Recently, renowned geek, stand-up comedian and actor Patton Oswalt waxed nerdic in a lengthy filibuster scene on NBS’s Parks and Rec. His rant discussed a mixed Star Wars/Avengers universe, during 8 minutes of heightened improv that covered a lot of nerdy territory. At his C2E2 panel, he explained how the scene came about: “If you listen, Amy Poehler Is mic’d and so is Jon Glaser. They told me that they just needed me to talk for a minute in the background while Amy Poehler and John Glaser had this quick discussion. What I didn’t know is that Amy and Aziz and the writers went, ‘Don’t yell cut and let’s see how long he’ll talk.
“I’m a huge fan of Parks and Rec and I was very excited to get booked, so I was very much like, ‘I really want to do a good job so badly,’ and I think they sort of sensed that and went, ‘Let’s see what he does!’ So that’s what I did. I just kept going, and in my mind I was… going to use The Fountain as a way to pull in Patrick McGoohan from The Prisoner somehow, but my mouth literally dried up.
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