It all began with, “How many of y’all out there are Downton Abbey fans?” That’s what P Diddy amusingly tweeted yesterday afternoon, before unleashing a number of follow-up tweets, including “I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows- and thats why Im so excited today” and “MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!” Had he been stroking the furry wall again, or was he for real? Kind of both, as it turns out.
Below is the video for Downton Diddy, a Funny or Die joint that drops Sean Combsington, III into the cast of the PBS series. It’s been awhile since Diddy released a new album — he’s got more important things to worry about, like selling water — but he should quit the rap game for good and solely focus on acting. Between Downton Diddy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Get Him to Greek, he’s basically our generation’s Maggie Smith.