Steve Carell, the awkward dialogue king of “The Office” will soon be leaving the comedy series. This means someone will be replacing the beloved character Michael Scott as regional manager, but who will it be? Most likely, someone from within the office will take the management spot. Pam, Jim, Dwight, Andy and Darryl are the front runners in the minds of many.
Why These Characters Might Make Excellent Replacements for Michael Scott?
Pam, played by Jenna Fischer, was Michael’s secretary for many years and is currently their branch’s office manager. Her elevation to regional manager would be entertaining in itself, given the amounts of teasing her husband Jim would receive from fellow employees. Jim, as the evolved man that he is, would brush off the childish comments about who’s the boss at home. That is until Pam does start to order Jim around at home; making their once idyllic marriage one that is less pleasant and mojure entertaining for an audience.
Jim, played by John Krasinski, used to be the Regional Co-Manager for Dunder Mifflin before it became a part of Sabre, as such he has the experience heading up the office. The only issue is, as explained in a previous episode, sales people (like Jim) have a higher rate of pay than that of a regional manager. So, if Jim were to take over for Michael then it will probably be against his will. An angry and unmotivated Jim helming the office would be a nice throwback to a time when Jim was much more interested in having a good time at work than being a professional.
Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, is the current owner of the building where he and the rest of his colleagues work. If he became regional manager of his office, that would make him both the owner and the ruler of his working world. As Dwight’s character has always desired an ever growing rang of power over his friends, co-workers and nature itself, it would be very entertaining to see how much of a fascist he would become if in charge of his longtime co-workers.
Andy, played by Ed Helms, would make for an entertaining boss for one reason: he sings. The man is a walking jukebox and as regional manager his office meetings would surely include a show tune or two just to spice things up. Even though Andy also has had some anger issues in the past, this would only add to his ability to lead Sabre’s sales team. The people of the office will fear him for his anger and love him for his song.
Darryl, who is played by the very funny Craig Robinson, will most likely replace Michael Scott as regional manager. Why? Above all the other contenders Darryl has been moving up within the company, he used to be on the shipping floor but now he has an office and he’s traded in has his lifting belt for a nice leather one. Most importantly, people listen to Darryl in the office and he commands with subtlety that would make for an interesting dynamic change between the show’s characters.
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