Director Werner Herzog has revealed he will appear in a brief cameo in the upcoming final season of Parks And Recreation, a show about man’s pointless wandering through the lies of wilderness planted inside his city, as he distracts himself from the stench of death with flowers and seesaws. Herzog Werner-Herzog-version-of-casually dropped the information during a talk at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he described his “tiny cameo part” thusly:
[I play] an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house to the young couple who are the leading characters in this, and directly to the camera, I address the audience and I say, ‘You know, I lived in this home for 47 years. And I decided to move out now and sell this because I’m moving to Orlando, Florida, to be close to Disney World.’ I’ve never seen the show, but I hope they kept some of it.
It’s unknown whether the “young couple” Herzog is referring to is the one played by Amy Poehler and Adam Scott, or the one played by Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt, given that the show’s protagonists—and youth—are clearly meaningless to a man who has seen so much madness, but never Parks And Rec. It’s also unknown when Herzog’s episode will air, or whether there is any purpose to this universe besides unrelenting misery.