After six (and a half) seasons, NBC’s The Office will be losing its anchor. Steve Carell (who plays the inept manager Michael Scott) will be leaving the cast with four episodes left in the season. Who will run the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin? Those are some big, funny shoes to fill, and you need a big, funny man to fill them. Enter Will Ferrell.
The movie star and known eco-celeb will be joining the cast as another inept manager, there to run the branch. As if that wasn’t good news enough, Carell and Ferrell (who starred in Anchorman together) will be in three episodes together before Carell departs, which one has to assume would result in some kind of catastrophic explosion of hilarity.
Ferrell has made a lot of headlines at Ecorazzi lately, whether it be for designing coffee cups for charity or attempting to survive with Bear Grylls. He starred in a spoof of those Chevron ads on Funny or Die, which is definitely worth a watch. The man even has his own line of sexy(?) sunscreens to benefit the charity Cancer for College.
Needless to say, we’re excited to see Ferrell on The Office, even under sad circumstances. After all Steve Carell has had his own eco-friendly contributions, and everyone will miss watching Michael Scott’s awkward antics.
Now, who wants to place bets as to whether Ferrell ends up in his underwear in one of the episodes?