Your ‘Office’ Preview- We Say Goodbye To Michael Scott
Tonight we say farewell to the boss we all love, and- thank God we never had. Well, most of us never had, anyway. My obsession with this show began 6 years ago on the night it premiered.
I had to watch, as I was a huge fan of Steve Carell from his long history of hilarious segments on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ on Comedy Central. My fav bit of his was ‘Even Stevphen’ where he was pitted against his Daily Show counterpart Stephen Colbert in a battle of dim-wits.
His ‘reports’ were always bust-a-gut funny and had me in tears. So when I heard he left The Daily Show to be a ‘movie-star’ after bit parts in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman propelled him onto Hollywood’s radar and 40 year-Old Virgin made him a bona-fide box office draw, I was heart broken.
But much to my excitement, here he was taking on a regular TV series. At the time I had just got back into radio after working in an office-like environment for about 3 years. This new show ‘The Office’ looked promising and was very relevant to my previous employment. After one show I was hooked, and became an instant fan, so much so, I joined the NBC online community of ‘Dunder-Mifflin’ and gladly accepted assignments and did my TPS reports.
Some more cultured friends of mine, mentioned that the show was originally a British TV series and being a huge fan of BBC tele, I searched out the originals starring Ricky Gervais. The series from across-the-pond was even more irreverent and bawdy than our set, which had me loving it even more!
But like all Bosses, Michael Scott has decided to move on and up (or so he thinks) and so now I must shed a different kind of tears, tears of sorrow. But much like when he left the Daily Show, I will always be a fan of his work and I hope that all the movies he makes are as good, IMHO as ‘Dan In Real Life’.
NBC has been kind of tight-lipped on who his replacement will be. One thing I can tell you for sure, Will Ferrel is not a permanent replacement. The most reliable reports have the Peacock Network offering the job to Ray Romano. I think he’s a great fit. But I am sad that Ray’s other show ‘Men Of A Certain Age’ would be taken off if he really is the new head-honcho at Sabre-Dunder-Mifflin.
In honor of Carell’s departure I like to share to videos with you- The first one is our favorite phrase from the show. Feel free to say it out loud as you watch (THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!). The second one is a sneak peek of tonight’s episode.