Patton Oswalt is guest starring in this week's "Parks and Recreation," but the most impressive thing about his appearance is what you won't see on NBC.
As part of the episode, Oswalt's character was supposed to appear before a Pawnee City Council meeting and filibuster a proposed vote. Producers invited Oswalt to "ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted."
Oswalt decided his topic of choice was a pitch for the upcoming "Star Wars Episode VII." While we wouldn't dream of spoiling the twists and turns the story takes, let's just say that he's found a brilliant way to merge two of the Disney corporation's biggest franchises (and even one they don't own).
The result is a single eight-minute take that was completely improvised, brilliant and much too long for the constraints of a half-hour network comedy.