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Someone Taped Steve Carrell's Face Over Actual Head Of US Space Force At Museum

Someone Taped Steve Carrell's Face Over Actual Head Of US Space Force At Museum

Strolling through a museum or gallery, you'll usually be met with little placards that denote what you're meant to be looking at.

They'll either give credit to the artist or a bit of information that you can tell the lads down at the pub later on.

One eagle-eyed worker at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, noticed something a little peculiar about one of the placards.

Credit: El-Justiciero/Reddit
Credit: El-Justiciero/Reddit
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On a board showing all the leaders of the different arms of the Air Force, Hollywood actor Steve Carrell's face was pasted over the head of US Space Force.

That might be because the funny man will soon be making us laugh as General Mark R. Naird, Space Force's first Chief of Space Operations, on Netflix's upcoming series Space Force.

Someone has managed to find an official looking photo of General Naird, print it off, and tape it over the face of Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond.

The prankster didn't stop there. They also printed off a perfect-sized blurb about how Carrell's character has contributed and led the actual Space Force.

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The biography said: "Gen. Mark R. Naird assumed the duties as the first Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, on Dec. 20, 2019.

"The U.S. Space Force is responsible for providing resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the Nation and the Joint Force. It is the duty of the U.S. Space Force to protect the interests of the Unites States in space; deter aggression in, from, and to space; and conduct prompt and sustained space operations."

The hilarious prank was first discovered by an active duty officer who works at the museum, who posted it onto Reddit under the name El-Justiciero.

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Since the post went viral, museum staff have quickly corrected the error. Spokesperson Rob Bardua told the Military Times that the image was 'an attempt by museum employees at a creative and humorous prank done while the museum is updating exhibits during the time it is closed as a public health precaution'.

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The trailer for the upcoming Netflix series dropped earlier this month.

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From co-creators Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), the new 10-part series follows a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Space Force - which, of course, President Donald Trump launched IRL at the end of last year, saying at the time: "The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground."

And with Steve Carell heading up the cast alongside the likes of Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome, it looks like the stars are aligning for the show to become our new favourite comedy.

Speaking about the show's inception, Carell said: "Space Force came around in a rather atypical way. Netflix had this premise that they thought might make a funny show - the idea made everybody laugh in a meeting, an idea of a show about the origins of a fictitious Space Force.

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"I heard about the idea through my agent, and Netflix pitched the show to me, and then I pitched the show to Greg, and we all had the same reaction to it. There was no show, there was no idea aside from the title.

"Netflix asked, 'Do you want to do a show called Space Force?' And I pretty much immediately said, 'Well yeah, sure. That sounds great.'

"And then I called Greg, and I said, 'Hey, you want to do a show called Space Force?' And he said, 'Yeah, that sounds good. Let's do it.'

"And it was really based on nothing, except this name that made everybody laugh. So we were off and running."

Space Force will launch on Netflix on 29 May.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: El-Justiciero/Reddit

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.