Friday, August 20, 2010

Steve Carell.

You probably know him best from The Office, where he plays Michael Scott, regional manager at Dunder Mifflin. My husband and most of my friends enjoy this show. I don't really and I sort of held a grudge against the guy because I think the type of comedy he's involved with is crude and stupid (examples being Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin- neither of which I have seen in their entirety, admittedly... however, I can tell just by previews and stories I would dislike them). Also, I have attempted many times to sit down and enjoy an episode of The Office, only to be mocked for not having a sense of humor because I didn't laugh. Some of JD's friends, and maybe some of mine, think I am a little... I don't know...dry? I promise I do have a sense of humor. It's just a little more innocent and childish (meaning I still laugh at Laffy Taffy jokes...)

But on with my story... Steve Carell started to win me over a few years ago with his performance in Dan in Real Life, which I really enjoyed. He also recently won brownie points with me as the supervillian Gru, in Despicable Me. Then, he was on Oprah yesterday to discuss his new film Date Night with Tina Fey. After discussing the movie and their lives as comedians, Steve and Tina decided they had some questions for Oprah. Tina went first and asked some funny questions and then Steve told Oprah he had some real questions. He looked up at her like he was going to ask a deep, powerful, thinking question and then asked, with such a serious face, "Oprah, who let the dogs out?" And I laughed. And then I thought to myself, "Maybe Steve Carell is funny after all."

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