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Diddy's 'Downton Abbey' spoof

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Ah, this explains everything. When Sean “Diddy” Combs announced yesterday that he was joining the cast of Downton Abbey as a series regular, he was actually promoting a new Funny or Die short that digitally adds the hip-hop mogul to existing Downton footage. (You can insert him anywhere!)

The jokes are predictable — Diddy keeps calling the show Downtown Abbey; at one point, he fights off Thomas’s advances; there’s a decent amount of swearing — but funny all the same. And you’ve got to admire the chutzpah of a guy who never misses an opportunity for product placement, even in a spoof video.

Which other period dramas could use a shot of Diddy — Boardwalk Empire? Call the Midwife? Ooo, what about Game of Thrones? You know he and Daenerys would be a power couple.

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