Sure Joe Biden is the Vice President re-elect and all, but the really exciting news is that he will guest star on Parks & Recreation next week!
NBC announced the VP will appear as himself on the Nov 15th episode. As fans of the show may know, Biden has been often mentioned as Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) celebrity crush, and her idea of a perfect man is someone with “the brains of George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden.” Isn’t that everybody’s idea of the perfect man?
In the scene, Ben (Adam Scott) arranges a meeting between Leslie and Biden as part of an engagement present. Entertainment Weekly reports the spot was filmed around the nation’s capitol, back in July. The cameo was kept top secret due to concerns that Paul Ryan might make a similar move if the news leaked before the election, according to The New York Times.
Other political notables who have made appearances on the show include Senators John McCain, Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe, all of whom were on the season five premiere episode.
Since President Obama has openly admitted to being a fan of the show, we’re sure he’ll get a kick out of watching Joe on the screen, who reportedly ad-libbed during part of the scene.
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