Jim Parsons apparently couldn’t be happier about hopping down the bunny trail with John Oliver.
“The Big Bang Theory” star Parsons, who reads the audio version of Oliver’s new children’s book, “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” took to Instagram on Monday to gush about the project, saying he was “honored beyond belief” to be involved with it.
Parsons, in particular, touted the book’s “story about tolerance and advocacy.”
“Am honored beyond belief to be a part of the audio book version of ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,’ a children’s book with a story about tolerance and advocacy, dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different,” Parsons wrote. “All proceeds from book sales will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. Thank you to @lastweektonight for including me in this.”
Parsons isn’t the only one to enthuse about the book by “Last Week Tonight” host Oliver, released Sunday in reaction to a book by Vice President Mike Pence’s family about their pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo. While the Pence family offering was published Monday, Oliver got the jump on them, releasing his own version, which envisions a gay Marlon Bundo, on Sunday.
On Monday, Oliver’s tome was No. 1 in audiobooks on Amazon, and it boasts a five-star rating. Its Kindle version topped all of Political Fiction and the hardcover was just straight-up No. 1 in Books.
The Pence family’s version, “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President,” scored the No. 1 spot in “Children’s Rabbit Books” with its hardcover edition, so at least it has that going for it.
The performance disparity performance between the two books isn’t the only thing that could be irking Pence about Oliver’s offering. The vice president’s relationship with the LGBTQ community could best be described as chilly.
Read Parsons’ full message below.
Am honored beyond belief to be a part of the audio book version of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a children’s book with a story about tolerance and advocacy, dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. Thank you to @lastweektonight for including me in this. Link in bio. ????????????#adayinthelifeofmarlonbundo #betterbundobook @trevorproject @aidsunited @jessetyler @rupaulofficial @jalithgow #elliekemper #jeffgarlin #jackmcbrayer @chroniclebooks