Always smart in a cheap suit, with a Dundie in one hand and an employment lawsuit in the other, Michael Gary Scott is the definitive middle-American salesman with fewer transferable skills than a Schrute farm goat.
The regional manager for the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company, this proud Pennsylvanian graced our screens across seven full seasons of The Office and a handful of cameos thereafter - but it can never be time enough.
Based on Ricky Gervais' David Brent character from the original UK iteration of The Office, Steve Carell's Michael Scott may have started out life as another American imitation, but quickly grew beyond the source material and became an absurd comedic force to be reckoned with.
Whether it's inappropriate work relationships and run-ins with HR, mowing down his co-workers with his car, writing and performing parody songs or taking parkour to the parking lot, he's done it all. 'That's what she said' is his catchphrase (the lifelong inspiration of teenage boys the world over), but make no mistake, he has a heart of solid gold.
He is 80% distraction; 19% procrastination; and 1% critical thought. He's straight outta Scranton. He burned his foot on a George Foreman grill.