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Steve Carell channels Fabio in this 1994 clip

Stephen Colbert makes an appearance too.


Audra Schroeder


Published Mar 11, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 8:08 am CDT

Before Steve Carell channeled a deranged wrestling coach in Foxcatcher or a spotlight-hungry boss in The Office, he was Fabio. 

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Splitsider has been posting a wealth of previously unseen Second City clips, and the latest addition features a shirtless Carell embodying romance novel icon and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spokeshunk Fabio during a Second City show in 1994. Carell’s Fabio is introduced like he’s some sort of freakishly handsome circus act, and if Fabio’s voice sounds familiar, it’s because it’s Stephen Colbert‘s. 

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We’re certainly OK with seeing him shirtless


H/T Splitsider | Photo via Eva Rinaldi/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2015, 8:04 pm CDT