Under the Button is part of a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Harold and Kumar Go To White House

It seems like Kal Penn is quite the ambitious actor. As if his transition from pothead to Penn professor weren't scandalous enough, we hardly expected to see him appear on House two years ago (we guess Kumar does really go to med school after all).

And after last night's House, it would seem that Dr. Lawrence Kutner is onto a bigger, better project. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, Penn explains his departure from the show in a way that only an actor-turned-professor possibly could: "I'm going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison." Wait, what?

On the one hand, we find it shocking that of all the Penn professors who could have possibly been tapped to head up an executive department, Obama chose Penn.

On the other hand, this ought to give the Legalize Marijuana people a huge boost.