When it was announced that Steve Carrell was leaving”The Office,” Ricky Gervais stoked the fires of speculation by noting that his replacement wouldn’t be someone you’d expect. He’s now recommended Will Arnett for the role. Umm, that’s exactly who we would expect.
Though Arnett is very funny, I’m hesitant to see his cocky guy character show up in Scranton. I’d be more intrigued to see someone completely unexpected but still capable of delivering the material. Somebody like Christopher Meloni, if he could ever be lured away from the sweet teat of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe my dad. He looks enough like Steve Carrell to fake it. He’s not as funny but, y’know, has his moments.