To this in the blink of an eye.
There's somethings you can't joke about. Now what those things really depends on who your audience is. It all comes down to how cool the people you're interacting with are. With some friends of mine we'll say the meanest shit to each other. You'd be shocked to learn we're actually close friends if you heard as an outsider. But we're close and know it's cool because we know we're joking.
Then I have others who can't handle it, you make one joke about their sister being a whore and now all of a sudden they want to kick your ass, like you're the bad guy. It's crazy.
I personally will say stuff about anything and everything. I made a joke about grandpa to my mom at his funeral. Yes, it has gotten me in trouble in the past but it's who I am. As Al Gore once said "a zebra does not change its spots". It's currently a battle I deal with on the blog everyday. There's stuff I want to joke about but since this doesn't pay my bills (yet) I have to be careful. Don't want to piss off the wrong person and fuck myself out of a teaching job if I have to go down that path. But for the most part I'm a big, no topic is off limits guy.
Steve Carell has made a career of making jokes, and saying things that push the envelope. But of all the things he's ever said this is where I am finally offended. Congrats agent Michael Scarn, you did it. This was really fucked up. There's things you can and cannot joke about. When you're famous for being Michael Scott and say Office coming back to TV a line has definitely been crossed. You can bring people to the mountain top and then just push them off and say "my bad". You'd piss off less people making a joke about "what do you say to a transgender Muslim immigrant?" than you will by joking about the Office returning. It's just irresponsible to play with people's emotions like that.
For all of 6 minutes, twitter thought that there would be a return of the Office and it was beautiful. Just thinking about how awesome that would be gets me emotional. The Office is my favorite show of all time it's not even close. I love the Office. The final episode made me cry. I've seen every episode probably a dozen times. I'm an Office guy. Thinking about new episodes got me so excited. I couldn't help but think about how Michael and Holly doing in Colorado? What's up with Athlead in Austin? How's Dwight and Angela's marriage? Has Andy came out yet? Is Creed alive?
So many thoughts about my favorite characters were racing through my brain then Carell drops this bomb on us.
First thought when I found out Will and Grace was returning.
Will and Grace? Do you realize how much of a let down that is? I feel like Ralphie when he found out the secret message from Little Orphan Annie was to be sure drink your Ovaltine.
A crummy commercial? That's basically what this whole twitter exchange was, a commercial for Will and Grace.
Saying The Office is coming back to actually talk about Will and Grace returning is like a girl saying she'll blow you, then as she unbuttons your pants says, actually I was just kidding! But don't worry you can rub my feet instead! Like you're supposed to get excited for bologna after you were promised filet mignon.
I can't lie. I'm hurt. I'm hurt you'd do this to the fans, Steve. There's really only one way to right this wrong. I think you and I know both what it is. Another season of Michael Scott episodes for the Office. After the rollercoaster of emotions you put us all through today I think it's the least you can do. We already know everybody else is on board.