John Krasinski and Steve Carell reunited virtually via video chat amid the ongoing public health and safety concerns to celebrate The Office‘s 15th anniversary in a segment on Krasinski’s YouTube show Some Good News.
Krasinski and Carell played Jim Halpert and Michael Scott, respectively.
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“So Steve, this week marked a huge anniversary for you and I. We were on a little show called The Office and it turned 15 years old this week,” the 40-year-old A Quiet Place director said.
“I was a waiter when I got that job, I was 23 years old. After the pilot, I went back to waiting tables because I was sure nothing was going to happen with it. We all kind of came into it with that vibe. I remember none of us had done anything huge,” Krasnski said, while laughing.
“It’s such a happy surprise that after all these years people are still tuning in and finding it today, it’s pretty cool,” the 57-year-old Morning Show actor said.
The duo reminisced about some of their favorite scenes and moments from the workplace mockumentary series, which premiered on March 24, 2005.
“All of our exchange around the micro-flat screen TV,” Carell said, referencing the “Dinner Party” episode as bloopers were shown.
“I think most of the memories have to do with things that we shared as a cast. When we were doing Fun Run and it was about 105 degrees outside,” Carell said, while season 4 footage was shown.
At the same time, Krasinski spoke about a hilarious Christmas episode. “I remember when we did the episode where you played Santa and were very upset that Phyllis was already Santa. So you were asking people to come sit on your lap and Brian [Baumgartner], thank God, was chosen to sit on your lap,” he recollected.
“I was supposed to be the button of the scene where they cut to me and make a Jim face. I was never there, I was physically never there because by the time they got swish pan to me, I was out. I was either on the floor or I left the room,” Krasinski added.
Another one of Carell’s favorite episodes from the series was when Krasinski’s character impersonated Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson). “Part of what was so much fun about it was that everybody in the cast was rooting for everybody else. People would step back when it was time for people to shine and celebrate it. When you came in as Dwight that day it was crazy watching Jim do Dwight. You were a very good impressionist in general, I don’t think people know,” he said.
Krasinski added that filming the scene when Carell’s character leaves in season 7 was “the most emotional I’ve been on set.”
Looking back on their time spent together, Carell said “some of the most fun memories, personally or professionally, are intertwined and connected with that show.” Krasinski agreed.
“Without a doubt. Listen I know everyone’s talking about a reunion, hopefully one day, we just get to reunite as people. And just all get to say hi,” Krasinski said, referencing the social distancing guidelines being acted on at this time.
“Just to see your face is so great. I miss you a ton man,” Carell told his former costar, who later joked: “I really think you’re going to make something of yourself.”
Krasinski shared a snippet of his video call with Carell on Instagram and their former costar Kate Flannery commented, “Amazing!!!! Thank you!!!”
Equally as excited as Flannery, the Property Brothers star Drew Scott commented, “This is amazing! Thank you for this!! And the plasma TV.”
NFL star JJ Watt also commented, “Love this. Need more!”