The original promo aired on NBC for several days beginning last Thursday — advertising an upcoming episode of the “The Office,” in which Andy (Ed Helms) attempts to dump his girlfriend by lying about being gay. In the promo, Andy says, “I’m gay … I had to fake it. I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos.”
But this morning, viewers began to notice ANOTHER version of the same promo — in which the words “John Stamos” have been clumsily edited out.
Now — instead of Andy saying “I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos” — he says, “I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with …” and it cuts to a voice over saying, “cool guys.”
It begs the question — why is “The Office” backing off the John Stamos gay joke?
We reached out to Stamos’ people — so far, no word back. A rep for NBC had no comment.