takes steam room showers with gay men -- at least that's the joke that's been running in a recent promo for "The Office
" ... a joke that has since been awkwardly edited out.
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.