'Parks and Recreation': Amy Poehler announces that she wants Bill Murray to play the mayor of Pawnee
The inimitable Amy Poehler stopped by her old SNL castmate Jimmy Fallon’s show last night to chat about everything from her hilarious NBC sitcom — EW even got a shoutout for our Parks and Rec cover! — to Will Forte’s neck beard. While there, she also revealed a tidbit of information that might just cause an Internet explosion: She wants Bill Murray to guest-star on the show as Pawnee’s much-discussed but never seen Mayor Gunderson. Because the comedy legend is notoriously elusive, Poehler took this opportunity to address him directly, saying, “Bill Murray, if you’re listening, I will pay you $250 to do one episode of my show.” Who could turn down such a generous offer?
I, for one, certainly hope Bill happened to be watching Late Night on Wednesday; he’d be great guesting on any show, but I have a feeling he’d fit in particularly well on a quirky gem like Parks and Rec. Watch the clip for yourself below, then tell me: Are you on board with this idea? Or do you have someone else in mind for Mayor Gunderson?
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon