So two weekends ago I was watching my DVD of Anchorman
, and then last weekend I was watching my DVD of The 40 Year Old Virgin
, and then this weekend I will probably be watching my DVD of The Ten
, because I really love Paul Rudd. (It wasn't so long ago that I last watched my DVD of Wet Hot American Summer
, either. That kind of love.) But anyway, watching Rudd interact with Steve Carell in both Anchorman
, it made me think...why hasn't someone written a role for Rudd on The Office
yet? Mindy Kaling, you played Amy, the object of Rudd's character's unrequited love in Virgin
-- why haven't you made it happen? Why have they found room for (the admittedly also awesome) David Koechner (who plays Packer on The Office
), but not for Rudd, a man I thought we all, as a culture, had agreed is one of our most beloved national treasures and
totally adorable besides? Am I the only one who can see Rudd playing, let's say, a new CFO at Corporate making Ryan's life hell? Or maybe Pam's smarmy brother who loved Roy and therefore hates Jim? Creed's long-lost son, just as weird as his dad?
This...is how fanfic gets started, isn't it.