“Parks and Recreation” is super-sizing for May sweeps — just not on the air.
NBC is putting extended versions of the show’s final three episodes of the season online. Amy Poehler‘s director’s cut of “The Debate” is already up at NBC.com, and similar versions of Thursday’s (May 3) “Bus Tour” and the May 10 season finale, “Win, Lose or Draw,” will be online after the episodes air.
The director’s cut of the debate features several extra scenes in the show’s first act, including more time with Leslie (Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) in the empty auditorium before the debate, more of Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) before and during the debate and a few more random answers to stupid questions from all the candidates. There’s still no explanation, however, for why Jerry (Jim O’Heir) was watching the debate with a group of nuns).
“Parks and Rec” airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on NBC.