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Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation rivals

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rudd returns to nbc!

Remember when Paul Rudd was on Friends? Good times, good times. The funny man will return to NBC, only this time he'll be facing off against Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Recreation.

Get ready to rumble! Political rumble that is!

Leslie Knope's (Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation political opponent has a face and he's no stranger to NBC comedies -- It's Paul Rudd, baby!

The race for city council on Parks and Recreation is definitely going to be a hot one!

An insider reportedly revealed the news to Vulture that Paul Rudd filmed scenes late last year as Leslie Knope's foe in the political race for city council.

That means we get more than one episode -- sooner rather than later -- containing the great Paul Rudd.

That, friends, is comedy music to our ears.

If you're looking for an interesting connection, TVLine reported the casting of Kathryn Hahn as part of the political team that would face Leslie Knope, which means that would weave into Paul Rudd's story.

Oh, this show gets better by the minute, doesn't it?

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Paul Rudd is on deck for the films Wanderlust, This is 40 and The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- all due this year.

Now, what would make this sweeter would be if NBC would make the official statement so we could get on with the excitement!

We want to hear from you, Parks and Recreation fans! Is Paul Rudd a good opponent for Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope?

Head over to our comments section and sound off! We know you have an opinion, so why not use it?

What do you think of the big casting news?

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