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Scott Bakula To Guest Star On 'American Body Shop'

By Christian
August 11, 2007 - 4:43 PM

Former Enterprise star Scott Bakula will be appearing in a guest role on an upcoming episode of Comedy Central's new show American Body Shop, airing Sunday the 19th of August.

American Body Shop revolves around what Comedy Central calls the "mysterious and hysterical world of car maintenance, body work and the people who toil in it." In Bakula's episode, called "Juicy Lou's Quantum Leap," the employees of Desert Body and Custom decide to make their own television commercial to compete with their sworn rivals, Juicy Lou's Body Shop. The staff is amazed when they are able to secure a celebrity endorsement from none other than Scott Bakula, but things go awry when it turns out the man is nothing more than a drunk, womanizing, one-legged Scott Bakula impersonator.

"The episode was written with him in mind and was sent to him to see if he would be interested," a Comedy Central employee wrote on the network's official message board. "He liked the script and so he agreed to do the show. There was a lot of excitement when he signed on, and that week was one of the funnest to film for sure."

American Body Shop stars Peter Hulne as Sam, the owner of Desert Body and Custom, who has to deal with a group of unruly employees that include a technician whose solutions are often more complex than the problem, an undersexed prankster with a bad sense of timing, and a female receptionist who quite rightly is revolted by her male co-workers. Both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter saw the show as a bit of a failed opportunity, although the latter publication noted it couldn't help but "admire the sheer moxie of a comedy that so defiantly holds to the courage of its wacked convictions."

This Sunday, American Body Shop will be pre-empted, but if you want to find out more about the show before Bakula's episode airs on the 19th of August, head over to the official Comedy Central web site.

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