Vice President Joe Biden: “Parks and Recreation” Bound!
He just finished up a winning re-election campaign with President Barack Obama and now Vice President Amy Poehler is headed to “Parks and Recreation.”
The Second-in-Command will appear on the November 15th episode of the hit NBC sitcom, though he filmed the cameo back in July.
And given that there was still uncertainty as to whether the Obama/Biden ticket would be a winner when the show was shot, Biden’s guest starring spot ran the chance of being ironic rather than victorious.
Executive producer Michael Schur told press that Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope has always had a serious obsession with the Veep, so this will be a very special moment on the show.
“[Leslie] has a lot of female heroes that cross party lines. She has a lot of social figures that she considers heroes, but the funniest hero is Joe Biden. There’s an episode last season where she says, ‘Joe Biden is on my celebrity sex list — well, he is my celebrity sex list.’”
And Biden had a blast- “He was clearly a big fan of Amy. It was the day the Emmy nominations came out and when he walked through the door he congratulated her on her Emmy nomination… He said some very nice things about the show and talked about how the pro-public service message was meaningful.”