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Jack Black to Guest Star in the Super Bowl Episode of The Office

Jack Black's Working in The Office

The post-Super Bowl episode of The Office has just landed itself one very special guest star: According to Entertainment Weekly, Jack Black is checking in for the big episode.

The only detail EW's Michael Ausiello was able to uncover was that "the funny man won't be playing himself," so you know what that means: speculation time!

Let's look at what we know: The episode revolves around a roast of Michael Scott, which Michael apparently requests himself. A few weeks back, a source told TV Week that any guest stars "would be woven into the plotline in such a way as to not interfere with the carefully constructed world of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin."

Could Jack Black be playing a Schrute? A replacement for Ryan? Someone new in corporate (just saying "Jack Black" and "corporate" makes me chuckle)? Or — this might be my favorite — Jan's baby daddy?

Update: NBC has released a description of the episode, which is called "Stress Relief." According to the official summary, "In one plot of the special post Super Bowl episode of The Office, 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."

Hmm, is that all? I mean, it seems like he's not really "guest starring" if he's just in some bootlegged Tropic Thunder footage or something . . . right?

How do you picture Black fitting into The Office's world? Sound off below!

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sandy82 sandy82 7 years
Not too thrilled to see Jessica Alba on the Office.
sorano916 sorano916 7 years
NBC.com's official press release about Alba: http://www.nbcumv.com/entertainment/release_detail.nbc/entertainment-20081216000000-jessicaalbatogues.html
sorano916 sorano916 7 years
According to Ausiello at EW.com, Jessica Alba is now also in... meh... I hope that's not true...Source: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/12/exclusive-jessi.html?xid=rss-ausiellofiles-Exclusive:%20Jessica%20Alba%20joins%20%27Office%27%20Super%20Bowl%20bash
sorano916 sorano916 7 years
According to Ausiello at EW.com, Jessica Alba is now also in... meh... I hope that's not true... Source: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/12/exclusive-jessi.html?xid=rss-ausiellofiles-Exclusive:%20Jessica%20Alba%20joins%20%27Office%27%20Super%20Bowl%20bash
krae85 krae85 7 years
what? he's not even actually there to interact with everyone, they're just watching a tape of him? eh..
wakeupandora wakeupandora 7 years
YES!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 7 years
YES!
bhustle bhustle 7 years
OMG this is going to be hysterical!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that this may be the only reason for me to tune into the show now. i've never been a huge American Office fan - i loved the original. we'll have to see though :)
emalove emalove 7 years
This is awesome!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
Jack Black cracks me up. I loved when he played that wacko doctor on Will & Grace.
kankan1 kankan1 7 years
Jack Black and Steve Carell. Yes.
Anniina Anniina 7 years
So excited!
Anniina Anniina 7 years
So excited!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
He would make a perfect addition to the Schrute family. Here's hoping it's more than the bootleg movie.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
Thanks, sorano916 — it hadn't come through my feed yet. Just updated! I still think there's gotta be more to it than that . . . or at least I hope so!
JessNess JessNess 7 years
I think he will be related to Michael somehow. If you think about we don't really know that much about Michael's family.
sorano916 sorano916 7 years
Actually, NBC.com released on how Jack will be used in the episode. "In one plot of the special post Super Bowl episode of "The Office," 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." Source: http://nbcumv.com/entertainment/release_detail.nbc/entertainment-20081215000000-multitalentedcomedy.html
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
Oh how friggin perfect, Allyace. He HAS to be related to Dwight! (or he is from Corporate)
Allyace Allyace 7 years
My bet is that he will be related to Dwight in some way. He just looks like he could be a beet farmer :-P.
sugarysweet sugarysweet 7 years
Yay!
sugarysweet sugarysweet 7 years
Yay!
caryatid caryatid 7 years
maybe michael's brother?
caryatid caryatid 7 years
maybe michael's brother?
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