Matthew Perry in 'Lost' finale? Internet abuzz

Matthewperry Could this Island *BE* any weirder?

Uh, yeah, if Chandler Bing showed up on it... sure.

Woke up on this morning-after-"Lost" to one more mysterious surprise.

Remember a couple weeks back when Matthew Perry (of "Friends" fame, in case you've forgotten) announced his burning desire to return to TV as a character on "Lost"?

Well, apparently, Hollywood website IMDb.com -- a site many industry types use as a resource fairly often -- has decided to grant Matthew's wish, giving him a role in "Lost"'s two-part season finale.

Credited as "George Hobbes" in "The Incident" parts 1 and 2, if the casting is correct, Chandler Bing and Jacob just might be one in the same. As Zap2it's resident "Lost" guru Ryan McGee points out, Hobbes is the last name of a philosopher who wrote "Leviathan," the start of social contract theory which, according to Wikipedia, is "occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war."

Sound like a prototype for Jacob to you? A central figure maintaining the balance between the dark and light sides at war on the Island?

Uh, no. I mean, come on, there's no possible way. Even setting our ridiculous Jacob theory aside, the notion of Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse letting Monica Geller's husband board Ajira Air is a joke, right?

Just to make sure, I checked with ABC and the network totally denies that there's any truth to this rumor. Perry's personal publicity team also tells me the info is false.

So, yeah, what do you think? A week-late April Fool's joke? Simply a ploy to get IMDb extra traffic today?

If so, well played.



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