The 21 Greatest Power Moves Ever Pulled By Michael Scott

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1. Paying a stripper with a giant check made out to “Science.”

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2. Following up the Best Man’s speech at Phyllis and Bob’s wedding with one of his own.

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3.Buying a condo to “fill with children.”

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4. Publicly shaming Dwight and then making him do his laundry for a year.

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5. Describing the Northeastern Mid-Market Office Supply Convention as a “booze-fueled sex romp.”

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6. Holding the pizza delivery guy hostage because he wouldn’t take a coupon.

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7. Breaking up with Pam’s mom because he realized how old she was.

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8. Having HR nightmare Todd Packer as his best friend.


9. When he tagged the Asian Benihana waitress that he liked with a Sharpie because he couldn’t tell her apart from the other one.

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10. Threw a tantrum and torpedoed the Christmas party after Jim let Phyllis be Santa.

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11. Dry cleaning his jeans.

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12. Buying a women’s suit and then claiming that it’s a “power suit.”

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13. “Two queens on Casino Night. I am going to drop a deuce on everybody.”

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14. Faking a suicide attempt to prove that working in an office can be dangerous.

15. Expecting his book to sell more copies than the Bible.

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16. Dropping a “TWSS” in the middle of a multi-million dollar lawsuit testimony.

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17. Promising an entire classroom of kids college tuition because he assumed he’d be a millionaire by the time he was 40.

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18. Declaring bankruptcy by vocal assertion.


19. Driving a Sebring and OWNING it.


20. Trying to scare his coworkers straight by pretending he went to prison.

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21. Telling HR where they can shove it, 24/7/365.

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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