Steve Carell Just Teased The Fuck Out Of An ‘Office’ Reboot On ‘SNL’

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There’s been a lot of chatter about a possible The Office reboot these past few months so when sex icon Steve Carell – World’s Best Boss Michael Scott – hosted this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, fans expected at least a little mention of it. But for a mini reunion to happen? Now that’s just a bloody tease and a half.

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As Carell took to the stage to deliver his monologue, he decided to take questions from the audience about the need for a reboot.

“It was a great experience, I love all of those people, but I don’t think it’s the best idea,” the actor said. “I think we should just leave it alone.”

Enter Ellie Kemper, AKA Erin.

“People would really love to see an Office reboot, especially me because I need that money. Let’s get that money, Steve!” she says.

Unconvinced, Carell insists the reboot just doesn’t sound like a “good idea”. 

Then, Ed Helms (Andy) just randomly pops up out of nowhere and says: “I just don’t think you understand how much money we’re talking about like you wouldn’t have to do all those sad movies anymore.” 

And YET, Carell still brushes off the reboot.

So Jenna Fischer (goddamn Pam) graces the floor with these wonderful words: “Do you remember the last words Pam secretly whispered to Michael as she left for Denver? She said ‘Steve don’t be a dick do the reboot.’” 

“Let’s just do the damn thing!” Fischer says.

If that wasn’t enough, Carell’s actual wife Nancy and their kids Elisabeth and John were in the audience.

“We think you should probably do the show,” Nancy says however Carell is still unconvinced despite the audience aggressively clapping. Having a bit of fun, the actor then invites his former co-stars on stage for a big announcement.

“I am proud to announce officially that… WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW TONIGHT.” 

Catch the snippet, below.

Back in October, Carell did tell Esquire magazine that he thinks “it might be impossible to do [the] show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago.” 

“The climate’s different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behaviour. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today – which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.”

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