He's only got four episodes to do it, but Will Farrell pledges to outperform even Michael Scott as the worst boss on television.
Ferrell plays D'Angelo Vicker, an even less capable, more socially backward manager than departing Steve Carrell's character, Michael Scott.
"From that first episode that I'm in, they created, in the style of 'The Office,' this eccentric, bizarre character," Ferrell told the New York Times.
"Me and Michael Scott, we hit it off immediately. We're birds of the same feather. And then, in a very Michael Scott way, he slowly starts to resent me because everyone's just kissing up to me. Slowly, you see in my character that I'm maybe not as good as Michael Scott and am pretty much a weirdo. Everyone's looking at each other, going, 'Oh, no. We had it so good."
"When Steve introduces me to the staff, my first speech to the group is, "Let me tell you a little bit about myself,'" Ferrell told the Huffington Post. "And I basically go through a list of information that is neither helpful to them nor that interesting. It's just this bizarre list, with a cadence of, like, 'What else, what else?' 'Ummm. I've never ridden a motorcycle. I've never cared to. That's just me.' Like, O.K., how's that going to help us?"
Ferrell starts his four episode temp gig on April 14. The show has yet to reveal who will be The Office's next pointy-haired boss, but the star-packed season finale will include at least five potential permanent replacements for Carrell, including series creator and British boss Ricky Gervais, NBC's Will Arnett, Everyone Loves Raymond star Ray Romano, Boston Legal actor James Spader, and British comedian Catherine Tate.
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