The cast of The Office popped up on Saturday Night Live last night, amid rumours that the show could return once more.
The acclaimed US adaptation of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom originally aired from 2005 to 2013 and saw Steve Carell star as Michael Scott, the beleaguered boss of Pennsylvania paper firm Dunder Mifflin.
But after it was claimed that NBC could revive the show once more earlier this year, the supporting cast took turns to jokingly interrupt Carell as he delivered a customary SNL monologue.
“Hi Steve! People would really love to see an Office reboot Especially me because I need that money! Let’s get that money, Steve”, said Ellie Kemper.
The actress, who played receptionist Erin Hannon, was then followed by Ed Helms.
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Helms, who played Andy Bernard, said: “Hey Steve! It’s so great to see you. I just don’t think you understand how much money we’re talking about . You wouldn’t have to do those sad movies anymore.”
It was then time for Jenna Fischer to try to convince Carell, as she riffed on Pam’s friendship with Michael Scott.
“Steve, do you remember the last words that Pam secretly whispered to Michael as she left for Denver? She said ‘STEVE DON’T BE A DICK, BE THE REBOOT’.
And while an appearance from Carell’s own family then followed, it seems we’re no closer to discovering the truth behind a reboot.
“I am proud to announce officially that WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW TONIGHT”, Carell teased fans.
Amid speculation earlier this year, cast member John Krasinski also admitted he was keen for the show to return.
“I need the incredible writers of our show to tell me what he’s doing because I’m kind of worried about him [Jim Halpert],” he told Variety.