Posted Jan 18, 2013

Jim Irsay, Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne displayed their Hoosier Hospitality last night on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” by helping make a dream bachelor party scenario involving Indianapolis a time to remember.

INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Irsay, Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne rolled out the blue-and-white carpet and demonstrated their Hoosier Hospitality last night on NBC, playing themselves in an episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”


Irsay, Luck and Wayne played themselves and performed with cast characters Chris Traeger (played by Rob Lowe), Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir), Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman).


The sitcom is about parks department employees in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. 


In last night’s episode, Wyatt is getting married and after the group thought his bachelor party plans were boring they came up with what each would have liked to have done at their own pre-wedding party.


The plans for each character took them to different locales and with Dwyer being a Colts fan, hitting Lucas Oil Stadium provided a chance to play on the field and meet Irsay, Luck and Wayne because of Traeger’s friendship with Irsay.  


Irsay complimented Dwyer on his physical stature.  Dwyer then was introduced to Luck and Wayne.


Luck hit Dwyer on a touchdown pass, a request Dwyer made, along with the order for the signal-caller to “keep the spiral tight.”  Dwyer also told Wayne he was a big fan and had gotten married while wearing his jersey, prompting the Pro Bowl receiver to say, “That’s weird, but I respect that.” 


In fulfilling Dwyer’s dream bachelor party, the gang then played pick-up football with Luck and Wayne on the field.


Filmed in December, this was the show’s first visit to Indiana.  The basis for the team’s appearance on “Parks and Recreation” was because of a long-standing friendship between Irsay and Lowe.


“Jim’s a great friend of mine and just an amazing guy,” said Lowe in an interview provided by NBC.  “He’s a class guy.  I’m so glad that the Colts are playing like they’re playing.  It’s always fun to come back and see Jim.”

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