(CNN) – Two days after winning re-election as Governor of New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie appeared briefly on the new NBC sitcom, "The Michael J. Fox Show."
Christie played himself and made light of the speculation surrounding his potential presidential bid in the act, which the governor said was taped a few months ago.
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In the episode, a flustered Fox, who plays an on-air journalist at a local news station in New York, is dealing with his needy sister at home while also preparing for his major interview with the popular New Jersey governor, a big step up from Fox's previous interview with a "talking" cat named Dr. Jeffrey Scratchy Bottom.
But the night before the interview, Fox finds himself woken up at 2 a.m. when his drunken wife and sister stumble home–just before the pizza they ordered arrives at the door.
Fox's assistant warns him when he walks in the next morning–five minutes before the interview–that he looked like he "slept in a ditch."
"I didn't get much sleep last night," he replied. "My sister kissed my wife, and I threw up crazy bread all over the couch."
Christie then steps on set to shake hands with Fox and thank him for having him on the show.
"My pleasure," Fox says. "You're crushing my hand."
The two start the interview and as Christie gets ready to "make an announcement" about a lot of recent "speculation," he notices Fox has fallen asleep.
Christie pauses while Fox is prodded awake by his assistant.
"We'll get to that question later," he says, trying to collect himself and clearly not having heard what Christie just said.
Christie's appearance on the sitcom was just his latest jaunt in the entertainment world. He has appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Saturday Night Live," as well as CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in the last year.
The national appearances further gin up suspicions that Christie may run for president.