If you haven’t watched The Office series finale, be warned that I’m about to talk about it. And the stuff that happened in it. Just so you know. Okay, now onto the talk. You might remember that before the finale, everyone was asking whether or not Steve Carell would make a cameo as Michael Scott, since he was the heart of the show for so many seasons. We were hearing so many different things about it, but the people involved with the show seemed pretty adamant that he would not be there. Everyone who watched the finale knows that Michael did indeed show up to be Dwight’s best man at his wedding.
But this naive little TV watcher believed he wouldn’t appear, even though there was a report beforehand that he would indeed show up. I figured it would be in a flashback or during the retrospective show. So I legitimately gasped when I saw him. And even after that, for some reason I was like, “Well, maybe it was a last minute decision and they CGI-ed him in an hour beforehand, or maybe the other people just didn’t know yet when they said it wasn’t happening.” Because I like to think that my favorite TV people’s mouths are telling the truth when they move and make sounds giving me information.
But John Krasinski, Jim Halpert himself, is now admitting to People that he was a liar liar pants on fire about the whole thing, and he sounds pretty proud of it. He starts out by saying, “It was so thrilling. We all just flat-out lied,” and then elaborates:
“I lied to Letterman! I have to apologize to him for that at some point. It was just one of those things that we all vowed and had to protect,” the actor says of keeping Steve Carell’s last hurrah under wraps. “Look what happened – it was the best. The ‘that’s what she said’ was the perfect use of Steve.”
Well I never! John Krasinski lied to us, everybody! I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same. I mean, how can I even believe that all the adorable things he does aren’t just performed by a robot in a nice-fitting suit? I don’t want to overreact, but my whole world just came crashing down on me.
Okay, in all seriousness, it was a good thing they lied, because it made the cameo so much more exciting. And good for them for walking on the wild side and giving up truth cold turkey for the sake of their show. That’s commitment for you.