The Office actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who wrote and is directing the first part of Steve Carell’s final episode, regrets not being able to use so many of her Michael Scott storyline ideas.
Fans of The Office are preparing themselves to say goodbye to Michael Scott when Steve Carell leaves the show at the end of this season.
Carell’s departure even has Kaling, who produces and sometimes writes and directs the NBC hit, feeling down. Kaling took to her Twitter account on Tuesday to Tweet all the Michael Scott story ideas that she never got to use.
Kaling began by Tweeting, “This is Steve’s last week. I think I’ll tweet all the stories I wanted to do with Michael that we never did.”
Some of Kaling’s ideas for the well-loved character include:
“Not a story per se, but Michael auditioning for SNL with his characters and @sethmeyers21 gently walking him to the 30 Rock exit was a dream.”
“Michael feels unnappreciated [sic] and does a ‘Ms. Nelson Is Missing’-type fake horror boss.”
“I always wanted Michael Scott to be Tony Scott and Ridley Scott’s first cousin. He loved Tony but was ‘eh’ on Ridley.”
“There was a full day of pitching on Michael Scott meeting Markie Post at the mall, accomplishing a life-long dream.”
“Michael gets accused of something and is exonerated because there’s footage of him outside The Today Show behind Al Roker.”
In January, fans learned that Steve Carell will be leaving the show earlier than expected. He is set to leave with four episodes left in the season.
Executive producer Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby on the show) reassured fans that whoever replaces the character of Michael Scott will not be the star of the show since they know that Carell is irreplaceable. Lieberstein hinted that promoting a current character within the Dunder Mifflin staff might be the route the show is taking (read more).
Kate Flannery, who plays Meredith on the show, told TV Guide that working on the final episodes of the Michael Scott days have been “amazing.”
“They’ve been the funniest and saddest [episodes]. I mean, I’m laughing or I’m crying, because Steve is such a wonderful actor and wonderful man – such a wonderful force on the show,” Flannery said.
Flannery is glad that Will Ferrell will appear on the show because it distracts from the sadness surrounding Carell’s departure.
“It seems almost impossible to say goodbye [to Carell], but I feel like Will Ferrell is the shiny object we have to distract us from all the sorrow,” Flannery joked.
Be sure not to miss Carell’s last episode as Michael Scott airing in April.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll have tissues on hand! The Office just won’t be the same without Michael Scott!