This weekend I rented Tropic Thunder, and I am now completely in love with both Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. I loved them so much I even listened to the actors’ commentary which, FYI, is just as funny as the movie.
So it’s good news for all of us who enjoy anything and everything involving Jack Black. According to “sources,” Black will be guest-starring on the post-Super Bowl episode of “The Office”.
The Office’s post-Super Bowl episode just scored the equivalent of a touchdown with a two-point conversion: Jack Black has signed on to guest star in the hour-long episode, sources confirm to me exclusively.
The hitcom’s producers are keeping the specifics of Black’s stint under lock and key, so the only detail I’ve been able to uncover is that the funny man won’t be playing himself.
As previously reported by TV Week, the Feb. 1 episode, which will air immediately following NBC’s Super Bowl telecast, will revolve around the staff of Dunder Mifflin roasting Michael (Steve Carell).
People talk smack about how “The Office” isn’t any good now that Jim and Pam are together, but I enjoy the show more now than in it’s first two seasons. The writers are really fleshing out more of the characters and giving everybody more to do. Chances are good that Black will be funny as hell in this brilliant stunt-casting.
Jack Black is shown at the Kennedy Center honors brunch on 12/7/08 with Dave Grohl. Credit: WENN