The Office is one of the greatest comedy shows ever aired on TV. The main character, Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, was a huge hockey fan and was even said to have season tickets to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
One of the series’ most famous quotes was in the episode” Michael Scott Paper Company,” which aired in 2009. As a motivational quote for the employees of this start-up paper company, Scott had written on a whiteboard,” You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott.”
The quote was originally from The Great One, but hilariously, Michael Scott tried to steal it as his own.
The quote became an instant classic and has been a popular meme ever since. But Wayne Gretzky himself has never spoken about it. But that changed during NTN’s first-ever NHL playoff coverage on Thursday.
As they started the broadcast, Wayne Gretzky was seen holding a sign where he paid tribute to the legendary quote.
So, now we’re only waiting for Steve Carell’s answer.
Gretzky also got serious during the TNT coverage, including a controversial take on the New York Rangers’ disallowed goal in Game 1 against the Penguins. The goal got called back due to goaltender interference and would have meant a 4-3 lead with just minutes to go. Instead, the game got to overtime, and Evgeni Malkin could score the game-winning in triple overtime.