'The Office' Cast Urges Steve Carell to Sign On for a Reboot During 'SNL' Monologue

Ellie Kemper, Jenna Fischer, Host Steve Carell, and Ed Helms during the Monologue on Nov. 17, 2018.
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Ellie Kemper, Jenna Fischer, Host Steve Carell, and Ed Helms during the Monologue on Nov. 17, 2018.

Hosting Saturday Night Live, actor Steve Carell spent his monologue fielding questions about doing a reboot of The Office from his fellow former cast members of the popular workplace sitcom.

Ellie Kemper was the first surprise appearance. “I need that money,” she said to Carell about the prospect of a reboot. “Let’s get that money, Steve!” When he politely declined, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star replied: “You’re a jerk!”

Ed Helms, who played Andy Bernard on The Office, also tried to argue in favor of a reboot. “You wouldn’t have to do all those sad movies anymore,” he said. Jenna Fischer, who played Pam Beesly, asked Carell if he remembered the unheard words Pam whispered to Carell’s Michael Scott before moving away -- an iconic scene from the series. Then she said that the real words whispered were, “Steve, don’t be a dick, do the reboot.”

Even Carell’s wife Nancy Walls and their two kids appeared in the SNL audience to tell him to do the reboot. “We think you should probably do the show,” Walls said. And when Carell said he didn’t want to spend more time away from them, she assured him that they didn’t care before getting up and leaving.

Carell's former co-stars then joined him on stage, and the host teased viewers by saying that he had an official announcement: That tonight's episode of SNL would be a great show.

Later in the show, in a prerecorded sketch, Carell played Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to talk about the announcement of the new company headquarters in Brooklyn and northern Virginia. He proceeded to troll President Trump in various ways, like announcing a new delivery service called Amazon Caravan and outfitting delivery drones with a Trump-esque toupee. 

Carell also played a dumb dad trying to tell his kids he’s taking them to Disney World without realizing that his wife has left him and a NASA astronaut on a space mission gone wrong. He also appeared in a Thanksgiving-inspired musical sketch.

Another musical sketch spoofed Grease’s “Beauty School Dropout” scene, with Carell playing a teen girl’s dad moonlighting as a guardian angel giving advice.

The episode ended with a sci-fi sketch about a talking version of corn called "kern." 

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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