The Office: Top Michael Scott Quotes - Season 1

Everyone needs a little Michael Scott in them (that's what she said) so I decided to dig up some of my favorite Michael Scott quotes from every season of The Office.

Michael Scott wearing his own head as a halloween costume early in Season 2
Michael Scott wearing his own head as a halloween costume early in Season 2

10. Episode: "Diversity Day"

"C'mon.  Stir the pot, stir the melting pot; Pam.  Let's do it.  Let's get ugly.  Lets get real."

9. Episode: "The Office: An American Workplace" (pilot)

"If you think she's cute now, you should've seen her a couple years ago...meowrrrr."

8. Episode: "The Hot Girl"

"Pam…(Pam starts trying to talk)..burger with cheese…(Pam again trying to talk)…and fries…(and again)..and shake."

7. Episode: "Health Care"

"Today I am in charge if picking a great new Health Care plan.  Right?  That's what this is all about.  Does that make me their doctor…um…yes, in a way, yeah…like a specialist."

6. Episode: "Diversity Day"

"Abraham Lincoln once said that if you are a racist, I will attack you with the North."

5. Episode: "The Hot Girl"

"If I had to choose between a one-night stand with some cow I pick up at a bar and these people, I'd pick them every time.  Because with them it is an everyday stand; and I still know their names in the morning."

4. Episode: "Basketball"

(after Jim volunteers to cheerlead)  "I'll bet you would.  Just try not to be too gay on the court…and by gay I mean, um…y'know not in the homosexual way at all.  I mean the, uh, y'know like the bad at sports way.  I think that goes without saying."

3. Episode: "The Hot Girl"

"I do.  I read Small Business Man.  I also subscribe to USA Today and American Way…um…magazine.  That's the in-flight magazine.  Some great articles in that.  They did this great profile last month of Doris Roberts and where she likes to eat when she's in Phoenix.  Illuminating."

2. Episode: "The Hot Girl"

"Wow, look at you.  You are,  uh, you're like the new and improved Pam.  Pam 6.0….oh ho ho ho look, aw hey, no cat fights you two."

1. Episode: "Diversity Day"

"You'll notice I didn't have anybody be an Arab.  I thought that would be too explosive…uh, no pun intended, but I just thought too soon for Arabs.  Maybe next year…um…y'know…the ball's in their court."

If I missed anything from season one, drop it in a comment and let me know your faves!

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