Did anyone ever actually believe that? Here is just a smattering of headlines from early May, 2013, a more innocent era when publicists actually thought someone would believe that Steve Carell would skip the finale of the series that made him a star:
While THIS is a list of things Steve Carell has done lately that have achieved any success:
1. Despicable Me, 2010.
Which, I might add,came out BEFORE he left The Office, which he did only 2 years ago, to thundering silience in the showbiz community. Also, it was 2010, so I'm using "lately" very loosely in that sentence. As loosely as Steve Carell's agent uses the word "career."
So anyone who thought that Steve Carell wouldn't come back to The Office for the finale -- you know, when he also had a new movie coming out (Despicable Me, 2, as it happens), is simply dumb.
While I am on the subject of making a point about things that happened several months ago (The Office finale) or which are irrelevant (Steve Carell) let me add that the surprising thing to me in the finale was the presence of Green Bay Packer/guy who has played in less Super Bowls than Brett Favre, Aaron (The Anointed One) Rodgers:
That is not the clip that appeared on the show. On the show, Aaron's big line was telling Andy Bernard he's no good.
So why Green Bay's Anointed One, who hails from California, on a show about a paper company in Pennsylvania with a mock a cappella (don't say mockapella ARRRGH!) competition in town?
Hard to say. Rodgers does run a small record label and has been known to sing in the past:
But I think it's just all part of the Packers' master plans for their quarterback. Win a Super Bowl, appear in a cameo role, inspire an awesome tribute song:
I don't like Aaron Rodgers, but I love that song. Does Brett Favre have a song about him?
Yes, as a matter of fact. Yes:
The girl at the top of this post? A-Rodg's girlfriend/rumored fiancee, Destiny Newton: