Let's just go ahead and give the Prank Crown to #SteveCarell for this beautifully cruel trolling. Fans of the beloved NBC hit, #WillandGrace were treated to the spectacular news of the series returning for a special 10-episode run during the 2017–18 season. Steve Carell decided to have some fun with this announcement by pranking his almost 5 million followers with news of a potential revival of an equally beloved NBC series.
See the 'Will & Grace' announcement below:
The Tweet Heard 'Round The World
Following the news of Will & Grace returning, Carell tweeted out that #TheOffice was set to return to NBC, which caused pandemonium in the Twittersphere.
There was no link to any announcement video or confirmation from the network, so we were left with simply believing in the man who flawlessly portrayed Michael Scott for nine seasons. Fans responded with cyber jumps in the air for joy and various gifs attempting to convey their excitement:
Exactly Six Minutes Later...
Carell decided to "correct" himself regarding the above tweet by stating he made a typo and meant to write "Will and Grace" instead. As we know, many people mistake the words "The Office" for "Will and Grace," so it's totally OK.
Fans understandably were left heartbroken by this mistake that was clearly a mistake...
... and they attempted to illustrate their distress with 140 characters or less:
B.J. Novak, Who Portrayed Ryan Howard, Chimed In With A Great Jest
And Finally, DiGiorno Pizza Manages To Sum Up How We All Felt At This Moment
I guess we'll always have #Netflix. This isn't the first hard thing we've had to tackle this year and it certainly isn't the last.
What would you do if The Office actually came back on the air?