Steve Carell wraps last episode of 'The Office'
March 7th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

Steve Carell wraps last episode of 'The Office'

Steve Carell has officially boxed up his stuff and left "The Office."

The funnyman, who spent seven seasons playing Dunder Mifflin's awkward office manager Michael Scott, filmed his last episode of the hit NBC series last Friday.

"Steve Carell's last day on 'The Office.' And the angels of comedy wept... #saddestdayever," co-star Rainn Wilson tweeted March 4.

Though a replacement for Carell has not yet been named, the Hollywood Reporter writes that the actor might return for occasional guest appearances.

In the meantime, Carell has films in his future. Besides playing a magician in the upcoming comedy "Burt Wonderstone," he's also planning to star in "Dogs of Babel," a drama about a linguistics professor who teaches his dog to talk in order to unravel the mystery surrounding his wife's "accidental" death.

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  1. Lindsey

    It won't be the same without him 🙁
    Michael Scott is one of my favourite characters on this show. . . I mean, I can't imagine the show without ANY of the characters but you take away Michael . . . It just wont be as good . . .

    March 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Allen

    Say it not So!!! I mean look what he's done. I loved Carell

    March 8, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. mad hater

    I don't like British people cause they're not American like me.

    March 8, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. James

    I love the office more than life itself i am so sad that Steve is leaving i hope the show stops while it has dignity!

    March 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Victor

    Never like him. Never liked The Office. yawn.

    March 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Dr.

    My IQ just dropped after reading your posts

    March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sarah

    So sad... I can't imagine The Office without him.

    March 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ratt Man

    It says that I got under ur because u commented on my

    March 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven McAllister

      Does that mean we have AIDS now? I knew your butt hole was treacherous.

      March 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ratt Man

    U r all worthless humans! please kill urselves and stop breathing the air

    March 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven McAllister

      Can you show us how to first? We need your example to know that we are doing it right.

      March 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • mouse trap

      What does it say about the worth of a person who takes his time to read and comment on those who are supposedly worthless?

      March 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. themagicrat

    Phhht. I only "discovered" this show recently. Of course I had heard of it, knew it was from a Brithish hit, had seen an episode here and there. But I honestly don';t like Carell in the movies I've seen him in. So I hurt my knee last summer and was stuck. I started watching anything to pas the time which included reruns of The Office. As I got caught up on the relationships and caught up in the production style, I found myself both cringing and laughing out loud, two things that most TV never can get me to do. I DO NOT laugh out loud, at anything really. Carell and Wilson are essential to this show, bringing the X factor to the otherwise mundane daily routine of an office or any work environment really, and helping to point out the beautiful in the ugly and normal. Carell's humor was made for this show. I think thats why he fails in most movies I see him in.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. goldiemcg

    He's smart to get out, this season has been a disaster...last season was almost as bad. I'll miss the show once it falls completely on it's face though, it was great for a good number of years.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    I think he is making a bad decision. Look at the names of the movies he is in, it seems as though those two movies will flop...

    March 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steven McAllister

    Fact: Dwight K. Shrute should be immediately promoted to Regional Manager. Fact: Jck Bauer should be brought in as Assistant to the Regional Manager. Beets, it's what's for dinner.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC-VA

      Seriously.... On fire....

      March 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven McAllister

      Troll much? And you are the one telling me to get a life? I have one.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • neptonomist sentry

      But, but, but, Jack Bauer is from a different show! That would be crazy! What a zany sense of humor you have! I'm LOLing so hard right now! You can tell because every sentence I'm writing ends with a exclamation point! I'm sure your "R-rated" brand of comedy is designed to get cheap laughs because you have no substance!

      March 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven McAllister

      Neptomaniac, Dwight makes a Jack Bauer reference in one of the episodes............My "r" rated humor does not avail me on a monitored site such as this.

      March 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tim

    Charlie Sheen...are you listening, you'd be great as the new boss. WINNING!

    March 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. neptonomist sentry

    English people suck. It takes an American to make their bad ideas good for two years, and then even worse for five more.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Arthru

    db got it right – 'The show has been dead for a long time, it has been painful to watch the last couple of seasons.' For me it was after Pam and Jim got hitched and the show's focus was on them. And the PC move to bring Darrell up from the warehouse. The guy doesn't have a funny bone in his body. Put it out of its misery, please.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tifosi

    It saw the shark and jumped it...

    March 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sakura

    The show could still be good if they bring in the next most senior salesman to replace him: Todd Packer.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Andi

    @Aaron-The superior British version...there is no way you typed that with a straight face. Good God! I have season 1 on dvd. I bought it on faith because I'm such a fan of the American version. It's horrible! I love Ricky Gervais but that show isn't funny. At ALL. It would be great if Ricky took over Steve's role.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jellymon


    March 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rupert

    This last season has been absolutely tedious to watch. Rarely funny, and very disjointed. Holly magically appears, Packer magically appears only to magically disappear. The writers indulged the majority of viewers who demanded office relationships. Now most of the office is dating each other. It's just weird. You have a dozen people and half of them are dating. Imagine if your office was like that. They've made so many dead end plotlines there's no where else to go. Will Ferrell would add zero to the whole thing. He's not believable as a boss, and is more an infantile man than michael scott already is.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Cassie

    Big mistake on Carell's part. He's hardly box office magic.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Andy

    *Andy = Aaron

    March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  24. NSDAP

    What a pretentious f*****g tw*t!

    March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Steven McAllister

    Below is a letter I sent to NBC on 06/30/2010 after hearing that Carell was leaving:

    Look, I don't find it okay to "steal" my ideas, but "The Office" is my TV family. I come home to them and the world I live in is alright. I have a few ideas if Steve Carell is leaving, which is treason to me. Fact: I hate this! Stick it through, Steve, The Office made you, not The Daily Show. Sorry to get sidetracked. I am an aspiring comedian, but am probably too R-rated for most. I have kind of envisioned maybe Toby Flenderson getting the promotion. This could cause friction between Jim, due to his jealousy over Pam, and help him befriend Dwight, who has come to him before. I know that Toby was not a member of the original Office, but would like to see his character develop. Maybe Michael goes to corporate where he can check in, at least by phone, with his favorite branch from time to time. I do not want to see this show die. I have a lot of ideas, and if given the chance, I would love to toss them around. Thank you for bringing this show, as well as Seinfeld, into my life. Good time, and a great company! PS......let me know when Lorne Michaels could use some real talent!


    Steven McAllister

    March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      not bad really

      March 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC-VA

      Dude really, get a life.. it is just TV.... Wake up, your matress is on fire... wake upppppp

      March 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • neptonomist sentry

      Bro, you have a lot or work to do before you're even an aspiring blogger. Get over yourself. You suck.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Justin

    I heard Will Ferrell will be doing some cameos to replace michael for the last few episodes... RIP Scarn.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Yeller Wooo


    March 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Steven McAllister

    Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who will belittle Toby now?

    March 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  29. eh

    Hopefully Ricky Gervais will replace him, when they met and Ricky said "got any openings?" and Michael said "not right now but I'll let you know" or something I thought for sure that was a hint that he would be replacing him, but it was probably a red herring.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swarley

      i thought that too! i think it could be the only way the show could succeed w/o carrell.

      March 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Semper Fi

    Love Carell....Never could stand to watch the show.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Nick

    I rike you Yerrer Wooo 🙂

    March 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  32. dg

    The show has been dead for a long time, it has been painful to watch the last couple of seasons. They should just let the show die with Steve's departure...

    March 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • big fudge, ski ball champ

      but you can't deny the awesomeness of Threat Level Midnight.

      March 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Yeller Wooo

    good i meant. us chinee cant pronounce the letter g.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Yeller Wooo

    I hope they hire a hood chinee boss. He will put these slackers to work.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mike

    Wow...both those movies sound awful. Reminds me of Troy McClure's self financed gamble "The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel".

    March 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Be Quiet

    Maybe it's all just a prank and Michael Scarn will save the day at the last minute.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Imbecile

    I hope the don't try to continue the show without him.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO! The office is now worthless.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      Always was worthless. Never anything but a badly Americanized remake of the superior British version. Can't believe it lasted this long.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron Hates

      Hate Much?

      March 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Aaron thinks he is the smartest guy in the room because he likes one TV show more than another TV show. That is,, funny...maybe sad?...nah, funny.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank

      Aaron is a f*****g tool.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      The Americanized version and the British version are BOTH rubbish. I prefer the book. That's how classy I am!

      March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      I bet Andy has an iphone and thinks everyone else is stupid.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes

      Psh, you still read? You're not truly pretentious until you meditate and create your own episodes starring Steve Carrell – in your mind.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      *Andy =Aaron

      March 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |

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