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Biden to appear on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’

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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2012 file photo shows Vice President Joe Biden speaking with members of the media in Greenville, Del. Fresh off re-election, Biden will appear on NBC's “Parks and Recreation” next week. The vice president's office said Biden taped a cameo appearance as himself in July. Biden said on Twitter Thursday that “my whole family loves the show, and I had a great time doing it.'' (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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Updated: November 8, 2012 1:32PM



WASHINGTON — Fresh off re-election, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” next Thursday.

The vice president’s office said Biden taped a cameo appearance back in July. He said Thursday on Twitter that “my whole family loves the show, and I had a great time doing it.”

The show’s executive producer told The New York Times that Biden’s appearance was taped under strict secrecy. The show was warned that provisions might have to be made to give Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan a similar cameo if word of Biden’s participation leaked out before Tuesday’s election.

Biden frequently has been mentioned on the show as an object of fascination by lead character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler.



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