Steve Carell allegedly scrapped a controversial joke from a popular episode of The Office, a former producer of the show has claimed.
Keep scrolling to find out what the joke was and why it was considered to be so controversial...
Out of all the sitcoms, The Office reigns supreme.Originally airing in 2005, the comedy was an instant hit and, over the years, it has grown to become one of the most popular shows of all time.
Some of you may not realize, but The Office is actually a remake.Our version of the show is based loosely on the 2001 British BBC series of the same name, which was written by comedian and actor, Ricky Gervais.
The British version of the show was an instant hit over in the U.K...So, working with NBC, Gervais decided to make an American adaptation.
And thus, The Office we all know and love was born.The pilot episode of our version of the mockumentary was based heavily around the script of the British pilot but, as the seasons went on and the show grew in popularity, the American adaptation became steadily more unique.
While David Brent was reknown for his petty, attention-seeking, and somewhat mean-spirited demeanor...Michael Scott was more like a big child and, though he could be just as awkward and petty as the original boss, was notably loveable in a way that Brent could never achieve.
The show ran for 9 seasons...Before finally coming to an emotional end in 2013.
Over the years, The Office gained a faithful cult following...
And, with it being available to stream on Netflix, it still remains just as popular today.
The struggle is real #TheOffice https://t.co/jEtHpDU9SA— Baby Charlotte (@Baby Charlotte)1515075433.0
People absolutely love the show.
In spite of the fact that it finished over 7 years ago, fans have remained loyal. The Office-based humor has a good presence on the internet, and the show will likely continue its reign of popularity for years to come.
The Office theme song is the most uplifting piece of music ever recorded— Noah (@Noah)1516073585.0
There are certain scenes from The Office that will never get old.
Like this scene of unfortunate accountant Kevin dropping a gigantic tub of chilli, which is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking.
My mom is talking about taking a pot of chili to my grandma's house and all I can think of is Kevin from The Office https://t.co/gFAydqhxx2— Rebeca with one C (@Rebeca with one C)1482369359.0
And the inside jokes from the show still strike a chord today.
Who remembers when Pam got wasted at a work event at Chili's? Jenna Fischer, the actress who portrayed the receptionist, posted this iconic tweet last year.
Should I try to go in? https://t.co/HDpPqzA0by— Jenna Fischer (@Jenna Fischer)1486420352.0