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38 Times Michael Scott Had No Clue What He Was Talking About

Oh, Michael.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us all their favorite times Michael Scott said something totally ridiculous and 100% incorrect on The Office. Here are some of the funniest responses:

1. When he found the opposite of being superstitious:

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2. When he called Jim by his formal, birth-given name:

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3. When he was a sophisticated man who obviously knew a lot about wine:

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4. When Prison Mike told the truth about what jail is really like:

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5. When he understood the legality behind bankruptcy:

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6. When he was the best version of Britney that he could ever be:

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7. When he was one letter off from looking up the right word:

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8. When he knew what he wanted to say, but couldn't quite get it out:

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9. When he came up with a new saying that maybe we should all be using:

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10. And then when he came up with this one, too:

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11. When he understood clothing AND sexuality:

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12. When he understood how the law works:

Michael: It was on company property, with company property, so...double jeopardy, we are fine.Ryan: I don't think you understand how jeopardy works.Michael: Right, I'm sorry. What is "we are fine"?Ryan: *sigh*—caseyg14
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Michael: It was on company property, with company property, so...double jeopardy, we are fine.

Ryan: I don't think you understand how jeopardy works.

Michael: Right, I'm sorry. What is "we are fine"?

Ryan: *sigh*

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13. When he sounded professional...almost too professional:

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14. When he remembered one of Abraham Lincoln's most famous quotes:

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15. When he got a little too worked up and came up with a new letter in the alphabet:

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16. When he knew exactly what happens during a colonoscopy:

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17. When he made things get really dark really fast:

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Michael: Today I'm headed over to the job fair at Valley View High School to find some new interns. Wanna get some fresh blood — youthanize this place.

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18. When he had yet to meet their new coworker:

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Michael: Where did you get that information?

Oscar: Manual.

Michael: Manuel who?

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19. When all he wanted was just to be respected...

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20. ...and not truffled with:

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21. When he had a lot of things on his mind:

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22. And when he said a lot of things at the office Christmas party:

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23. Like, a lot of things:

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24. Like, a lot, a lot of things:

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25. When he explained how he sees the world:

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26. When he shared what he's learned from TV:

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27. When he wasn't about to be tricked:

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28. When he came up with the perfect username:

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29. When he was greatly affected by the death of his old boss:

—adamddavis19
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30. When he said this indisputable fact:

31. When he explained love and life to Angela:

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32. When he was the proudest parent of them all:

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33. When he explained what genre Spartacus falls into:

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34. When he proved that he paid attention in history class:

Michael: If this were Russia, yeah, sure. Everybody would go to one Santa. And there would be a line around the block. And once you sat on her lap and she asked you what you wanted, you would say, probably, "freedom." At which point the KGB would arrest you and send you to Siberia. It's a good thing Russia doesn't exist anymore.—megslouise17
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Michael: If this were Russia, yeah, sure. Everybody would go to one Santa. And there would be a line around the block. And once you sat on her lap and she asked you what you wanted, you would say, probably, "freedom." At which point the KGB would arrest you and send you to Siberia. It's a good thing Russia doesn't exist anymore.

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35. When he wasn't at all worried about Roy attacking Jim:

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Michael: It was a crime of passion, Jan, not a disgruntled employee. Everyone here is extremely gruntled.

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36. When he definitely said the right movie AND the right actor:

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37. When he learned a new word and put it to work right away:

—rachelmariel
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38. And, finally, when he said this gem of a sentence:

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