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Published: 2012/10/26

Trey Anastasio and Stephen Colbert "Collaborate" on The Office

Last night’s Trey reference

In 2010, Ed Helms namechecked Trey Anastasio on The Office when his character Andy Bernard mentioned that his old college rival recorded a milk ad with the Phish guitarist. Two years later, The Office referenced Anastasio a second time last night. This time, Helms’ old Daily Show cohort Stephen Cobert played Bernard’s above-mentioned college a capella “frenemy” Broccoli Rob. Colbert brings up his character’s recent collaboration with Anastasio, which infuriates Bernard.

Both The Office and its sister program Park and Recreation have referenced Phish in recent years. In the latter program, Parks writer—and avid Phish fan—Harris Wittels played a Phish fan who has seen the band hundreds of times—and lives with his parents.

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