The 40 Best Michael Scott One-Liners of All Time | 22 Words

The Office is one of the greatest shows to ever exist. Not only was it hilarious, but it had so much heart, just like it's boss, Michael Scott. Who else cried way more during this show than during an actual dramatic TV show? I know I can't be alone.

While The Office has been off of the air for quite a while, the comedy continues to live on. For one, it's the perfect binge-worthy show. Even if you've seen it all the way through, it's so fun to go back to the very beginning and re-watch. The Office is also just so dang comforting! It's the perfect TV show to play in the background while you fold laundry, cook, or get some work done.

One of the reasons this show is so amazing is because of its characters. It's impossible to not fall in love with Jim, Pam, Dwight, and of course, Michael Scott. I don't think I'm exaggerating here when I say that Dunder Mifflin's Michael Scott is one of the best characters ever written for television.

In celebration of how hilarious Michael Scott truly is, we've compiled a list of his best one-liners and moments from the show. Sit back, relax, and try not to cry from laughing.

He's always honest.

The great thing about Michael is that he's a fault. Even if that means inadvertently insulting himself.

Keeping it real.

Michael always keeps it real. The man understands nothing! You can't fault him for that, quite honestly.

The wrath of Michael.

Whenever Michael gets angry, it's hilarious. Especially when he animatedly whispers "I'll kill you" to whoever is annoying him. (Likely Toby.)


Michael Scott yelling "NO, GOD, NO!" is one of the funniest moments of the show. The sheer drama of it all!

Gotta love Michael's parodies...

Whenever Michael sings or does a parody, it's truly amazing. What a gifted lyricist!

Epic confidence.

Okay, here's a real question: do you think Michael Scott is the World's Best Boss? He certainly thinks he is.

The things he says...

Is this one of the best Michael rants ever? Yes, I think it is. How does his brain work? How does he think like this? It's just too good.

The classic.

Who would Michael be without his beloved "That's what she said." I mean, this crass phrase basically defines his sense of humor.

Asking the hard-hitting questions.

This is maybe my most repeated line from this show. It's just too good and so applicable.


Michael saying "Nope Don't like that," is a big mood. Keep scrolling for more hilarious Michael Scott moments.

Cringe city.

Michael says so many things that make me cringe, but this is a top 5 cringe-y moment. Poor Phyllis!

I relate to this one.

Who else has found themselves starting a sentence with no knowledge of where said sentence is going to go? Yup, this is one of Michael's more relatable one-liners.

This one is so ridiculous.

Sometimes Michael Scott is so ridiculous that you can't do anything but sit back and laugh. I said it once, I'll say it again: one of the best TV characters ever created.

Sad Michael is a mood.

When Michael Scott gets in his feels, you know that it's serious. The way Steve Carell delivers Michael's lines is just brilliant. A masterclass in acting, to be perfectly honest!

New motto.

Who else needs to repeat this to themselves in the mirror? Michael Scott: the ultimate hypeman.

A connoisseur of pizza.

Remember when Michael goes to NYC and eats authentic New York Pizza...aka...Sbarro? It's just too good. But hey, there's no shame in the Sbarro pizza game.

Oh, Michael.

Michael Scott says whatever is on his mind. The most cringeworthy, weirdest character ever.

So eloquent.

Only Michael Scott can make an insult sound so insane. If he said this to me, I wouldn't be offended. I'd just be entertained.

Yeah, this is me.

Every so often, Michael Scott is insanely relatable. Like this moment, right here. I don't need to be liked, but if I'm not liked, I won't be able to function.

The true spirit of Christmas.

Michael Scott understands the true meaning of Christmas: spending an inappropriate amount of money on a gift for your coworker.

What does this even mean?

Sometimes Michael says things and it's hard to really know what they mean. He marches to the beat of his own drum.

This is how you do it, right?

Screaming in the middle of an office, "I declare bankruptcy!" is not the proper way to declare bankruptcy, but it is the most entertaining way. Michael's always just trying his best, y'all.

Michael's slang.

Some of the funniest moments in The Office are when Michael tries to be "cool" and use slang. Him saying "chillax" is the least chill thing there ever was.

I could watch this scene over and over.

Michael often just keeps talking even though what he's saying makes no sense. It's why he's the World's Best Boss.

Michael's priorities.

He just tries so dang hard to be cool. The next Michael one-liner is a classic...

The greatest insult.

Imagine being called a "thief of joy." It's so harsh. Michael Scott is savage.

Okay, this isn't a quote or one-liner...

But it's so very Michael: inappropriate and ridiculous and cringeworthy and funny.

One of my faves.

This Michael line makes no sense, and that's why it's so perfect. Is The Office the greatest workplace comedy of all time? Yes, it is.

Michael sometimes just shouts things.

Especially when he's trying to be cool. Yelling, "SWAG!" at a paper convention is hilariously wonderful and niche.

When Michael throws a tantrum...

Sometimes Michael Scott will throw tantrums and it's great. He's the only grown man allowed to act like a child (because he is a fictional character).

Emo Michael.

Honestly, Emo Michael gets it. We've all been there.

Who else loves this scene?

I bet there are some people who say that Prison Mike is their favorite Michael Scott scene. It's so funny! The dementors!

Oh, Michael.

"ASAP as possible" is so stupid and funny. The writers of this show know how to make us laugh, that's for sure.

Okay, but now I'm crying.

See? This is why Michael is so amazing! He says things like this and makes us all weepy.

Michael trying to explain his thought process is always a joy.

He's so earnest, but at the end of the day, he's a dang mess. Which is why we love him.

Michael vs Toby

Ahhh, yes! The age-old rivalry. Are you Team Toby or Team Michael?

Maybe the best episode of the show...

Remember when Michael hits Meredith with his car in the parking lot? It's just crazy enough to believe that Michael could actually do it.

Same though.

I mean, can you blame him? At least he's being honest!

I dare you!

Michael Scott cockily saying, "Sue me" is always going to be funny to me. When Michael gets angry, it often leads to hilarity.

Believe in yourself!

Despite his dumb, ignorant, and ridiculous moments, Michael Scott has an amazing heart. And that's what makes him such a great character! Need some one-liners to use on your friends? Keep reading for some hilariously punny ones...