Why The Office Changed The Original Michael Scott

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.



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

    NerdstalgicNerdstalgic5 aylar önce
    • Neither he's awful in both

      Walter sneedWalter sneed2 gün önce
    • @James Scannell agrred

      Reel Of CubesReel Of Cubes3 gün önce
    • Reel Of Cubes every version of Michael makes me sick.

      James ScannellJames Scannell3 gün önce
    • Original Michael makes me want to puke

      Reel Of CubesReel Of Cubes8 gün önce
  • Michael the 🐐

    Dwight SchruteDwight Schrute13 dakika önce
  • I like it from the start. The cringey stuff was the reason it was funny as fuck.

    Ha VuHa VuSaatler önce
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin in 2005/2006 took Steve Carrell to a different level. The creators of the show acknowledged his elevated stardom and adjusted the character centralizing him to others, and also made him likable.

    Ramesh AnthonyRamesh Anthony5 saatler önce
  • Thank you for the analysis! I was going to quit watching midway into season 2 because I can't stand Michael but knowing that he will slowly mature and become more likely has convinced me to push onward!

    UltiUlti6 saatler önce
  • What about when Michael burend his foot on the grill thing

    Tyler SheehyTyler Sheehy7 saatler önce
  • "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious"

    Rebekah AtzbachRebekah Atzbach7 saatler önce
  • I actually like Michael both of them

    Aliradha AlsaidyAliradha Alsaidy22 saatler önce
  • All I got from this was that the US still does everything better than the UK

    Frankie ExileFrankie Exile22 saatler önce
  • To be honest I never even noticed a change..Loved the show from the beginning!

    tom langleytom langleyGün önce
  • this video made me want to subscribe lmao bc its super late and im tired but i want more!

    LibtardxLibtardxGün önce
  • I actually only started watching the office because I saw the episode when holly was introduced and fell in love with Michael and holly’s relationship.

    Rey BatRey BatGün önce
  • The episode that pissed me off the most was when Michael screwed up and lost the Sales leads

    Yea, aight.Yea, aight.Gün önce
  • brent, mean-spirited? such a weirdly flawed concept to open with

    Tom JonesTom Jones2 gün önce
  • “Starring Ricky gervais” more like created, written, produced by and starring Ricky Gervais who also produced the US office. Give the genius more credit! Otherwise great video as per🤙🏻🤙🏻

    Nathan ShinglerNathan Shingler2 gün önce
  • Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

    Minnesota StonersMinnesota Stoners2 gün önce
  • I just have to disagree that you dont think to the first season for Michael moments. The Chris Rock skit? Come on! Ignant ass!

    Brody WalkerBrody Walker2 gün önce
  • The reason the office is funny is because it doesn’t have a laugh track, when a character makes a joke or does something they think is funny we the audience are sitting there in visible cringe

    Momma StevenMomma Steven3 gün önce
  • So basically, don’t watch the first season. Skip to the second season like the first one doesn’t exist. It doesn’t.

    Alejandro FloresAlejandro Flores3 gün önce
  • TIL Michael Shur and Mose are one in the same

    five piece chknfive piece chkn3 gün önce
  • Even during the later seasons he is sooo awkward. Michael is cringey and creeps me out. Michael is selfish and gross. He makes everything about him and I hate him. I literally hate everything about him. At phylis wedding he had to steal the show at someone else's wedding like wtf is wrong with you? Like if he is t the center of attention then he looks like he is going to cry. Like I really can't stand him. When Daryl told him he had an easy life he faked a suicide attempt. Michael treats Toby like garbage for NO reason. Michael is a disgusting child, terrible at his job and is generally a bad person. Like I really cannot stand him. FUCK!!!

    James ScannellJames Scannell3 gün önce
  • Carakacher

    MarcusMarcus4 gün önce
  • i was rooting for michael and holly more than jim and pam. they're like 5 yrs old in love and it's super cute.

    Arujemu KunArujemu Kun4 gün önce
  • I want the original Michael Scott to team up with the Original Hamburglar and the milkshake-snatching, four armed abomination known as the Evil Grimace. The only villains so nefarious, so terrifying that they needed a complete overhaul.

    MelancoliaIMelancoliaI5 gün önce
  • You forgot to mention Todd Packer. He came in Season 2 Episode 2. His sole purpose was to show you a REAL terrible boss and the way Michael interacts with him shows he isn't a bad guy, he just wants to fit in or emulate what he thinks is "cool", but that's not his true nature.

    Jason AveryJason Avery5 gün önce
  • Jim and Pam saved season one. I think that's why they are so popular. People who saw season one only stuck around to see what was going to happen with their relationship. Then Michael Scott kept it interesting with his transformation.

    Jason AveryJason Avery5 gün önce
  • Don't forget Michael Scott's awesome Dunder Mifflin commercial

    Jovy RiveraJovy Rivera5 gün önce
  • What the hell are you babbling about? Brent didn't work as a character because we only saw so little of him, he works as a character because he's loaded with pathos and subtley. Changing Michael Scott had nothing to do with cultural translation or longevity, the US writers and Carrel just failed to recreate Gervais' character and HAD to try something they were more equipped for. Also, to say Brent lacks humanity is nonsense. A person would only say that if they'd only seen the first episode and didn't get it. For all of Brent's ill-conceived jokes and needy bids for attention, it's so clear that he's just a cheesey man-child who wants to feel valued. The character has so much humanity that watching him lose his job is actually the most devastating point in the series.

    Nobody SpecialNobody Special5 gün önce
  • Refers to the original The Office as a "mini-series" and calls David Brent "mean-spirited" within the first minute. Fuck. OFF.

    Nobody SpecialNobody Special5 gün önce
  • Wow I'm Michael.

    Janith TharinduJanith Tharindu5 gün önce
  • I would love to see your take on the creative changes done to Parks and Rec between the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3.

    DannyDanny6 gün önce
  • Wait, is this too tall desk guy?

    The Sun Danc3The Sun Danc36 gün önce
  • I just have to say I feel like it was necessary to have him fleshed out this way; I would not have enjoyed the process of loving, liking, understanding him without this "horrible" beginning. I enjoy the evolution and don't see it as a problem that needed fixing but a story that needed growth.

    Quill BloodQuill Blood6 gün önce
  • "Best boss i ever had". Cried a Lot on that

  • "Most Likeable idiot in television history" *Andy Dwyer would like to know your location*

    DOHCDOHC7 gün önce
  • I'm currently rewatching it and I must say that Jim is kind of a dick the first few seasons (against Dwight).

    Huub BlekkenhorstHuub Blekkenhorst7 gün önce
  • This actually helped me figure out why the heck I went from being annoyed from him to actually liking him

    David VandermolenDavid Vandermolen8 gün önce
  • 12-episode British miniseries? Our sitcoms are usually 6 episodes per season, it's not a miniseries. The office ran for two seasons and it was considered complete. The US office took our format and did what they always do which is run it forever until it dies.

    simonrichards150simonrichards1508 gün önce
  • I've WONDERED why his hair was slicked back and he looked balding in the beginning! I hated it! Now I know!

    kimmi 0427kimmi 04278 gün önce
  • I honestly thought Steve Carrel lost weight after the 1st season

    Jon McCloudJon McCloud9 gün önce
  • Then there's Kevin going from the boring office guy to the Kevin we loved

    Mj HallMj Hall10 gün önce
  • His hairstyle from season 1 was cool but it was later cancelled due to the actor getting bald

    DTDT10 gün önce
  • In first season Michael looked like woody woodpecker messing with and Pam

    JörmungandrJörmungandr12 gün önce
  • 2:44 most beautiful voice crack

    Royalfox 5226Royalfox 522612 gün önce
  • I never really thought of this show as a mockumentary, it’s not that believable. A show like Trailer Park Boys has a more believable style. Two completely different types of show, but same concept.

    BradBrad13 gün önce
  • The first season of the american office was weird, trying to emulate the british original. The second on was joyfull and fun, the way a comedy show about a boring enviroment should be.

    KonicavaBRKonicavaBR13 gün önce
  • I am so fucking sad today. This video kind of made it better, for its duration, atleast

    Dick SemensDick Semens13 gün önce
  • Just skip season 1 for these reasons

    Ross StevensonRoss Stevenson13 gün önce
  • I remember a scene where Michael casually hands Pam a sale/order and she says "Michael this is a huge sale." He kinda shrugs his shoulder. From what was presented in this video I would guess it may have been early season two.

    Burt SBurt S13 gün önce
  • The first season was the best

    MARC FANNMARC FANN13 gün önce
  • Creed makes Dwight a normal person.

    Aldwin FloresAldwin Flores13 gün önce
  • Ok now do creed

    Sunflower BitsjSunflower Bitsj14 gün önce
  • Our Family tried watching the UK version. It was terrible. Could not get through the 1st episode. Love the USA version.

    Kevtech733 kennedy_weldingKevtech733 kennedy_welding14 gün önce
  • Season 1 Michael sucks. I always tell people who haven’t seen it yet (miraculously) to get through season 1 and then it gets better. Having seen the British one (and hating it), I hate that they basically did a remake of it for season 1. It didn’t need to happen. The UK one is not better. It honestly makes me resent Ricky Gervais’ little tirade even more. Edit: unpopular opinion. I don’t like Holly. She’s annoying and kind of a static character. Dwight and Angela are the best couple on the Office. Change my mind 😂

    Whitney ElizabethWhitney Elizabeth15 gün önce
  • "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott"

    JustJayCJustJayC16 gün önce
  • Michael Scott is a terrible human and I hated his character in every season

    Ian HallIan Hall16 gün önce
  • I liked the first season Michael Scott. He was so hilarious.

    Galvanaut71Galvanaut7116 gün önce
  • Not only did you watch Michael's character develop but everyone on the office grew to. That's why it sucks you in. I always tell people who's never seen it to just skip season one or you'll never finish it.

    Scott FreeScott Free16 gün önce
  • I've been watching your videos and loving your analysis/breakdowns. Any way you can do It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Parks and Rec? 🤓

    Benjamin CastellonBenjamin Castellon16 gün önce
  • Try my cookie cookie made me laugh my ass off

    Joseph Anderson’s LaughJoseph Anderson’s Laugh16 gün önce
  • I really feel like you've misjudged David Brent. You called him mean spirited, but he's not at all. The one thing he wants is for people to like him, that's very identifiable, and it gets him into most of his troubles.

    Shannon GerryShannon Gerry16 gün önce
    • The only real “mean spirited” character in the UK Office is arguably Chris Finch. Everyone else is flawed but ultimately sympathetic in their own way.

      Tugg SpeedmanTugg Speedman13 gün önce
  • Michael's relationship with Holly was the thing that least rang true for me in the entire series. He was so clingy and needy and desperate for her after she was transferred away from Scranton, that I couldn't imagine that not looking totally pathetic to a woman. And only then, after already not looking good in that way, does he read her email? What woman could have fallen for him at that point?

    Craig StalloneCraig Stallone16 gün önce
  • Why does he talk this way? This is really hard to listen to, with the narrator sounding like that.

    A.J. SteinmanA.J. Steinman17 gün önce
  • they didn't give him a balding look.... he got hair plugs. your bald hate is not appreciated

    Nick HowardNick Howard17 gün önce
  • The final conclusion is that it's better to be unique - aimed at a show which in direct opposition to this point. Michael didn't evolve, the writers did it to please an American audience. The English relate to David Brent, and his failures. Americans can't even bare to watch a fictional character suffer. It's American optimism at it's peak. Michael became what he became because of the audience. There is nothing else to take away from this. "Be yourself"... what a boring platitude.

    Adam ChapmanAdam Chapman17 gün önce
  • How American TV Ruins Great Shows - there, fixed your video title for you.

    Confused VoyagerConfused Voyager17 gün önce
  • You should do a version of this video for Dr. Kelso in Scrubs.

    DCLocal84DCLocal8417 gün önce
  • The original Michael Scott is not really all that bad. I for one love the first season, but I realized after a few times of watching the show that I didn’t love the first season until I was able to go back and realize and appreciate the change in Michael Scott. It wasn’t until then did I find a new appreciation for season 1.

    Brandon MininniBrandon Mininni17 gün önce
  • What about Kevin? By the time the last few seasons rolled around he was just about mentally retarded...also Jim & Pam got super annoying after a few seasons

    Roland SharkRoland Shark17 gün önce
  • Pretty much shows the difference between UK and US audiences. UK can tolerate subtlety and have patience. US need things spelt out for them.

    Garth EdwardsGarth Edwards18 gün önce
Why The Office Changed The Original Michael Scott