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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ Video Mashup Is Simple, Perfect


For those of you comic book fans only familiar with Chris Pratt from his role as Star-Lord in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, you should know he’s one of the stars of the Emmy-winning single-camera NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. A mockumentary series in the stye of The Office, the show follows the lives of a group of municipal government employees in the fictional Indiana city of Pawnee, which is very much like a live-action version of Springfield from The Simpsons. Pratt plays Andy Dwyer, a character whose behavior and purpose are really too bizarre to describe in the time we have to get this cute video online before it’s too late to get some easy hits out of it.

For those of you who are regular humans and only know Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation, he has impressed many with what’s been released of his performance as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, a forthcoming Marvel Studios film based on an assortment of almost forgotten comic book space heroes. A human exiled in the cosmos, Star-Lord is a wannabe outlaw who falls in with the group that also includes the daughter of the universe’s most deadly villain, a giant green psychopath, a walking tree, and a talking raccoon.

This video, created by AwesomenessX, combines the two. Well done, everybody.

About Rocket Racoon Co-Creator Bill Mantlo

If you enjoy the Guardians of the Galaxy comic books and plan to see the movie, consider making a donation to the continued healthcare costs of disabled Rocket Raccoon co-creator Bill Mantlo, whose insurance provides only the most minimal level of care for someone with his needs. You can read more about Mr. Mantlo’s life and plight in this in-depth article by Bill Coffin.

Mantlo is just one of numerous veteran comic book creators in need. You can learn more about artists like him and their lives at the Hero Initiative, the comic book industry’s non-profit organization that offers aid to the men and women who created the industry and work which now fuels Hollywood’s biggest success.

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