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John Slattery says “why not,” signs up for Ted 2

Proving that Mad Men is indeed a launching pad to greatness for any actor, cast member John Slattery has revealed his next step now that the series is ending: he signed on for a role in Ted 2.

Not content to merely continue being a critically acclaimed actor-director, Slattery has apparently decided his double-threat status was weak in the realm of interacting with CGI teddy bears. Hitfix reports that Slattery has joined the sequel to the all-time top-grossing original comedy in an unspecified role. Anonymous sources say they hope said unspecified role is “Esteemed Actor Who Quickly Departs His Role In Ridiculous Sequel.”

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True, Slattery is merely following in the footsteps of Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman, both of whom have also signed on to lend their credibility to the exercise of staring at a tennis ball in front of a green screen and saying, “Oh, Ted, you’re outrageous” with a Charles Grodin-esque look of exasperation. Ted 2 is slated for a summer 2015 release.

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