Sixty-Five Percent

The mighty Parks and Recreation returns to the NBC schedule next week (on January 20). During its long hiatus, Community has stolen a bit of its upstart Thursday-night thunder, but I’m very glad we live in a world with both. Why not warm up with the “Jabba the Hutt” version of the opening credits?

It seemed like an opportune time to add my feature on the very funny Aziz Ansari (who plays bureaucrat Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec) to the archives. This article had an unusual publication history; it was slated for last spring, before Ansari’s stint hosting the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, but Rolling Stone killed it at the eleventh hour (after the reporting, writing, and photography were all concluded). Then a month or two later (after the awards had happened), they changed their minds and printed it in a truncated version. I predict you will enjoy the full-length mix (unless you are offended by the image of grown men having coitus with Mexican food).

posted 12 January 2011 in Archives, Articles and tagged , , . 1 comment

One Comment Thus Far on Sixty-Five Percent

  1. Chris M. Says:

    That Hutts and Recreation clip looks like the brainchild of someone whose only observance was the fact that the phrase “Jabba the Hutt” has the same tempo/scansion as the Parks theme.

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