Google Plus Hangouts have shown tremendous promise over the years as a way for celebrities and other VIPs to connect with the common man. Today's hangout is the ultimate fulfillment of that potential as four cast members from Parks and Recreation sit down in Google's LA Studios to talk about season five.
Full disclosure: I'm a rabid Parks and Recreation fan. It's only second to Arrested Development when it comes to laughs per capita. Getting to hear four of the esteemed cast members - Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt and Adam Scott - speak candidly about the show is pretty amazing. It's not as good as Nick Offerman's AMA, but it comes really close.
The hangout is 44 minutes long, but Google compiled a short highlight reel that shows some of the better moments from their talk.
It's unfortunate that Google could only get part of the cast together, but it's still a fan's dream to see these great comedians all in one place. Fans should definitely check out the entire Hangout. It's the best use of Google Plus Hangouts yet. The only thing that could top this would be Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari showing up.
Speaking of Ansari, the actor who plays Tom in Parks and Recreation will be doing an AMA on Reddit tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M. Nick Offerman set the standard for entertaining AMAs so here's hoping Ansari can keep it going.