WATCH: Chris Pratt’s Perfectly Andy ‘Parks and Rec’ Audition

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“Parks and Recreation” blues—we all get ’em. You start to think about Leslie and Ben, and Ron (Ron!), and Snake Juice, and you get sad, but you pick yourself back up. But then…you think about Andy Dwyer, played by Chris Pratt, and when he fell in the pit. The nostalgia is just too much to bear.

But luckily you can see one of the very first times Pratt—whose career has brought him to new heights in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World”—first embodied scrappy, dopey, lovable Andy. In the audition footage below, laughter is heard in the background as the actor jokes about city government and falling in the pit. Take note of his perfectly timed pauses!

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