In the memoirs of Amy Poehler:Yes please,The actress described how Chris Pratt’s first audition for Parks and Recreation completely blew her away. “Chris had the best audition I’ve ever seen,” Poehler wrote. “No one knew his work, and he came and crushed it. He’s a comedic scientist and a born actor that I’ve never seen before.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Poehler also revealed that Andy Dwyer’s character was originally only meant to last for six episodes, and it was Pratt’s incredible performance that kept the character going. The fact that Poehler remembers Pratt’s audition so fondly, even after so many years, is a testament to how strong the first audition was. A short clip from this legendary audition is actually available on YouTube, where you can watch Pratt make the team behind the camera laugh at his accurate delivery. Either way, the fact that Poehler said Pratt’s audition was such a success is certainly high praise, especially when you consider the sheer number of fun and talented stars that made up the Parks and Recreation cast.