Steve Carell: ‘The Office’ Would Probably Be Too Offensive to Get Made Today

Washington Free Beacon | 10/12/2018 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Steve Carell said in a new profile that his NBC comedy The Office would probably not "fly now" because of the "very high awareness of offensive things today."

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Carell starred for seven seasons on the show as Michael Scott, whose inappropriate antics as regional manager at a fictional paper company often drove the plot. He received six consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the iconic role.

Speaking with Esquire in a remark flagged by The Federalist, Carell noted the point of the show was Scott wasn't supposed to be admired—at times his character is so clueless, self-effacing and awkward he is pitiable—but he didn't know if that sort of comedy "would fly now" in a more hypersensitive era.

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"Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently," he said. "And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a...
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