I was just 읽기 a viewers take on Michael Scott. I was actually quite surprised that there are people out there with such a negative view this ‘fictional’ character.
To me Michael is hilarious because as much as we hate to admit it, there is people out there just like that! Trust me, I have actually worked with a few.
First off let me say that yes Michael Scott is for the most part is inappropriate …. Okay he is inappropriate in every way possible. In fact I would argue that 더 많이 so he is ignorant – to the point of naive. The writers, in my view, have worked long and hard (TWSS) developing and explaining Michael. Michael is 더 많이 than just another rude intolerable boss.
Michael wants to be every one's friend. He is afraid to be alone and craves to be popular. Michael feels the best way to run the office is 의해 entertaining his troops.
Michael: I am like Bette Midler in For the Boys. Gotta keep the troops entertained
I think that essentially Michael has a good heart. He has proved to care for his staff. He sees them as part of his family ( Except for Toby )
Michael: Toby is in HR which technically means he works for Corporate. So he's really not a part of our family. Also he's divorced so he's really not a part of his family.
SIDE NOTE: I think Michael's dislike for Toby is highlighting the general dislike of HR. Think back to the last episode when David was interviewing Jim. Remember this?
David: Uh, oh, hey, do 당신 have your quarterly numbers?
Jim: Yes, absolutely.
David: And that, uh, questionnaire. Sorry to make 당신 fill that thing out...
Jim: Oh, no, absolutely.
David: ...that's a HR formality. We have this very irritating HR guy here, he's probably the only person you're not gonna like. Kendall. Ugh. So, first up...
Jim: [hands David his papers] There 당신 go.
I laughed so hard when David mentioned Kendall with such disgust. We could safely say it was a very Michael moment! Ha ha
I also believe that 99.9% of the time that he is being offensive he is actually convinced that he is being instructive 또는 at the very least entertaining. I think that most of his staff knows this to be true. One example is Jim’s talking head on Branch Closing. 당신 might recall Josh at the last 분 turning down the Position of Regional Manger of Dunder Mifflin Northeast? Josh just left everyone hanging and so Jim says…
Jim: Say what 당신 will about Michael Scott, but he would never do THAT!
Although Jim thought Michael capable of selling the Dunder Mifflin building for magic beans he never doubted that Michael's loyalty was with his staff.. his people.
So sure Michael comes off crude, irrational, and for the most part inappropriate…. And yes I am sure he will continue to teach his staff life lessons that all inevitably backfire. Tell me though can 당신 really hate a guy who would kill himself, pretending to kill himself all in the name of Safety Training ;) ?
Come on guys isn’t that what we 사랑 about him?