Joe Biden will guest star on "Parks & Recreation." Leslie Knope won't know what hit her!
NBC announced that the vice president will appear as himself on the Thursday, November 15 episode of "Parks & Rec."
Biden has frequently been mentioned as the object of Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) affection. According to EW, Biden filmed his cameo in July when the show was in Washington, DC and filmed scenes around the nation's capitol. Senators John McCain, Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe guest-starred in the Season 5 premiere. The New York Times reports that the cameo was forced to be kept top secret. "Parks & Rec" was warned that if Biden's cameo appearance leaked before the election, than some provisions might have to be made for Paul Ryan to make a similar cameo.
"It was all very byzantine and complicated," Mike Schur, "Parks & Rec" co-creator and executive producer, told the Times. "There seem to be all kinds of specific rules, which I never fully understood. But we decided to err on the side of caution."
According to Schur, Biden and his family watched the show and liked it. Maybe the Bidens and the Obamas -- President Obama is an admitted fans of "Parks & Rec" -- can get together on Thursdays to watch the NBC comedy.
Over the course of "Parks & Rec," Leslie has said Biden is on her celebrity sex list and claimed her perfect man would have "the brains of George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden."
In the scene, Ben (Adam Scott) takes Leslie to meet Biden as an engagement present. Watch a preview below.