carl reiner march 2011 gi 'Parks and Recreation' rocks the vote with comedy legend Carl ReinerLeslie Knope’s campaign for the Pawnee City Council on “Parks and Recreation” will meet a power broker later this season: none other than Carl Reiner.

The eight-time Emmy winner and comedy legend will guest-star in the season’s 17th episode as a Pawnee resident who potentially holds a lot of sway with his fellow senior citizen voters.

“Leslie [Amy Poehler] does an event at a senior center in hopes of winning the senior vote and he is this sort of Godfather type figure,” “Parks and Rec” co-creator Mike Schur tells TV Guide, which broke the news. “He’s really the main guy whose endorsement you need to lock down. It’s super cool. We are really excited.”

Reiner, who created “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and teamed with Mel Brooks on “The Two Thousand Year Old Man,” most recently appeared on “Hot in Cleveland.” Look for his “Parks and Rec” appearance sometime in February.

Posted by:Rick Porter