Watch This: Patton Oswalt Uses Parks and Recreation To Pitch His Own Version of Star Wars: Episode VII
It’s been about half a year since we’ve first heard that Disney was developing a Star Wars: Episode VII, but the story for the proposed sequel has been deeply under wraps since then. And with J.J Abrams officially directing this one, expect that to be the case for a very, VERY long time. But despite us knowing very little about the story of Episode VII, that doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate about it anyways. And during a guest stint on this week’s episode of Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt did just that. He was asked to improv a fillibuster to use during the show, but instead we got a full six minute long pitch for his version of Episode VII—which includes Tony Stark, Thanos, and the X-Men among other things. Check out the amazing improv in full after the break.
The improv was updated as a blooper on Parks and Rec’s Youtube page earlier today. Here’s the full video:
On the one hand, most of Oswalt’s pitch is just fanboy like ranting, and not exactly clever and/or hillarious. That said, it’s still hella impressive when you consider the fact that he improv-ed the entire freaking thing on the spot. At the time I’m sure the cast and crew knew that there would be no way they could actually use the footage in the show itself, but they kept the camera’s rolling all the same. In that sense it reminded me a lot of the whole “You Know How I Know Your Gay?” improv from The 40 Year Old Virgin, and that’s certainly a good thing. I was never laughing my ass off or anything like I did with that scene but, with something like this, that’s not really the point. No matter how you slice it, this was a very impressive bit of acting from the awesome Patton Oswalt. I also loved Amy Poehler’s various lines she throws at Oswalt, like saying that Tony Stark is the only character she knew in his filibuster Really girl? What has Ben Wyatt been teaching you?
The full episode featuring Oswalt’s guest performance airs tomorrow on NBC.