Patton Oswalt's 8-minute ramble on Parks and Rec
Patton Oswalt lets his inner geek shine through and wins at improv.
This Thursday viewers will be treated to a double episode of the hilarious Parks and Rec. A full hour with Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler, comedian and Taylor Swift's worst enemy) and the gang is an awesome enough gift on its own, but now it's even better as NBC has treated us to an early look at what just might be the funniest and most memorable episode of the season.
Why's it so great? Because it features the always funny and sometimes random Patton Oswalt. Moreover, if you've ever doubted this guy's comedic genius, the clip they've released should set things straight. Oswalt will be guest-starring as a concerned citizen who makes a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-style move by filibustering a town meeting. To set the stage, producers asked Oswalt just "to ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted." That's exactly what he did. For eight minutes. Check out the full, unedited recording of his improvisation.
Amazing, right? To be honest, it sounds just outlandish enough to end up happening. Supergeeks might even agree that it couldn't be any worse than some of the newer Star Wars creations. We hardly doubt this is something Patton has seriously considered, which makes this sheer improv gold.
As for how much of his ramblings will actually be shown on Thursday's Parks and Rec, there's no word. The full eight minutes would take up a decent portion of the show... but there are two full episodes airing this week. Maybe they did a double feature so they could treat fans to Patton's full take. Luckily, even if it didn't make the show's final cut, it will reside forever on the internet!
Enjoy! And don't forget to tune in to Parks and Recreation Thursday at 9/8c.