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Vice President Joe Biden to guest on 'Parks and Recreation'

November 08, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day

Vice President Joe Biden, "America's Happy Warrior," as President Obama called him on election night, just got reelected to the second highest office in the land. What does he do to top that? He's guest starring on "Parks and Recreation." Of course!

Biden will play himself in next Thursday's episode, titled "Leslie vs. April," in which Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) finally meets the object of her longstanding celebrity lust.

The scenes with Biden, which were filmed back in July, were shot in the Vice President's Ceremonial Office, also known as the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Biden isn't the only politician who has guest starred on "Parks and Recreation" this season. Sens. Olympia Snowe and John McCain also made brief cameos earlier in the year.

In a statement, show executive producer Mike Schur joked, "We looked at a number of actors to OK the role of 'Vice President Joe Biden,' and ultimately, Joe Biden himself gave the best audition."

The cameo was kept under strict secrecy until after the election.

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