It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years and ten (20) pounds since NBC introduced us to a group of lovable oddballs selling paper in Scranton PA, but it sadly it has.
Based off the tea not coffee British version created by Ricky Gervais, the series kept with it’s mock-docu style, offbeat characters, and witty sense of humor. In my opinion it help lay the bricks for this current resurgence of TV we are benefitting from today.
It always seemed a bit odd that The Office was such a huge hit. I loved every minute of it, I’ve always been a fan of the Christopher Guest, and whole mockumentary genre. The Office played it straight but would give you the wink-wink letting you know the joke was coming. Sarcasm is as much part of my DNA as my bad eye sight, but such wry sarcasm is a dangerous thing in talkies—there’s a reason we can only take so many Vince Vaughn films. Yet 10 years later…and we still miss it…
Parks & Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine are all off shoots, using many of the same writers and produces so I guess it lives on. Steve Carell has moved onto to films large and small but he’ll never top the role of Michael Scott. Not only it did propel to stardom, it seem to be so much a part of him. Honestly, I didn’t know if he was acting or not most of time—sign of a great actor.
Well to celebrate The Office, we’ve put together some Michael Scott’s best characters. Part of the charm of MS was that he was always trying to relive some film based character fantasy in real life, usually resulting in his disaster and our enjoyment. So here’s to you Michael Scott!