When Parks and Recreation ends its seven season long run tomorrow there will be waterworks. Not only because the show is ending, but because it will end on a poignant note, by honoring one of its own, the late Harris Wittels. As you may know, Wittels,30, a Parks and Rec executive producer and star—he played Harris The Animal Control Guy—died last week unexpectedly. Since then, Aziz Ansari, one of Wittels' good friends, and many others, have paid tribute to the comedian by releasing some of his work. Now the show will do the same with the cast and crew reportedly delivering a touching “We Love You, Harris” message at the end of the series finale.
The latest release of Wittels work comes from Comedy Bang Bang, which just released Wittels final podcast, recorded just days before he passed. On it he appears with Chelsea Peretti, Adam Scott, and Scott Aukerman. Aukerman says he had mixed feelings about releasing the work, but ultimately figured, “Mother fuckers wanna laugh.”
You can catch the Parks and Rec series finale tomorrow night at 10 p.m. on NBC.