When Acton native Steve Carell stepped out to deliver his opening monologue while hosting “Saturday Night Live,” there were a few surprise audience members.
Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, and Ellie Kemper, who played Pam, Andy, and Erin on “The Office,” respectively, each stood up to take turns pleading with Carell to reprise his role as Michael Scott and join them for a reunion of the beloved NBC sitcom.
Their main argument? Money.
“I just don’t think you understand just how much money we’re talking about,” Helms said. “Like, you wouldn’t have to do all those sad movies anymore.”
“Steve, do you remember the last words that Pam secretly whispered to Michael as she left for Denver?” Fischer added. “She said, ‘Steve, don’t be a d***, do the reboot.'”
Carell, who began the monologue by saying he didn’t think a reunion was the best idea, briefly teased the audience with a seeming change of heart, inviting Fischer, Helms, and Kemper up on stage.
“I am proud to announce officially that…we have a great show!” Carell shouted, as the audience groaned.