Very few television series these days seem to establish a connection with an NFL team, but the folks over at “Parks and Recreation” are managing to find a way to somehow pull this off. Even though the show is not filmed in Indiana, they are doing their best to give the show a local flair … including getting another episode with scenes shot within the Indianapolis Colts’ home stadium Lucas Oil Stadium.
According to E! News, there is going to be an upcoming episode that features Amy Poehler’s character of Leslie Knope joining a group of local Pawnee students at the home of the Colts. Why? It involves the implementation of the NFL’s Play 60 program, which encourages kids to play an hour a day in order to stay healthy and in shape. As for the reason why “Parks and Recreation” would care about this in terms of its relevance to the story, let us just remind you that there is a pretty hefty population of hefty kids on the show.
While there is supposed to be some sort of NFL player presence in the episode, it has not been revealed who that will be. We’ll be curious to find out more about this, given that we are still in the middle of the season, and most football stars are going to be spending their preparing for a big game. In order to film a guest spot, you’d basically be taking time away from what little break time you have this time of year. The Colts are a good team, but their schedule may be even more booked than most others around the league.
“Parks and Recreation” is still, tragically, on hiatus thanks to NBC’s recent decision to delay the Halloween episode for whatever reason. Both this and the return of “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslaney as Tom’s love interest. This NFL-themed episode would be best suited to air early next year as we near Super Bowl season, so we will just have to wait and see if that happens, and if the Colts are still in contention at that time.