Vice President Joe Biden To Appear On 'Parks & Recreation'
Parks & Recreation has already nabbed Senators Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer and John McCain for the season premiere. Now, producers have annouced that Vice President Joe Biden, 69, will also be making an appearance on the NBC sitcom scheduled to air on Nov.15.
As an engagement present, Ben (Adam Scott) takes Leslie (Amy Poehler) to meet the vice president. The encounter lasts less than a minute. This is a dream for Leslie who has said that her ideal man has “the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden.” The Vice President also makes the cut of Leslie’s celebrity sex list, in fact – he’s the only one on it.
The cameo was shot in July, along with the footage of the senators from the season 5 premiere, reports Entertainment Weekly. According to executive producer Michael Schur getting Biden to appear on the show was very easy, considering he watches the show with his family. Actually, keeping it under wraps proved to be more of a challenge. “The hardest part was keeping it secret for so long because there’s all these FEC rules and equal-time rules. We couldn’t air it before the election because it was the equivalent of a campaign contribution to advertise for one candidate,” Schur says.
Parks and Recreation airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM on NBC.