The time comes for the annual Dundies Awards to award everyone in the office with their fine work with odd categories. Created my Michael, he is overly excited for it while everyone else couldn't care less. Michael sends Pam to look at highlights from the past Dundies while preparing to have this years Dundies as Chili's. Written by
Did You Know?
has said that The 40-Year-Old Virgin
(2005) was a huge part of the process where the show went from being promising but very erratic in Season 1 to a huge hit that would win the Best Comedy Series Emmy in 2006 and run for seven seasons after that. The reason for this is that Steve Carell
's performance in Judd Apatow
's film gave them a guide for how to make Carell's Michael Scott into a more nuanced and likable character (even as Michael was not intended to be, and wasn't, as nice or good a person as his Andy character from the film). One of the major problems with Season 1 was that Michael Scott was often mean or menacing, and keying into Carell's other work helped re-calibrate Michael Scott into more of a well-meaning person who was still often ridiculous and/or incompetent. See more
A lot of the people here don't get trophies very often, like Meridith or Kevin. I mean, who's gonna give Kevin an award? Dunkin' Donuts?
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