You probably know by now that our favorite group of Pawnee municipal employees take a trip to Washington D.C. on the new season of Parks and Recreation. Our main woman Leslie Knope is now officially a politician, after all– having defeated the swarmy, in-it-because-he’s bored Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) on last season’s riveting council race.
But did you know that one-time presidential nominee and current Arizona Sen. John McCain will be guest starring? Oh, you did know that? Well, you’re a big comedy smartypants. And because of that you deserve this video that finds the real-life politician talking about his time on the NBC show’s set and just how much he likes Amy Poehler. “I’m a fan [of the show]. It’s hilarious,” he says. “And Amy is such a talented actress.” No duh, McCain!
The new season of Parks and Recreation premieres Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 pm ET! Three days later, you can watch Poehler present at the Emmys on ABC at 8 pm ET; she’s also nominated for best actress in a comedy series.