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Chris Pratt's New Abs-olutely Killer Body: 5 Ways Parks and Recreation Could Use it in Season 6

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Chris Pratt Parks and Recreation AbsWhat’s bad for the beer industry is good for Chris Pratt‘s physique — but could it also be good for Season 6 of Parks and Recreation?

On Sunday, Pratt posted a photo on Instagram showing the muscles he’s packed on prepping for a role in Guardians of the Galaxy, which he captioned thusly: “Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me.”

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Pratt’s photo got us thinking about ways — hey now, get your mind out of the gutter! — the NBC comedy’s writers could incorporate his fine form into a killer story arc. Below are five of our suggestions. Check ‘em out, then brainstorm your own in the comments section!

1 | The “evil twin” story arc has rocked many a soap opera — but is it really such a stretch to envision Andy’s long lost brother Randy bringing madness, mischief or even murder to the city of Pawnee?

2 | Andy spends his summer participating in a season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, returning home a lot more fit — and a little more famous. (OK, maybe not the world’s funniest idea, but you know those suits at the Peacock net love themselves some intra-network synergy.)

3 | With April away at vet school, Andy spends more and more time at the gym, but begins to attract unwanted attention from a variety of single ladies. This development brings out April’s inner banshee, and she sets out on a secret course to destroy every woman with designs on her hubby.

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4 | Andy’s alter-ego, Bert Macklin, goes undercover to expose an illegal steroid ring at a local senior citizen’s facility.

5 | Inspired by April’s enjoyment of an on-demand viewing of Magic Mike, Andy sets out on a misguided (and short-lived) course to become an exotic dancer — and help her pay for school in the process.



Comments (29)

  • I mean, he looked this good last big hiatus when he filmed ZERO DARK THIRTY and the hiatus before that when he filmed MONEYBALL; my guess is that he’ll get schlubby again for season six, although not to the 300-pound point he got during season five so he could look really big for STARBUCK.

    Comment by steve o (@ravenwing263) – July 8, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the schlubby Andy Dwyer…yummo! No matter his size, Chris Pratt is comedy gold!

    Comment by Aprilcot – July 8, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 3 4 and 5 would be super funny and awesome. It would be great if they did write his new body shape into the show for his character like 3-4-5 talk about. Lol when i see his body i wonder what its like for Anna Farris lol, he goes from normal to HUGE to ripped/cut to Huge to Normal … lol.

    Comment by M3rc Nate – July 8, 2013 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I almost think it would be just as funny if Andy’s suddenly super ripped and no one — not even Andy — notices or acknowledges.

    Comment by John Bierly (@JohnBierly) – July 8, 2013 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just Donna would comment.

      Comment by Mystery – July 8, 2013 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im betting is gonna go something like with April gone Andy spends the summer with Chris and ends up getting into shape. Something simple and easy

    Comment by ggny – July 8, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • that makes total sense

      Comment by Joe – July 8, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was literally exactly what I was literally thinking. It would be a shame for P&R not to use this, although it would be funny if no one noticed, or Leslie used ripped Andy’s image for an anti obesity campaign in Pawnee to reference those ginormous soda cups again.

      Comment by Scott – July 9, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was in great shape back in everwood days too.

    Comment by Matt – July 8, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 and 3 are my faves lol. They could put him in a fat suit at the start of the season showing he’s let go, and then have him disappear to the Biggest Loser for an episode, come back and spew a “Why aren’t more people doing this?!” line similar to Family Guy’s stem cell joke :P

    Comment by Kavyn – July 8, 2013 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only 3 or 4

    Comment by Princess Adora – July 8, 2013 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • there’s no way gaining and loosing weight like that is good for your body…quite frankly it scares me a little bit

    Comment by Kate'shomesick – July 8, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • *losing

      Comment by Kate'shomesick – July 8, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He spent six months on a protein diet and worked out every day… You mean being healthy isn’t good for your body? I think you need to google healthy weight loss cos he pretty much got it down to a T.

      Comment by Sims – July 8, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • NO! That’s not what I mean! My best friend is actually a nutritionist who works with athletes. Protein diets aren’t good for your digesting-system. Anyways….what I was trying to say originally was that the up and down of losing weight and then gaining it back (that’s what he did the last few years)isn’t healthy!

        Comment by Kate'shomesick – July 9, 2013 05:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Being healthy is great but radically changing your body like that in 6 months isn’t healthy no matter who you are. It’s necessary for the role but a lot of stars have suffered ailments after bouncing back from a radical transformation like his.

        Comment by dude – July 9, 2013 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Precisely what I meant @ dude, thanks!

          Comment by Kate'shomesick – July 9, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am literally praying for #3 to come true

    Comment by Spencer – July 8, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ladies and gentleman, here he is, television’s biggest narcissist.

    Comment by Miffy – July 8, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • [Insert eye roll here].

      Comment by Leah – July 8, 2013 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He looks even better than the time he got fit for ZD30.

    Comment by Danielle's frenemy. – July 8, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With the work and dedication it takes to get in that shape, I’m pretty sure Chris Pratt doesn’t want it incorporated into Parks and Rec.

    Comment by dude – July 8, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 5 would be hilarious!

    Comment by Zakspeak – July 8, 2013 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Farris is very lucky!

    Comment by GeoDiva – July 8, 2013 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gat damn, he looks sexy. no homo.

    Comment by JB Smooove – July 9, 2013 01:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 3 or 5! 3 or 5!

    Comment by Audrey Wegman – July 30, 2013 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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