Leslie Knope, our favorite television female politician is finally meeting her celebrity crush, Vice President Joe Biden, on next week’s episode of Parks & Recreation. She may have the perfect boyfriend, Ben Wyatt, but everyone needs a celebrity crush. Even a weird one like Joe Biden.
Knope, played by Amy Poehler, once said that her ideal man would have “the brains of George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden.” That does sound good but the reverse sounds better.
There hasn’t been any promos for the VP’s cameos because if they had run prior to Election Day they would have counted as a campaign contribution by the network for the Obama/Biden campaign.
Apparently Biden is a fan of the show and Poehler’s. Executive producer Michael Schur told Entertainment Weekly, “His staff really loves the show, and he apparently had watched the show with his family and his family liked it.”
The cameo was filmed in July and written in a way that it would have also worked if President Obama and Biden were voted out of office. Perhaps it was a flashback?
Well, even if he hadn’t won we would still be thrilled to watch Leslie freak out about meeting Joe. Maybe they’ll even eat waffles together!