Great Scott! Counting Down The Office's Top 32 Most Memorable Michael Moments (Day 3)

Better late then never! Prison Mike has finally made an appearance on TVLine’s Top 32 Most Memorable Michael Scott Moments countdown. But what else is on the list? Read on for Day 3’s hilarious and heartfelt selections and then check back Thursday — D-Day for Michael — to find out what made the Top 8! 

Michael Moment #16: A need for clean pee
Episode: “Drug Testing,” Season 2
Here’s Why: It’s happened to everyone: You go to an Alicia Keys concert, some hot girl offers you a suspicious-looking cigarette, and the next day your office implements random drug testing. Only when it happens to Michael Scott, he relies on his right-hand man Dwight K. Schrute to spot him a cup of urine. This moment is not only hilarious, it defined the twosome’s unwavering friendship moving forward.

Michael Moment #15: Pam’s art show
Episode: “Business School,” Season 3
Here’s Why: Michael was there for Pam Beesly when no one else was. This heartwarming moment was a welcome surprise, and finally showcased just how caring — and fatherly — the goofy office manager could be.

Michael Moment #14: “That one night, it made everything alright…
Episode: “Dinner Party,” Season 4
Here’s Why: What a sordid love affair it was for Michael and Jan Levinson Gould. Of course, when Office fans think of this wayward duo, the mind immediately soars to their infamous dinner party where we were lucky enough to learn a new song (thanks, Hunter), meet Michael’s flat-screen TV, and discover that the poor guy has had a vasectomy… or four.

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Michael Moment #13: A walk of shame
Episode: “Phyllis’s Wedding,” Season 3
Here’s Why: Another honor is bestowed upon Michael when Phyllis asks him push her father down the aisle at her wedding (as a means of accruing more vacation time). Sadly, Pops has plans to use his own legs to make it to the alter — and that doesn’t go over well with M.S.

Michael Moment #12: A (car) crash to remember
Episode: “Fun Run,” Season 4
Here’s Why: Thank goodness Meredith ended up having rabies, because Michael running over one of his employees with his car — priceless, by the way! — could have turned out a lot worse.

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Michael Moment #12.5: A “superstitious” turn of events
Episode: “Fun Run,” Season 4
Here’s Why: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” No words necessary.

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Michael Moment #11: Mr. Scott models “lady clothes”
Episode: “The Negotiation,” Season 3
Here’s Why: Poor Michael is miss-interpreted again. But what else would he expect showing up at the office in a barrel-bought lady’s “power suit”?!

Michael Moment #10: An offensive Indian impression
Episode: “Diversity Day,” Season 1
Here’s Why: Before he had any redeeming human characteristics whatsoever, this Season 1 Michael Scott moment took the cake. Equal parts offensive and hilarious — not to mention seeing Kelly Kapoor looking all professional-like — old-school Michael Scott proved that making people terribly uncomfortable can be funny.

Michael Moment #9: Prison Mike is here to scare you straighttt!
Episode: “The Convict,” Season 3
Here’s Why: Prison Mike is quite possibly the great character who ever lived — at least the greatest one played by Michael Gary Scott. With one-liners like “Do you really expect me not to push you up against a wall, beyotch?” and “Hey, that’s just the way we talk in ‘da clink,” how could you not fall head-over-heels with this bandanna-wearing badass, who was created as a way to show his employees that going to jail is not all fun (no matter what the office’s resident convict says). Oh, and just in case you forgot, this is how Prison Mike became the man he is today: “I stole, and I robbed, and I kidnapped the president’s son…and held him for ransom! And I never got caught, neither.”

Don’t miss TVLine’s final installment of the greatest Michael Scott moments on Thursday. And be sure to hit the comments with your personal favorites. Has your top Scott-ism popped up yet?

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15 Comments
  1. luisl says:

    Pam’s art show and Prison Mike are one of my favorites moments…

  2. Truthiness says:

    Why do I need a list by someone else to tell me what the most memorable moments are? Who says they’ll be the same as mine? I think a real Office fan will have their own memorable moments.

    • Dwigt says:

      Then…why did you read it? Wow, you are a figjam. These are TVLine’s top 32 and not necessarily reflect those of it’s readers. Just enjoy it for what it is — a good list of some great moments.

  3. Jamie says:

    Wow, I was expecting Prison Mike to be #1 (it’s my personal all time favourtie).

    • pm says:

      I agree! Prison Mike is one of the greatest scenes! Was the best scene until the superbowl episode blew everything away a few years back! The whole Boom Roasted scene would be my #1 and Prison Mike #2 for me! Regardless its still fun to watch all of these great memories… the show will not be the same without Michael!!

  4. Emily says:

    My personal favorite hasn’t made it yet, the entire opening scene from The Injury, when Michael burns his foot on his George Foreman grill.

  5. Kate says:

    Pam’s art show was one of my favorite moments ever!

  6. Thomas says:

    Its been great going through this list, I’m gonna be sad to see Michael go.

    That moment at Pam’s art show really was so sweet, always a joy to watch. Also a joy to watch, for entirely different reasons, Prison Mike! Just rewatched that now, aching with laughter, so brilliant.

    Thanks for the list, will look forward to seeing the rest of it.

  7. lacey says:

    Dinner Party was hillarious and who can forget Dwight crashing the party.

  8. pm says:

    that is a great scene!! Definitely would be in my top 5

  9. Mindy says:

    The opening of The Injury should be in the next list. Plus, that amazing proposal scene to Holly a few episodes ago. Those are probably my top 2.

  10. erika says:

    In the picture at the top of the page, Steve Carrell looks like Michael Emerson.

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