Why The Office Changed The Original Michael Scott

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  • Published on Aug 14, 2019
  • When you look back at The Office episodes that best define Michael Scott, very few of them are from the first season. The best Michael Scott moments come in moments like CPR or fire drill and there's a reason for this. The office changed the character in big ways between the first and second season. This is a look at why the office changed the worlds best boss so much.

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  • Nerdstalgic
    Nerdstalgic  Month ago +1990

    Did you like the original version of Michael Scott or the “fixed” one better?

  • G’sAdventures !
    G’sAdventures ! 9 hours ago

    The first season is the funniest

  • Andy Kim
    Andy Kim 10 hours ago

    My life would be so much different and scary had they cancelled the office after season 1

  • HowToBambi
    HowToBambi 11 hours ago

    I fucking hate Holly tho

  • tyler globe
    tyler globe 18 hours ago

    Diversity day was funny af

  • Master Chef
    Master Chef 21 hour ago

    A.K.A Americans are PC SJW pussys

  • rainepanda
    rainepanda 22 hours ago

    Holly the angel 🙏🏻

  • exiledfrommyself

    I liked Michael from Season 1. I thought diversity day was hilarious and it got me into the series.

  • Haruash
    Haruash Day ago

    Most likeable idiot is television history is Michael? I think it's Joey Tribiani.

  • J P
    J P Day ago

    First season Michael was the best !!!!!

  • doctor leak
    doctor leak Day ago

    It shows copy and paste doesn't work most of the time if they didn't change they would be done.

  • Rodrigo
    Rodrigo Day ago +1

    Michael grow from a bad person to a normal person (not good, not bad, just normal)

  • Eithan Kuri
    Eithan Kuri 2 days ago +1

    Very good video

  • Tyson Williams
    Tyson Williams 2 days ago +2

    I remember hearing people love Michael so much and when I started watching I was surprised and off put by how much of a jerk he was. And it was cathartic when he got shown how much of a jerk he was. I like both michaels but I prefer the fixed version

  • Jairo Flores
    Jairo Flores 2 days ago +1

    stop it, michael was the show from day 1

  • Bryan Montes
    Bryan Montes 2 days ago +1

    Because Michael was based on David Brent at first but then they got creative and made Michael into a sort of idiotic hero

  • Jasmine Williams
    Jasmine Williams 2 days ago +1

    Now I understand why it was slop hard for me to get into season 1 and 2 if the office. Once I got halfway through season 3, I really started to love the show.

  • Tromp Entertainment
    Tromp Entertainment 2 days ago

    The American version of the office is funnier than the uk version as it has memes and gifs of the show plus nearly everything is funnier in America than the uk

  • Kris V
    Kris V 2 days ago +1

    So they changed Michael's effectiveness so him being a boss could be believable, but gradually made Kevin into an "accountant" who would likely be too dumb to graduate from high school.

  • Keicam
    Keicam 3 days ago +1

    I like season 1, it was unique looking now at all seasons, but it was propably good decission to abandon the style of original The Office UK

  • Subscribe 4 No Reason
    Subscribe 4 No Reason 3 days ago +1

    I used this as a source in my college English class on an essay about character development. Thanks.

  • Bear Gryllst
    Bear Gryllst 3 days ago +2

    The show was gonna get canceled with original Michael Scott before writers could say season 3. Season 2 Michael Scott and onwards is the Michael Scott we talk about and constantly meme to this day. Season 1 Michael Scott is forgettable.

  • Jason Wu
    Jason Wu 3 days ago

    Season 2's The Client was one of my favorite moments. That "aha" look that lights up on Jan's face... was like a beacon of hope for Michael's character.

  • Adam - The Dadpreneur - Dukes

    A very interesting take on my favorite TV character of all time.

  • Juan p Barrios G
    Juan p Barrios G 3 days ago

    Ok. Am I the only one that didnt see any change between S1 and S2?

  • Lunazul
    Lunazul 4 days ago

    The British Michael Scott works for the British version

  • aa bbb
    aa bbb 4 days ago

    so it was the shirt collar that made him look fatter? and not the extra fat that was on his face and body?

  • Muddfish
    Muddfish 4 days ago

    Stanley’s overrated

  • Our Last Night • Archive

    Michael actually mentions using propecia (a hair restoration product) a couple times later in the show

  • Kristina Hawk
    Kristina Hawk 5 days ago

    I prefer the fixed one. The original one annoyed me and kept me from getting in to the office for a long time.

  • Dioguinho Torres
    Dioguinho Torres 5 days ago +2

    Personally, I like the first season Michael, I like the dark humor he was much funnier, but I also like the new Michael And Kevin, and I love this show so much that I've watched 9 times. I watch at least one episode every day!

  • Deemememe
    Deemememe 6 days ago

    I love this show so much!!!

  • lexi boyer
    lexi boyer 6 days ago +19

    *“identity theft is not a joke, jim!”*

  • Anna C
    Anna C 6 days ago +6

    The Brit version doesn’t hold my interest. Maybe cuz I’m american 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Anna C
    Anna C 6 days ago +2

    I loved when “better call Saul” interviewed Pam in Philadelphia. He was almost cast as Michael Scott, but they went with steve carrol

  • stapuft
    stapuft 6 days ago

    I liked the original office, and liked the first season of the American one because of how simmilar it was, after that, I hated it, more and more.

  • Kerry Mccarthy
    Kerry Mccarthy 6 days ago +1

    I want to punch your voice

  • Emily Sikora
    Emily Sikora 6 days ago +1

    They gave him empathy...right?

  • Flynn Coon
    Flynn Coon 6 days ago

    Character development

  • LASKKOO TV
    LASKKOO TV 6 days ago

    He was the best 💯

  • Arm & A Leg: And Other Opinions We Like To Give Podcast

    So who, in your opinion, had the biggest arch in the show? (The biggest change from first episode to final episode)

  • Trice J
    Trice J 6 days ago

    What was the music in the background at the start? Great background music!

  • Trippxjai Trippx jai
    Trippxjai Trippx jai 7 days ago +3

    Balding was because he was not rich yet and didn’t have money to fix his hair

  • George Kain
    George Kain 7 days ago

    I never understood any of these critical reviews...... I watch the show and I never think anything other than it's a show.....there are parts of the show wher me I felt Micheal had to be a dick, in other episodes he had to be more human. But you can't take away the funny Michael.

  • Rutger Van Gestel
    Rutger Van Gestel 7 days ago

    do more videos about the office please!!!

  • OctoAnimates
    OctoAnimates 7 days ago +1

    I wanted to finish the entire series because I’ve never really watched it before, I couldn’t make it past the first season. It just made me sad.

  • Kazza Jaxon
    Kazza Jaxon 7 days ago

    See the thing is, I still hated Michael. He had his moments but he was still a selfish jackass that didn't realize how sexist, racist, and homophobic he actually was.
    It definitely led to good comedy, but that doesn't mean I like the character.

  • Yo Mumma
    Yo Mumma 8 days ago

    He was and will always be the best boss!

  • Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman 8 days ago

    Mike's "Momentary Competence" is more like a duality. 70% of the time mike is doing anything he is playing around and trying to keep it light-hearted. He has shown time and time again that he is fully capable of functioning as an adult and handling responsibility. But he also looks out for his people. In one of the later episodes, everyone is freaking out about the branch closing. He chooses to play a murder mystery game in order to distract everyone from the unpredictable outcome. Jim didn't realize it until later in the episode what he was trying to do. But in that brief moment he showed that he had the best interest of his workers in mind even if it cost production. Season after season after season 1 are littered with moments like these. Especially the moment where erin refers to him as a father like figure and he acknowledges that and tells her to "go to your room young lady" and prompting her to say "No, I won't go to my room". The spontaneity of these brief moments of clarity show the viewers that mike is absolutely capable and has the unique ability to read his workers. Albeit he goes about this with a kind of candor on par with a child's mind. He is without a doubt one of my favorite characters on the show because steve carell makes you believe that he truly and emphatically cares about these people AS michael scott. If you pay close attention in the moments where mike gets serious throughout the seasons. You'll notice a trend with his behavior. This begins when stanley embarrassed him and he pulls him to the side and states "I am your boss, You can not talk to me that way. You do not have to like me, but you NEED to respect me while you are here" That moment changes mike and stanley at the same time. Stanley actually becomes more fun loving after that moment and a little bit care free.

  • bakuhatsubutsu
    bakuhatsubutsu 8 days ago

    The fact is that the UK Office follows that same trend of being "10% nicer" to David Brent, though it isn't until the very end (the Christmas special). Tim is nice to David by offering to go out for a drink with him when everyone else in the office is snubbing him. The woman David gets set up with by the dating company is nice to him and listens genuinely to what he has to say--it helps that she hasn't seen the documentary herself, but still, she just listens to what David says without judgement, and responds kindly. This results in Brent being more confident to be himself, and like you put it in this video, "remove the toxicity from his life", when he finally tells off his rude, bully "friend" Chris. Both Michael and David's stories end in the same fashion, establishing that being kind to someone and treating them with respect can cause them to be more confident, kind and patient in return.

  • Sadia Sajjad
    Sadia Sajjad 9 days ago

    For me the first ep of season 1 was boring but after that season 1 was great

  • Thomas Kyle
    Thomas Kyle 9 days ago

    Actually, he really was balding and fatter in season 1 but then started making that celeb money and could afford hair transplant surgery and a personal trainer which led to his change in appearance.

    • Thomas Kyle
      Thomas Kyle 4 days ago

      Paul C after doing further research I believe you are correct. Lol seems like they just wanted to make him look that way in season 1 and then changed it. But the other explanation sounded funny to me.

    • Paul C
      Paul C 4 days ago +1

      Your statement is hardly believable when 40 year old virgin was filmed nearly side by side with season 1 of the office and carrel was lean in that movie. That was how he thin he looked in snl so you cant say it was cgi or makeup either

  • Goblin210
    Goblin210 9 days ago

    This makes sense because when I first watched the office I hated him. It took multiple tries to get through maybe 3 episodes.

  • Ty Dance
    Ty Dance 9 days ago +1

    All I’m saying is if you don’t like Michael Scott from season 1-7 through and through you’re not a real office fan ❤️

  • Shelby Banks
    Shelby Banks 9 days ago +1

    These videos are so slow I watch at a faster speed

  • blink180foo
    blink180foo 9 days ago

    I’ve never liked Michael

  • VFBjesse
    VFBjesse 9 days ago +1

    I always thought the first season was him trying to create an image for the documentary team and after season 1 he gave up and went back to being himself. At least that's how it came across to me

  • Andy Garcia
    Andy Garcia 9 days ago

    you're smoking donkey ass crack if you think the british office is better than the american one...

  • Ahmad Ahmad
    Ahmad Ahmad 9 days ago +44

    "When me President, they see; they..see"
    --Kevin Malone, Inventor of Keleven.

  • Crybaby Aldo
    Crybaby Aldo 9 days ago

    Just watch the fucking show lmao