No, we’re not sure the discount double-check will be included, nor are we sure football will even be mentioned, but we do know that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will make a cameo appearance on “The Office” tonight.
As the highly-popular television show moves in on its final episode, Rodgers, who has also been mentioned from time to time as a possible guest host on Saturday Night Live, will take a stab at sitcom television. Just last month, Rodgers’ teammate and the fellow who also just signed a multi-year, mega-contract extension with the Packers – Clay Matthews – played himself on a episode of “The Mindy Project” on FOX. And we all remember how Donald Driver captured us all last year with his championship on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Tonight’s episode will feature Rodgers as a judge in an a cappella competition … and yes, we’ve included the snippet that’s been leaked and is being circulated around the Internet this morning (see below).
Here’s the description of the program from the NBC site:
JIM HOLDS TRYOUTS FOR THE ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT TO THE REGIONAL MANAGER— As the office readies for the premiere of the documentary that night, Jim (John Krasinski) convinces Dwight (Rainn Wilson), who is planning to propose to Esther (Nora Kirkpatrick), that he needs an Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager, and holds tryouts to find the best candidate. Angela (Angela Kinsey) brings her baby to work after her daycare turns her away. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) attends auditions for “The Next Great A Cappella Sensation.” Guest stars: Aaron Rogers, Clay Aiken, Mark McGrath, Santigold, Jessica St. Clair. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Catherine Tate, Clark Duke and Jake Lacy also star.
It’s somewhat surprising that Rodgers hasn’t done more work in front of the camera, given his looks and his popularity. He did some analysis with NBC when the network covered Super Bowl XLVI, and appeared (with Brett Favre) as a presenter at the NFL Awards program on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII in February, but this is his first dive into a network television program (of which we’re aware).
So, get the popcorn and soda ready, settle in tonight at 8 p.m. CDT and turn to your local NBC affiliate for Rodgers’ appearance.
Let’s hope it’s not his only 15 minutes of fame.
And BTW, you can come back here shortly after the program airs for our review …