Fans of NBC’s
Parks and Recreation know that heroine and local politician Leslie Knope’s ideal man “has the brains of
George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden,” which is why Vice President Biden’s guest
appearance on the sitcom tonight is a must-see.
We’re not sure if we’re more jazzed to see the Veep’s pearly whites twinkle at us
or to see how Knope, played by the hilarious Amy Poehler, reacts to meeting her dream
Jokes about the Biden crush are plentiful on the Thursday night show. In the season
four finale, as Knope waits for the votes to be counted in the city council election,
her opponent’s campaign manager offers her Biden’s phone number if she’ll let the
local news stations call the race.
Last week’s episode featured a Knope-created unity quilt to bring fiancé Ben’s parents
together. The “metaphorical art project” had squares featuring all the things Leslie
loves most: miniature horse Li’l Sebastian, waffles, Ben, and a small picture of the
only man in the world she finds as sexy as Ben, Joe Biden, his gleaming smile sewn
against the backdrop of an American flag.
Vice President Biden filmed the brief cameo before the November 6 election and is
reported to have handled his scene like a pro. According to
Entertainment Weekly, the executive
Parks and Rec, Michael Schur, said the hardest part of organizing the guest spot wasn’t booking
Biden, but rather keeping his appearance a secret to avoid the Federal Elections Commission
considering it a campaign contribution.
Regardless, we’re excited to watch our friend Vice President Biden splash that charisma
over the prime time airwaves yet again.