It's been nearly four years since The Office ended, and we're still not over it. We'll never be over it.
How are we supposed to forget the legendary pranks Jim played on Dwight? How can we eat chili without pausing for a brief moment of silence for Kevin? How is it possible that we'll ever forget the character of Michael Scott?
Answer: It's not possible. It's not possible for us superfans, and it's also not possible for the genius writers who gave us The Office.
One of those very writers, Mindy Kaling, had Michael Scott on the brain on Tuesday, posting a simple, one-sentence tweet about her former boss.
Michael Scott's Ted Talk would have been fun to write
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 25, 2017
This off-hand tweet immediately inspired Twitter to have an epic brainstorming session about what Michael Scott would have said if he had been given the chance to give a TED talk. The results are so real, so true, and so Michael that we can almost see him in front of us, awkwardly filling the silences with impressions of a car starting.
@mindykaling he would show up and be surprised/honored they finally let someone not named ted do one
— andy barron (@andybarron) April 25, 2017
@mindykaling Standing in front of a bulletin board with printed pictures of Ted Turner, Ted Cruz, and Ted Kaczynski
— Kyle Harrison (@DeathbyHappy) April 25, 2017
@mindykaling Never.... ever.... for any reason... ever... No matter who you're with... or where you are... or where you're going... ever... for any reaso
— Incorrect Sex Advice (@Mc_Fellow) April 25, 2017
We understand the show is over and that it has been over for a while now, but it's pretty clear that this episode needs to happen. Just like how a potluck episode needs to happen, where everyone brings in their speciality (Kevin's chili!) and Michael gets extremely upset when no one eats what he brought in because it's something disgusting.
Basically our point is this: Bring. This. Show. Back. Please.
And have Michael Scott give a TED Talk.