The years since the end of The Office have been a cold, barren wasteland of rewatching for all of us. With the occasional reboot rumour resurfacing and circulating every now and then, we’re more than familiar with our own brand of heartbreak.
Well, prepare yourself, because during Steve Carell’s third spin as SNL host, he managed to get our hopes up once again. After kicking off his monologue, Carell was quickly interrupted by an audience member asking if he would ever do an Office reboot.
“I just don’t think it’s the best idea. I think maybe we should just leave it alone.”
Before long, Carell’s costars were popping up in the audience asking why he won’t come on board. Ellie Kemper (Erin), Ed Helms (Andy) and Jenna Fischer (Pam) each took their turns to shoot their shot at getting Carell to agree to come on board for a new season.
“I just don’t think you understand how much money we’re talking about. You wouldn’t have do those sad movies anymore.”
“Steve, don’t be a dick. Do the reboot.”
As Carell’s family jumped on the shame train to get him on board, hopes were rising. Is it gonna happen? Are they about to drop the bomb? Carell called his costars up on stage, and in a heart stopping moment began the sentence we’ve all longed to hear.
“Alright. I am proud to announce officially…”
I won’t ruin the ending for you, you can see for yourself. Catch the full reunion of the people person’s paper people below.
Steve Carell takes questions from the audience and gets pressure to reboot The Office.
Posted by Saturday Night Live on Saturday, 17 November 2018
RIP my hopes and dreams
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