It's been five years since "The Office" ended its run on NBC, and questions about a reboot are never far away when members of the cast are in the public eye. While Steve Carells hosted the episode of Peacock's "Late Night Sketch" series, "Saturday Night Live," on November 17, he used the opportunity to fool the audience with news about a reboot, but instead brought a partial reunion.
He answered questions from the audience, including longtime "SNL" player Kenan Thompson and former "The Office" stars Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper and Ed Helms.
"It was a great experience, I love all these people, but I do not think it's the best idea," he said about a restart. "I think we should just leave it alone." [1
" That would be an honor, "Thompson replied.
Carell reiterated that a restart was not" as good "as the original and that it was not a good idea – even as Kemper told him," she needed this Money. "
"I do not think you realize how much money," said Helms. "You do not have to do those sad movies anymore."
Fischer asked Carell whether he remembered the "last words Pam secretly whispered to Michael when she went to Denver" in "The Office." "She said," Steve Do not be a dicker, make the restart, "she said. "Let's just do the damn thing!"
Carell's wife Nancy Carell, who appeared in "The Office," and children were also in the audience, and they also said they wanted him to do the show. "We do not need you anymore. We're good, "said Nancy Carell.
Carell asked the audience if a reboot was what they really wanted, and of course that brought great applause, but he had no actual announcement, instead they were invited to reunite when his former castmates came on stage.
Watch Carell's "SNL" Monologue: Saturday Night Live will be broadcast live from coast to coast at 11:30 pm ET / 8:30 pm PT on NBC.