Steve Carell Returns to SNL Monologue

Audience….Kenan Thompson, Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Jenna Fisher, Nancy Carell (wife), Annie Carell (daughter), Johnny  Carell (son)

[Band playing music on the stage.]

Darrel Hammond (Announcer): Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Carell.

[Steve walks to the stage][Applause and cheers]

Steve: Hi, thank you very much. Thank you. Hello, I am so excited to be here tonight. It is my third time hosting “SNL” and thank you. It’s been a while. It’s been 10 years, and I have been pretty busy doing movies. I actually have one coming out really soon.

Woman from the audience: Steve, [Cut to a woman from the audience standing and asking question] hey, can I ask a question?

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Yeah, okay. Guess we’re doing questions. Sure.

Woman from the audience: [Cut to the woman from the audience] First of all, big fan. I love all of your movies.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Oh, thank you.

Woman from the audience: [Cut to the woman from the audience] My question is, will you ever reboot “The Office”?

Steve: [Cut to Steve] No, actually, I don’t think so. It was a great experience. I love all of those people, but I just don’t think it’s the best idea. I think maybe we should just leave it alone. Okay. Next question. [Cut to the audience. Kenan also from the audience smiling and raising his hand to ask the question] Oh, yeah.

Kenan: Hey, Steve.

Steve: Hey. Are you [Cut to Kenan, nodding his head] Kenan or are you playing a fake audience member?

Kenan: I am Kenan. Believe me, dude, if I was acting, you would know it. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I also think you should reboot “The Office.”

Steve: Thanks, Okay. You know what, it would be like if someone wanted you to reboot “Kenan and Kel.” Right? [Cut to Kenan thinking]

Kenan: That would be an honor. [Cheers and applause]

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Fine. No, I get that. Just I don’t think it would be as good this time around. But thank you for that. Next question.

Ellie: [Cut to Ellie talking from the audience] Yes, hi Steve.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Oh, Hi! Ellie Kemper. [Cut to Ellie] Wow, Hi!

Ellie: Hi. People would really love to see an “Office” reboot. Yes. Especially me. I need that money. Let’s get that money, Steve!

Steve: [Cut to Steve] I’m sorry, Ellie, I just don’t think it’s a good idea.

Ellie: [Cut to Ellie] You’re a jerk. [Ellie sits down]

Steve: Okay.

Ed: [Cut to Ed in the audience] Hey, Steve.

Steve: Hey, Ed Helms. Hi. Wow! Ed Helms.

Ed: It’s so great to see you.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] It’s great to see you too.

Ed: [Cut to Ed] Yes, so, I just don’t think you understand just how much money we’re talking about. Like, you wouldn’t have to do all of those sad movies anymore.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] I don’t do those movies for money, I like doing them.

Woman from the audience: [Cut to the woman from the audience] Yeah, but you could all make some serious money.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Okay. You’re an audience member; this isn’t about you. And Ed, why don’t we just have a party instead? We can all catch up, get together. NO cameras, just friends?

Ed: [Cut to Ed] Oh we already do that. We just don’t invite you.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Okay. Wow, all right. Thanks, man.

Jenna: Steve. [Cut to Jenna in the audience]

Steve: Jenna!

Jenna: Steve, do you remember the last words that Pam secretly whispered to Michael as she left for Denver?

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Not really.

Jenna: [Cut to Jenna] Okay. She said, “Steve, don’t be a dick, do the Reboot.”

Steve: [Cut to Steve] I don’t remember that at all.

Jenna: [Cut to Jenna] Well I do. Don’t you want to see what Pam and Jeff are up to these days?

Steve: [Cut to Steve] It’s Pam and Jim.

Jenna: [Cut to Jenna] Who cares? Why are you getting hung up on the details? Let’s just do the damn thing.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] No, Jenna, please I just don’t want—

Nancy: Honey, [Steve is searching for the speaker] [Cut to Nancy] honey.

Steve: Oh, it’s my wife, Nancy, and my kids. [Cut to Steve] Hi, guy! [Cut to Annie and Johnny and Nancy] Annie and Johnny and Nancy, say hi.

Nancy: Hi. We think you should probably do the show.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Honey, I just don’t want to spend that much time away from you guys.

Nancy: [Cut to Annie and Johnny and Nancy] Well, we don’t really need you to hand around anymore, right, kids? We’re good.

Steve: Are you serious? [Cut to Steve]

Nancy: [Cut to Annie and Johnny and Nancy] Yeah, we’re fine. No problem. Hey, you guys want to go? Let’s go.

Steve: [Cut to Steve] Where are you– Are you not even going to watch the show?

Nancy: No, see you later.

Steve: Okay, all right. Well, thanks. Feels like everybody wants this to happen. Do you guys want to see an “Office” Reboot? Is that what’s–

[Crowd cheering “Yes”]

Come on up on stage. [SNL members coming up on the stage] All right. No, no, not you. You’re not a part of this. All right, I’m proud to announce officially that we have a great show Tonight! Ella Mai is here. Stick around, and we’ll be right back!

Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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