‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5: John McCain to make cameo

Parks and Recreation” is committed to making their trip to Washington as realistic as possible — after all, they have just a trio of real-life United States Senators to make cameo appearances as themselves during their second episode of the new season.

Multiple sources have confirmed that for the September 27 episode, where will see the likes of Senators John McCain (R-Arizona), Barbara Boxer (D-California), and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) at a party that is attended by Ben (Adam Scott). Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope is going to be paying her boyfriend a visit in the city, which is being shot on location in DC in order to ensure that things stay as realistic as humanly possibly.

At the end of last season, Leslie and Ben decided to go the long-distance route so that Ben could pursue a career opportunity. While he does this, Leslie is going to have her hands full as a member of Pawnee’s City Council — a position that she was elected to during the season 4 finale last May. Consider this one episode to be a retreat from that.

Ultimately, it’s simply nice that “Parks and Recreation” has some good news coming its way at the moment. While Poehler received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, the Primetime Emmy Awards snubbed the show as a whole in a nomination decision that has been criticized heavily by TV critics and fans alike. This is the third time that Poehler has been nominated, and she has never won for her role — however, she is at least viewed as an early favorite at the moment. Considering how no one expected the show to be snubbed, though, the Emmys may do something else crazy.

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