Ah, um, that referee at the college football national championship sure looked familiar — but no, it wasn’t Bob Newhart.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) January 13, 2015
During the Ohio State-Oregon matchup — officially known as the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T — Twitter started buzzing over head referee Greg Burks, who looks suspiciously like comedy’s favorite stammering phone caller, Chicago psychologist and Vermont innkeeper.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 13, 2015
The attention got back to Newhart himself, who chimed in to set the record straight — sort of.
— Bob Newhart (@BobNewhart) January 13, 2015
Newhart wasn’t the only lookalike at the game.
Michael Strahan noticed that one of the Oregon coaches looked like Coolio.
Coach looks like Coolio! pic.twitter.com/ZgeJVh664v
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) January 13, 2015
Newhart and Coolio? Now, something like that would be, uh, paradise.
Incidentally, Ohio State won, 42-20.