In a stunning bit of news, actor Kal Penn has accepted a full-time job at the White House where he will serve as a liaison between the government and arts groups. To pave way for the career transition his character on House committed suicide last night. This is good news for Penn and probably our country, but terrible news for fans of stoner comedy. What does this mean for Harold and Kumar 3? It supposedly had gotten the green light. What if Star Wars stopped after Empire Strikes Back because Mark Hamill went to work for Ronald Reagan?
I supported Obama in every way possible, but I never imagined it would be at the cost of Harold and Kumar 3. If he ran on a platform of "Vote for me and I'll crush any future sequels to Harold and Kumar" I would have voted for John McCain or a third term for George W. Bush, or the mummified remains of James Buchanan. This cannot stand. President Obama, for the sake of your country, grant Kal Penn a furlough to film the next Harold and Kumar movie.
[Editors' note: once a TV show airs, spoiler alerts are a moot point.]