Randall Park has his own esteemed career as an actor, but one of his most infamous roles is a small guest appearance in The Office where he plays ‘Asian Jim’. Here’s the gag:
Essentially Park plays an actor who pretends to be Jim (John Krasinski) and tries to gaslight Dwight that Jim’s been Asian the whole time. It’s one of the more famous gags from the office, and now they’re bringing it back to promote Krasinki’s upcoming movie IF starring Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carell. Watch this:
Admittedly, it does do more things than the original Asian Jim gag, but it’s pretty much just Park acting like he’s been Krasinski this whole time.
You have to hand it to Reynolds. For some reason, he’s always found the most creative ways to advertise his products; and it seems that his PR team knows exactly how the internet thinks and is probably banking on them recognizing the memes that they use.
Here’s the official description for IF:
From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.
Watch out for IF when it hits theaters this May