VIDEO: Steve Carell Pitches Unusual Idea to Revisit 'The Office' With 'Cheers' Crossover

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There have been quite a few ideas about a The Office reboot thrown around over the years, but Michael Scott actor, Steve Carell, has unique pitch for a reunion show of sorts.

Deadline reports that the actor stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and during the interview was, of course, asked about a possible re-launch of the beloved series.

In the video below, Carell first casually mentions how DeGeneres and Jennifer Aniston had recently discussed a reboot of Friends on the show, then says, “You know what I thought would be a great for The Office? Not reboot The Office, but take The Office cast and reboot Cheers. So, like I would be Sam, and Jenna would be.. you know like just take different characters.”

The 57-year-old actor then admitted it was a bad idea, but DeGeneres ran with it, suggesting the cast does other classic shows like Gilligan’s Island and Beverly Hillbillies. Carell like the idea, joking, “Sure, I could be Jethro.”

Though the Despicable Me star has stated in the past that he doesn’t think a reboot will happen, NBCU recently acquired streaming rights to the beloved NBC series, and the network’s big boss, Bonnie Hammer, says a reboot is a top priority for her.

An Office reunion or reboot might happen in the next few years, but one thing's for sure: it likely won’t happen “where everybody knows your name.”