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NBCUniversal original comedy The Office concluded its 9th season May 16, 2013.

#TheOffice reboot is reportedly being spitballed.

rottentomatoes: 76%

metacritic: 62

imdb: 8.8

emmys: 5 wins 42 nominations



Michael Scott, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Steve CarellMichael Scott

Michael Scott is the regional manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin paper products.


Michael Scott, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Steve CarellOUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

5 nominations: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

“All right, Jim, your quarterlies look very good.  How are things going at the library?  So you’ve come to the master for guidance?  Is this what you’re saying grasshopper?  All right, well, let me show you how it’s done.  Yes, I’d like to speak to your office manager, please.  Yes, hello.  This is Michael Scott.  I am the Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin paper products.  Just wanted to talk to you manager a manager.  All right, done deal!  Thank you very much, sir!  You’re a gentleman and a scholar.  Oh, I’m sorry.  Okay.  I’m sorry.  My mistake.  That was a woman I was talking to.  So.  She had a very low voice.  Probably a smoker.  So… so that’s the way it’s done.” — Michael Scott

“I’ve, uh, I’ve been at under Mifflin for 12 years.  The last four at regional manager.  Uh, if you wanna come through here.  Ah, see, we have the entire floor.  So this is my kingdom, far as the eye can see.  Ah, this is our receptionist Pam.  Pam!  Pam, Pam!  Pam Beasley.  Uh, Pam has been with us, um… for… forever.  Right, Pam?  If you think she’s cute now, you should have seen her a couple of years ago.  Reow, reow.  Uh, any messages?  Oh.  Pam, this is from corporate.  How many times have I told you that there’s a special filing cabinet for things from corporate?  It’s called the wastepaper basket!  Look at that!  Oh, look at that face.” — Michael Scott

“People say I am the best boss.  They go, ‘God, we’ve never worked in a place like this before.  You’re hilarious.  And you get the best out of us.’  Um… I think that pretty much sums it up.  I found it at Spencer Gifts.” — Michael Scott

“Wassuuuup?!  Whasuuuup?  Whasuuuuuuuuuuuup?  What?  Okay, all right.  See you later.  Back to work!” — Michael Scott

“Jan!  Hello!  I call her Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Right?  Not to her face, because, uh– well, not because I’m scared of her.  Because I’m not.  But, um, yeah.  Mm… me no get an agenda.  I’m sorry?  I didn’t get any agenda.  Really?  ‘Cause it didn’t, uh, I didn’t– did we get a fax this morning?  Then why– why isn’t it in my hand?  Because a company runs on efficiency of communication.  Right?  Just… um, so what’s the problem, Pam?  Why didn’t, uh, why didn’t I get it?  Yeah!  Uh, that was a joke.  That was a joke that, uh, was actually my brother’s.  And it was– it was supposed to be with bills, and it doesn’t work great with faxes.  Yeah.  Yeah, I would.  Thank you.  Oh, okay.  No, no, no, no.  This is good.  This is good.  This is fine, excellent.  Although alarm bells are kinda going ringy dingy dingy!  Okay, no problem.  Me no wanna hear that, Jan.  Because downsizing is gonna be a bitch.  It is a real bitch.  And I wouldn’t wish that on Josh’s men.  I certainly wouldn’t wish it on my men.  Or women, present company excluded.  Sorry, uh… is Josh concerned about downsizing, himself?  Not downsizing himself, but is he concerned about downsizing?  Question: how long do we have to act– oh, Todd Packer.  Terrific rep.  Do you mind if I take it?  Packman.  Oh, that’s not… appropriate.  Um, I don’t know,  I don’t know what you mean.  Oh, my God.  Ohh!  That’s… horrifying.  And horrible.  Horrible person.  No, absolutely.  Under this regime, it will not leave this office.  Just… like that.” — Michael Scott

“As a doctor, you would not tell a patient if they had cancer.  Guilty!  Guilty as charged.  Uh-huh.  Howard, like Moe Howard, Three Stooges.  Watch this, this is Moe.  Nyuck!  Nyuck!  Nyuck!  Nyuck!  Nyuck!  Meeeeh!  Ha ha!  Ah, right here.  Three Stooges.  High five!  Oh, Pam.  It’s a guy thing, Pam.  I’m sort of a student of comedy.  Heh heh.  Watch this.  Here I go.  Heh heh.  I’m Hitler!  Adolf Hitler.” — Michael Scott

“Relax, everything’s under control.  Uh, yeah, uh, yeah, yeah.  Oh, that’s important.  Rrrright.  Oh, this is so important I should run to answer it.  Sha-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta!  Come on!  ‘Six Million Dollar Man!’  Steve Austin!  Actually, that would be a good salary for me, don’t you think?  $6 million?  Memo to Jan: I deserve a raise.  I’m sorry?  IF you’re unhappy with your compensation, maybe you should take it up with H.R..  Okay?  Not today, okay?  Pam, just… be professional.  I think I’m a role model here.  I think I garner people’s respect.  Attention all Dunder Mifflin employees, please.  We have a meeting in the conference room A.S.A.P.  People I respect, heroes of mine, would be…  Bob Hope.  Um… Abraham Lincoln.  Definitely.  Bono.  Uh, and probably God… would be the fourth one.  And I just think all those people really helped the world in so many ways that it’s, um… it’s really beyond words.  It’s really incalcalacable.” — Michael Scott

“Now, I know there are some rumors out there, and I just kinda wanna set the record straight– assistant to the Regional Manager.  I’m just about to tell everyone.  You don’t know what it is.  I don’t need– corporate has deemed it appropriate to enforce an ultimatum upon me.  And, uh, Jan is thinking about downsizing either the Stanford branch or this branch.  Not gonna happen.  It won’t be out of my hands, Stanley, okay?  I promise you that.  Well… no!  Well, yeah, it is a promise.  And, frankly, I’m a little bit insulted that you have to keep asking about it.  I-I know.  Hold on a second.  I think Pam wanted to say something.  Pam, you, uh… had a look that you wanted to ask a question just now.  Look, Pam… uh, maybe you should stick to the ongoing confidentiality agreement of meetings.  So… no, no, no, no.  Stanley, no.  You did not see me in there with her.  I said if, uh, if corporate wants to come in here and interfere, then they’re gonna have to go through me.  Right?  You know, you can mess with Josh’s people.  But I’m the head of this family, and you ain’t gonna be messin’ with my chillun’.” — Michael Scott

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.  Watch out for this guy.  Dwight Schrute in the building.  This is Ryan, the new temp.  Introduce yourself.  Be polite.  Assistant to the Regional Manager.  So, uh, Dwight, tell him about the Kung Fu and the car and everything.  That is his profit.  Hold on, hold on.  Judge is in session.  What is the problem here?  What is that?  No, no!  Do not take it out.  You have to eat it out of there, because there are starving people in the world, and, which I hate, and it is a waste of that kind of food.  Ooh, discipline, kinky!  All right, here’s the deal, you guys.  Thing about a practical joke is that you have to know when to start as well as when to stop.  And, yeah, Jim, now is the time to stop putting Dwight’s personal effects into Jell-O.  Ho ho ho, nice!  That’s the way it is around here.  It just kind of goes round and round and round.  Oh, hey!  Yes!  New guy!  And he scores.  Pudding.  Putting.  I’m trying to think what other dessert to do.” — Michael Scott

“So, uh, have you felt a vibe yet?  We work hard, we play hard.  Sometimes we play hard when we should be working hard.  Right?  Um, I guess the atmosphere that I’ve created here is that I’m a friend first and a boss second.  Probably, uh– entertainer third.  Just a second!  Right?  Oh, hey, do you, uh, do you like ‘The Jamie Kennedy Experiment?’  ‘Punk’d’ and all that kind of stuff?  Okay, um… you are gonna be my accomplice.  Just go along with it, okay?  Just follow my lead.  Don’t pimp me, all right?  Come in!  So, uh, corporate just said that I don’t want to– oh, thank you, Pam.  Pam, can you come in here for a sec?  Just have a seat.  I was gonna call you in anyway.  Um, you know Ryan.  Um, as you know, there’s going to be downsizing.  And you have made my life so much easier in that I am going to have to let you go first.  Why?  Well, theft.  And stealing.  Mm-hmm.  Post-it notes.  Yeah.  50 cents, yeah.  You steal 1,000 Post-It notes at 50 cents apiece, and, you know, you’ve made a profit…. margin.  You know, gonna run us out of business, Pam.  Yeah, I, um… and the best thing about it is that, uh, we’re not gonna have to give you any severance pay.  Because that is gross misconduct, and, uh… so just clean out your desk.  I’m sorry.  You’ve been ‘Xed,’ punk!  Surprise  It’s a joke!  We were joking around!  See?  Okay, he was in on it.  He was my accomplice.  And it was just kind of a morale booster thing.  And we were showing the new guy around, kind of– kind of giving him the feel of the place.  So you sh– we totally got you– ah, I don’t know about that.” — Michael Scott

“What is the most important thing for a company?  Is it the cash flow?  Is it the inventory?  Nuh-uh.  It’s the people.  The people.  My proudest moment here was not when I increased profits by 17%.  Or when I cut expenses without losing a single employee.  No, no, no, no, no.  It was a young Guatemalan guy.  First job in the country, barely spoke English.  Came to me and said, ‘Mr. Scott, would you be the godfather of my child?’  Wow.  Wow.  Wow.  Didn’t work out in the end.  We had to let him go.  He sucked.” — Michael Scott

“The most sacred thing I do is care.  And provide for my workers– my family.  I give them money, I give them food.  Not directly, but through the money.  I… heal them.  Today I am in charge of picking a great new healthcare plan.  All right?  That’s what this is all about.  Does that make me their doctor?  Um… yes.  In a way.  Yeah, like a specialist.” — Michael Scott

“It looks like there’s gonna be downsizing.  And it’s part of my job but… blech.  I hate it.  I think the main difference between me and Donald Trump is that, uh, I get no pleasure out of saying the words, ‘you’re fired.’  ‘You’re fired.’  ‘Uh, you’re fired.’  He just makes people sad, and an office can’t function that way.  No way.  ‘You’re fired.’  I think if I had a catchphrase, it would be, ‘You’re hired.  And you can work here as long as you want.’  But that’s unrealistic, so…” — Michael Scott

“Get set for Operation Morale Improvement– starring Michael Scott.  Now, I think I’ve had a little stroke of genius, in that I have had my assistant Pam– smile, Pam.  I have had her go out and find out whose birthday is coming up, so we can have a little celebration for them.  Not bad!  Not bad at all!  All right!  And the birthday person is… drum roll please… who is it?  Whose birthday is it?  Next person on the… calendar.  Yes!  All right!  Come on down, Meredith!  Um… uh, okay.  Well, great.  Well, you know, it’ll be a surprise.  Yeah.  Why not?  Sure.  Go ahead.  Live a little.  C’mon, Pam.  C’mon.  Shake it up.  Shake it up.  Shake it up!  Bdddrrrooop… Uh, Spock, are there any signs of life down there?  Well, let me check, Captain.  No, Captain, no signs of life down here.  Just a wet blanket named Pam.  Bddddddrrrrooooop.  ‘Star Trek….'” — Michael Scott

“I live by one rule.  No office romances, no way.  Very messy, inappropriate.  No.  But… I live by another rule.  Just do it.  Nike.” — Michael Scott

“I think, in order to be a ladies’ man, it’s imperative that people don’t know you’re a ladies’ man.  So I kind of play that close to the chest.  I don’t know, what can I say?  Women are attracted to power.  And I think… other people have told me I have a very symmetrical face.  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  Maybe they’re right.  I don’t know.” — Michael Scott

“Do I have a special someone?  Uh, well, yea, of course.  A bunch of ’em.  My employees.  If I had to choose between a one-night-stand with some stupid cow I pick up at a bar and these people, I’d pick them every time.  Because with them, it is an every day stand.  And I still know their names in the morning.” — Michael Scott

“Oh, God.  Is that today?  Listen, I like kids.  But this is not a kids environment.  This is like HBO.  No limits.  Who knows what I’m gonna say?  Crazy stuff.  And it is R rated.  It is not rated G.  I am like Eddie Murphy in Raw.  And they are trying to make me into Eddie Murphy in Daddy Daycare.  Both great movies, but still.” — Michael Scott

“Well, I’ll be in my office.  They’re cool.  Fine fine fine fine fine!  Hi, children.  I’m Michael Scott.  And I am in charge of this place.  Uh, how do I make you understand?  I am like Superman.  And the people who work here are like citizens of Gotham city.  Okay, I’m Aquaman.  Where does he live, guys?  I work with a bunch of nerds.” — Michael Scott

“What’s the most inspiring thing I’ve said to you?” — Michael Scott

“Business is always personal.  It’s the most personal thing in the world.  When we get back to the office, pack your things.  You heard me.  Pack your things.” — Michael Scott

“A good manager doesn’t fire people.  He hires people and inspires people.” — Michael Scott

“What is wrong with these people?  I would do anything for them, and they’re just hanging me out to dry.” — Michael Scott

“Dating shouldn’t be hard for somebody like me but it is, and you know why?  Because nobody here is willing to help me.  Nothing would ever get done in this office without a formal request, would it?  Well fine, here goes.  Now okay, I know that this is probably not appropriate.  But I need help.  Because I want to play ball with my kids before I get too old.  And before that happens, I need to get laid.  And before that happens, I need to be in love.  And I don’t want to hear ‘I don’t know, I can’t help, na na na.’  No, no, I am a catch, and I am not going to be the one who got away.  So this is what we’re going to do.  Dwight is going to hand out index cards, and I want you all to write down the name of an eligible woman for me to date by the end of the day.  No, by the end of the hour, or you are fired.” — Michael Scott


Jim Halpert, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, John KrasinskiJim Halpert

“Oh, I told you.  I couldn’t close it, so… uh, actually, you called me in here.  But, yeah.” — Jim Halpert

“My job is to speak to clients, um, on the phone, about… uh, quantities and, uh, type of… copier paper.  You know, whether we can supply it to them, whether they can, uh… pay for it.  And, um… I’m– I’m boring myself just talking about this.” — Jim Halpert

“Wassuuuup?  I still love that after seven years.  Nothin’.  All right.  Take care.” — Jim Halpert

“Yes?  Yeah.  Stop.  That is ridiculous.  Am I gonna tell them?  No, I’m not going to tell them.  I don’t see the point of that.  Sure.  Uh, Mr. Davis, let me call you right back.  Yeah, something just came up.  Two minutes.  Thank you very much.  Dwight, what are you doing?  What are you doing?  It’s not on your desk.  Why not?  We’ll see.  See, this is why the whole downsizing thing just doesn’t bother me.” — Jim Halpert

“If I left, what would I do with… all this useless information in my head?  You know?  Tonnage price of manila folders?  Um, Pam’s favorite flavor of yogurt, which is mixed berry.  How do you know it was me?  Okay.  Dwight, I’m sorry, because… I have always been your biggest flan.” — Jim Halpert

“Do you like going out at the end of the week for a drink?  Well, that’s why we’re all going out.  So that we can have an end-of-the-week drink.  I don’t know.  Tonight, hopefully.  What’s going on?  You know what?  You should come with us.  Because, you know, we’re all going out, and it could be a good chance for you to… see what people are like outside of the office.  You know, I think it could be fun.  Oh, no.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Um… what’s in the– what’s in the bag?  No, definitely.  All right, dude, awesome.  Will do.  Do I think I’ll be invited to the wedding?” — Jim Halpert

“Hey.  Good.  Oh, no, no.  Just going to, uh… how’s your headache?  Good.  Good, that’s great.  Yeah?  Am I walking out?  Yes.  Do you wanna?  Great.  Let me just– oh, Roy.  Yeah, definitely.  You too.  Enjoy it.  Uh… you know what?  Just come here.” — Jim Halpert


Pam Beasly, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Jenna FischerPam Beasly

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

1 nomination : 2007

“Well, I don’t know.  What?  Um… yea.  Just a fax.  You haven’t told me–” — Pam Beasly

“Uh, yeah, the one– you put it in the garbage can that was a special filing cabinet.” — Pam Beasly

“I have an important question for you.  Um, are you going to Angela’s cat party on Sunday?” — Pam Beasly

“This is Mr. Scott.  I don’t think it would be worst thing if they let me go.  Because then I might– I just, I don’t think it’s many little girls’ dream to be a receptionist.  Um, I like to do illustrations.  Um, mostly watercolor.  A few oil pencil.  Um… Jim thinks they’re good.  Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam.” — Pam Beasly

“You just still have these messages from yesterday.  What?  Don’t we all?  It’s nothing.  I was in the meeting with Jan, and she did say that it could be this branch that gets the axe.” — Pam Beasly

“Jim said mixed berries?  Oh, well, yeah, he’s on to me.  Um… yeah.  So when are we going out?  Okay, yeah.  Hey!  Hey.  Uh, Roy is my fiance.  We’ve been engaged about, um… about three years.  And, uh, we’re supposed to get married in September, but I think we’re gonna get married in the spring.  Do you mind if I go out for a drink with these guys?  Okay, um, I’m gonna be a few minutes, though.  It’s only 20 past 5:00.  I still have to do my faxes.” — Pam Beasly

“You got a fax.  What?  Why?  Stealing?  Um, what am I supposed to have stolen?  Post-it notes?  What are those worth, like, 50 cents?  Are you serious?  Oh, my– I can’t believe this.  I mean, I’ve never even stolen as much as a paper clip, and now you’re firing me.  God, you were– you’re a jerk!” — Pam Beasly

“Hey.  Hi.  How are you?  I thought you were going out for a drink with– it’s better.  Thanks.  Is, uh– um, are you, uh… yes.  Yeah.  Yeah.  Listen, have a nice weekend.” — Pam Beasly


Rainn Wilson, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Dwight SchruteDwight Schrute

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

3 nominations: 2007, 2008, 2009

“♫Shall I play for you pa rum pa pum pum I have no gifts for you pa rum pa pum pum♫” — Dwight Schrute

“Whasuuuup?  Whassup?  Oh, wow.” — Dwight Schrute

“Ha ha ha ha!  What?  Just clearing my desk.  I can’t concentrate.  It’s overlapping.  It’s all spilling over the edge.  One word, two syllables: demarcation.  You can’t do that.  Safety violation.  I could fall and pierce… an organ.  Downsizing?  Downsizing?  Yeah, I have no problem with that.  I have been recommending downsizing since I first got here.  I even brought it up in my interview.  I say bring it on.” — Dwight Schrute

“I’m assistant regional manager.  I should know first.  Okay, um, can you just tell me, please?  Just tell me quietly.  Whisper it in my ear.  Please!  Okay?  Do you want me to tell them?  Okay, you tell them.  With my permission.  Permission granted.  Go ahead.  On his mother’s grave.  Pam, information is power.” — Dwight Schrute

“What’s up?  Uh, Dwight Schrute, Assistant Regional Manager.  Uh, yeah, I got a ’78 280z.  I bought it for 1,200, fixed it up.  It’s now worth three grand.  Yeah, uh, new engine, suspension.  I got a respray.  I got some photos.  Oh!  Damn it!  Damn it!  I– he put my stuff in Jell-O again.  That’s real professional.  Thanks.  This is the third time, and it wasn’t funny the first two times either, Jim!” — Dwight Schrute

“It’s okay here.  Uh, but people sometimes take advantage because it’s so relaxed.  I’m a volunteer sheriff’s deputy on the weekends.  And you cannot screw around there.  It’s sort of one of the rules.  That’s my stapler.  You know what?  You can be a witness.  Can you reprimand him, please?  It’s always you.  Are you gonna discipline him or not?  Okay, that’s great.  I guess what I’m most concerned with is damage to company property.  That’s all.” — Dwight Schrute

“It’s a real shame.  ‘Cause studies have shown that more information gets passed through water cooler gossip than through official memos, which puts me at a disadvantage because… I bring my own water to work.  I didn’t do it.  Oh.  The water cooler was brought over here for… maintenance.  So what do you guys hear?  What’s the scuttlebutt?” — Dwight Schrute

“Excuse me, these are expensive collector’s items.  Okay?  No, I don’t have computer games on my work computer.  That would be inappropriate.” — Dwight Schrute

“‘Don’t be an idiot.’  Changed my life.  Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘would an idiot do that?’  And if they would, I do not do that thing.” — Dwight Schrute


Jan Levinson-Gould, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Melora HardinJan Levinson-Gould

“Just try to reach him sometime today.  Um, I don’t know, just before lunch.  That would be great.  Corporate doesn’t interfere with me at all.  Jan Levenson-Gould–” — Jan Levinson-Gould

“All right, was there anything you wanted to add to the agenda?  I’m sor– what?  Well, I faxed one over to you this morning.  Do you wanna look at mine?  Okay, since the last meeting, Alan and the board have decided that we can’t justify a Scranton branch and a Stanford branch.  Michael, don’t panic–  Michael, listen, okay, don’t panic.  We haven’t made any decisions yet.  I’ve spoken to Josh in Stanford.  I’ve told him the same as you, and it’s up to either you or him to convince me that your branch can incorporate the other.  This does, however, mean that there’s going to be downsizing.  Go right ahead.  So do you think we could keep a lid on this for now?  I don’t wanna worry people unnecessarily.” — Jan Levinson-Gould


Todd Packer, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, David KoechnerTodd Packer

“Hey, you big queen!  Hey, is old Godzillary coming in today?  Look, I’ve been meaning to ask her one question.  Does the carpet match the drapes?” — Todd Packer


Phyllis Vance, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Phyllis SmithPhyllis Vance

“So what does downsizing actually mean?” — Phyllis Vance


Stanley Hudson, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Leslie David BakerStanley Hudson

“Well… can’t you just tell us– it could be out of your hands Michael.  Oh, can you promise that?  It’s just that we need to know.  Are you sure about that?  So you can’t say for sure whether it’s gonna be us or them, can you?” — Stanley Hudson


Oscar Martinez, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Oscar NuñezOscar Martinez

“You guys gotta update your resumes, just like I’m doing.” — Oscar Martinez

“Yeah, but, Michael, what if they downsize here?” — Oscar Martinez


Angela Martin, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Angela KinseyAngela Martin

“I bet it’s gonna be me.  It’s probably gonna be me.” — Angela Martin


Kevin Malone, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Brian BaumgartnerKevin Malone

“Yeah, it’ll be you.” — Kevin Malone


Ryan Howard, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, B.J. NovakRyan Howard

“Hey!  Hey!  Ryan Howard from the temp agency.  Daniqua sent me down to start today.” — Ryan Howard

“I heard they might be closing this branch down.  That’s just… that’s just a rumor going around.  This is my first day.  I don’t really know.” — Ryan Howard

“Nice to meet you.  You, uh, should have put him in ‘custardy.'” — Ryan Howard


Roy Anderson, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, David DenmanRoy Anderson

“Hey, man.  Hi, baby.  Uh, no, no, come on.  Let’s get out of here, go home.  No, it sounds good.  Seriously, we gotta get going.  Just tell her I’ll talk to her later.  Yeah.  All right.” — Roy Anderson


Darryl Philbin, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Craig Robinson

Darryl Philbin


Andy Bernard, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Ed Helms

Andy Bernard


Karen Filippelli, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Rashida Jones

Karen Filippelli


Kelly Kapoor, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Mindy Kaling

Kelly Kapoor


Toby Flenderson, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Paul Lieberstein

Toby Flenderson


Meredith Palmer, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Kate Flannery

Meredith Palmer


Erin Hannon, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Ellie Kemper

Erin Hannon


Charles Miner, The Office, NBCUniversal TV, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille Productions, NBC Universal Television Studio, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Netflix, Idris Elba

Charles Miner



Warranted Pessimism

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emmys: 2 wins



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Awards Season is officially upon us as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards saw Ricky Gervais return as host for the third time despite stirring up controversy for his previous two appearances.  Controversy however as everyone knows, gets ratings, so they asked him back a third time.  The British comedians’ controversial appeal seemed to fizzle out as the 2012 award show got underwhelming ratings numbers.  Big winners include critically acclaimed The Artist which took home Best Comedy or Musical, while The Descendants and George Clooney took home Best Motion Picture and Best Actor.  Meryl Streep won her eighth Golden Globe Award which has to be some sort of record, somebody should look that up.  ‘Regal but never solemn’ dignitary actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement “Cecil B. Demille” Award and accepted it with utmost grace.  The 74-year old actor has recently received similar honors with an American Film Institute’sLifetimeAchievement Award, and also the People’s Choice Awards first ever ‘Movie Icon’ award.  The ‘stately’ actor kept his acceptance speech short and sweet, commenting that his still very busy career made him appreciate the people with whom he had worked and “how much fun he had been having”.  Without kissing too much ass let’s take a look at this prime example of acting nobility Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actordirector, aviator and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice.  Freeman found his passion in life early, making his acting debut at age 9.  Freeman did have other interests, passing up a drama scholarship to work as a mechanic for the United States Air Force.  Acting however eventually took over full time as his passion and profession when he moved to Los Angeles in the 1960’s.  Being an African American actor during that time proved trying, but Freeman’s love for acting shined through as he won a string of prominent supporting roles in many feature films, earning him a reputation for depicting wise, fatherly characters.  He started with big rolls in Driving Miss Daisy and Glory in 1989, but really broke into the upper-eschelon acting scene with his critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘Red’ in The Shawshank Redemption.  Freeman went on to win an Oscar for his role in Million Dollar Baby, and eventually played his dream role of Nelson Mandela.  Intellectual, independent, and a systematic thinker who is surprisingly scientific Morgan Freeman is undoubtedly an Inventor Rational.  Indeed Freeman’s iconic brand of composed elegance seems to have maintained itself quite well throughout his acting career, as he always seems to play the same poised, wise, and intelligent old man.  But hey, let’s not hold it against him.

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Morgan Freeman

The Artisan Bandwagon

Many people (Morgan Freeman included) are easily able to hop on what is called the “Artisan Bandwagon”.  In other words, all three other temperaments envy the Artisans uncanny ability to excel in whatever they happen to ‘dabble’ into, which is typically a plethora of activities.  Everyone is charmed and beguiled by the Artisans’ joyful sense of fun and excitement, and usually have no problem joining them occasionally in their carefree mindset.  Though the other three temperaments maintain their innate qualities, a large number of people engage in behaviors and professions that are typically associated with the Artisan, but are not in fact Artisans.  Put simply, the “Artisan Bandwagon” is very easy to hop on to.

Guardians very much relate to and emulate Artisans because they both live in the concrete world of what is going on around them: be it fashion, events, people, etc.  Guardians are often very envious of their Artisan cousins’ ability to throw caution to the wind and have a good time, and often mimic such behavior.  At the end of the day however, they will always return to their stoic, shoulder-to-the-wheel mindset when the fun is over.

Rationals relate to Artisans in the realm of utilitarianism, as both temperaments ultimately just want to get things done.  Rationals envy the Artisans’ uncanny ability to excel in the short term, and often try to compete with their Artisan cousins’ inherent affinity for talent and skill.  Ultimately however, Rationals approach such Artisan professions and activities with a logical mind.

Idealists primary suit is diplomacy, which causes them to often ‘get in the heads’ or ‘walk in the shoes’ of those around them.  Most of the time, the prevailing temperament in their social environment of course is the Artisan.  Artisans largely dominate most social scenes, as do Artisan mindsets, as most ‘social scenes’ involve going out and having fun, something that the Artisan excels at.  And thus Idealists have no problem relating to their Artisan friends, and as a result often seem like one of them.  All in all, however, the Idealists primary concern is and always will be diplomacy.