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Friday, September 30, 2022

The Office: Michael’s Smartest Business Ideas & Inventions, Ranked

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Steve Carell will always be known as The offices Michael Scott, but lately he’s getting praise for his role on Hulu’s The patient. Seeing Carell in dramatic series full of horror and suspense is new for fans, but he proved to be a true professional through his incredible performance.

In The patientCarell played a psychotherapist, listening to and helping clients in need. In The officeHowever, Michael was the opposite and caused more ruckus than a helping hand. In addition to being the regional manager for the Scranton branch, Michael also had a few ideas up his sleeve that could help him or the company in the future. While some ideas (like Toilet Buddy) didn’t make sense, others (like the golden ticket idea) were relatively brilliant.


10 bath buddy

In ‘Golden Ticket’, Michael came up with what he said was a great idea that could revolutionize the way people go to the bathroom. Known as the Toilet Buddy, the invention would catch things from a person’s pocket before landing in the toilet.

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Considering that this invention meant putting some kind of net in a toilet, this would mean that it would also catch anything coming out of a person… David Wallace and Dwight Schrute saw the flaws in Michael’s idea, but for Michael, it was just a wholesome invention that could save people the hassle of throwing away their wallets, phones, or keys. However, this design is flawed and would never work.

9 The Magic No Ouchie Meat Machine

One thing some fans didn’t know about Michael Scott was that he had the idea for a safer version of the George Foreman Grill.

In ‘The Injury’, Michael arrived at work on crutches after stepping on his George Foreman Grill. When the office asked how that could happen, he explained that he had his George Foreman Grill next to his bed with bacon strips on top of it. When it was time to wake up in the morning, he woke up to the smell of fresh bacon. However, since the grill burned his foot, he came up with the idea for The Magic No Ouchie Meat Machine. This was essentially a grill on a cage to prohibit anyone from stepping on it, which wasn’t the brightest idea.

8 Michael Scott’s Paper Company

The Michael Scott Paper Company was created on a whim after he spontaneously left Dunder Mifflin. Realizing that the market was tougher than he thought, Michael built his own business because he knew the ins and outs of the paper industry better than anyone.

And while The Michael Scott Paper Company had some great (and not-so-great) business ideas, it eventually came to an end. It was smart for Michael to go into business for himself (especially with Pam and Jim’s guidance), but it was even smarter for him to sell it to Dunder Mifflin so he could get his old job back. The reason this idea wasn’t lower on this list is because starting a dying business during a recession was a risky move.

7 shoe la la

It was hard not to root for Michael when Dwight brought up Michael’s idea called Shoe La La. ‘Golden Ticket’ showed that Michael had multiple business ideas that could come to fruition if he ever wanted to start his own business again.

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For Michael, Shoe La La was a men’s shoe store that housed shoes for “the special occasions in a man’s life.” The examples he gave for the great days in a man’s life were his wedding day, the birth of his first baby, and lounging around a house. Michael has had worse ideas than a shoe store, but this idea needed some work as shoes can be worn any day in a man’s life, not just big ones.

6 Your Personal Salad Dressing

Michael was not the epitome of health per se, but he was occasionally seen eating salads when Jan came to visit him at work. On one occasion, fans couldn’t help but notice the salad dressing he had on his desk, mainly because he had his face on the bottle with the words Great Scott!

In an deleted talking head from Season 4, Michael said, “I mix Newman’s Ranch with Newman’s Italian. I sell it at flea markets for a small loss. I could make a profit if I changed one of the ingredients to Wish-Bone, but I won’t.” “. While stealing a product and selling it as your own is illegal, you’re on the right track by creating and selling your own unique salad dressing.

5 His script for Threat Level Midnight

There are some classic moments in Threat Level Midnight that cannot be duplicated. As a lover of improvisation, acting and writing, it made sense to him when Jim found a script written by Michael called Threat Level Midnight.

The film was based on a character dangerously close to James Bond, Michael Scarn. In short, Scarn was sent on a mission to save the United States from a terrorist act set in the NHL All-Star Game. Although his script had significant plot gaps and didn’t always make sense, coming up with an idea, writing it, shooting it, and editing it took guts. Michael followed his dreams, which was always a good idea.

4 tube city

When Jim became co-director with Michael, he told the cameras that he had to pick his battles. Michael was a good manager, but his ideas didn’t always make sense for a corporate office environment.

Jim didn’t last long as a regional manager, but he kept the office from having to put up with Tube City. Tube City was Michael’s idea for a tunnel system for hamsters. He would place a series of connected tubes throughout the office so that the hamsters could freely explore. While this was a horrible idea for an office environment, it’s not a bad idea for those who have pet rodents and were looking for a way to let them roam without losing them.

3 saddle pants

If there is a meme to be made about Michael’s character, it would be based on his chair pants idea. In ‘Company Picnic’, Michael was excited to see his old flame Holly again. Knowing that she was in a relationship with someone else was difficult, but she was happy to catch up.

In a quick conversation over a drink, Michael mentioned his design for a new chair. Holly said. “Oh, I remember your chair pants idea!” she that she excited him. Michael went on to say that the chair is made in the pants so that a person can hold on while they are sitting or standing. As strange an idea as it sounds, this is something that was later done by companies like Noonee.

two golden ticket

Michael’s golden ticket idea was so good that an entire episode focused on it. In ‘Golden Ticket’, Michael placed a handful of golden tickets in various boxes in the warehouse that were coming out for customers.

Whoever found the golden ticket received a huge discount from Dunder Mifflin on their next order. The idea was innovative, fun and a benefit to customers. The only problem was that Michael accidentally gave his biggest customer all five golden tickets, forcing Dunder Mifflin to lose a lot of money. It worked out in the end because the customer loved the idea so much that he made Dunder Mifflin his exclusive paper supplier.

1 Mike’s Grain Shack

Although Michael didn’t make the best decisions, he did have some good trading advice when times were serious. Never giving up, Michael shared his small business idea for Mike’s Cereal Shack.

He told Ryan that he would have “every variety you can buy at the store” along with different kinds of milks, presumably. A food truck where a person can order whatever cereal he wants is a great idea. In fact, a fan on Reddit saw a similar idea and shared a photo.

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