Steve, I love you, man. You are hilarious. Michael Scott is, in my opinion, one of the greatest television characters of all time. You’re a good soldier and no doubt a great guy to work with…. but stop. Come on, now. Don’t even try to make us believe this.
I bet you even believe it. You seem to have minimal ego and refuse to believe that this show centers around you. Steve. One thing I should point out. THE SHOW CENTERS AROUND YOU. Other than All In The Family, I can’t think of another T.V. show where every character on it either functions around, with, in spite of or in direct conflict with the main character. All of those characters were created to deal with you. Think about it. Michael Scott drives every plot of every episode. I love Jim and Pam. I love Dwight. I love all those guys. But the day to day nonsense that occurs in the fictional office of Dunder-Mifflin is because of Michael Scott. Who will generate the nonsense now? The cringe-tastic moments? The only way it can continue is if they DON’T try to replace that driving force. Just make it a true ensemble where the conflict and office tedium is evenly distributed. But there will still be no Michael Scott and the show is about the nonsense that Michael Scott creates! I just can’t see it. Steve, you are a loyalist, no doubt. You could’ve left 2 seasons ago, probably. But NBC should just end The Office after you leave. Don’t give them any other ideas than that one.