The Office stars sent Jenna Fischer birthday presents, and Steve Carell's gift is everything
The American version of The Office went off the air six years ago, but fans can't stop rewatching the series on Netflix. (Sorry, Roma. We'll get to you one of these days.) There are no plans for an official reunion, revival or re-whatever, but every mini-reunion has delighted the internet. For example, last December, ten cast members gathered at showrunner Greg Daniels' house for brunch. No word on if they discussed a revival, but they did recreate the classic Dunder-Mifflin Christmas photo.
Last year, another mini-reunion occurred on E!'s late night talk show Busy Tonight. Jenna Fischer, who played Pam on The Office, appeared as a guest and it happens to be her birthday next week. So, host Busy Philipps arranged for some of her old Dunder-Mifflin co-stars to send her surprise presents. The gifts reveal the camaraderie the actors shared on the set, and still have today. Unfortunately, there's not a random, crazy-ass present from Creed, but they're still pretty sweet.
Ellie Kemper, who played Erin, gave Jenna a jar of raisin crisps from Trader Joe's. During the filming of one episode, the pair ate "about four boxes of them" on set.
Angela Kinsey, who played Angela, gave Jenna a shirt with a loaf of bread on it. If you follow Jenna on Instagram, like Angela does, you know that she's become obsessed with baking bread recently.
Ed Helms, who played Andy, gave Jenna a banjo, which is really his hobby, not hers, but hey - what do you expect from Andy? Jenna said that sometimes during lunch Ed would play the banjo and Creed would play the guitar.
But the best present came from Steve Carell, who gave Jenna...himself in a giant box. A very Michael Scott thing to do, and what could be better? When Steve popped out, he genuinely surprised Jenna. Then she cracked up and gave him a hug, while wiping tears of laughter from her face.
You can watch the full video of the birthday presents, with Steve popping out of the box, below.
In a follow-up interview on the couch, Jenna said she "wasn't expecting a human being" to be inside the box, let alone Steve Carell. Busy remarked, "Steve, you were in for a while. I'm so sorry about that." To which Steve replied, "No, it was a great conversation." Jenna offered to "drive some bread over" to his house a thank you," and Steve exclaimed, "I know all about it now!"
And thus concludes the most recent Office mini-reunion. Will there ever be an official revival? Who knows? Personally, I want Threat Level Midnight 2.