UPDATE: A rep for "The Office" confirmed to Zap2it that the man in question was sadly not Steve Carell.
Steve Carell left "The Office" after its seventh season ... or did he? The Web is buzzing with speculation that the artist-formerly-known-as-Michael Scott may have made a brief cameo in the NBC comedy's most recent episode, "Trivia."
In the episode in question, which aired on Jan. 12, Andy masterminded a plan to have the Dunder Mifflin crew crash Oscar's trivia night in Philadelphia, hoping to use their cash winnings to meet the company's paper sales quota. In the clip above, a bearded man in a flannel shirt on the "Queerenstein Bears" trivia team looks, and sounds (while growling) suspiciously like Carell.
In a July interview on "Today," Carell told Matt Lauer that while he missed his friends on "The Office," he had no plans to return for a cameo.
NBC did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post on whether it was in fact Carell, but The Washington Post says they got word it was not.
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