How do you know the Los Angeles Kings are having a successful postseason? Because the celebrity bandwagon is growing at the exponential rate of … well, celebrity rehab.
Rainn Wilson plays Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office" and was recently a vigilante superhero in "Super." He had never been to a hockey game before. He wanted to see the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Phoenix Coyotes.
So he made a formal Twitter request of the Kings for tickets; and their cheeky, sensational social media team responded:
If you're not familiar with the reference, Dwight Schrute's "Office" tormentor Jim encased Dwight's stapler in a Jell-O mold in the pilot episode, a gag carried over from the original U.K. series. It turns out the Kings weren't just havin' a laugh; as you can see in the images above, the tickets were delivered in a Jell-O mold, courtesy of Kings executive and former star Luc Robitaille. (A sight nearly overshadowed by the young man's "Adventure Time" T-shirt. Well done.)
Wilson's time at the game was well-spent, as he live-tweeted his observations on hockey like the stranger in a strange land that he was. Our three favorites:
• "We have 15 shots on goal to their 7. Their goalie is really good. We should drug him with a poison dart."
• "Kings fans really really really hate The Coyotes, who, while annoying, seem like relatively nice Canadian/Arizonan-chaps."
• "Shimmering post-Zamboni ice, Sparkles like a unicorns nose. (poem)"
Alas, the Kings were defeated by the Coyotes, ensuring that this was Wilson's only hockey game, as was decreed by celebrity Kings fan Alyssa Milano: "If the LA Kings lose today, you can never attend another game. If they win, you have to attend every game in the finals." Oh well … there's always the beet farm.
We'd like to see more of this character-specific ticket distribution by the Kings. Tickets in a sub-atomic wormhole for Sheldon from "Big Bang Theory." Inside a mug of mead for Peter Dinklidge of "Game of Thrones." Within a bowl of self-pity and entitlement for Lena Dunham of "Girls." And for John Slattery of "Mad Men," Christina Hendricks …
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