When it comes to booking guest stars, the names don’t get much bigger than Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. The A-List comedians are taking the Disney Channel by storm, agreeing to guest on two Friday line up shows. They are Jessie and A.N.T. Farm. Prepare to chuckle.
On June 28, Chris Rock will appear on an episode of A.N.T. Farm titled “animal husbANTry”. Rock will play himself and will swing by as a father wanting very much to adopt a special pet for his daughter. I’m reminded of the time Rock voiced Rodney the guinea pig in the film Dr. Dolittle. How amusing would it be if a guinea pig was the pet the Rock family ended up adopting?
Following A.N.T. Farm, it will be Adam Sandler’s turn to appear as a guest on Jessie. Sandler is also playing himself and his episode is called “Punch Dumped Love,” which spoofs the title of the Sandler movie, Punch Drunk Love. As the episode unfolds, Sandler will give Luke some special relationship advice at a school dance.
The comedians weren’t chosen completely at random for these gigs, suggests EW. Chris Rock’s daughters, who are aged 9 and 12, can prepare father dearest for his A.N.T. Farm stint. Sandler also has young daughters. His are aged 7 and 5. Both actors star in the upcoming summer movie, Grown Ups 2,which will open in theaters on July 12.
A.N.T Farm, in its 3rd season, hits at 8:00 p.m. ET on June 28 and Jessie, in its 2nd, follows at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Chris Rock is no stranger to appearing as himself on television. His latest such gigs were the HBO special Kill the Messenger, Louie, Totally Biased with W. Kamau and Tosh.0. He is also one of stars of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
Sandler had two 2012 films, That’s My Boy and Hotel Transylvania. He also lent his voice to Star Wars: The Clone Wars.