I talked with Nick Offerman earlier this week and got the answer to the question I'm sure you're all wondering:
What? You weren't clamoring for details on the latest carpentry projects from Hollywood's endlessly busy Renaissance Man?
Personally, I'm always interested in Offerman's woodworking, because I know the value he puts in maintaining that pursuit and skill -- it's not just a hobby -- while following a schedule that would exhaust a lesser man. On Offerman's recent/current slate: He's completing work on the final season of "Parks and Recreation." He's touring the country with his one-man humor/lifestyle spectacle "Full Bush." He directed the marvelous and star-studded video for Tweedy's "Low Key." He's apparently co-producing a documentary about writer Wendell Berry. He appeared in the summer blockbuster "22 Jump Street" and probably has another half-dozen movies coming out soon.
And this Sunday night (October 5), Offerman can be heard as a guest voice on "The Simpsons."
While Offerman is no stranger to FOX animation voices -- he produced and starred in "Axe Cop" and also was heard on "The Cleveland Show" and "Bob's Burgers" -- he describes the chance to guest on "The Simpsons" as "a pinnacle."
In the episode, Offerman voices Captain Bowditch operator of The RelationShip, a vessel that gives fathers and sons the chance to learn to sail and to repair their relationships. And if you're surprised that Offerman is, himself, a passionate devotee of all things nautical, you haven't been paying enough attention.
Beyond talking about "The Simpsons" and carpentry, my interview with Offerman also covered the on-set emotions for the "Parks and Recreation" team, as well as his thoughts about this spring's pilot season and a return to TV.
It was a great chat, because Offerman is always great to chat with.
He can be heard on "The Simpsons" this Sunday.
Check out the full Q&A...