Well, it’s another National Boss’s Day, which means it’s time for all of you brown-nosers to bust out your gift cards and bring your store-bought cakes into the office. That’s right, celebrate your bosses the way they deserve to be treated, but also think about the greatest bosses you never had…you know, the fictional ones. We’ve all got at least one favorite, so why not pay tribute to them? Here’s our list of the top 5 fictional bosses in history.

Michael Scott


This really isn’t a hard one. That’s what she said…AND its also true. Michael Scott will forever go down in history as one of the greatest fictional bosses of all time. Despite his ridiculous sense of humor and inability to read a room, Michael always proved that loyalty to his workers, his company, and his friends was his strongest quality.

Nick Fury


Who wouldn’t want this one-eyed hero as their leader-in-arms? Nick Fury has proven himself capable of leading the best of the best Avengers.

Liz Lemon

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30 ROCK — “Florida” Episode 710 — Pictured: Tina Fey as Liz Lemon — (Photo by: Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Liz Lemon was the driving force behind one of the greatest fictional live-recorded sketch shows of all time. Her quirky jokes, snarky attitude, and willingness to fight for her crew make her one of the best bosses to ever grace the TV screen.

Perry White


Two things about Perry White that make him the greatest boss: his ability to draw out the absolute greatest work from his employees, AND his total obliviousness to his employees’ extracurricular activities. (Ahem…Clark is Superman…ahem)

Jim Gordon


The fearless leader of the Gotham P.D. is one of the greatest bosses in history because of his loyalty and his willingness to act quickly and safely on the face of danger.