08/06/2013 01:36 pm ET

'The Office' Audition Footage Shows Seth Rogen, Adam Scott Trying Out For Classic Parts (VIDEO)

Of all history's greatest "What-Ifs," casting choices on an NBC sitcom don't exactly rank up there with "What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth?"

Even still, newly released audition footage from "The Office," filmed before the show premiered in 2005, gives Dunder Mifflin devotees plenty of food for thought. For example: What if Seth Rogen were cast as Dwight? What if Adam Scott settled in Scranton instead of Pawnee?

Biggest of all: What if Steve Carrell wasn't Michael Scott?


(H/T Gawker)