Parks and Rec Lands Vice President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden Parks and RecreationTuesday night’s election results must’ve been such a relief for Vice President Joe Biden; finally he could tell the world about his upcoming Parks and Recreation cameo!

President Obama’s second-in-command shot a brief scene when the NBC comedy filmed in Washington, D.C. this summer, EW.com and The New York Times report.

Because the veep’s appearance on the show could’ve been considered a campaign contribution that would’ve violated Federal Election Commission regulations, all parties were sworn to secrecy, and the comedy held the scene until after the election.

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But what if Obama and Biden hadn’t retained their offices? Executive producer Mike Schur says the scene is all about Leslie meeting her hero and would’ve worked regardless of how the ballot count came out, though the show did have a small add-on ready in case Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were victorious.

Leslie will meet the object of her crushy affection when fiancé Ben takes her to the White House in the Nov. 15 episode. As Pawnee faithful know, it’s not the first time Ben’s gig as a Congressional campaign manager netted her some face time with the political elite: Earlier in the season, she rubbed elbows with U.S. Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer.

The interaction takes place near the beginning of the episode and doesn’t even last a minute, but we’re sure it’ll be burned into Ms. Knope’s memory for the rest of her life.



Comments (31)

  • Reblogged this on Love. Laugh. Always..

    Comment by Kelsey Tape – November 7, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Love. Laugh. Always..

    Comment by Kelsey Tape – November 7, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the is the best thing ever, leslie’s obsession with joe biden is just hilarious!

    Comment by Emily – November 7, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe she could explain to him the jobs is a four letter word and not three as he as stated.

      Comment by John – November 7, 2012 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SMH I don’t watch this show but its not acceptable what’s next Obama guest star in Homeland?

    Comment by Sm – November 7, 2012 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh my god. That would be amazing.

      Comment by Sam – November 7, 2012 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • don’t shake ur head! this show represents people getting involved and being passionate about local government, and it’s commendable that the VP can take a couple hours out of his schedule to shoot a scene that promotes the values this show promotes like civic duty. shame on you for being so judgmental. and yes, this is me judging.

      Comment by ohlala – November 8, 2012 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • SO TRUE. Parks is a great show for him to be a part of. and THEY WERE IN DC! you’d think those couple of hours Biden gave the show mean a danger to national security or something.

        Comment by noa – November 8, 2012 02:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, what’s next? Richard Nixon on Laugh-In? This country’s going down the drain.

      Comment by Jessica – November 8, 2012 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I bet you supported President Reagan WHO WAS AN ACTOR.

        The rightwing is so very silly.

        Comment by GoGiants – November 12, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ahhhh so excited.

    Comment by clarijo – November 7, 2012 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Parks and Rec passionately, but I feel like Biden should have more important things to do than make appearances on sitcoms. It’s not very…I’m not sure of a good word to use here. Dignified, maybe? It will make it harder for people to take the current administration seriously if they are doing stuff like this. They need to save the TV show cameos for when they are retired from office.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 7, 2012 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You people do know that the VP is not much more than a consultant job, their only real power is if there is a tie and the senate or if the president dies, so mostly they just consult the president. Now Obama I would have an issue with, Biden not so much.

      Comment by Mike – November 7, 2012 10:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not apporiate for a current Vice-President to be guest starring on a tv show. How are we sopossed to take this administration seriously? Well, Biden is known for saying stupid things so it doesn’t surprise me. Well he won’t have a chance at the Presidency in 2016 that is for sure.

    Comment by Allyson – November 7, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right. Someone who had starred on a television show would NEVER have had a shot to become President, let alone be re-elected and be considered one of the best Presidents this country has ever had. Oh wait…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan

      Comment by fiyero – November 7, 2012 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Boom! Love it. Well played fiyero!

        Comment by bethany – November 8, 2012 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are right about Reagon as being one of the best. I just think it is odd how a CURRENT VP would have the time to guest star on a televison show especially during an election year. I don’t know when they film episodes, but it seems odd.

        Comment by Allyson – November 8, 2012 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Reagan was “one of the best” if the criteria is “puppet president” or “most corrupt.”

          Comment by GoGiants – November 12, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh come on… it probably took about 30 minutes to shoot. it’s not like he went to LA for a 3 episodes guest arc.

      Comment by noa – November 8, 2012 02:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How are we supposed to take those who criticize this administration seriously, if this is your big whine?

      If you want to see politicians saying stupid things, look to the right. Any party that took Palin seriously has no leg to stand on in that argument!

      Comment by GoGiants – November 8, 2012 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh please, no one said boo when the Senators made an appearance (two conservatives, one democrat) and when it comes to the country they have much more work and input than a position like VP.

      Part of running a country is public relations: I can think of no better show for a politician to guest star on right now than the civic-minded Parks and Rec.

      Comment by Jessica – November 8, 2012 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I fail to see how the VP having some fun by making a brief cameo on a TV show has any consequence at all on his government. Americans need to lighten up; the last three Canadian prime ministers have all made repeated appearances on various Canadian comedies.

      Comment by Sean C. – November 8, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Funny, I’d think that people on the right would be happy since it meant Biden had to take time out of campaigning for Obama to film his spot.

      Comment by elf – November 8, 2012 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ha got some bitter Romney supporters on here. The VP has like one job, don’t die.

    Comment by A.J. (@ctownlegend88) – November 8, 2012 12:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SERIOUSLY bitter romney supporters. so glad we won and they lost and can all rot in their misery. meanwhile i’m gonna open the cheetos : )

    Comment by ohlala – November 8, 2012 01:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a French who has no political interest here, I find Biden’s involvement pretty cool, and I know Leslie agrees. It probably didn’t take him that long and it’s Parks and Rec, not the vampire diaries :)
    We don’t have any good shows in France so it’s hard to compare, but i’m really not chocked at all by this.

    Comment by lilys87 – November 8, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • as an american in france, i agree – the TV here is absolute garbage compared to the states. i don’t get it, because they nailed cinema.

      Comment by ohlala – November 9, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg woot woot so excited to watch this!!!! And ugh always at least one debbi downer!

    Comment by vane – November 8, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think my life just explode. 2 of my favorite people in the world in one place?? SQUEEEE!!!

    Comment by dlonyc4 – November 8, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • exploded. (I’m very, very excited. :p)

      Comment by dlonyc4 – November 8, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leslie is that you??

    Comment by Mike – November 8, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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