NBC threw The Office’s Steve Carell a farewell party after he filmed his last episode as Michael Scott on Friday.
Along with a picture of a “Worlds Best Boss” cake, Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight on the hit NBC show, Tweeted and posted on his blog, “NBC bought Steve this AMAZING cake for his going away party. (Many tears were shed.). Oscar’s in the BG – you can see it’s like 3 feet high!”
Wilson broke the sad news that Carell shot his last Office scenes on Friday in a Tweet.
“Steve Carell’s last day on The Office. And the angels of comedy wept… #saddestdayever.”
In January, fans learned that Steve Carell would be leaving the show earlier than expected. He is set to leave with four episodes left in the season.
Will Ferrell will join the cast and Dunder Mifflin for the rest of the season.
The Office actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who wrote and directed the first part of Steve Carell’s final episode, regrets not being able to use so many of her Michael Scott storyline ideas. She Tweeted her sadness over Carell’s exit, along with many unused Michael Scott storylines (read more).
Carell’s (and Michael Scott’s) last episode will air on April 28. Bring tissues.