Good news, “The Office” fans: John Krasinski and Steve Carelll reunited (through the power of video chat) to take a walk down Dunder Mifflin memory lane.
For the launch of his new YouTube channel titled “Some Good News,” Krasinski sought to find positive stories that made his followers smile. And what’s more positive than two old friends and former castmates sharing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tidbits from your favorite workplace comedy?
Carell, dubbed the show’s entertainment correspondent, joined his old co-star to reminisce about his all-time favorite memory from filming the show, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. He said the scene in the infamous “Dinner Party” episode where Michael shows off a tiny plasma screen TV in his condo was an unforgettable one.
“I don’t remember ever laughing harder in my entire life,” Krasinski concurred, recalling he was a 23-year-old waiter when he landed the role of Jim Halpert.
Tears were shed on set, too. Krasinski recalled filming Carell’s last ever episode of the show. The two shared an emotional scene in which Jim tearfully dubbed Michael the “best boss I’ve ever had.”
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“I was sort of hoping that they wouldn’t do your scene and my scene (together) last,” Krasinski said. “I think you and I counted: It was either 17 or 19 takes where there wasn’t an audible word that came out. It was just action and then you and I going (screams).”
“That was a hard one,” Carell said. “That was really – that one was tough. Some of my most fond memories – personally or professionally – are entwined and connected with that show.
He added: “I think that most of the memories have to do with things that we shared as a cast… Part of what was so much fun about it was everybody in the cast was rooting for everybody else. People would step back when it was time for other people to shine and celebrate it.”
Any time “Office” alums get together, the reunion show question arises.
“Listen, I know everyone’s talking about a reunion, but hopefully one day we just get to reunite as people and just all get to say ‘hi,’ ” Krasinski said. “I miss you a ton, man.”