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'The Office' Says Goodbye To Steve Carell

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'The Office' Says Goodbye To Steve Carell

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'The Office' Says Goodbye To Steve Carell

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While preparing for your royal wedding viewing party, you might want to set aside time to watch The Office. Thursday night is Steve Carell's final episode as the buffoonish, narcissistic and lovable boss Michael Scott.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And for entertainment that appeals to those with more of a taste for farce, there's always "The Office" which did, you will recall, originate in Britain. But for many fans, tonight is a moment of mourning.

Steve Carell's final episode is tonight. He is the buffoonish, narcissistic and lovable boss, Michael Scott, of course.

In tribute, we've collected some of his words of wisdom.

(Soundbite of TV show "The Office")

Mr. STEVE CARELL (Actor): (as Michael Scott) Everybody loves new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections, and computers are about trying to murder you in a lake.

I declare bankruptcy.

Mr. OSCAR NUNEZ (Actor): (as Oscar Martinez) Hey, I just wanted you to know that you just can't say the word bankruptcy and expect anything to happen.

Mr. CARELL: (as Michael Scott) I didn't say it. I declared it.

Shotgun! The rules of shotgun are very simple and very clear. The first person to shout shotgun when you're within the sight of the car gets the front seat. That's how the game is played. There are no exceptions for someone with a concussion.

To run an office, you need men and women. You know why? Because you need to have that crazy sexual tension to keep things interesting.

There is honor in losing, which, as we all know, is completely ridiculous. But there is, however, honor in making a loser feel better, which is what I just did for Dwight.

Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.

(Soundbite of theme song, "The Office")

MONTAGNE: The wisdom of Michael Scott on "The Office" played by Steve Carell.

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

That's what she said. I'm Steve Inskeep.

(Soundbite of theme song, "The Office")

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