People are still holding onto hope that someday, there will be a reboot of “The Office”. Turns out, one of the only holdouts is Steve Carell. He played manager Michael Scott.
To get Steve on board for a reboot, four former cast members of “The Office"— Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, and Steve's wife Nancy — crashed his opening SNL monologue to demand he reconsider a revival.
Regarding the reboot idea, Carrell said, “It was a great experience, I love all of those people, but I don’t think it’s the best idea. I think we should just leave it alone.”
Carell went on to try to explain in different terms why it might not work, telling SNL's Kenan Thompson, “It would be like if they wanted you to reboot ‘Kenan & Kel.'”
“That would be an honor,” Thompson replied.
Carell reiterated that he didn’t think a reboot would be “as good” as the original and that he didn’t think it was a good idea — even when Kemper told him she “needed that money.”
Jenna Fischer asked Carell if he remembered the “last words Pam secretly whispered to Michael on “The Office.” “She said, ‘Steve don’t be a di*k, do the reboot. Let’s just do the damn thing!”
Carell’s wife, Nancy Carell, who appeared on “The Office,” and children were also in the audience, and they also said they wanted him to do the show. She told him, “We don’t really need you to hang around anymore. We’re good."
Carell asked the audience if a reboot was what they really wanted, and of course that drew loud applause, but he didn’t have an actual announcement of one to make. Instead, they were treated to the reunion when his former castmates joined him on stage.