In "Two Weeks", he claims to have acquired half of the Scranton branch client base.In "The Client", he impresses his then-manager, Jan Levinson-Gould, by singlehandedly acquiring an important client through somewhat unorthodox methods.He tends to overestimate his own importance in the eyes of his co-workers and cannot understand why they do not seem to have much fun at work, as he believes an office to be the "place where dreams come true." However, Michael is somewhat loyal to the company and honestly tries to help his employees when he thinks they are having a problem.

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In the old recording being played, he speaks touchingly about what he wanted when he grew up: get married, have "100 kids" so he could then have "100 friends" and none of them could say no to being his friend.

Michael did not attend college, having lost all his tuition money in a pyramid scheme.

The skills that made him successful as a salesman, however, are not effective when applied to managerial duties and Michael is shown to be ill-suited to that position, injecting a lot of his personal feelings into the work environment.

During a candid conversation in "The Fire", Michael tells Ryan that he became a salesman because he loved to make friends and, after being promoted to regional manager at a young age, continued to treat work-related relationships as personal friendships which he acknowledges is more difficult because his colleagues are all lower than him in the workplace's hierarchy.

In the end of the 7th season, he proposes to HR representative Holly Flax and moves to Colorado to take care of her aging parents, leaving the manager position to Deangelo Vickers in "Goodbye, Michael", to Andy Bernard in season 8 after Vickers becomes brain dead, and ultimately to Dwight Schrute in season 9. NBC programmer Tracy Mc Laughlin suggested Paul Giamatti to producer Ben Silverman for the role of Michael Scott, but the actor declined.

All original series characters were adapted for the U. Martin Short, Hank Azaria, and Bob Odenkirk were also reported to be interested.In "Diversity Day", Michael claims to be of English, Irish, German and Scottish ancestry.He also claims to be two-fifteenths Native American.He also received Emmy nominations in 2006, 20 for his work in the series.Although The 40-Year-Old Virgin was a surprise success, Carell revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he had no plans to leave The Office.However, on the BBC Radio 5 Live Film Review show, he stated in an interview that his time on the show would probably end after his contract ran out after Season 7.