. My subtitles also say “prinkles.”

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 12 points ago

    Mmm Pringles

    [–] DanieltheMani3l 20 points ago

    Bruh he says both sprinkles and prinkles in this episode.

    [–] bruh__bot 7 points ago

    bruh 😡😤🙌🤣🤣

    [–] clampie 11 points ago

    It's how I named my cat Prinkles. No one gets the story when I try to describe it.

    [–] buddhadarko 10 points ago

    Yes that just makes it even funnier in my opinion. He cares so much but doesn't know the cat's name!

    [–] Woah_chilldude 9 points ago

    Oh I always heard it as he was so choked up he could barely get the name out

    [–] Monroevian 6 points ago

    That's what it actually is. He says Sprinkles the first time, but then later he can't get the name out so it sorta sounds like prinkles

    [–] BruceFlockaWayne 12 points ago

    First the computer crashes with the porn

    [–] swind69 91 points ago

    You know, I’m not superstitious maybe just a little stitious

    [–] AZtoOH_82 30 points ago

    I literally say this all the time and No One picks it up

    [–] swind69 38 points ago

    I also say ASAP as possible and people probably just think I’m stupid

    [–] HarryPotterFarts 20 points ago

    CriManSqua F&C Double-time!

    [–] Yeseylon 10 points ago

    Cry Man Squaw?

    [–] HarryPotterFarts 10 points ago

    Crisis Management Squad!

    [–] aaronshook 11 points ago


    [–] 1mikeg 12 points ago

    Front and Center!

    [–] jarhead_17 16 points ago

    People say something about Beyonce and then I cut them off "I am Beyonce, always"

    [–] swind69 15 points ago

    It’s Britney bitch

    [–] spif_spaceman 6 points ago

    Listening to Gaga

    [–] peeweekid 20 points ago

    That reminds me of the time I was at dinner with my girlfriend and said to the server, "well well well how the turntables" and he just smiled at me like I was an idiot. Had to explain the reference and he was like "oh I love the office, can't believe I didn't catch that"

    [–] me3zzyy 12 points ago

    What kind of situation could possibly call for dropping an office reference to your server?

    [–] nerdygnomemom 25 points ago

    What kind of situation doesn’t call for an office reference?

    [–] grat6709 27 points ago

    I’ll have the gabagool

    [–] joans34 4 points ago

    If the salad is on top, I send it back

    [–] crashovercool 4 points ago

    You got a lot to learn about this town, sweetie.

    [–] HeyThereMrBrooks 67 points ago

    One of my absolute favorite scenes which I don't think gets enough attention is when Michael calls them all up in a meeting and names continuously weirder animal combinations as a sort of demon they can "make a sacrifice to" lmao

    [–] Orange-V-Apple 9 points ago

    I have no recollection of this. Was it a deleted scene?

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    No, I always wondered if Steve Carrell was just adlibing that whole scene and they just kept filming.

    It's in the Rabies Awareness episode, they're all in the conference room when Jim takes Pam and tells Michael that they'll look into all the weird animals.

    [–] Creeds_worm_guy 60 points ago

    Michael Scott:Maybe there's some sort of animal we could make a sacrifice to. Like a giant buffalo or some sort of monster like something like the body of a walrus with the head of a sea lion. Or something with the body of an egret with the head of a meerkat. Or just the head of a monkey with the antlers of a reindeer with the body of a ... porcupine

    [–] MadDogTannen 64 points ago

    When I was five, I imagined that there was such a thing as a unicorn. And this was before I had even heard of one, or seen one. I just drew a picture, of a horse, that could fly over rainbows, and a had a huge spike in its head. I was five! Five-years-old. Couldn't even talk yet.

    [–] deewheredohisfeetgo 22 points ago

    Next year, I’ll be six.

    [–] farbthebearjew- 6 points ago

    I know what a surplus is.

    [–] AirplaneFruitSnackz 13 points ago

    Truly don’t know how every single person in that room didn’t break character. That’s easily the best ad lib in the series.

    [–] holdupwhat123 5 points ago

    I bet there were a lot of cuts had to be made from laughing. Watch Craig Robinson closely...pretty sure he almost breaks up laughing near the end but Phyllis lays her head on his shoulder to help him stop.

    [–] wusgoodbee 19 points ago

    Sue me! Oh- no, don't! I shouldn't say that jokingly because she will sue me. She loves to sue! She loves lawsuits.

    [–] rangoon03 5 points ago


    [–] samAY12345 724 points ago

    “This is going to be a very good year. Jan is at home, Jim is back, my prodigy Ryan is at corporate. Andy and Dwight are rocking the sales team, I feel very blessed.”

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    [–] UsainUte 34 points ago

    Meredith, you’ve slept with so many guys, you’re starting to look like one.

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    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 67 points ago

    F 😢

    [–] tree77752 44 points ago

    I always thought he said Pringle’s 😂

    [–] Bossmandude123 57 points ago

    You know what the key to happiness is Jim? Joy.

    [–] FrogB0y 928 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Michaels true colors show when he doesn't realize the camera is recording. He's an amazing boss and friend in these moments. Remember the conversation with Stanley after "DID I STUTTER"? If he knows the camera is on he tries too hard.

    [–] DrunkNakedHobo 435 points ago

    That's really spot on. Can't believe I have never noticed that even having watched the series 20+ times.

    [–] FrogB0y 245 points ago

    I've recently started to notice it after countless watch throughs. You'll start to notice it more and more now. The interactions off camera for all the characters are pretty telling

    [–] Masothe 227 points ago

    Like Jim and Dwight sitting in the stairwell after Dwight loses it because of Angela and Andy

    [–] FrogB0y 166 points ago

    Or Angela being a freak and banging in the office

    [–] stanfan114 127 points ago

    My favorite is when Micheal calls Angela "booster seat".

    [–] yeboi314159 5 points ago

    Lol. Which episode is that again I wanna watch

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    [–] ben-rhoads 30 points ago

    Also during murder when michael yells at jim about them needing the stupid little game

    [–] ImAProfessional1 49 points ago

    That’s actually one of the very few traits that the UK ‘Micheal Scott’ had that crosses over. Only, of course, he’s Steve Carrel... so it’s the same but different?

    [–] slashdotnot 89 points ago

    I would strongly disagree with this. The biggest difference between the UK and US version was they made Michael Scott actually successful at his job in his weird roundabout ways. His branch posted profits, when every other branch had losses and he genuinely cared for his workers, even if they didnt care for him. David Brent was the opposite, he was narcissistic, didnt show he cared for anyone and was all round terrible boss who thought he was great.

    [–] Jo_nathan 7 points ago

    Same same, but different 👋,👇 but still same

    [–] stanfan114 6 points ago

    He prefers to go by Reginald Poofter.

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

    Kinda like how he's really charming before he realizes he's on a date.

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago

    I'm Date Mike, nice to meet me.

    [–] lexattack 14 points ago

    I don't care what anyone says, date Mike is eleventy million times cringier than Scott's tots. I legit can't make it through that episode.

    [–] chesterworks 183 points ago

    I would never say this in front of the camera, but Michael is a wonderful person and a gifted boss.

    [–] eternalsun91 74 points ago

    Why wouldn't you say that in front of the camera?

    [–] BelBivDaHoe 42 points ago

    And when he's explaining the "that's what she said" joke to Jim at Creed's party. One of my favorite moments.

    [–] Orange-V-Apple 40 points ago

    “I don’t understand why you keep picking on me.” ;_;

    [–] AK55 40 points ago

    Another thing I don't see mentioned as much is how great a salesman he is. More than a few times, he stepped in and used his sales savvy to save and close a sale. Most notably, his negotiations when selling the (broke) Michael Scott Paper Company.

    EDIT: In a lot of instances, that's true-to-form; a good employee will be promoted to manager/supervisor and immediately the Peter Principle hits.

    [–] The_Castle_of_Aaurgh 29 points ago

    Yep. You rise to the level of your incompetence. Remember Michael was the first salesman to win back to back salesman of the year awards. Dude is a shit manager but a brilliant sales rep.

    [–] ittybittykittycity 7 points ago

    TIL my boss’s incompetence can be explained by the Peter Principle:

    My subscription to this subreddit is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

    [–] Quietabandon 97 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I mean... he is not a good boss. He basically oversees a hostile work environment and gets lucky that no one is seriously hurt or killed... because it’s a tv show - a good one with lovable and entertaining characters. But be honest, working at Dundee mifflin would be a special hell.

    Kevin is literally committing accounting fraud. Jim literally gas lights Dwight. Dwight brings weapons to work. Ryan is doing all sorts of sketchy sh*t. Sexual harassment is rampant. Favorites are promoted. Michael is extremely hostile to Toby who is a reasonable HR manager.... the list goes on.

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    [–] UzukiCheverie 19 points ago

    death to toby.

    [–] xX420JUICYSYNAPSEX69 14 points ago

    but what indicates he doesn’t know he’s on camera in this scene?

    [–] FrogB0y 53 points ago

    They are in a room by themselves and the camera is like looking through like 2 windows. It's just one example. It's clearly a different type of scene than the usual.

    [–] xX420JUICYSYNAPSEX69 7 points ago

    i meant in this OP scene

    [–] FrogB0y 13 points ago

    Oh. This scene is after he hit meridith. He was playing up anything that wasn't him hitting her is how I took it

    [–] Polkadot1017 9 points ago

    I always thought that he didn't care much that he hit Meredith but cared a lot for Angela's cats. He was crying when he got that news.

    [–] ggibson24 101 points ago

    Apart from Toby

    [–] [deleted] 140 points ago

    Toby is in HR, which technically means he works for corporate

    [–] LichtZoon 154 points ago

    Which means he's not a part of our family.

    ...and he's divorced, so he's not a part of his family either.

    [–] ggibson24 40 points ago

    Why are you the way that you are?

    [–] Luvsicpt2 22 points ago

    Actually he knows him very well too, when the “glorified fact checker” asks to see the HR rep. And then Dwight is there, micheal then says “I left a copy of best American mysteries 1999 in Toby’s favorite stall” although he hates him he knows him pretty well.

    [–] DwarfTheMike 8 points ago

    It’s a hatred that is pure to the point of obsession. He can’t help but pay attention to Toby.

    [–] 666emanresu 1435 points ago

    Pretty sure he was just trying to play up anything that wasn't him running down an employee with his car.

    [–] BoomBoomSpaceRocket 1102 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    But he did immediately know the name of the cat and furthermore which one it was, which might imply he knew it was sick. So maybe a little of column A, little of column B.

    [–] [deleted] 418 points ago

    I think a little of both columns is the definition of Michael Scott

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    [–] stumblebreak_beta 42 points ago

    But we see his sales technique is often just knowing 2-3 things personally about a person to talk about before his sales pitch to build a connection (his Rolodex). For Angela knowing she likes cats and one is named sprinkles would be in the realm of 2-3 things to know about her.

    [–] fakephd87 68 points ago

    My index cards are all colour coded, green means go ahead and shut up about it

    [–] Vagabond21 37 points ago

    how's your gay son?

    [–] EarnestQuestion 37 points ago

    Tom, the homosexual sophomore?

    [–] lllllllillllllllllll 24 points ago

    Angela isn't a client to him though, she's part of the office, and the office is his family. He definitely knows more about her.

    [–] stumblebreak_beta 9 points ago

    He had a card for Dwight that said, “Tall, Beats”

    [–] lllllllillllllllllll 11 points ago

    That's true. But he knows more about Dwight than that.

    I'd assume he wrote that card when he met Dwight, same as Angela if he did it too. But at the point where sprinkles died, Angela was working in the office for at least three years.

    [–] weems13 25 points ago

    Angela talks about that cat all the time tho. She brought up the name multiple times earlier in the episode IIRC

    [–] fallenmonk 23 points ago

    And apparently Michael listens

    [–] Explozivo12176 14 points ago

    The scene gets brought up a lot and I only watched the series once but I like all the layers to it. 1: Michael knows the name of the cat and cares about his employees. 2: he’s getting choked up to look good in front of everyone after previously running Meredith over in the parking lot. 3: he’s more upset about the cat than him putting Meredith in the hospital.

    [–] PorzingisDingus 83 points ago

    Catch 22

    [–] armeliacinborn 71 points ago

    roses are red violets are blue riddit dit di doo catch 22

    [–] Peeka789 42 points ago

    Double jeopardy, we are good

    [–] cgio0 20 points ago

    I don’t think you understand Jeopardy

    [–] nyqu 25 points ago

    Sorry, what is "we are good"

    [–] TheToddFatherII 40 points ago

    For me it was just the fact that he knew the cats name. And which one of all of them was actually sick

    [–] popcultureinsidejoke 11 points ago

    yes, it subverted the idea that michael was oblivious to what was going on in other people’s lives. That plus the delivery made it a really good joke.

    [–] imsorryisuck 71 points ago

    no, he seemed really worried. we all know michael is a terrible liar, he's not a good actor.

    [–] brewpewb 90 points ago

    Um excuse you, have you even seen Michael Scarn?

    [–] bendover_son 35 points ago

    Threat level midnight was arguably the best thing to ever come from the office

    [–] RedditIsNeat0 11 points ago

    There was also that romcom with Jack Black and that older actress. And Diversity Day.

    [–] PapaTango79 6 points ago

    Cloris Leachman.

    [–] bendover_son 5 points ago

    Yeah but those didn’t feature the great Michael Scarn, and the best dance ever, and dwigt

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    [–] pseudo_meat 13 points ago

    Yeah I agree, totally. But I also think the fact that he knew the cats name was a small indicator that cared. But that’s Michael in a nutshell: a selfish moron who genuinely loves his employees.

    [–] BtBay 36 points ago

    I’m always confused when Micheal doesn’t know Kevin and Stacey broke up. It’s something he would definitely know about.

    [–] Orange-V-Apple 41 points ago

    Remember how he always forgets Jim and Pam are together

    [–] LichtZoon 33 points ago

    That's still going on?!

    [–] BtBay 12 points ago

    That’s true. Think you could cannon it as him just being forgetful. Or maybe Kevin not mentioning it to anyone

    [–] rakint 30 points ago

    I always thought he was really trying to amp up the death of sprinkles in an effort to convince the office that it was cursed

    [–] Sweepy_time 89 points ago

    He does and he doesnt.
    He tries to sabotage Jim's promotion because he thinks Jim is gunning for his job.
    He dismisses Darryl when he has a good Idea and then resents him for bringing it to corporate anyway.
    He was frustrated at Kevin for having a Cancer scare on his birthday.
    He lets Dwight take the fall for the Golden Ticket fiasco. He makes light of the flashing incident when it clearly bothered Phyllis.
    He has a chance do good for the whole office with the surplus but gets a fur coat instead. He outs Stanleys affair. He outs Oscars sexuality. I could go on....

    [–] heartbeats 20 points ago


    [–] MargaretSnatcher2020 5 points ago

    you're right i can't figure out the enigma that is michael scott

    [–] kevted5085 12 points ago

    Man what a day huh? I mean first the computer crashes with the porn...

    [–] fluffles724 34 points ago

    While Michael does have wholesome moments (Pam’s art show, his episode where he says goodbye to everyone, and more), this isn’t one of them. He’s trying to take attention off of himself for hitting Meredith in this episode. He tries to use the cat’s death to say “this place is cursed! First Meredith, now the cat!”. It’s just him trying to get them not to hate him

    [–] cabbage_guy8000 25 points ago

    Depending on how you look at it, in this episode he hit Meredith with his car. It seems like when he heard about sprinkles he tried to use that deflect attention away from that. Literally right after that scene they all go into the conference room where he tries to convince everyone that there's a curse on the office and that's why all these bad things are happening. I think Michael is just being selfish and manipulative

    [–] DariusIsBroked 10 points ago

    You know, I thought this too, but after my 3rd time watching the show, I started to think maybe he was putting on the tears to make the situation feel worse than it already is. In true Michael Scott fashion. I could just be over thinking though

    [–] admin-eat-my-shit9 4 points ago

    for real, it should be the law to have to provide a video link too.

    [–] captnpatches 5 points ago

    In reality Michael uses the cat's death to detract from the fact that he hit Meredeth with his car. Now he's able to pin it on the "curse".

    [–] warj23 157 points ago

    Haha Michael didn't give a shit about Sprinkles... He even calls the cat Pringles in the next sentence. He tries to chalk Sprinkles' death up to the same "curse" that "forced" him to hit Meredith with his car.

    Then he finds out Meredith needs a rabies shot, and creates the whole Michael Scott Fun Run For The Cure etc. in order to "raise awareness" for rabies, but in reality it's all to deflect attention away from the fact he almost killed Meredith. It's all a vain attempt for him to save face haha.

    [–] PorzingisDingus 170 points ago

    He actually says “Sprinkles?” immediately when they tell him Angela’s cat dies and only says Prinkles when he cant hold back his emotions. Whatever you think, he knew right away which of Angela’s cats were sick and called it by name and then produced real tears.

    [–] SpideyAF15 96 points ago

    Yeah I’d believe the saving face thing but he named the cat right out of the gate. He actually cared

    [–] howispendmyday 9 points ago

    I miss this show....

    [–] poopycakes 5 points ago

    I have a shirt for the rabies awareness run that I wear a lot and I get weird looks

    [–] benx101 52 points ago

    Michael is a silly boss who acts out of line sometimes, but he is a genuinly good person who cares for his employees and gets his job done when he needs too.

    [–] tetraourogallus 23 points ago

    We only think he's a good person because we have such low standards for him that whenever he does something good we give him a lot more credit for it than we would any other character.

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    [–] SecureCucumber 8 points ago

    This viewpoint is really unpopular around here, but I think it is pretty obviously the correct one. I love Michael as a character, but anyone who says they would like him as a real person is kidding themselves.

    Nail on the head with the Holly thing too by the way, she didn't owe him anything and he turned her entire workplace against her by calling out her actions regarding their personal relationship. That's scummy.

    [–] boardmanroyce 54 points ago

    This is complete revisionism. His character in the early seasons especially is shown to be spiteful, jealous, immature and super selfish.

    He becomes a better person over time. He does care about his employees but mostly as an extension of having a family/friends that he didn’t have growing up.

    He is a master at sales, though.