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.

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

    NerdstalgicNerdstalgicVor Monat
    • Fixed.

      Jennifer RamosJennifer RamosVor 3 Tage
    • Original.

      Sore LoserSore LoserVor 4 Tage
    • I like how he evolves

      Anna CAnna CVor 5 Tage
    • I like Date Mike almost as much as Prison Mike.

      Chasón TheDonChasón TheDonVor 6 Tage
  • I fucking hate Holly tho

    HowToBambiHowToBambiVor 13 Minuten
  • Diversity day was funny af

    tyler globetyler globeVor 6 Stunden
  • A.K.A Americans are PC SJW pussys

    Master ChefMaster ChefVor 9 Stunden
  • Holly the angel 🙏🏻

    rainepandarainepandaVor 10 Stunden
  • I liked Michael from Season 1. I thought diversity day was hilarious and it got me into the series.

    exiledfrommyselfexiledfrommyselfVor 23 Stunden
  • Most likeable idiot is television history is Michael? I think it's Joey Tribiani.

    HaruashHaruashVor 23 Stunden
  • First season Michael was the best !!!!!

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

    doctor leakdoctor leakVor Tag
  • Michael grow from a bad person to a normal person (not good, not bad, just normal)

    RodrigoRodrigoVor Tag
  • Very good video

    Eithan KuriEithan KuriVor Tag
  • 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

    Tyson WilliamsTyson WilliamsVor 2 Tage
  • stop it, michael was the show from day 1

    Jairo FloresJairo FloresVor 2 Tage
  • Because Michael was based on David Brent at first but then they got creative and made Michael into a sort of idiotic hero

    Bryan MontesBryan MontesVor 2 Tage
  • 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.

    Jasmine WilliamsJasmine WilliamsVor 2 Tage
  • 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

    Tromp EntertainmentTromp EntertainmentVor 2 Tage
  • 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.

    Kris VKris VVor 2 Tage
  • 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

    KeicamKeicamVor 2 Tage
  • I used this as a source in my college English class on an essay about character development. Thanks.

    Subscribe 4 No ReasonSubscribe 4 No ReasonVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    Bear GryllstBear GryllstVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    Jason WuJason WuVor 3 Tage
  • A very interesting take on my favorite TV character of all time.

    Adam - The Dadpreneur - DukesAdam - The Dadpreneur - DukesVor 3 Tage
  • Ok. Am I the only one that didnt see any change between S1 and S2?

    Juan p Barrios GJuan p Barrios GVor 3 Tage
  • The British Michael Scott works for the British version

    LunazulLunazulVor 3 Tage
  • so it was the shirt collar that made him look fatter? and not the extra fat that was on his face and body?

    aa bbbaa bbbVor 4 Tage
  • Stanley’s overrated

    MuddfishMuddfishVor 4 Tage
  • Michael actually mentions using propecia (a hair restoration product) a couple times later in the show

    Our Last Night • ArchiveOur Last Night • ArchiveVor 4 Tage
  • I prefer the fixed one. The original one annoyed me and kept me from getting in to the office for a long time.

    Kristina HawkKristina HawkVor 4 Tage
  • 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!

    Dioguinho TorresDioguinho TorresVor 5 Tage
  • I love this show so much!!!

    DeemememeDeemememeVor 5 Tage
  • *“identity theft is not a joke, jim!”*

    lexi boyerlexi boyerVor 5 Tage
  • The Brit version doesn’t hold my interest. Maybe cuz I’m american 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Anna CAnna CVor 5 Tage
  • I loved when “better call Saul” interviewed Pam in Philadelphia. He was almost cast as Michael Scott, but they went with steve carrol

    Anna CAnna CVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    stapuftstapuftVor 5 Tage
  • I want to punch your voice

    Kerry MccarthyKerry MccarthyVor 6 Tage
  • They gave him empathy...right?

    Emily SikoraEmily SikoraVor 6 Tage
  • Character development

    Flynn CoonFlynn CoonVor 6 Tage
  • He was the best 💯

    LASKKOO TVLASKKOO TVVor 6 Tage
  • So who, in your opinion, had the biggest arch in the show? (The biggest change from first episode to final episode)

    Arm & A Leg: And Other Opinions We Like To Give PodcastArm & A Leg: And Other Opinions We Like To Give PodcastVor 6 Tage
  • What was the music in the background at the start? Great background music!

    Trice JTrice JVor 6 Tage
  • Balding was because he was not rich yet and didn’t have money to fix his hair

    Trippxjai Trippx jaiTrippxjai Trippx jaiVor 6 Tage
  • 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.

    George KainGeorge KainVor 7 Tage
  • do more videos about the office please!!!

    Rutger Van GestelRutger Van GestelVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    OctoAnimatesOctoAnimatesVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    Kazza JaxonKazza JaxonVor 7 Tage
  • He was and will always be the best boss!

    Yo MummaYo MummaVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    Wonder WomanWonder WomanVor 8 Tage
  • 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.

    bakuhatsubutsubakuhatsubutsuVor 8 Tage
  • For me the first ep of season 1 was boring but after that season 1 was great

    Sadia SajjadSadia SajjadVor 8 Tage
  • 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 KyleThomas KyleVor 8 Tage
    • 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.

      Thomas KyleThomas KyleVor 3 Tage
    • 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

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

    Goblin210Goblin210Vor 8 Tage
  • 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 ❤️

    Ty DanceTy DanceVor 8 Tage
  • These videos are so slow I watch at a faster speed

    Shelby BanksShelby BanksVor 8 Tage
  • I’ve never liked Michael

    blink180fooblink180fooVor 8 Tage
  • 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

    VFBjesseVFBjesseVor 9 Tage
  • you're smoking donkey ass crack if you think the british office is better than the american one...

    Andy GarciaAndy GarciaVor 9 Tage
  • "When me President, they see; they..see" --Kevin Malone, Inventor of Keleven.

    Ahmad AhmadAhmad AhmadVor 9 Tage
  • Just watch the fucking show lmao

    Crybaby AldoCrybaby AldoVor 9 Tage
  • Ah lo-fi

    Sombre PlaysSombre PlaysVor 9 Tage
  • Waaaahhhhhtttt ... diversity day is my favorite episode. I saw it on repeat! 😂😂😂

    Masala BoxMasala BoxVor 9 Tage
  • They tried to do David Brent but it just didn't work so some character development happened😏

    caring is creepycaring is creepyVor 10 Tage
  • The only thing I am afraid of? Is getting a boner

    Daniel ToftelandDaniel ToftelandVor 10 Tage
  • Michael is a jerk in all seasons

    Lewis CarterLewis CarterVor 10 Tage
  • Why must these videos have INSUFFERABLE narrators?

    Richard WhittallRichard WhittallVor 10 Tage
  • I think another thing you probably didnt catch, is that michael in s1 was ordinary bad at his job yes but ordinary, or replaceable. S2 and on(and i do mean on. More specifically the rest of the show when michael left.) he was made irreplaceable as the boss. And the best example is the episode when michael goes camping on his own, jim takes charge and not only is he a bad substitute but on the most minimal task he fails which leads him to admit to michael “im sure glad your back” making michael the most irreplaceable bad boss in history

    Yeshua Bar martinezYeshua Bar martinezVor 10 Tage
  • What's the song in the beginning?

    Alvin BuyinzaAlvin BuyinzaVor 10 Tage
  • 0.39 - BURN!

    Ben LambertBen LambertVor 11 Tage
  • I liked the original Michael better, because the changed one didn't correspond to any personality type. The first was like "Yeah, I know that kind of boss!" whereas the second was full of unrealistic contradictions.

    hultonclinthultonclintVor 11 Tage
  • I look at season 1 Michael and just think "hmm, I dislike this despite not normally caring what people look like. They must have intended this." I was right I guess, plus I never did like the British office or "most" British comedy, though some British comedy completely destroys American comedy. Australian is best.

    Christopher MichaelChristopher MichaelVor 11 Tage
  • So they stopped having other characters hold him accountable for his toxicity so that it would be more relatable for Americans.

    Shibby120Shibby120Vor 11 Tage
    • It's actually more complicated than that. For me, the biggest change was that they gave him redeeming qualities, mostly pertaining to his sincere love for his employees and his lifelong feelings of rejection, which made him willing to do anything (even stupid) things to get love/respect/approval. In season 1, they had no reason to empathize with him because he was just an unrepentant asshole. From season 2 onward, even at his worst, they/we all knew that he was a guy trying the wrong way to do the right thing. It doesn't make him a great person, but makes him human and relatable.

      Alexandre MullenAlexandre MullenVor 8 Tage
Why The Office Changed The Original Michael Scott