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Roy Hibbert sought out a cameo on Parks and Rec, would have interest in third episode

Dec 31, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

Roy Hibbert eating

If you’re an NBA fan, Parks and Rec (Thursdays on NBC – PLUG LIKE YOU NEED IT) is a great show for you. It has featured Detlef Schrempf, there’s an autographed photo of Larry Bird on Leslie Knope’s office, and last season, Roy Hibbert appeared in two episodes, being paid to “hang out” at the offices of Entertainment 720. What does Entertainment 720 do? Well, nothing, it’s bankrupt now, but when it was operational… yeah, we’re not sure what it did. Anyway, Hibbert recently told the National Post that not only was the cameo his idea, but he’d be open to a third appearance.

I started thinking to myself, ‘What TV show do I watch that I want to be on?” I watch Parks and Rec. It’s set in a fictitious city in Indiana. I called my agent. He called [Saturday Night Live creator] Lorne Michaels. And we went from there.NP Did you have a good time on set?RH I had a great time. I was only in three scenes. But I was there for 10-11 hours. It was so fun. Hopefully I can go back.

via Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert reflects on his Parks and Recreation cameo | Basketball | Sports | National Post.

I, for one, want to see more of this. If every TV show on television could feature an NBA player? That would be best. Especially if they are exceptionally tall, lanky centers interacting with regular people. Because that’s amazing.

For more on Parks and Rec, check out out our post on Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness.

  1. Chris Carter - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Nice to see a non-Kurt post for once. I’m a fan of the show.

  2. bearsstillsuck - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    I didn’t realize it was that easy to get on shows. I’m going to make a few calls.

  3. sabanissatan - Dec 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    NBC advertising at its worst

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      For the record, this has nothing to do with NBC. We actually are fans of the show (and were before there was a PBT).

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