office will ferrell vid 'The Office': Will Ferrell greets the Dunder Mifflin teamWill Ferrell‘s first appearance on “The Office” is still almost a week away, but you can get a little taste of it right now.

NBC has released a pair of clips from Ferrell’s first episode on Thursday, April 14. They feature his character, DeAngelo Vickers, meeting the Dunder Mifflin team in Scranton, where he’s arrived to help smooth the transition when Michael (Steve Carell) leaves. Also in the video below: Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) in a really bad hairpiece.

That last bit is probably not important right now (although we have to say, our eyes went right to Kevin’s rug the moment it appeared onscreen). DeAngelo, as he tells the staff in the first clip below, is allergic to peanuts and is a lover of the American Southwest. And apparently has done some online dating in the past, because his self-description sounds like it could have been lifted straight from

In the second clip, Kelly (Mindy Kaling) arranges a “meet-cute” with DeAngelo, spilling a bunch of paper on the floor and then attempting a hair-down, glasses-off maneuver. Why? Only she knows. DeAngelo certainly doesn’t seem to have a clue.

Take a look:

What do you think, based on this early evidence? Is Ferrell going to be a good fit on “The Office?”

Posted by:Rick Porter