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Leslie Knope to meet Joe Biden next week

Vice President to make Poehler-izing cameo for 'Parks and Recreation'

By Corey Levitan Nov 8, 2012 11:24AM

Pawnee City Councilwoman Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) will get to meet one-half of her ideal man on the Nov. 15 episode of "Parks and Recreation." (Knopes once mentioned that he should have "the brains of George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden.") Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) will take his fiancée to the White House to meet the Vice President as a surprise engagement present.

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According to TV Guide, the segment was filmed in July but had to be kept secret until after the election. (Due to equal-time rules, if news of it was leaked, producers would have had to offer a similar cameo to Republican Vice-Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan.)

In a statement, Biden said his family loves the NBC sitcom, while the show's executive producer called the veep "amazing" and noted that "improvised a couple of things that we ended up using."


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According to Slate, a slightly different version of the scene was filmed in case Mitt Romney won Tuesday's presidential election.

"Parks and Recreation" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Nov 9, 2012 8:49AM
What a disappointment!  I thought he was on 'Southpark.'!
Nov 8, 2012 5:13PM
Come on people, give old crazy Joe a break! He is just trying to follow in the footsteps of Obama by becoming the darling of Hollywood and sucking up to all those lefty celebs. Besides, he certainly doesn't have anything else to do, kind of like what he has done the last four years.
Nov 8, 2012 4:02PM
Way to Go Joe!!! Have a little fun and enjoy life to the fullest!  Haters will hate! Love conquers all!
Nov 8, 2012 3:12PM

I assume he's playing a fool or a clown.   He'll fit right in. 


Nov 8, 2012 3:06PM
Equal time rules?  Or else they'd have to offer a similar cameo to Republican VP hopeful Paul Ryan?  Gosh gee, imagine being fair.  After Crazy Uncle Joe's performance during the VP debate I've seen enough.  Maybe if he and the POTUS spent more time governing instead of touring the talk shows... It'll be a fine day when both sides, democrats and republicans, are offered the same treatment instead of what was demonstrated with this election.  Proud to be a Republican.
Nov 8, 2012 2:42PM
Shouldn't this yahoo being doing something for the country?  We just put his butt back in office after he was missing the last four years and now he is working at an acting career?

Nov 8, 2012 2:35PM
Guess Joe was making sure he would have a gig if the election went the wrong way.  lol.
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