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Black Keys to Guest Star on 'Workaholics'

Rockers will sport ponytails on Comedy Central sitcom

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are interviewed backstage at a concert in Universal City, California.
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May 4, 2012 8:50 AM ET

The Black Keys will guest star on a forthcoming episode of Comedy Central's Workaholics, reports Entertainment Weekly. The rock duo will play a couple of dirtbags waiting to have a case heard in a small claims court. According to Entertainment Weekly's sources, both Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will sport "oddly long ponytails" on the show. The episode is set to air sometime this summer.

The band signed on to guest star mainly because they are big fans of the show, which follows the adventures of a trio of slackers. (The title is meant to be ironic.) The show used a bit of their recent hit "Lonely Boy" in an episode last fall.

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