Parks and Recreation has given us six seasons worth of fantastic, funny, heartfelt moments. Now that the show has wrapped filming their last season (sob), the cast talks about the scenes they always wanted to shoot, but never got to. I can’t decide which is my favorite, that Amy Poehler wants to be Jason Bourne or that Adam Scott wants to be Ron Swanson.
CHRIS PRATT (Andy): “Andy might have been a good politician if he was representing a party who didn’t need someone to think on their own. I always pictured Andy running against Leslie and doing well by simply sticking to talking points, none of which he fully understands or believes in.”
NICK OFFERMAN (Ron): “Ron in an old-timey boxing ring, fighting a local bruiser. It would be kind of an Ivan Drago, perhaps from Eagleton. He would be menacing and get his licks in, but Ron would somehow stoically avoid his punches enough and then with one haymaker, knock him out of the ring.”
ADAM SCOTT (Ben): “I thought it’d be fun to have an ex-girlfriend come visit. I pitched it to Mike [Schur, the show’s executive producer] but I stupidly pitched that she had control over me. He was very nice about it. He was like, ‘That’s nice, but it hews a little close to Ron and Tammy….’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah. It’s Ron and Tammy.’ But I thought it could be funny for Leslie to get jealous. There’s a thing that all guys have that if you run into exes, you immediately just feel guilty. You feel like you’ve done something wrong even though it’s in the past and I think Ben is the kind of person that would spiral into this feeling of guilt and premeditated guilt in a sense, like guilt that doesn’t have to be there. I thought that could have been funny—he’s a pretty neurotic person.”
RETTA (Donna): “Where I get to make out with Chris Pratt. I thought they’d do it as a dream sequence or something. But I wanted there to be a point where Donna made out with Andy Dwyer and Andy was like, ‘Damn, girl—now I get it!”
JIM O’HEIR (Jerry/Terry): “Jerry with his family on vacation. God knows what ridiculousness goes on, what little rituals they have. There wouldn’t be a moment where they’re apart. The Gergiches would love a good water park, maybe a thimble museum.”
AMY POEHLER (Leslie): “It would have been nice to have one scene where we were in real cold outside in real snow. Or it would have been cool to do some kind of Bourne Identity scene where Leslie just out of nowhere sneaks up behind some guy and breaks his neck and it’s never explained.”
I’m honestly surprised everyone’s idea wasn’t to make out with Chris Pratt. There are a few more at EW.