Leslie Knope has long had the jones for a certain snow-hared Vice President with a smile that could eclipse the sun and next week the two shall finally meet.
Joe Biden — yes, the very guy who was re-elected Vice President of the United States less than 24 hours ago — will guest-star in the Nov. 15 installment of Parks and Recreation, EW has learned. His cameo occurs at the beginning of the episode, in which former Congressional campaign manager Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) takes fiancée/City Councilwoman Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), to the White House to meet America’s No. 2, who has long been her No. 1 crush. (As Leslie once noted, her ideal man has “the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden.”)
Turns out scoring Uncle Joe wasn’t that hard since both he and the President are fans of the show.
“[Biden] was very nice and charming,” Executive Producer Michael Schur told EW. “He was clearly a big fan of Amy. It was the day the Emmy nominations came out and when he walked through the door he congratulated her on her Emmy nomination… He said some very nice things about the show and talked about how the pro-public service message was meaningful.”
Keeping it secret was another thing all together since the show was prohibited from airing any previews before the election as it “was the equivalent of a campaign contribution to advertise for one candidate.”
The Veep’s appearance sidesteps any election outcome, though “writers did pen an addendum to the scene in the event of an Obama-Biden loss or a ‘weird Florida disaster tie.’” As for what happens during the minute-long cameo, Leslie “gets really giggly and goofy around him.”
Sigh, wouldn’t you?