We all know that Jack Black has nothing but love for the Nickelodeon network. The man’s hosted their Kid’s Choice Awards twice (in 2006 and 2008) and has no problem dabbling in a little slime from time to time but who knew he had a thing for the show, “iCarly“? The series that stars Despicable Me’s Miranda Cosgrove, has somehow landed the actor for a guest spot this season. Who will he play and most importantly what will he do? Let’s find out…
According to EW, Black will appear in one episode as the arch rival of Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor) and in true “iCarly” fashion they’re not rivals in the real world they’re rivals in video games. Black will play Spencer’s gamer competition Aspartamay and the duo will go head to head at the show’s version of Comic-Con, Webicon! The episode is scheduled to film this week and will air sometime later this season.
Black has a goofy, child-like persona that can mesh well with the “iCarly” world. It sounds like he’ll be playing a slightly less mature version of his character in Gulliver’s Travels. The whole idea of him being engulfed with video games, action figures, and all that isn’t that much of a stretch. Since, “iCarly” isn’t exactly our demographic how many of you who watch the show think that Black is the right guy to go against Spencer?
What do you think of Black’s casting? Do you think he’ll fit in with the show?