Paul Rudd will face off against Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation

By | January 10, 2012 at 11:35 am | One comment | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Now that the 2012 presidential primaries have kicked off, I find myself wishing that we might someday have a candidate who’s earnest, charismatic, committed, compassionate and honest. Kind of like, oh, I don’t know, Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. You won’t find anyone in real life who cares so much about her constituency and her office. If only we could all live in Pawnee, Indiana – we might have Leslie representing us on the city council, the political office that she’s seeking in this season of the NBC series.

Turns out, though, that Knope will have an opponent in her race: New York Magazine’s Vulture announced that none other than Paul Rudd will be guest starring as the other candidate for city council. Rudd shot some scenes late last year, according to an industry source, so we can expect to see him gracing our televisions over the next month or so. This is objectively awesome news, guys, so be sure to tune in. It might be too much adorable for a Thursday night, though.

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