the G-man wrote:
Watching an old episode tonight in syndication I would say that Michael probably was the character with the most heart. Yes he could be stupid. Yes he could be insensitive and even vaguely racist. But he was a person that was full of emotion and even full of love.
Agreed. A bit misguided and dense sometimes, but there was a good person in there somewhere trying to get out.
A good example is the episode where he goes to Pam's art exhibit and buys her drawing of their building. A very nice moment where the real Michael gets to the surface for a bit.