I love Patton Oswalt, I love Parks and Recreation and I love Star Wars. Somehow, in this wonderful world of ours, those three things will come together tonight in a glorious manifesto of Oswaltian brilliance! And even better, the people at NBC posted online the full, unedited spiel!
Trust me when I say all 9 minutes are completely worth it. Oswalt is playing a citizen of Pawnee, Indiana, where Parks & Rec takes place, and he decides to impose a citizen filibuster during a city council meeting. He has to talk uninterrupted for however long he wants without ceding the floor to keep the council from some kind of vote. So he launches into this great proposal for his vision of Star Wars Episode VII.
It’s greatness personified.
It’s good to be a geek.
Being the Internet’s foremost authority on henchmen, I can only assume that NBC was checking out my blog when they got the idea to start production on a TV show called Hench. Deadline may say that it’s based on an old Adam Beechen comic book, but I’d like to think I know otherwise. Seriously, though, NBC is working on a TV show about henchmen!
I have long since recognized the fictional opportunities presented by henchmen. They’re just such an untapped market. They appear everywhere, but are always treated as just henchmen. There’s a lot of storytelling potential when looking into the minds of what makes these guys tick, and what they get up to in their daily lives.
The show is described thusly:
A regular guy who, in order to support his family, gets jobs temping for super villains.
That sounds kind of neat. So it sounds like we’ll be seeing multiple super-villains, that could be cool. I like that studio execs are thinking outside the box. They tried to make a straight up superhero TV show – The Cape – but that bombed spectacularly. So now they’re looking into the fringes of this popular genre.
I will do my best to keep everyone informed of this show’s progress. For example, if we ever hear anything ever again about this show, I’ll let you know.