Thank you, Steve Carell

Thank you Steve Carell

(Originally posted March 4, 2011, but thought y’all would like to add more messages today…)

We knew this was coming for quite some time, but it really hit home for me when I saw Brian Baumgartner’s tweets on Tuesday:

“This is Steve’s last week on set. About to film his final scene in Accounting area with Oscar, Angela, and I,” followed by “Long day at work today. Happy. Sad. Laughs. Tears.”

Rainn Wilson just tweeted “Steve Carell’s last day on ‘The Office.’ And the angels of comedy wept… #saddestdayever”


Thank you, Steve, for portraying Michael Scott with exuberant incorrectness, with shimmering shades and subtleties, and most importantly, with heart.

Michael may not be the World’s Best Boss, but you are, indubitably, the World’s Best Michael Scott.


  1. Thanks, Steve, for thousands of laughs, hundreds of eye-rolls, and a handful or two of tears. You’ve managed to bring Michael Gary Scott to life with humor and sincerity, an illustration of your talent as a deeply complex actor. Best of luck and may you win many tiny Dundies in the future!

  2. Oh my goodness… you just made me tear up at work! I know it’s coming but I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel when his last show airs.

  3. Thank you Steve for making Michael Scott one of the most memorable characters ever to grace the tv screen. I will miss you and wish you and your family all the best in whatever direction life takes you.

  4. Steve, you are one in a million. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Wishing you a bright, successful and fulfilling future. xo

  5. Thank you Steve! You’ve brought so much happiness to so many over the last several years. Your replacement has big shoes to fill.

  6. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the show, Steve! You’re officially a TV icon, and you’re definitely responsible for many, many happy people since laughter is the best medicine. You will be missed, but please don’t be a stranger to the show!!

  7. Yes, indeed, thank you Steve Carell!! I just rewatched the DVD extra where SC talked about how he has never seen an ep of the British version and he wouldn’t because he would be tempted to imitate him rather than make Michael Scott his own character. That has probably worked out well.

  8. Thank you Steve for creating a character that will forever be in my heart. I wish you didn’t have to go but your fans and I support whatever you do. I already miss your “that’s what she said”‘s and what not. God bless <3

  9. Thank you Steve. 7 years of greatness. The show will be losing a lot with your departure.

  10. Steve,
    Thank you for the countless laughs, jaw drops from offensive things, bringing “that’s what she said” into my life, and most of all being the best worst boss ever!
    Thank you for everything! you’ll be missed severely! <3

  11. Yeah you totally just made me tear up at work. I’ve been trying not to think about it. I think most people would think I was crazy for saying that I teared up at work reading about Steve Carell leaving The Office. Luckily, I have Officetally for emotional support.

  12. This entire season has been bittersweet and I imagine so will Steve’s last episode. I can’t wait to see how Michael leaves and wish nothing but the best to Mr. Steve Carell.

    Cheers Steve!

  13. I’m tearing up here at work too, #3! This is so sad. I can’t even accurately describe how much I will miss Michael Scott and Steve’s amazing portrayal of him. Thank you for making Michael one of the most unique and fun characters and for making him become one of my favorite characters on television. You will be missed on this show. Knowing this day was coming does not make this any easier to accept. Thank you for all you’ve done, Steve.

  14. Steve, your talent is extraordinary! The way you’ve portrayed Michael Scott is amazing and you and him both will be greatly missed. Thank you so much for happiness and laughter you’ve brought me through the show and I wish you the best of luck in future projects. The show will be so different without you!

  15. Too sad. I only just started watching the show a month ago, and it’s already time to say goodbye to him. Thank you, Steve!

  16. Steve, I continue to be in awe of your acting ability, your comedic timing, your dedication to the craft, and your genuine kindness as a person. I know you will go on to do many great things and portray dozens of different characters, but you will always be Michael Scott in the hearts of Office fans…and trust me, that’s a good thing! Many, many thanks and best of luck to you!

  17. Steve,
    Through the past years that you’ve been on The Office you’ve brought tears to my eyes, both laughter and of sadness. You have brought so much happiness to my life since starting and I’m very grateful that I got to enjoy the past years watching you on The Office. Although Michael was goofy, on the inside he had a heart of gold and that’s one of the things you have in common with him. It won’t be the same without you on the show. Thank you for making us all laugh. We will miss you!

  18. Without any doubt, Steve Carell is the funniest man working today and the amount by which fans of The Office will miss him is incalculacable.

    He’s created an amazing, humorous, deplorable and delicious character in Michael Scott. I know Mr. Carell will pleasure us with lots of funny new projects and loads of hard work. (That’s what she said!)

    Thank you very much sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar.


  19. Thank you, Steve, for every waking Michael Scott moment. You are the glue that brought this show together. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to every week on Thursdays. Good luck on your future exploits. We will never forget.

    You have 1 day (always give an ultimatum ;-)

  20. So sad! Thank you Steve, for giving us 7 wonderful seasons in the greatest show on tv. Michael Scott will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for all the laughs, awkward moments, and bringing “That’s what she said” into my life. It has changed me. You will be missed.

  21. Thanks for all the great laughs, Steve. The show won’t be the same without you!

  22. I came in late as being a fan of The Office, and even now, I wait for the DVD release so I don’t have to deal with commercials interrupting the laughs.

    I am sure the rest of the cast will keep the cast coming but Michael will be missed.

  23. I can’t even read all of these comments, because they are making me so sad.
    Your fans love you, and wish you the best in your future outside of The Office.

  24. I will miss Steve on the show so much! He is, by far, one of the funniest men in this world and brilliant! I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. The show just won’t be the same without you.

  25. Steve, thank you so much for providing me with so many laughs. Your dedication to both Michael Scott and the show will always be remembered. You are a truly gifted actor, and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for you in the future!

  26. Thank you so much for the countless amounts of laughter you have brought to us for the past seven years on The Office! The show is my favorite show on television, and I have to say that it will not be the same without you! You and your character will truly be missed!

  27. Steve, It’s going to be hard.. going all day long.. knowing that you’re leaving the best show in the world. You’ve always left me satisfied and smiling and I thank you so much for that. You’re the best.. We’ll miss you!

  28. I wonder if he will appear in some episodes like Todd Packer used to do, as a guest star.
    thanks for all dude, you are the best I’ve ever seen. with no doubt.

  29. Steve, how much I’m going to miss you on The Office! The show may carry on and keep being great, but it certainly won’t be the same show without Michael Scott. Thanks for seven hilarious seasons!

  30. Steve, thank you for creating an original character. You were smart and professional enough to decide not to follow the steps of the original (another brilliant performance) and give it your very own touch.

    I have enjoyed your participation since day one. You know very well how to convey an emotion and make it look natural and effortless.

    And thank you for leaving the show on a high note and making us wish there was more. I wish you the best of luck on anything else you chose to perform on: I will follow you and continue enjoying it.

  31. What do you say to the man that for 7 years has made you laugh, cry, and cringe? The number of times he’s made us smile are incalculable! I guess there is only one thing to say to you Mr. Steve Carell, THANK YOU! May the following years bring you just as much happiness and joy! Thanks again! Philly loves ya!

  32. Will definitely miss Steve/Michael! It’s going to be a sad episode, we’ll leave it to the rest of the cast to bring our spirits up in the following episodes/seasons. It’s the best cast on TV.

    Thank you Steve! …That’s what she said.

  33. Thank you Steve for turning Thursday into the best day of the week. I have my fingers crossed that you will finally receive your well deserved Emmy come September. Why is this so hard? That’s What She Said.
    Best of luck and you will be missed.

  34. Your leaving is going to leave a huge hole in my Thursday evenings and my heart. You are amazing and the only upside is I will get to watch your great movies! The BEST!!!

  35. You’re a genius, Steve. Thanks for making us laugh. It really is an important job, seriously. We will miss Michael Scott VERY much!

  36. Amen to all of the good things that have been posted here! Steve, you are the true heart, core, and legs of the best show on TV. You deliver great lines with ease and lift up the other actors around you. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday . . .

  37. Thanks Steve hope it’s not the last we see of you. Drop back in sometime!

  38. Thank you, Steve, for not just being the funniest person on TV, but for never disappointing in bringing the perfect amount of emotion necessary for an up and down character like Michael Scott. You deserve every award Hollywood gives to actors.

    Thank you for sticking with this “little show that could” well after you became a huge movie star. Thank you for being the nicest person in the world, according to everyone who meets you. And thank you for supporting the WGA during the strike.

    Thank you for brightening my Thursdays over the past few years (faithful Office fanatic since ’07) and most importantly, thank you for living up to Michael’s mug by being the world’s best boss.

  39. Steve, what you’ve done for this show is impossible to express. You brought in your charismatic nature and helped with the rest of the cast bring this show to life. Well aware that the show will continue and try to move on from the Michael Scott era, but it will never be the same without you. Thanks for the great laughs and seven amazing seasons.

  40. steve,
    the way you make america laugh is really insurmountainable. everyone loves what you do with the eccentric michael scott. thank you for providing all of us with infinite amounts of entertainment; we’ll always remember michael gary scott!

  41. How lucky we have been to have Steve give his all to this show and give life to Michael Scott like no one else could. With anyone else, he would have been a caricature, not a character, and it means the world to us that you never changed that. Much success to you in your future projects and I hope to see you back at least for the #1 most important wedding of The Office: Michael Scott’s. :)

  42. Steve,

    Thank you for making me look forward to Thursday nights. You’re such a great actor, yet you’re so so humble. I love just that about you.

    We’ll miss you and Michael Scott so much. ):

    Thanks for being awesome! :D

  43. I can’t believe this is happening! So sorry to see you go Steve, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

    Please remember to make guest appearances once in awhile.

  44. You are awesome! I watch The Office every chance I have free time.It won’t be the same without you :( I hope you will still show up as a visitor at Dunder Mifflin Sabre!
    Best of luck with everything! Not that you need it!

  45. Steve,
    You are amazing and I am so in awe at the way you choose to be on the small screen. You play Michael Scott with such crass and charisma that there is no way anyone could live up to what you have put out for the world to see as Dunder Mifflin: Sabre’s Branch manager. You are amazing and talented and I hope that one day you will make your return as World’s Best Boss.
    I have had such a privilege to portray your character online. (Not roleplaying, just character enthusiast.) I look forward to whatever you do after The Office and I wish you the best of luck!


  46. Thank you so much Steve for being such a great actor and landing a show that portrayed your talents. You’ve made me laugh every week and I have to thank my sister for introducing me to the show. Michael Scott will be forever known and put into TV history as one of the funniest characters in a sitcom. Since I first heard that you were leaving, I was incredibly shocked and I knew the show wouldn’t be the same without you. You will be greatly missed and most of all I will miss those 4 magical words, ‘that’s what she said.’

  47. Thank you Steve!! You and Michael will be missed for sure. I hope both of you are happy and very best wishes to you and your family as you continue your journey!

  48. Steve, thank you for everything. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and can’t give you enough thanks and love for our all-time favorite show. You will be incredibly missed. We love you!

  49. Words cannot describe how much I’ll miss Michael Scott, Steve. For 7 years, you’ve been the light of The Office and the main reason why I’ve watched it all this time. I’m sure others will vouch for me when I say that the show wouldn’t have been nearly as successful and well-loved without you and your incredible talents.

  50. Thank you Steve! You’ve brought so much joy to us over the years and luckily for you none of us have the capacity to lock you in a basement and make you play out Michael Scott for the next 30 years or we’d probably give it a go :P

    You will be missed!

  51. There are no words! Your sweetness,humor and especially your talent has kept me laughing for years. You will be missed beyond words. Thank you, thank you, thank you

  52. We’ll miss ya Steve. Good luck and I know I’ll be looking forward to future work! As much as I’m trying to make this a positive situation, there will be an empty spot in the office without you…

  53. Who else is already excited for the re-appearance of Michael in the future series finale of The Office (whenever that may be)?

  54. Thank you, Steve, for an amazing six years. Words really can’t describe how hard it will be once your last episode airs…

    I wish you the best of luck in the coming years, and hope you accomplish what it is you left for. It will seem strange, at first, watching the office continue on without you – but at the same time I know it will be alright.

  55. However I may feel about the later seasons of the Office, my love for Michael Scott has never dimished.
    Thanks Steve for wonderfully portraying one of the most nuanced and funny and sad characters on TV in a very long time. Your impeccable delivery will be missed.

  56. Thank you Steve for cheering me up every Thursday for these past years! It is really hard to say goodbye to Michael Scott but there are so many great memories that will live on forever. THANK YOU!

  57. Thank you Steve! You and Michael will both be missed. Your talent and his humor will always be cherished and I wish you both the best. I know the show will go on, but there will never be another Michael G Scott.

  58. Steve, who knows if you’ll ever read this, but I just wanted to offer you a mighty THANK YOU. Thank you for giving us such a fantastic, lovable character for 7 seasons. From a viewer’s perspective, you always come across as incredibly genuine, funny, humble, witty & intelligent. Michael Scott will definitely be greatly missed. I hope your exit from the show means your talent will be showcased even more on the big screen. Wishing you & your family nothing but the best for the future!

  59. Thank you!

    (And, thanks to Tanster for giving us all a place to come and be Office geeks together!)

    [from tanster: you’re welcome. :) ]

  60. Thanks Steve for bringing Michael Scott to life and for making Thursday nights so fun. Your fearless, filterless comedic genius knows no bounds. I’m so sad you’re moving on. The show just won’t be the same — you are so loved!

  61. THANK YOU!! You deserved to win every award possible for playing the role of Michael Gary Scott perfectly. I will miss Michael Scott, but I can’t wait to see what you bring to the table next. Thanks for all of the laughs! I will miss you!

  62. It was early morning yesterday… I was up before the dawn… and I really have enjoyed my stay… Michael must be movin’ on. Goodbye Michael, it’s been nice. Hope you find your paradise… Come tomorrow, feel no pain! Feel no pain! Goodbye Michael! Goodbye Michael! Goodbye Michael! Goodbye Michael!

    Someday I would love to hear “Beers in Heaven.”

  63. Michael Scott, “may God guide you in your quest.”

    Steve Carell, thank you for 7 incredible years of the best television i’ve ever seen, and ever will see. You gave us such unforgettable laughs. The subtleties were endless. We rooted for Michael just as much as we cringed. You played him to perfection. The past 7 years have been comedic perfection.

    We’ll miss you.

  64. The words “Thank You” just don’t seem to be enough. You have been the awesome-est of blossoms…with extra awesome. Bless you for the gift of laughter. You will be missed….

  65. Steve,

    I will deeply miss you and your character michael scott, which made me laugh so much, even after when I’m at the supermarket or a college class, I remember a memorable scene by you and I can’t help but smile.

  66. We all will miss you Steve. I know The Office will go on without you, but it will not be the same. Not looking forward to your final appearance. It will be sad. Good luck in your future endeavors :-)

    Your fan forever

  67. I can’t even fathom that Steve is leaving. I’ve only been watching The Office for a year or so but I am crying just thinking about Steve leaving. He’ll be missed and it won’t be the same without Michael Scott <3

  68. I know you’re leaving but I won’t believe it till I don’t see you anymore. Kind of hard to think of the Office without you. We will miss you forever. Thanks for giving it your all for seven years and also for being a man we all love and respect.

  69. Steve,

    I truly do love, ALL of the things, that you choose to be. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and helping to create the best TV show ever. It was an awesome ride. And you will be greatly missed. All the best in the future. Are you my hero? I really can’t say. But, yes.

  70. Thanks Steve for 7 great seasons. You’ve made me cringe, you’ve made me laugh and, on occasion, you’ve even made me cry. But, you have always entertained me. And in Michael Scott, you have given us all one of the truly iconic characters of television comedy…a character that has left me and so many others incalcucably satisfied…that’s what she said!

  71. Thank you, Steve Carell for bringing the character of Michael Scott to life. You’ve truly brought a lot of happiness and laughter to my television watching experience, and even though there were moments where I wanted to reach through my screen and slap Michael, the urge to hug him trumped that.

    I still love the show and trust the writers for Season 8, but Michael Scott, I’m really going to miss you.

  72. Steve, you are a great man! You are the funniest actor of our time and also the most humble actor. Thank you so much for joining The Office! Can’t wait for your mailman show! I will be watching!

  73. The end of an era has quickly come upon us. I’m really sad to see Steve go and will definitely miss his Michael Scott. Thanks Steve for the endless laughs, eye rolls, touching moments and OMGs over the past 7 years. I know your send off will be epic. Much love & happiness to you in the future.

  74. from Italy: STEVE CARELL SEI UN GRANDE!!! thank you for this 7 years!!!

  75. Thank you Steve Carell for every week’s most hillarious 20 minutes!

    PS. A Q&A with Steve Carell would be a treat (:

  76. I think michael scott can best describe my emotions at this point

    “I lost Steve Carell. And it feels like somebody took my heart and dropped it into a bucket of boiling tears. At the same time somebody else is hitting my soul in the crouch with a frozrn sledgehammer. And then a third guy walks in and starts punching me in the grief bone and I’m crying and nobody can hear me because I’m terribly, terribly, terribly, alone.”

    Thank you for all the laughs and inspiring me to “never, ever, ever give up.” You will be missed.

  77. Thanks for 7 hilarious years, Steve! The show won’t be the same without you! Best wishes for whatever you do next.

  78. I thought I had come to terms with him leaving, but man, just reading this post already has me in tears.

    Thank you, Steve. You will be missed.

  79. Steve, you were the reason I got hooked on watching “The Office.” You are unmatched by today’s celebrities and comedians for your amazing comic timing, improv skills, and genuine good nature. You have made Michael Scott one of television’s greatest characters. I can’t wait to see what projects the future has in store for you. Thanks for everything you have given your fans over the years…you will be missed.

  80. I always knew that this would come, but I can’t believe that Steve’s episodes are really almost over. The Office will never be that same without him, as he was the life of this show for 7 seasons.

  81. I live in England and was just thinking about when I first heard there was going to be a US ‘remake’ of The Office. I was a fan of the original, and while I wasn’t hostile like many were here, I was wondering if it’d be any good.

    I say all this because with Steve Carell filming his last scenes for the show it got me thinking back to when I first watched it. And I’m very glad I did because it’s been a joy to watch from the start and Steve of course has been a huge part of that. I’m looking forward to seeing the end of his run on The Office, but as with all of you it will be with a fond, but heavy heart.

  82. I am so sad! :'( Steve Carell and Michael Scott will definitely be missed! The office just won’t be the same without him.

  83. Steve, you really are The Office. The pure genius of the awkwardness, lame jokes, and terrible management capabilities, have been a part of my world for 6 years now. I could not possibly say thank you enough.

  84. Thank you, Steve!!!! We all will miss you.
    I can’t imagine The Office without you… I am so sad!

  85. As Natalie Merchant once sang,

    “I want to thank you for your generosity,
    The love, and the honesty that you gave to me
    I want to thank you, show my gratitude,
    My love and my respect for you
    I want to thank you, na nah nah nah nah nah nah nah”

    ~as played in Season 3’s finale “The Job” before Michael headed to New York.

  86. I started watching the office on June 25, 2009. Watched all the season that summer, and just adored Steve Carell as an actor.

    I am so sad to see you leave Steve! You are amazing, and i hope to see some guest stars in your future!

    Farewell Steve. and thank you.

  87. Thank you Steve for making me laugh, cringe, and shake my head in disbelief, plus come up with some great quotes (TWSS). I look forward to putting my kids to bed early every Thursday night at 9 pm so I can have some “me time” and watch The Office.

    Enjoy your time with your family!

  88. Having worked in the paper business all over the US, Europe and Asia — everytime I watch a show I tell you that this is almost believable….I really feel that I am in the Chicago office or at the corporate sales meeting…. I have a few stories that I would like to see….

  89. Michael Scott my life would suck without you! Thank you Steve for 7 years of laughs! You will be so missed! It’s so much fun watching your career, I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next – but I’ll always miss Michael Scott!

  90. And the Dundie for “World’s Best Boss” goes to…Michael Scott!!!!

    Thanks for the mammaries, Steve!!! TWHS

  91. Thank you for filling so many people with joy and laughter. You are my inspiration.

  92. Steve, you are awesome! I sincerely hope you’ll be back for lots of guest star episodes!

  93. Thank You Steve For 6 Great Years! Gonna Miss Ya! Sad To See You Go, God Bless You, And Thanks Again!

  94. T is for TWSS, delivered with comic genius
    H is for howls of laughter incited in fans
    A is for acting…brilliantly
    N is for never, ever, ever giving up
    K is for klassy
    S is for Steve, the World’s Best…Period.


  95. It’s like the end of an era. You’re one of a kind Steve, a genuine talent. Michael Scott will forever be the world’s best boss, and i’ll be quoting him for years to come. Its been a pleasure to watch you every Thursday night. And i’ve never consistently enjoyed a television show for as long as i have The Office. It was, and is, something special. Thank you!

  96. Thank you for giving us seven wonderful years of Michael Scott! I still can’t believe you are leaving. I think I’ll be in denial until I see your final episode air. I know it will be amazing and I am certain I will be in tears once it ends. This is one of the best shows in the history of television and it’s due to your great portrayal of Michael Scott that I feel this way. I will really miss seeing Michael on The Office every week. I don’t think any TV character has made me laugh as much and as hard as Michael Scott has! You never failed to make me laugh even when I was having a bad day. I still can’t seem to express how sad I feel about your departure. I believe the show can go on and be successful, but it will always be missing something and that is you. I’m really excited to see what movies you do in the future and you will always be one of my favorite actors! I wish you and your family all the best. You will be dearly missed Steve!

  97. Thank you so much Steve for the past seven seasons. It’s been a great run with Michael Scott. Good luck, and I hope to see you in Scranton again!

  98. Steve Carell I love you!! You were always my favorite on the show. You are the reason why I got hooked on the show. While all the other girls went crazy over Jim I went crazy for you. You are the most talented man alive, and your Michael Scott character has filled my life with laughter and his heartbreaking moments made me cry. I don’t think I’ll be able to watch the show when you’re gone because your absence will make me sad. However, now you have more time to make movies, and I will go and see every movie you are in. And one last thing, you and Ellie Kemper have really good chemistry and I hope one day you will make a film together.

  99. Wow, this is really… hard. I can’t believe how big this is. Well, you always left me satisfied and smiling, so… ;)

    Thanks for everything Steve! You will be missed.

  100. March 4th, 2011, a day which will live infamously. Steve Carell’s last day on the set of The Office as a full time character! So sad! :'(

  101. Bye Steve. It’s been amazing. I’m speechless, all I can say is Thank You. I can’t begin to describe how much I will miss Michael Scott, the world’s best worst boss. Thank you for seven years of laughter and tears. I just hope you’ll know how much it has ment to your fans. Thank you.

  102. I can’t imagine what it was like for everybody on set today. Not wanting to say goodbye, yet you know amazing things lie ahead. Very bittersweet. Thank you Steve for introducing me to the greatest joke ever: “that’s what she said.” You know you OWN that one, now and forever.

    Sad, sad day.

  103. In the words of Michael Scott,

    “I am dead inside.”

    Goodbye Steve, it’s been nice. Hope you find your paradise. I’m going to go find a sponge to soak up my tears. Thanks for all the laughs.

  104. It would be too hard to say goodbye to Steve, but knowing him, he would probley crack a joke and make me forget all about it. I do hope he returns to the set as a guest star. I really hope they don’t trash Michael Scott, he is too good fo a character to waste. And Steve is too good of an actor.

  105. Steve, thanks for all the laughs through the years. Enjoy your new adventures!

  106. This is so hard to swallow… That’s what she said!!

    One of the absolute best runs of a character in all of television. Outstanding work on Michael Scott by the armies of writers, directors, creators, and the singularly brilliant performance of Steve Carell. A job well done and a character generations will discover in rerun heaven.

    Take a bow Steve, take a bow.

  107. I sincerely hope that Steve went out with a bang, and by that I mean an epic wrap party!

    Note for cast and crew: pics or it didn’t happen ;)

  108. SJC (Steven John Carell)-
    Thank you so much for all the amazing things you’ve given us throughout the years. The laughter, the tears, the crazy antics. We love you and are so excited to see what future projects you have in store! Your fans love you more than we can say! So here is a giant thank you and a That’s What She Said from all of us!

    Love ALWAYS,


  109. It’s hard for me to put together all the words that express the joy you have delivered to me throughout the years portraying Michael Scott with all his subtleties, Steve Carell.
    In these 8 letters there are 5000 laughs, sighs, cries and thoughts you have induced in me through your performance: thank you.

  110. Currently sitting in a pool of denial, but I know I need to come to terms with it eventually. Steve, you are one of the greatest comedy actors of this generation. It’s literally the end of an era. Here’s hoping that Michael Scott will live on forever in the hearts of the viewers.
    March 4th, 2011….sad day. (kind of ironic though, same day that Cece was born last year!)

  111. No one could have made Michael someone you wanted to punch, hug, or hang out with–all at the same time. Thanks so much for the laughs and cringe-inducing moments and pathos you brought to Michael.

    Continued success to you, sir!

  112. Steve, thanks for give us the best seven years in the history of comedy.
    Man, what the hell are you thinking? Leaving us here, without laughs?
    Naahh, good luck!!!! I can’t wait to see your next project! Goodbye!!

  113. Steve, your portrayal of Michael Scott has been the hub of this gem of a show, even with all the amazingly talented actors and writers. You made him someone we rooted for, endearing him to our hearts in spite of his many flaws. Because of you, every Thursday night is like a party in my house. No one else could have done it like you did– that’s what she said! You’ll be missed, but we are looking forward to your future movies.

  114. There really aren’t words that can express the depth of gratitude and love that I have for Michael Scott and The Office. Quite honestly I feel like the show and its cast and characters are part of my family. The Office is the one show that I can watch over and over again and be filled with as much joy if not more than the first time I watched. So many beautiful memories because of a TV show! And yet, it’s so much more than that to me, and that’s in large part due to Steve. We’ll miss you so much!!! Best of luck in everything.

  115. Steve! Please don’t leave! Stay for at least a couple more seasons? Can’t imagine The Office without you! You’re a comic genius and created such a deeply human character in Michael Scott-he made us laugh, cringe, cry, think we’re nothing like him and yet completely relate. Your brilliance on the show will be dearly missed. Thanks for all the years of coming home to The Office. :) Good luck in everything you do. :)

  116. I started to watch The Office near the end of season 4 and I wish I started with the first episode of season 1! Steve, thank you for creating a funny, sympathetic, moron boss we all love. From your grilled foot and beach games to screaming WHERE ARE THE TURTLES!?!?!?! and proposing to Holly. Michael Scott has grown up now, and I’m glad he can leave in a respectful and satisfying way. :)

  117. I will miss Steve greatly. Thanks for making me laugh a lot for 6 years. I blogged about some of my fave Steve moments today. I’m going to be sad tonight but I’m pretty sure it will be one of the best Office Eps ever.

  118. Steve – it took me a while to warm up to the character of Michael Scott, but since you made him so unlikeable and likeable all in the same episode, he quickly grew on me and became one of my favorite characters on TV. Thank you for bringing such a wonderful character to life every week on my little TV screen, thank you for all the wonderful laughs on the days when I really needed a laugh, and thank you for staying with the show even after your movie career took off. I will cherish this show, and Michael Scott, for years to come through the magic of DVDs. Good luck to you in every you do and enjoy your time with your family!!

  119. **blowing 2 kisses in the air when Michael leaves.. One for me and one for Jan. ;)
    (Name that episode!)

    I’m afraid of how much I love him.. I’m in denial and cleaning everything like crazy. I’m not sure why.

    I’m so sad..

    Good bye Michael Gary Scott, you have given me and my family many good memories.

  120. I knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Thank you Steve for bringing joy in to my life. Every week you give me a reason to laugh and smile. The show will NOT be the same without you. But I know you’ll continue to do amazing things. I’ll always be a fan! :)

  121. The Office was one of the first shows I watched religiously and Michael Scott was the reason I kept coming back every week. Thank you, Steve, for the laughs over the years. You will surely be missed on Thursday nights. I wish you all the best. Thank you.

  122. Steve, you have made The Office what it is for the past 6 years. It just won’t be the same after you are gone. You make every actor around you step up their game and look better. I was lucky enough to see you speak at a Get Smart panel in San Francisco a few years ago. You seem like a really great, genuine and humble person. Chicago is proud to have you as a former citizen. Best of luck in your future projects!

  123. To Michael Scott aka Steve Carell, we are all afraid of how much we love you.Please come back and visit!

  124. The Office will never be the same. I will miss Michael Scott and all of the craziness he brings along with him. He is one of a kind and a character that will not be forgotten. As for you Steve, you are truly one of the best actors around. You are my favorite actor and I will continue to follow your movies and projects, but in my eyes you will always be the adorable Michael Scott that I grew to love. Steve Carell, I’m going to miss being able to watch you week to week, but I am happy you are doing what’s right for you and have your priorities straight. I wish you happiness and success with all that you do in life. LOVE YOU! :)
    Your biggest fan, JULIA!

  125. Hi Steve!, thank you for your hilarious role as Michael Scott, we are so proud with this successful The Office US version and thanks to you, you’re an amazing actor. I wish you the best in your future projects, I’m looking forward to seeing you in a movie or tvshow soon, cos everything you touch turns to gold. Thank you, I’m gonna miss you Michael Gary Scott.

  126. Steve it has been a great time watching you season after season. It is going to be difficult watching you depart as you are the glue that keeps the story of the Office together. You deserve every award you have won and even those you were nominated for and unfortunately lost (mostly to 30 Rock which is NOT FUNNY). I’m glad you have decided to spend more time with your family in your departure and I wish you the best of luck.

  127. Thank you for seven great seasons Steve. You’re the reason I turned in every week and, as I’m sure you’re aware, the reson this show is what it is today. I wish you luck with your movie career; I’ll be the first in line to see every one of them.

  128. In this world of stress and difficulty, I will miss turning on my TV and seeing Michael Scott every Thursday night. He’s made me laugh and forget my cares for so many years. Steve, you are a comic genius. You will be greatly missed by so many of us fans. We love you!

  129. There are very, very few shows and characters in which I personally invest myself in on a deep level. The last 18 months have been one of the most emotionally oppressive moments in my life and can confidently say that tuning in to watch Michael Scott has provided a medicinal, healing effect to help get me through. I could be having the absolute worst day, which soon turned into smiles and laughter just by the magic of Michael Scott.

    Thank you so much Steve, for everything you have committed and dedicated to The Office. You have made a genuine impact in my life and many others’ as well.

  130. Steve, your legacy as Michael Scott will definitely go down in infancy! Michael leaving Dunder Mifflin is like Bill Gates leaving Macintosh.

    Your last episode is going to be really hard to take, but we are all glad your character is leaving to be with his soupsnake. I don’t think you realize how much your portrayal of Michael helps an average person get through a bad day. We will all miss your incredible talent, and the countless enjoyable, funny, cringe-worthy, moments you have gave us. Good luck with all you do.

  131. I remember my first episode of The Office. It was the basketball episode. I laughed so hard I missed half of the show. I could not believe how extremely well this ensemble played off each other. The leader of the pack, Michael Scott, was just the most beautifully cringe-worthy character I have ever experienced. Every single scene was just perfection. To have such a great cast and such great and fun writing was a treat to humor-starved viewers. I actually cared about Michael Scott and could not stand him and loved him and cried for him when he got engaged. What a joy to play such a fleshed out character who brings such a range of emotions to the viewers. We have been spoiled and the best of luck to you, Steve. You will never be forgotten, a legend in the comedy world. I will continue to watch The Office but will miss your presence greatly and I hope you remain a character in absentia on the show. Good Luck and thank you! You raised the comedic bar and we are forever changed.

  132. Steve, you are going to be missed. Sorely.

    Your work on The Office, to say the least, is brilliant. The Office has remained my all-time favorite series from the start, and will continue to do so even without your continued presence in the current and upcoming seasons. All I can say is this: thank God for having the entire series collection on Blu-Ray. I watch episodes from past seasons daily, and they never get old. Never.

    You are a great man, Steve, and I wish you only the best of luck in your future endeavors. Thank you for YEARS of pure comic genius. We love you!

  133. Steve,
    I was introduced to The Office back in 2008 when the writers’ strike was still in place. That was the toughest year of my personal life for many reasons. I truly believe the humor you (and your castmates) provided made things just a little more bearable. Text on a screen can’t express my thanks to you for that. Despite what some may say about entertainment’s place in society as an added luxury (“just a nice distraction,” as some say), I will take it to the belief it’s absolutely necessary to the grave. I hope we as fans have returned, in some way, the good feelings you’ve given us. Your career is still young, and I can’t wait to see what else it produces. Looking forward to the Anchorman sequel. God bless! -Jay

  134. I can’t imagine a better actor to play Michael Scott than Steve Carrell. He’s touched so many lives and given the fans so many great moments that it’s hard to imagine the show going on without him. I am going to cry so hard when I watch tonight’s episode :(

  135. Thank you Steve for the memorable and great performances over the years. I am huge fan and this show is the one thing that can guarantee to get me out of a bad mood and your the biggest part of it. Sad to see you leave but good luck in your career and don’t forget to make the occasional guest appearance.

  136. I’ve only been watching The Office since season 5 first aired in the UK back in October. Since then I’ve watched all the past seasons online, have the first five seasons on dvd and have seen every episode countless times. Steve Carell is an incredible actor who has portrayed Michael Scott outstandingly. Throughout every single moment he’s brought us; the hilarious, the moving, the uplifting, the embarassing, everything; we’ve grown to love the character unreal amounts. His departure will have me becoming an emotional wreck, but I’m glad he’s leaving to be with the love of his life and is finally growing up and moving on in the world. Thank you for everything Steve and it’s safe to say we’ll miss you all and The Office won’t be the same without you!

  137. All I have is 200 words? Well, here goes… Steve, your portrayal of Michael Scott has been nothing short of perfect. I have been a fan since the beginning and when the walls seemed to close in on my own life, your humor, words, and actions as this character helped carry me through. Just when one thinks Michael is nothing more than a hack… he has a breakthrough. I absolutely love watching the “booze cruise” episode for one such breakthrough. The heart that you have when Jim unloads his secret about Pam was amazing. “BFD ” runs through my head quite often and assures me to “never give up.” So as just one fan, to one incredibly engaging actor, “never give up.” Thank you for sharing your gift with the world!

  138. I love you, that is all sir. You will be missed, I hope you come back and visit the Office sometime! Good luck in all your future endeavors!

  139. I love you… I just, love you.

    And will miss Michael Scott.

    And why the F*CK haven’t you won an emmy yet? I will stop watching the Emmy’s entirely if you don’t win one.

  140. Thank you so much for the lovable and hysterically, funny character you brought to the show. You don’t know exactly how much you will be missed. You are loved and it will be like losing a best friend. I’m hoping you come back for visits. From a Super Fan… God bless you on your upcoming ventures, Steve.

  141. Wow – I can’t believe tonight is finally here. I have been dreading this since the news broke you were leaving.
    I’m sure i’ll need tons of kleenex!
    “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott.
    You’re truly loved Michael/Scott :)

    Steve, memories of that quote and many others have become more familiar to me than the Bible, the constitution, and “winning” by Charlie Sheen combined. I first got hooked during the Convict episode when you did the dementor rap… it was love at first laugh! I cannot thank you enough for what you have created and what you are leaving us with. The Office could not have risen to it’s height of greatness if not for you and the absolute genius of Michael Scott. I am heartbroken that he is leaving us, but my love for you will refuse to quit, like Holly’s butt in yoga pants. Good luck in your your future endeavors… make your fans proud!

  143. WHAT WILL THE WORLD BE WITHOUT MICHAEL SCOTT!!! Steve Carell you will be missed…

  144. you…complete me ♥

    should you ever need country crock rubbed on your foot or yams from a gas station in carbondale…i’m your gal.

    thank you for all the laughs and being part of a show that, in all honesty, changed my life.

    much love,

  145. Steve, you once said in an interview that you didn’t think there was such a thing as a ‘Steve Carell fan’…

    Well, I’m so proud to say there IS such a thing in this crazy world, and it makes me even more proud to be one of them!!!

    I LOVE YOU!!!

  146. In 2008 I lost my home to a hurricane in south louisiana. But when I was down I decided to start watching The Office, and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Its really helped me with everything since then. Thank you, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

  147. Dear Steve,
    I remember the pilot of The Office. I didn’t think it was funny at first, but I later fell in love with your charcter. You inspire me so much! I’m sure all your fans say that, but you put yourself out there. You do things that I really don’t think other actors have the balls to do. Everytime I’m upset I just put on an Office episode and laugh. I am going to miss you beyond words can say. I always looked forward to new episodes, but now you’re leaving us. I have never seen a character as amazing and hilarious as Michael Scott. I know shows have to end and I know your making the right move here, but it hurts us fans. The Office will always be my favorite show. Thank you for everything, for your catchy quotes, which I quote daily, for being unpredictable, and for being such a caring and loving person. You are truely amazing Steve Carell and I love you so much. You are on my all-time favorite actors list and you always will be. Maybe one day, I can work with you on a movie or show. I know I’m going to be bawling tonight, but I will cherish each moment of the amazing character that you have created for me to love.
    Thanks again Steve.
    I love you, Victoria.

  148. I think every thing has been said. It will be a truly sad moment for me tonight, but I can’t help but think this is the perfect time for Steve to leave and it as been done (so far) in the classiest, most perfect way ever. I’ll never forget what a great character Steve Carell has built through the year, and Michael Scott certainly made its mark in the television history. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Steve Carell. The Office is a strong show, but it certainly won’t be the same without you. I can’t wait to see you in other projects.

  149. You know, I wore my special NBC Dunder Mifflin shirt today in honor of this event. When I put it on…. I admit I felt a profound sense of sadness. I couldn’t believe that the day had come when I would have to say good-bye to Michael Scott, one of my all time favorite T.V. characters (this one from the first show I ever bothered to follow). I laughed with him, cried with him, even cringed with him. There will never be another like Michael Scott. Even though it was with melancholy, I wore my Dunder Mifflin shirt with pride today.
    Thank you, Steve, for lending your wonderful comedic talent to this golden character, and I wish you luck on your future projects.

  150. god this is so weird. I know we’ve known that his leaving was coming soon, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that it hasn’t quite hit me until today. tonight is the last time we see the opening credits in the way we’ve seen them since this show existed! god it’s so sad to think about it now.

  151. Hello and Farewell,

    I want to Thank You for the laughter and tears throught the years. We’ll be watching for you, Dear Friend. Onward & Upward.

  152. Thank you so much for all the laughter you brought to The Office Steve. Michael Scott is irreplaceable, no matter who they bring in. You brought so much subtle awesomeness and greatness to that character, that I do not know if it can be matched, and I do not know that I would even like it to be matched. Michael Scott is so likable thanks to you.

    You will be sorely missed. Please consider guest appearances in the future (if the show is still going.)

    Good luck with future plans and projects. Thank you again for all you have done for the show.

  153. Thank you for everything, Steve. I’d say more, but that’s more I can get out of myself at this moment. I will miss you so much. And I’m positive everyone else will as well. This is gonna hurt like a motherf**er.

  154. Thanks Steve for all your work you have done on The Office for the past 7 seasons. From what I hear in interviews and commentaries, you are a great man and that makes me miss you even more. Your character and the show are what makes me strive to become a writer for television. Hopefully down the road I get to meet you and shake your hand and just say Thanks!

  155. Steve, I love… so much about the things you choose to be.

    Thank you for 7 amazing seasons. It won’t be the same without you. Good luck in all you do!

  156. Thank you, Steve, for making Michael Scott funny and cringe-worthy, but still human.

    Thank you for helping to define the US version of the Office.

    Thank you for making this style of comedy popular.

    Thanks for seven wonderful years. You will be missed.

  157. Too bad NBC didn’t have a 10 year contract; Steve,if you read this you have got to be the most talented comedian of this, or ALL time. Onward to another galaxy superstar.

  158. Steve, it truly is the end of an era. Thank you for giving us something to look forward to week after week for 7 seasons. Although your time at The Office is over, your portrayal of Michael Scott will live on. “World’s Best Boss” doesn’t even begin to describe what you brought to your character.

    We love you. Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts, for your 7 years of laughter, tears, and dedication.

  159. Thank you, Steve. You’re a class act, and a great actor. You helped bring smiles to millions of faces through your work on The Office. You’ve been an integral part of making the show one of the best on television– not just in this era, but in any era.

    Though you may or may not know it, through your work Michael Scott has become– in a way– part of our lives. Your talents have helped Michael Scott develop from a mere character on a show into a real person with emotional depth and feelings that relate to others. There have not been many other television shows or characters that have done this for me.

    Over the past few years especially, there have been a number of times that I’ve found myself imagining what it would be like to work in The Office environment, and have Michael Scott as a boss. And there have also been times that as a manager I’ve fantasized about what it would be like to bring just a little bit of Michael Scott into my office. (I know that I’d never do it, but it makes me laugh when thinking about it.)

    It’s led me to conclude that in some ways we all need a little bit of Michael Scott in our lives. We all need someone who exhibits a child-like curiosity, a desire to be liked, a longing for companionship, humor, and friendliness in our lives.

    Thank you once again, Steve!

  160. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Thank you Steve! You will be missed, in fact, you already are.

  161. The Show will never be the same, thank you for 10 years of great management!

  162. Damn it Steve… I haven’t cried in over two years. Now my streak is ruined. But I Love you for it.

  163. Just finished watching your last episode and found myself crying through most of it. Maybe I’m still tearing up a bit. Thank you so much for everything…

  164. I’m surprised how sad I am about this. I didn’t think I really cared for Michael’s character, but I nearly cried when he said he was moving–even though I already knew! My friends and I had a Michael Scott Farewell Party and if we hadn’t been playing a drinking game during the episode (a shot of milk and sugar each time our assigned character looked at the camera), I think we all would’ve been crying! Thanks for 7 great seasons!!!

  165. Crying a river:( Michael Scott, you were the best boss ever. Never have I laughed and cringed so much in my life. Feel absolutely grief stricken. Thank you Steve Carell for all the lols! You are a legend.

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