Craig Robinson plays the character of Darryl on The Office, and Nick Offerman plays Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation. The shows air back to back (usually) on NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup. The two also have something else in common: both are fans of Chicago sports teams, with Offerman supporting the Cubs and Robinson pledging allegiance to the White Sox.
The two go back and forth during the commercial, with the baseball (and city) related jabs at each other ringing true to many fans, regardless of your fandom.
My favorite line during the commercial was Offerman referring to US Cellular Field as “mobile phone park”, as the stadium gained the rather generic sounding name before the 2003 season as a replacement for the hallowed name of Comiskey Park, which was rebuilt in time for the 1991 season.
This ad is a definite improvement over the series of Alec Baldwin-John Krasinski ads that flooded airwaves last year, which gave off more of an upper class, elite vibe with the Yankees and Red Sox as the featured teams.
[h/t: Huffington Post]