Parks and Rec Lands Vice President Joe Biden

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.

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31 Comments
  1. Emily says:

    the is the best thing ever, leslie’s obsession with joe biden is just hilarious!

  2. Sm says:

    SMH I don’t watch this show but its not acceptable what’s next Obama guest star in Homeland?

    • Sam says:

      Oh my god. That would be amazing.

    • ohlala says:

      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.

      • noa says:

        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.

    • Jessica says:

      Yeah, what’s next? Richard Nixon on Laugh-In? This country’s going down the drain.

  3. clarijo says:

    ahhhh so excited.

  4. Britta Unfiltered says:

    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.

    • Mike says:

      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.

  5. Allyson says:

    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.

    • fiyero says:

      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

      • bethany says:

        Boom! Love it. Well played fiyero!

      • Allyson says:

        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.

    • noa says:

      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.

    • GoGiants says:

      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!

    • Jessica says:

      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.

    • Sean C. says:

      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.

    • elf says:

      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.

  6. ha got some bitter Romney supporters on here. The VP has like one job, don’t die.

  7. ohlala says:

    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 : )

  8. lilys87 says:

    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.

    • ohlala says:

      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.

  9. vane says:

    Omg woot woot so excited to watch this!!!! And ugh always at least one debbi downer!

  10. dlonyc4 says:

    I think my life just explode. 2 of my favorite people in the world in one place?? SQUEEEE!!!

  11. Mike says:

    Leslie is that you??

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