“Parks and Recreation” is on a hiatus on NBC, but the show’s cast members aren’t concerned. In fact, Nick Offerman has a simile that should put the comedy’s extended break into context for fans — and put a smile on their faces.
“It’s not the first time, nor the second, that we’ve been shuffled around by the network. We want the best for the network,” Offerman tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They are a larger organism of which we’re a living breathing part. I dare say we are the throbbing, turgid boner of NBC. Perhaps, more appropriately, we’re also the second ovaries since our show is a matriarchy under Amy [Poehler].”
He continues, “Like any organism, sometimes you’re proud of your genitals, and you want to use them to give pleasure to others. And other times you have to focus on the other parts of your body — if you have a bad tooth or an ear infection. In those instances, you don’t generally want your genitalia exposed. And so you put it away while you pay attention to your haircut. If you’re getting your lips or ears pierced, you don’t want your genitalia stealing the thunder.”
Translation: Offerman thinks NBC is proud of “Parks and Recreation,” but just needs to spend time focusing on other elements of its lineup. In this case, that’s “Sean Saves The World” and “The Michael J. Fox Show.” While NBC pushes both of those comedies, “Parks and Rec” will have two weeks of back-to-back episodes in November and then return from hiatus in 2014.
“We enjoy the cultural coitus into which NBC inserts us, but sometimes we understand that we will remain dormant within their trousers,” Offerman says. “As long as the lights are still on and we’re still shooting, we’re happy as clams. We just shot our 100th episode, which is 94 more than we thought we were going to go.”