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Poehler and Arnett Team up on 'Parks and Recreation' -- What Other Real-Life Couples Should Try It?

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 18th 2009 11:29AM
Things are heating up this season in Pawnee, Indiana. E! Online reports that the 'Parks and Recreation' team have Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, accidentally getting involved in a sex scandal that derails her plans for a city Santa's Village. Producer Mike Schur says, "There are rumors swirling about another city councilman scandal -- who was disgraced by cave sex in the 'Practice Day' episode -- and Leslie ends up getting photographed with him at a bar late at night by a tabloid newspaper."

As if that isn't enough, Leslie and Dave the Cop don't stand the test of time. "We were so lucky to get Louis C.K.," says Poehler of her character's love interest, "but he's starting his own show."

Luckily, it has just been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly that 'Parks' fans will see that role filled by none other than Poehler's real-life love, Will Arnett. Of course, Poehler and Arnett have worked together many times, including on 'Arrested Development' and in films such as 'Blades of Glory' and 'Monsters vs. Aliens.' So it's only natural that Arnett would stop by 'Parks.'

Arnett's arrival on the show will coincide with that of Justin Theroux who will, incidentally, also vie for Leslie's heart.

With thoughts of Arnett and Poehler teaming up again, we brainstormed some other real-life couples whose pairings would translate well to the small screen.Things are heating up this season in Pawnee, Indiana. E! Online reports that the 'Parks and Recreation' team have Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, accidentally getting involved in a sex scandal that derails her plans for a city Santa's Village. Producer Mike Schur says, "There are rumors swirling about another city councilman scandal -- who was disgraced by cave sex in the 'Practice Day' episode -- and Leslie ends up getting photographed with him at a bar late at night by a tabloid newspaper."

As if that isn't enough, Leslie and Dave the Cop don't stand the test of time. "We were so lucky to get Louis C.K.," says Poehler of her character's love interest, "but he's starting his own show."

Luckily, it has just been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly that 'Parks' fans will see that role filled by none other than Poehler's real-life love, Will Arnett. Of course, Poehler and Arnett have worked together many times, including on 'Arrested Development' and in films such as 'Blades of Glory' and 'Monsters vs. Aliens.' So it's only natural that Arnett would stop by 'Parks.'

Arnett's arrival on the show will coincide with that of Justin Theroux who will, incidentally, also vie for Leslie's heart.

With thoughts of Arnett and Poehler teaming up again, we brainstormed some other real-life couples whose pairings would translate well to the small screen:

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Macy should make an appearance on wife Felicity Huffman's 'Desperate Housewives.' Stephen Colbert already refers to the two, in a running joke, as "Fillman H. Muffman," and they have worked together on 'Sports Night' and in the movie 'Magnolia.' But what if Macy played a wacky neighbor on 'Housewives,' or perhaps made a cameo as the trash man?

Laura Leighton and Doug Savant
If not Macy and Huffman on 'Desperate Housewives,' how about former 'Melrose Place' star Laura Leighton stopping by to play with husband Doug Savant on the show? Maybe she could guest as a nanny for his newborns?

Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss
It would be fun to see comedian Fred Armisen trying out a serious role on wife Elisabeth Moss' 'Mad Men' -- he could play a new ad exec, or even the elevator guy.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
We suggest Ellen DeGeneres as an incompetent new employee of sig other Portia de Rossi, the boss at Veridian Dynamics on 'Better off Ted.'

David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette

And file this one under "Very Likely." We won't have to wish too hard, we assume, to see David Arquette pop his head in on wife Courtney's new series 'Cougar Town.' He would make a good manther, we think.

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