He says the docu-comedy based on a British series set in a mundane paper office could happen anywhere in the world, and hes pushing for a Kuala Lumpur spin-off because he says, That just seems the most logical.
Meanwhile, he thinks he has the perfect idea to boost the American versions ratings.
In his words, Im pitching this, but I dont think theyll do it. Its a wet T-shirt contest during Sweeps Week.
Carell knows he has come a long way from his bit role in 1991s Curly Sue, saying, I actually get to speak dialogue, and Jim Belushi is not in [The Office].
In fact, Carell is the first one to tell you how successful hes become in just the past few weeks. Now he jokingly shouts, Im IBM, baby!
The Office has its season premiere on Tuesday (Sept. 20).
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