Ever wonder what airs from 2:45 to 6:15 a.m. on Pawnee’s public access? Why, a news magazine hosted by Perd Hapley, of course.
NBC has released the first episode of “The Hapley Group,” their “Parks and Recreation” digital series meant to satisfy fans’ cravings while the sitcom breaks for the Winter Olympics and, boy, is it a heaping helping of Hapley.
In the episode, everyone’s favorite newscaster (played by Jay Jackson) sits down with some of Pawnee’s brightest luminaries — Joan Callamezzo (Mo Collins), Crazy Ira (Matt Besser), The Douche (Nick Kroll) and a new character, conservative pundit Mike Patterson (Seth Morris), host of “Eagleton Now” — to chew the fat on the topics of the day.
Not only do we learn that Perd believes Obamacare is short for Alabamacare, but we’re also treated to a commercial for the Pawnee Farmers’ Market After Dark, featuring the sultry Chardbodies.
Check out the first episode of “The Hapley Group” above.
“Parks and Recreation” returns with new episodes Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.