Ah, this explains everything. When Sean “Diddy” Combs announced yesterday that he was joining the cast of Downton Abbey as a series regular, he was actually promoting a new Funny or Die short that digitally adds the hip-hop mogul to existing Downton footage. (You can insert him anywhere!)
The jokes are predictable — Diddy keeps calling the show Downtown Abbey; at one point, he fights off Thomas’s advances; there’s a decent amount of swearing — but funny all the same. And you’ve got to admire the chutzpah of a guy who never misses an opportunity for product placement, even in a spoof video.
Which other period dramas could use a shot of Diddy — Boardwalk Empire? Call the Midwife? Ooo, what about Game of Thrones? You know he and Daenerys would be a power couple.
Wait, is Diddy actually joining the cast of ‘Downton Abbey’?
Season 4 of ‘Downton Abbey’ will premiere on…
How did ‘Downton Abbey’ end up getting a shout-out in ‘Iron Man 3’? It’s quite simple, really…