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The Best Fictional Managers

Updated August 9, 2019 704 votes 76 voters 1.5k views23 items

It’s time for your annual review! Join us as we rank the best manager characters in film and TV. At one point or another, we’ve probably all had bosses we couldn't stand. Some were overbearing, while others micromanaged everything. Either way, they all got on our last nerves.

Michael Scott from The Office somehow managed to be the greatest and worst fictional manager of all time. He just wanted to be everyone's best friend, but sometimes that buddy-buddy mentality came at a cost. And then there’s Mr. Krabs, from Spongebob Squarepants, who represents the money-hungry boss who is willing to step over his employees to make a quick buck. Which fictional manager would you rather work for?

Vote up your favorite film and TV boss characters. You are used to getting performance reviews from your boss, and now is your time to turn the tables and grade a bunch of managers at once.

 

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    Michael Scott
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    Michael Scott

    The Office

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    Mr. Burns
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    Eugene H. Krabs
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    Bill Lumbergh
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    Bill Lumbergh

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    Joe
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    Joe

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    Piper Halliwell
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    Piper Halliwell

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    Ricky
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    Ricky

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    Frank Reynolds
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    Frank Reynolds

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    Andy Bernard
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    Andy Bernard

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    Dr. Julia Harris
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    Dr. Julia Harris

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    Robby Stewart
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    12

    Robby Stewart

    Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana: The Movie
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    Gemma Teller Morrow
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    Gemma Teller Morrow

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    Bobby Pellitt
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    Bobby Pellitt

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    Chuck McGill
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    Chuck McGill

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    Dave Harken
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    Dave Harken

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    Norman Stokes
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    Norman Stokes

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    Olivia Falconeri
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    Olivia Falconeri

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    Alex Kelly
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    Alex Kelly

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