‘The Office’ Scores Ferrell, Tells Carell He Should Really Get Going

Wednesday, January 26 by

The mystery behind Steve Carell’s (slightly) early departure from”The Office” now makes a lot more sense. Will Ferrell will be picking up the slack during a four-episode arc. If I knew Carell was leaving, and I had Ferrell in my pocket, I’d be all, “Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out, BITCH!” to Steve Carell. But NBC’s probably a more gracious bunch.

Ferrell will play a manager from corporate who comes to Scranton to aid in the transition, which is pretty meta if you think about it. It’s not explicit, but presumed, that Ferrell will get mock-angry a bunch during the four episodes and say “GOD!” in disgust at least 15 times.

Surprisingly, Ferrell actually approached the producers of “The Office” to offer his service, as he’s a fan of Carell, the show, and NBC in general, having gotten his start on”Saturday Night Live.” (Deadline)

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COMMENTS

  1. January 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    LoveSteve

    Um. This was offensive. Steve Carrell is a saint. Will Ferrell is awesome too, but Steve Carrell is just as awesome. So bitch, YOU get out the door.


  2. January 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    LoveSteve

    Um. This was offensive. Steve Carrell is a saint. Will Ferrell is awesome too, but Steve Carrell is just as awesome. So bitch, YOU get out the door.


  3. January 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    FU

    Offensive? You must be some kind of retarded whore.


  4. January 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    SaraM

    I was SO disappointed about Steve Carell leaving “The Office”, but knowing I have Will Ferrell to look forward to definitely ameliorates some of that!!


  5. January 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    Austra1ia

    Ricky Gervais and Will Ferrell? This should be a hell of an ending.