Bet You Didn’t Realize TV Legend Bob Newhart Is Officiating College Football Games Now

Bob Newhart stole the show during Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Well, at least a guy who looks EXACTLY LIKE HIM.

The lead referee of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks game, Greg Burks, bears a striking resemblance to the veteran actor, whom Good Morning America recognized as Buddy the Elf’s adopted dad:

Here are more comparisons on Twitter:

Could it be Newhart’s long lost bro? Could it just be the actor not-so-secretly fulfilling a lifelong dream? Or could the TV star just be really, really bored and looking for something to do? Newhart himself seems to suggest so:

Oh, and in case you were curious, Ohio State took home the title, 42 – 20.

[Photo Credit: @cliffsaunders]

Tara Aquino is an entertainment writer based out of L.A. She likes people, places, and things.