Open letter to 'Parks and Recreation': Andy Dwyer needs to perform 'Everything Is Awesome'
One of your leading men is growing up fast. Chris Pratt, who we have been loving for seasons as the doofy Andy Dwyer, is quickly becoming one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood. Now his latest film, "The LEGO Movie," just had the biggest opening of 2014 to date.
If you haven't seen "The LEGO Movie" yet, go fix that. The film is charming and gorgeously animated and so meta it hurts, and hands down one of the best movies of the year so far. Beyond Chris, it's got an amazing lineup of voice actors, many of whom are also from the small screen.
But it's Chris who really shines in this film. Despite the fact he simply voices a lowly LEGO construction worker named Emmet, his sweet nature and charming personality is what largely carries the movie. He truly has us believing that everyone is special, and everything is awesome.
Like "The LEGO Movie," you also are very meta. When it came time for Chris to film "Guardians of the Galaxy" in London, you flew your cast across the pond to create a narrative tie-in for why he in real life would be in the UK for several months. By having Andy be off the show for several episodes because he also got another job in London, it was a perfect solution.
That's why we think it would be perfect if you made another nod to one of Chris' movies in your show. Andy's band Mouse Rat is a recurring fan favorite on your series, and it would be amazing if they performed "The LEGO Movie's" main theme, "Everything Is Awesome," in an episode.
It's not that far-fetched of an idea. After all, Chris previously told us that Andy would be very excited to find out he doubles as the star of a LEGO film. And during the post credits of "The LEGO Movie," Will Arnett's amazing Batman song made us wonder what a Mouse Rat version of "Everything Is Awesome" would sound like.
It is easy to picture Andy Dwyer up on stage with his Mouse Rat band members singing an insane version of "Everything Is Awesome." And it's just meta enough for you to pull off. So please, please make that happen. It would be seriously awesome.