Look who’s applying for the job of regional manager at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. in Scranton: Warren Buffett!
The billionaire investor will turn up in a cameo role on the season finale of “The Office” as one of the applicants for the now-vacant managerial post, Variety reports. The hourlong finale airs May 19 on NBC.
Buffett, 80 – the savvy Nebraskan known in the world of high finance as the “Oracle of Omaha” – will join a parade of guest stars already known to be lining up for the manager’s job. The position’s been open since last week’s episode, in which newly installed manager Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell) became disabled in an accident while dunking a basketball.
Vickers was the replacement for Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, who left the show a week earlier after seven seasons as the series’ star.
So far, it’s been reported that Jim Carrey, Ricky Gervais (who created “The Office”), Will Arnett, Ray Romano and James Spader will be among those applying to be the Scranton-based boss, with at least two of them – Spader and Arnett – considered to be candidates to replace Carell next season.
It turns out Buffett is an “Office” fan. The Variety story says he actually paid for members of the “Office” cast – including Carell – to perform an “Office”-type sketch live on stage last month at the annual shareholders meeting for his company, Berkshire Hathaway.
Now you can add a new one to the list of things that great wealth allows one to do – hiring entire casts from prime-time TV shows to perform for you!