Wednesday, January 17, 2024

That's What She Said

I am a big fan of Steve Carell’s version of The Office. After rewatching many episodes of the show, I started picking up clues that Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott, might have a feminine side. So much so that I created the Michael Scott en femme images that you see above and on Sunday’s postAnyway, here are the clues that come to mind.

Michael Scott “mistakenly” purchases a woman’s pantsuit (MISSterious brand) and wears it to work. (Season 3, Episode 19, “The Negotiation”)

Michael Scott confesses that his girlfriend, Jan, forces him to wear a schoolgirl dress when they have sex. (Season 3, Episode 22, “Women's Appreciation”)

Pam, the receptionist, states that Michael Scott identifies with Meryl Streep’s portrayal in The Devil Wears Prada. (Season 4, Episode 7, “Money Part 1”)

Michael Scott states, “Dunder Mifflin is about to be sold. But first an investment banker has to drop by and sign off on our branch. And I’m... pretty nervous about it. And I’m... making some cosmetic tweaks to help create a more appealing environment. Is that dishonest? Well, think of it this way: when you look in the mirror and you see your push-up bra and your fake eyelashes and your make-up and your press-on nails; the principles that I am applying to the office are the same ones that have made Lady Gaga a star... or any number of drag queens.” (Season 6, Episode 14, “The Banker”)

Michael Scott purchases pants from Talbot’s, a retailer of women’s clothing, and is undecided whether to return them, not because of the fit (because of the style?). (Season 7, Episode 1, “Nepotism”)

Michael Scott makes the following suggestion to co-worker Gabe: “A little cover up on your Adam's apple will make it appear smaller, which will make you look less like a transvestite. (Season 7, Episode 22, “Goodbye, Michael”)

And so it goes.

UPDATE: Another clue: Michael Scott says that he receives Victoria’s Secret catalogs at home that he claims were the subscription of the previous tenant of his apartment. (Season 6, Episode 23, “Body Language”)

Source: Venus
Wearing Venus

Zach Woods
Zach Woods dressed as Lady Gaga for a Halloween episode of television's The Office.


  1. I'll have to agree with you. The character Michael Scott does seem to lean towards being non-civilian. The pantsuit—I'm all in. As for the schoolgirl dress, Oh yes! And I do identify with Meryl Streep's character. Lady Gaga is one of my favorites. The references the writers make suggest there's someone on the creative team who might have sailed on the good ship lollipop. Thanks for including this; it's a great show. I enjoy watching it myself. See, another thing we have in common, Stana. Paula G

  2. I loved the ladies pantsuit episode! No back pockets! lol
    I started wearing ladies suit pants in boy mode out in public over the last few years and love it. And unless you are not a civilian or a woman you probably don't even notice anything different.