Earlier this year my life was in the dumps and I soothed it by discovering how much I loved Parks and Recreation (haha, no it was alcohol). In an age where most comedy seems focused on awkward situations and mean-spiritedness, it was refreshing to find a show about nice people who mostly like each other and who are relatively good at their jobs.
Given the show’s overwhelmingly positive nature, it’s hard to believe it took this long for perpetually cheery Werner Herzog to make a cameo. According to an interview Herzog gave to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, this season it finally happens:
[I play] an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house to the young couple who are the leading characters in this, and directly to the camera, I address the audience and I say, ‘You know, I lived in this home for 47 years. And I decided to move out now and sell this because I’m moving to Orlando, Florida, to be close to Disney World.’ I’ve never seen the show, but I hope they kept some of it.
Sounds funny! Sounds like I just watched it in text form!
It’s well known that sitcoms increasingly rely on celebrity cameos as they progress. They have to reach for bigger and bigger fish in this regard. Parks started with Joe Biden, then advanced to Michelle Obama, and now finally feel ready for Werner Herzog. I hope they do not let him down.