Patton Oswalt will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, showrunner Mike Schur confirmed in a conference call today. "I think the news has broken – what the hell, right? Yeah, we wrote a part recently for an episode we just finished shooting and we were sort of like, 'Who should do this? Oh Patton Oswalt. The answer is Patton Oswalt.' One of our writers, Joe Mande, has opened for him a lot doing standup, and he literally just emailed him and Patton was like, 'Yeah definitely, I'm in.' And that's as hard as it was to convince him, which was great, because he's a fan [...]
Rushmore and Bored to Death star Jason Schwartzman gave a nice little interview to Vulture this week, and when discussing his upcoming guest spot on an episode of Parks and Recreation, he had this to say about the show's co-creator Michael Schur:
I met him a long time ago before the show. We were trying to collaborate on something together, but it didn't end up happening. It was a movie — I can’t tell you more. Maybe one day it can happen.
Schwartzman makes it sound so mysterious, but a collaboration between these two guys would be pretty spectacular. Hopefully, they get to return to the project [...]
Entertainment Weekly just published a series of spoilers from Parks and Recreation’s showrunner Michael Schur, but with the names of the characters in said spoilers blanked out as an attempt at a “fun” guessing game, with a key at the bottom so you can decode the answers. Well, I have a firm anti-fun policy, so I’ve taken the liberty of cracking the code to Michael Schur’s spoilers for everyone who doesn’t want to waste their time on Entertainment Weekly’s silly games. Behold!:
1. “Ann has a personal breakthrough thanks to a cowboy hat, and some tough love from Leslie.” 2. “Champion the three-legged dog may be the only [...]
"I think coolness is kind of the death of good television. I think if you’re too concerned with being cool or hip or liked, you can’t really make good TV because sincerity and coolness are opposites. And when you have main characters in your show crying, like, three times in an episode, I find it great, but it’s also not super-cool and ironic and arch and raised-eyebrow and hipster-y. I just far prefer it. If a show ever tries to be cool, then it’s going to be doing something wrong." — Parks and Rec's Michael Schur in the final part of The AV Club's amazing run-through of the latest [...]