But the good thing about the American dream is that you can just go to sleep and try it all again the next night. When Creed Bratton gets in trouble, he transfers his debt to [holds up a fake passport] Creed Bratton: William Charles Schneider. In January 2004, Variety reported Steve Carell of the popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was in talks to play the role.At the time, he was already committed to another NBC midseason replacement comedy, Come to Papa.Despite his flaws, Michael's depth and underlying decency can be directly attributed to Carell's layered performance, especially in these last few episodes towards the end of his run. Michael's had a rocky dating life, from his realtor Carol Stills to his boss Jan Levinson to Pam's mom. And with the exception of a brief sabbatical in Costa Rica, Toby has had to put up with the abuse because his job requires it. Toby: Hey, we're not all going to sit in a circle Indian style are we? Episode: "Goodbye, Toby" - Season 4 Michael: I'll let you in on a little secret: I've been very much looking forward to this moment. Episode: "Frame Toby" - Season 5 Michael: I tried, I tried. She thinks she can go off to college and be happy and then the murderer comes back and starts killing off all of her friends. Episode: "The Negotiation" - Season 3 Michael: Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Sometimes that gets him into trouble with the company, but it's just the Michael Scott way. It would have been nice if Luke had been able to stay here. Here's a look back at the reasons why Michael Scott's legacy will live on, long after Thursday's big farewell episode. When you go back and look at Michael's previous disastrous, unhealthy relationships and his overall opinions about women, it seems like a miracle that he finally ended up with his soul mate, Holly Flax. Episode: "The Job" - Season 3 Michael (after seeing Jan's newly enhanced breasts): "No. He even tried to council Michael at one point this season, but it was no use. I tried to talk to Toby and be his friend but that is like trying to be friends with an evil snail. I learned a lot of lessons from that movie, this is just one of them. It's no secret that Michael isn't exactly a Rhodes scholar. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information. Episode: "Health Care" - Season 1 Michael: The most sacred thing I do is care and provide for my workers, my family. Michael thinks of himself as a player, but when it comes down to it, his dating prowess leaves a lot to be desired. Episode: "Women's Appreciation" - Season 3 Michael: In all the excitement, I forgot that my primary goal is to keep people safe. For example, Jan and I have a safe word in case things go too far. And if one of us says that word, the other one has to stop. There may be peace in the Middle East before there is any end to this feud. Episode: "Classy Christmas" - Season 7 Toby: Uh, I just wanted to let you know that I'll be taking a leave of absence starting next week. Because the boring police have been after you, and they finally caught up with you? I was actually selected to be a juror on a very high-profile case. What's interesting about him, though, is his total lack of awareness of just how wrong he is sometimes. Episode: "Secret Santa" - Season 5 Michael: If this were Russia, yeah sure, everyone would go to one Santa, and there would be a line around the block, and once you sat on her lap and she would ask you what you wanted and you would probably say freedom, at which point the KGB would arrest you and send you to Siberia. It's not just Michael's historical knowledge that's spotty. I wrote "bringing someone to the hospital." Episode: "Traveling Salesmen" - Season 3 Michael: Dwight betrayed me once before. For example, when learning that a casual game of pool was actually a setup for a blind date, Michael transforms into Date Mike: "Hi. But that's fine by us, since it's a constant source of comedy. Michael: Yes, the case of the horrible red-headed sad sack. He loves to talk a big game in front of the cameras, but he's usually just making things up based on his very limited knowledge of facts and/or history. I'm in charge of Dunder Mifflin Paper Products here in Scranton, Pennsylvania but I'm also the founder of Diversity Tomorrow, because today is almost over. Episode: "Phyllis' Wedding" - Season 3 Michael: They say that your wedding day goes by in such a flash that you're lucky if you even get a piece of your own cake. That's only one aspect of his overall questionable intelligence.
All original series characters were adapted for the U. Martin Short, Hank Azaria, and Bob Odenkirk were also reported to be interested.Michael Scott: Used to have two cars, traded them in. Good economic sense, although the new car's a Porsche, for her. Money has been a little bit tight lately, but at the end of my life, when I'm sitting on my yacht, am I gonna be thinking about how much money I have? I'm gonna be thinking about how many friends I have and my children and my comedy albums. You give a quick pitch, you make the sale, you move on. Michael Scott: Vikram doesn't have my people skills. Figgero: Good for Vikram, because he outsells you every night. But it turns out that the money was an absolute necessity for me. I tried to have a job, a girlfriend, another job, and I failed. You're talking about Jim and Pam, if they're having sex, what it looks like, and I think... I just wanted you to know that you can't just say the word "bankruptcy" and expect anything to happen.