Will ‘Celebrity Escape Room’ be a weekly show after the Red Nose Day special? Fans want Jack Black as host
Kicking off this year's Red Nose Day, a one-hour NBC special with stars like Ben Stiller, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Adam Scott was held along with Jack Black as the Game Master.
Adding a slice of drama and vigor from a real-life video game setting with a pinch of hilarious jokes, ‘Celebrity Escape Room’ brought the party game vibe and left fans amused. The four stars had to work in a group and solve a set of puzzles in a series of colorful themed rooms. From a table-sized Rubik's Cube in an '80s living room to deciphering complex riddles and a Beastie Boys song, the special had all the ingredients to make it a success.
If stumped, the stars had the chance to ask the Game Master for three clues to help them escape their complete isolation from the outside world. Each room that the players completed earned them money to be donated to Red Nose Day.
After the show, Stiller spoke about his experience and told TV Insider, "Lisa made me laugh all the time, because her reactions to what's going on are so real. Adam is a pretty sharp guy, but he's actually less intelligent than I thought. [Laughs] Not that I'm smart, but we were trying to figure out what 4 times 9 is, and I was like, "It's 36!" And he kept on disputing that!"
Clearly, fans want more now. After the hour-long episode ended, several viewers demanded that the show should be made into a weekly special. "@nbc who do I speak to in regards to making #CelebrityEscapeRoom a weekly show hosted by @jackblack where celebs compete to win for the charity of their choice? Ya’ll listening? Because that was so entertaining to watch tonight for #RedNoseDay," one posted and another wrote, "@nbc Please make #CelebrityEscapeRoom a weekly show! This was by far the highlight of my week!"
"This #celebrityescaperoom should be a weekly series. Really fun to see the actual personalities of these celebrities. @NBC," one tweet read and another said, "#CelebrityEscapeRoom should be a weekly thing tbh."
What's more, it seems Black's Game Master moves seem to have clicked with the audience as they want him to host the show forever. "Dear #JackBlack and #NBC I think this needs to be a weekly show! #CelebrityEscapeRoom," one tweet read. Another said, "Hey, @nbc, hi. I would like to watch this weekly as a series, please. #CelebrityEscapeRoom."
Wouldn't be a surprise if NBC actually takes note of these requests and turns it into a weekly affair, would it? A brain-child of Stiller, ‘Celebrity Escape Room’, The Red Nose Day Special, aired on Thursday, May 21 at 8/7c on NBC.