With Steve Carell and Tina Fey, stars of NBC's twin comedy staples, coming together for Date Night
, it's only natural for the idea of a crossover between the two shows (plus Joel McHale's Community
, maybe) to pop up. But alas, Carell thinks Michael Smith meeting Liz Lemon would ultimate be "cheesy."
"Nope," he says, nixing the idea to MTV News
. "Usually those cross-pollination things are so cheesy."
Fey was more enthusiastic: "What if it was a thing where we went to Paris?" Which Carell continued: "When there's a snowstorm and three separate shows and they're situated in different cities - they all end up at the same ski lodge, snowed in."
There you go. "See, I love that," says Fey, whose return to Saturday Night Live
not so surprisingly included another homage to Sarah Palin. "What if Liz Lemon and Michael Scott go up against each other in a shark-jumping contest?"
The two's successful film team-up will most likely have a follow-up soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the two are "loosely" tied to do Mail-Order Groom
, a comedy about a naive single woman who can't find love and ends up with a husband from Eastern Europe, bringing him home to the States.
returns April 22 with Carell-directed "Secretary's Day." On the episode, Michael takes Erin to lunch and accidentally informs him of Andy's (Ed Helms) past relationship with Angela (Angela Kinsey). Oscar (Oscar Nunez) circulates a video he made, comparing Kevin's (Brian Baumgartner) voice to Cookie Monster's.(Image courtesy of NBC)