The Morning Watch: Lessons Learned From Michael Scott, 'Between Two Ferns' Returns & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores the art of sales by looking at the unconventional methods of Michael Scott from The Office. Plus, the Zack Galifianaikis web series Between Two Ferns returns with two new guests, and The Simpsons voice star Hank Azaria breaks down his career on the big and small screen.

First up, Michael Scott (as played by Steve Carell) is first known as a bumbling idiot as the manager of Dunder-Mifflin. But he was also legitimately one of the best salesman that the company ever saw, and he had real awards to prove it. So what is it that made Michael Scott such a good salesman? A video essay from The Stories of Old explains.

After a long hiatus, comedian Zack Galifianakis has returned to Funny or Die with a new episode of Between Two Ferns. This time, he has iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld stop by without any cars or coffee, as well as hip hop artist Cardi B. As usual, the show doesn't go very well, and Galifianakis doesn't give a shit.

Hank Azaria is known for his various voices on The Simpsons, but he's also played Phoebe's boyfriend David on Friends, and had memorable roles in Heat, The Birdcage, The Smurfs, Ray Donovan, and more. The actor sat down with GQ to breakdown his career, including looking at the many voices he does on The Simpsons. For more, he also does a career breakdown over at Vanity Fair.