'Office' Exclusive: Jack Black invades Dunder Mifflin

Jackblack_lThe 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, but a just-released NBC press release says this of his role: “Some of the office workers try to secretly watch a bootlegged Hollywood
movie during the workday. The movie stars Jack Black and other notable
Hollywood actors.” (I initially reported that he would not be playing himself in the episode. Sorry about that. My Office mole has since been reprimanded.)

As previously scooped 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).

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  • Kyle

    That is really exciting. Awesome.

  • silver

    Nice! Can’t wait for this ep. Will be great to see The Office getting such huge exposure.

  • Allison

    He’s part of the Shrute clan!! Maybe he’s Mos’s brother!

  • Jamn

    I’m not sure if Jack Black really fits in the Office universe & milieu all that well, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of a doubt.

  • Tom Ragu

    Maybe he’s the blue jean bandit!?!

  • Mike

    I’ll be shocked if he’s actually funny…

  • Matt

    They decide to go with a name. Okay. But…Jack Black?! Ugh.

  • krisa

    may be he’ll be that always heard, never seen friend of michael’s – the “that’s what she said” guy

  • Sailor

    Maybe Jan’s baby daddy?!

  • genifur

    I can’t wait to see how they work this out!

  • Greg

    Can anyone remember the last time Jack Black was funny?

  • HellsBells

    I say he should get hired on in the warehouse, have kooky adventures, then get his butt canned.

  • Mikey M

    An hour long episode? Those are usually the most unfunny. Jack Black is not my cup of tea but the football crowd will probably love him.

  • Marie

    This could potentially be the greatest episode. I chuckled a tiny bit thinking of Jack Black in an episode….then I laughed out loud when it said it was a roast!! I can not bleeping wait!!!!

  • John

    The “that’s what she said” friend is Todd Packer, already played by David Koechner (who we haven’t seen in a while, hmmm).
    Anyway, seeing as how Office has such a specific style and that Black is a pretty solid actor, I’m not worried about him fitting in (look how well Amy Adams did in her appearances).

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