Before he was Star-Lord, a LEGO figure, or running from dinosaurs, Chris Pratt was just a relative unknown on Parks and Recreation. _Pratt played everyone's good friend Andy Dwyer, a loveable and profoundly dumb aspiring musician with a heart of gold. But Andy wasn't just a fan favorite character, as Pratt loved playing the role and being on the show. As _Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looms large, Pratt took the time to think about the little sitcom and shared a deleted scene that is totally classic Andy. Check it out.
Seemingly out of the blue, Chris Pratt must be feeling a little nostalgic from his days on Parks and Recreation. The hit NBC sitcom was ultimately his launching platform to superstardom, and Pratt, like the rest of the cast, deeply loved being on the show. Via Twitter, Pratt wrote, "I loved playing Andy so much. I miss my ParksnRec family." Pratt also shared a video of a deleted scene from Parks and Rec that was cut because it was waaaay too long to fit in a standard episode. The clip showcases both Pratt's musical talents and Andy's love of action films as he performs a musical retelling of the plot of Sudden Death.
Now, you'd be forgiven for never hearing about Sudden Death. It's a Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie that came out in 1995 but really feels like it should have come out in the eighties. In the movie, which is based on a true story, Van Damme stars as a Pittsburgh fire marshall who attends the Stanely Cup finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks with his two children. As is bound to happen, a terrorist attack breaks out and holds the Vice President hostage at the game, with only Van Damme aware of the situation. Van Damme must save the hostages, disarm a series of bombs, and make sure the game goes into overtime (or sudden death) in order to save everyone. It sounds like a movie Andy Dwyer would make up, but it is very much real and said to be one of Van Damme's best, actually.
This deleted scene is actually something of a spiritual successor to another great Andy bit, where he kills time at a fundraising party by recounting the events of some of his favorite films to a very unenthused crowd of donors. I've provided that for your viewing pleasure down below.
Hearing Chris Pratt adlib movie summaries literally never gets old. You can next see Chris Pratt up on the big screen for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which hits theaters May 5, 2017