The “Goodbye Michael” episode is coming on tonight and I didn’t realize how sad I’d be about Steve Carrell leaving until now. Now I know it’s not worth getting worked up over a TV show of fictional characters but I have been tearing up as every episode that’s been played this year passes on. I can’t handle it! The Office has been my favorite show for 3 years now and to not have Michael Scott as the Regional Manager……it’s just not right.
I mean, I’d watch The Office when I get home from school while I eat Chef Boyardee ravioli. I’d watch it late on Friday nights because I couldn’t record it the day before. I’d watch it while I eat breakfast during the summertime. My love for The Office has started countless conversations with people, and I get this sense of happiness and pride when I hear someone make a joke from The Office and I understand it. I LOVE seeing random people wearing a Dunder Mifflin Shirt around school- I’ve creeped some people out by excitedly telling them how much I love their shirt. I was almost 3-hole punch paper for Halloween this year!
Now this sounds like The Office is ENDING, when really it’s just Steve Carrell/Michael Scott leaving but it might as well! I cannot picture Dunder Mifflin/Saber Scranton without Michael Scott. Jim and Pam’s relationship won’t be the same. Dwight won’t be the same. Erin won’t be the same. Even Stanley won’t be the same! I’m so upset and sad and angry and frustrated right now, it doesn’t even make sense. Jim and Pam’s wedding was so special and tear-jerking to me BECAUSE of Michael Scott. Dwight is funny because of Michael Scott. I can’t believe how upset I am.
To this day, after being on Tumblr for 1 1/2 years now, following 3 Office blogs and liking 3114 posts, every single page of liked posts have at least 1 Office gif/quote/picture/screencap on it. I bought an XXL Dunder Mifflin Tshirt at Good Will in the Men’s section because I couldn’t give up the chance of buying the shirt. I didnt’ know when I’d come across a Dunder Mifflin shirt again…and yes I did realize at the time I could never ever wear it outside of my house without seeming foolish.
In the back of my head, I’m still hoping and thinking that this has all been one big prank and that Michael Scott isn’t leaving to Colorado and Steve Carrell is staying.