Michael Scott returns to The Office for its finale and his first line, once more: That’s what she said.
Michael only had TWO lines the entire finale and his second one was, “I feel like all my kids grew up and then they married each other. It’s every parents’ dream.”
Pam said KIDS. It’s been 3 years since Michael left. That means he AT LEAST has two kids already. I CAN ALREADY IMAGINE HE IS THE LAME DAD WHO LOVES HIS KIDS SO MUCH AND EMBARRASSES THEM BY SAYING “I LOVE YOU” AND TRYING TO KISS THEM IN FRONT OF EVERYONE.
Hat’s off to the show and to Steve Carrell. They said they didn’t watch his cameo to take over the episode and not overshadow it in anyway—he felt the show deserved more than that.
And god dammit they played it so well. His appearance was brief enough to not take away from the whole thing but long enough that we aren’t left raging. Thank you Michael Scott.
It was the kind of finale where you take a big sigh of relief at the end. Your brow wasn’t crinkled like it was at the end of Seinfeld. You didn’t roll your eyes like when Will Smith turned out the lights on Fresh Prince. But you also weren’t overwhelmed like you might have been at the end of Mad About You (seriously, go back and watch that series finale—it’s amazing). It was just right. For as much as we complained about the latter half of the series and yearned for the Michael Scott years, the ending was more about the fact that you took a journey with these characters. Even though we’re parting ways and the last few miles or so were pretty bumpy, we’re still good with these people.
I just watched The Office finale. Again and again, I watch television shows that are so easy to be beloved; shows that leave me feeling empty when I finally catch up to their run. With The Office, of course there is a void, but I feel fortunate and proud to have been able to watch such a great show ride off into the night. I was truly shaken at times by these wonderfully written and portrayed characters and their “real” yet not so real day-to-day lives. I truly think that it was the best I ever had…. <ahem> that’s what she said.
<blockquote><p><strong>Dwight:</strong> Michael… I can’t believe you came.</p> <p><strong>Michael:</strong> That’s what she said…</p></blockquote>
I loved all 9 seasons of this show. I don’t care what anybody says, I loved the characters and it always made me laugh. They outdid themselves with that finale. Thank you Office writers, for 9 years of brilliant comedy.