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Parks and Recreation - Interview with Nick Offerman

At NBC's press tour party last night, I ran into Nick Offerman from "Parks and Recreation," who mentioned that he had written an upcoming episode for the show (the 18th out of 22 for the season). Given that Offerman, like Ron Effing Swanson, seems to be superhumanly competent at everything else, the idea of him writing a script for the show intrigued me. So we talked for a few minutes about how this happened, his writing experience, his secret dreams for writing Ron Swanson, and which other character he most enjoyed writing for.

How did this come about? Did Mike (Schur) come to you? Did you go to Mike?
Mike asked me. We had lunch together this summer, and he asked me if I would like to write an episode. And as is my habit, I burst into explosive tears and said, "Absolutely, I would love to. Why in the world would you want me to write an episode?"
It was so touching. He said, "Because I love making this show with you. I could go out and get some hotshot writer from one of my Ivy League wells that I draw from, but I'd rather have a dipshit like you." And I was very touched.

Source: Full interview @ Hitfix

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