Why The Office Changed The Original Michael Scott

Pubblicato il 14 ago 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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  • Did you like the original version of Michael Scott or the “fixed” one better?

  • 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.

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

  • brent, mean-spirited? such a weirdly flawed concept to open with

  • “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🤙🏻🤙🏻

  • Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

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

  • 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

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

  • TIL Michael Shur and Mose are one in the same

  • 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!!!

  • Carakacher

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Don't forget Michael Scott's awesome Dunder Mifflin commercial

  • 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.

  • Refers to the original The Office as a "mini-series" and calls David Brent "mean-spirited" within the first minute. Fuck. OFF.

  • Wow I'm Michael.

  • 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.

  • Wait, is this too tall desk guy?

  • 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.

  • "Best boss i ever had". Cried a Lot on that

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

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

  • This actually helped me figure out why the heck I went from being annoyed from him to actually liking him

  • 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.

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

  • I honestly thought Steve Carrel lost weight after the 1st season

  • Then there's Kevin going from the boring office guy to the Kevin we loved

  • His hairstyle from season 1 was cool but it was later cancelled due to the actor getting bald

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

  • 2:44 most beautiful voice crack

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Just skip season 1 for these reasons

  • 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.

  • The first season was the best

  • Creed makes Dwight a normal person.

  • Ok now do creed

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

  • 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 😂

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

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

  • I liked the first season Michael Scott. He was so hilarious.

  • 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.

  • 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? 🤓

  • Try my cookie cookie made me laugh my ass off

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

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

  • they didn't give him a balding look.... he got hair plugs. your bald hate is not appreciated

  • 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.

  • How American TV Ruins Great Shows - there, fixed your video title for you.

  • You should do a version of this video for Dr. Kelso in Scrubs.

  • 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.

  • 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

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