Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott thinks NBC should take the whole Sound of Music Live! thing to a new level.
"Parks and Rec hasn't done a live episode yet," Scott tells E! News. "So the season finale is going to be a live birth. We're going to do it and it's going to be really, really interesting because we obviously can't do a live human birth on television. It's going to be a lot like the Sound of Music with some sort of mammal or reptile giving birth and/or hatching from a reptile or amphibian or insect egg—we haven't worked out all the details."
But Carrie Underwood can breathe easy. A baby isn't stealing her thunder. We checked in with the powers that be over at Parks and Rec, and they assure us there are no plans for a live episode and Scott was only "goofing around."
Still, can we just think about a live Parks and Rec episode for a minute? If Retta broke character, it would be the best GIF ever. Amy Poehler would own the show thanks to her SNL and Upright Citizens Brigade tenure, and just think about what they could do to poor Jim O'Heir's Jerry Larry. Birthing ridiculousness, we do love this idea!
We also know, thanks to boss Mike Schur, that we will most definitely see Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) baby this season. He also promises a "big juicy arc" for Leslie's professional life, after she lost her dream job of city councilwoman.
Parks and Rec also will have a slightly smaller cast when the show returns with new episodes in January. Rob Lowe (a cast member since season two) and Rashida Jones (a series regular since the pilot) will depart the comedy together. But Adam Scott tells us there's a good chance we'll see them again in Pawnee.
"I think they both plan on coming back in guest spots here and there," Scott told us. "We all miss them. We shot their last episode like a month ago, and it was tough. It was also kind of bittersweet—we're all happy for both of them because they're going on to other great things. It was kind of a bummer, But also kind of nice that they were—it was a very happy send-off."
Scott said he and Lowe reminisced about joining the show together three and a half years ago. "I remember just standing in the hallway waiting for our cue to go in. I didn't know anybody on the show really and certainly didn't know Rob Lowe and knew this was where I'd be working for a while. I was like, ‘Wow, I'm standing here in a hallway with Rob Lowe. What has happened to my life? This pretty is amazing.'"
Parks and Recreation returns with new episodes on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
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