It was a touching homecoming on last night’s episode of The Daily Show when former correspondent Steve Carell stopped by to promote his latest flick, the wonderful Crazy, Stupid, Love (much to Jon Stewart’s mock disappointment that Carell’s co-star Ryan Gosling couldn’t come by instead.)
Not only did it reunite Carell with his Papa Bear (“I miss you so much,” the actor/nicest-guy-on-the-face-of-the-Earth told the host) but there was something of a mini-Daily Show get-together as fellow alums Vance DeGeneres, Nancy Walls (Carell’s wife) and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders (who knew?) were also in tow. When Stewart told Carell — who likened visiting The Daily Show to “coming home” — they’ve been thinking of having a full-on Daily Show reunion to get the old gang back together, the star immediately replied, “I think that’s a great idea, I would love to.” In fact, Carell says he’d be up for doing anything, including a field piece. Check out Stewart’s intimate idea at the 4:10 mark of the full clip below, in which the two old pals also reminisce about Daily Show departure parties and Carell getting “fired” from The Office.
I don’t know about you, but this is one of the most exciting things I’ve heard in a while. Not only would it be awesome to see great alums like Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Mo Rocca — as Stewart put it, he feels like a lame 7th grade teacher, while his talented apprentices have moved on to great things — but this could very well mean a new installment of Carell and Stephen Colbert’s brilliant “Even Stevphens.” Yesssssssssss!
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