Scary German Director Drops in on ‘Parks and Rec’

Werner Herzog, the uncompromising director of Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God, will appear on Parks and Recreation, he told an audience last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“Just ten days ago I acted in a tiny cameo part in a TV show called, uh, Parks and Recreation?” The audience laughed and cheered, and he went on to explain how he’s playing “an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house to the young couple who are the leading characters in this, and directly to the camera, I address the audience and I say, ‘You know, I lived in this home for 47 years. And I decided to move out now and sell this because I’m moving to Orlando, Florida, to be close to Disney World.’”

This could be the greatest German director sitcom cameo since Leni Riefenstahl played a lady selling caramel apples on My Two Dads.

Fun fact: Mentioning Werner Herzog might help you hook up at a party full of pretentious USC film students.

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