Friday, April 1, 2011

The Obvious Choice to Replace Steve Carell

Since Steve Carell announced he would be leaving The Office following this, the seventh season, there has been tremendous speculation as to who would replace him. Would it be someone already on the show, like Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, or Rainn Wilson? Would a past sitcom star, such as Will Arnett or Matthew Perry, take over? Others suggested the man who created the show in England, Ricky Gervais. Almost certainly, someone somewhere wrote that Rob Lowe was in discussions to join the cast. And just last week, Will Ferrell stated he was joining full time, although both Robinson and Wilson publicly doubted this.

But the one, obvious choice has never been discussed. The comedian America loves the most could easily fill the shoes of Michael Scott.

And now he's available.

He has name recognition.

He has sitcom history, with guest spots including 'Til Death, Becker, and Married...with Children.

He's been in some of America's most beloved films, including Aladdin, Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, and Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

And he has what matters most for an NBC sitcom star, a history at SNL.

It's time to bring Gilbert Gottfried to Scranton.

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