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:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 13, 2015
Here are more comparisons on Twitter:
— SportsonEarth (@SportsonEarth) January 13, 2015
Tonight’s referee = Bob Newhart, Will Ferrell’s dad in “Elf” (h/t most of Twitter) pic.twitter.com/98Rq8CdFgZ
— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) January 13, 2015
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]