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    Probably the only Pacer we'll see on TV for a while......

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    Roy Hibbert will appear on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”
    By Eric Freeman
    On a random Thursday night in winter, I look forward to two things: good NBA games on TNT and NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup. So, after watching Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith make fun of each other's advanced ages, I flip over to The Peacock to catch up with the hilarious comedy "Parks and Recreation," in which the employees of small-town Indiana government contend with bureaucracy and their own personal hangups. It is one of the best comedies on TV right now and you should definitely watch it if you don't already.

    The series also has a basketball connection. Former NBA great Detlef Schrempf has appeared twice as himself, first as a special guest on a city-wide telethon and second as an in-house consultant/basketball player for Tom Haverford's Entertainment 720 media group. In the fourth season, Schrempf will be joined on the show by a current NBA player. He tweeted the news on Tuesday while filming another appearance:

    Lots of fun on the set of Park & Rec. Aziz Anzari & Ben Schwartz are hilarious! Gotta give it up for Roy Hibbert(notes) for his first acting gig!

    Indeed, let's give it up for Roy! Based on the events of the third-season finale, I am going to guess that Tom and his Entertainment 720 co-mastermind Jean-Ralphio bring in Hibbert as yet another in-house consultant/basketball player, perhaps so Schrempf will not get bored as he shoots baskets. It's a genius move, and exactly the kind of move that can turn a boring old office into a fully functional interactive workspace and dreamatorium.

    Hibbert cultivates a serious, no-nonsense manner on the NBA court, but his Twitter account proves that he's actually a laidback guy with a good sense of humor. "Parks and Rec" showrunner Michael Schur (aka Fire Joe Morgan's Ken Tremendous) likely hasn't asked him to be any more than a straight man in this episode. Whatever the case, he should handle it well.

    I, for one, await this episode's air date with bated breath. If only because Hibbert may be the only NBA player on Thursday TV for quite some time.

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    If he's wearing an Area 55 shirt, that'd be EPIC.

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    Way to go big Roy! Like the show even more now. love the Pacers connection.

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    great. show, great guy. cant wait for the new seasons of several shows to start!

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    I'm definitely going to try to watch it when it airs, then. I'll take any publicity of the Pacers that they can get (as long as it's positive publicity)!!

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    If he's wearing an Area 55 shirt, that'd be EPIC.
    Be even more epic if he broke out the Area 55ber shirt.
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    Ken Tremendous is their showrunner? That explains why there's finally a show on network TV that's funny.

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    Straight from the man himself: NEXT WEEK!

    Hoya2aPacer Roy Hibbert
    September 29th at 8:30 on NBC I am make a cameo on Parks and Recreation. I need all of you to tune in and watch to see my acting debut.
    43 minutes ago
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    Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony show up on the next Law & Order SVU September 28.

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    Pfft. SVU is getting overhauled. Roy got the better gig!
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    Straight from the man himself: NEXT WEEK!

    Hoya2aPacer Roy Hibbert
    September 29th at 8:30 on NBC I am make a cameo on Parks and Recreation. I need all of you to tune in and watch to see my acting debut.
    43 minutes ago
    Wow that quick

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    Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony show up on the next Law & Order SVU September 28.
    What are they arrested for? I hope their defense in court is better than their defense on the court.

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    They make cameos as part of a basketball team

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    I need every1 to get the word out. 830 sept 29th NBC Parks n Recreation. Come on pacersdigest hoyasaxa.com guhoyas.com espn.com. It's funny.
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    Roy Hibbert reflects on his Parks and Recreation cameo
    Eric Koreen Dec 28, 2011 – 5:58 PM ET | Last Updated: Dec 28, 2011 9:54 PM ET


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    When Roy Hibbert, left, learned Derrick Rose had planned to make a TV appearance, Hibbert start thinking about what show he would like to be on.

    .Comments Email Twitter inShare.0.NBA players had different ways of staying busy during the lockout. Roy Hibbert decided to try his hand at acting. The Indiana Pacers centre played himself on two episodes of Parks and Recreation, the NBC comedy that a few different critics (here and here) have called the best show of 2011. On the show, Hibbert played an employee of Entertainment 720, the ill-defined, money-bleeding company co-owned by Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz, whom he helped dunk). Before his team played against the Toronto Raptors, Hibbert talked with Post basketball writer Eric Koreen (also a fan of the show) about the experience.

    NP How did the role come about?
    RH My fiancée and myself watch this show called The Good Wife. I read somewhere that Derrick Rose was supposed to be on an episode, but I guess after a game he came back and was tired. The network, CBS, sent out a limo and had a flight already set up for him. But he missed the limo, missed the flight, overslept. I started thinking to myself, ‘What TV show do I watch that I want to be on?” I watch Parks and Rec. It’s set in a fictitious city in Indiana. I called my agent. He called [Saturday Night Live creator] Lorne Michaels. And we went from there.

    NP Did you have a good time on set?
    RH I had a great time. I was only in three scenes. But I was there for 10-11 hours. It was so fun. Hopefully I can go back.

    NP Had you caught up on what was happening on the show?
    RH Oh, yeah. I’ve seen every episode. At that point in time, I’d watched every season, every episode. I knew what was going on. They threw a couple of angles at me — maybe a love interest — but I liked what they had me do.

    NP There was a bit of a lockout joke in your first appearance. Were you worried about that?
    RH I didn’t even know. Half of the stuff that they said wasn’t even on the script. They just went off the top of their heads. They’re such great comedians that they decided to roll with it. I was laughing half of the time I was there.

    NP Who’s your favourite character on the show?
    RH I’d have to say Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio. He’s a close friend of mine now, too. We talk all the time. I go see his comedy shows whenever I can in L.A. I like him a lot.

    NP Did your phone blow up after the cameo?
    RH I got a lot of Twitter messages. That was fun. Seriously. I did two episodes. Hopefully I can go back and do a third.

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    Never watched the show but might have to watch that episode. Interested to see Roy act.
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