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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks (aka Mike) to Guest Star on 'Parks and Recreation'

For fans of Breaking Bad this is the greatest news of the week. For those nonfans, I'll cut to the chase real quick: This fella named Jonathan Banks is going to guest star on Parks as Ben's dad. Mike Schur explained the casting to HitFix: "We were working the character description of Ben's dad and I said aloud, 'He should act like Mike Ehrmantraut.' So somebody said, 'Well, why can't we just get Jonathan Banks?'" Great job, somebody. (Breaking Bad Spoiler Alert) Let's all just agree to imagine that Mike didn't get the chemical bucket treatment and instead hopped into a car and drove to Pawnee, Indiana to visit his lovely son and his lovely son's lovely girlfriend. And then that can become a new TV show, which also features a back from the dead Gus Fring.