Watch Jurassic World And Parks And Rec Come Together In This Funny Mash-Up
“On July 12, Andy Dwyer gets transferred.” It was only a matter of time before this happened, and now that Chris Pratt is in the process of becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world, someone has mashed up the trailer for Jurassic World with footage from his most prominent pre-2014 role, as the lovable schlub Andy on NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation. This result is, of course, Jurassic Parks and Recreation, and it’s a damn fine time. Check it out below.
This video primarily consists of dramatic shots from the trailer with bits of Andy being a doofus spliced in for comedic emphasis. You realize how much of Pratt and his sense of humor really come through in moments like when his Owen character remarks that it probably wasn’t a good idea to make brand new dinosaur. He’s trying to be serious, but especially in this context, that’s damn near impossible and it’s hard not to chuckle. And after seeing this, part of me also really hopes that jaunty Parks and Rec theme song makes a cameo appearance somewhere in Jurassic World, even if it’s not over a shot of dinosaurs sprinting through the trees.
It is good to know, however, that even if there’s a genetically modified dinosaur out there running around, Andy’s alter ego FBI Agent Bert Macklin is on the job. Between that, and Owen’s skills as a dinosaur trainer—he reportedly does behavioral research with Velociraptors at the now very open theme park of the title—we’re confident that there’s a pretty good chance that things will work out okay in the end.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the actual trailer for Jurassic World:
Set 20-plus years after the first film, Jurassic World sees John Hammond’s vision of a theme park full of extinct animals brought back to life by scientists playing god finally realized. The facility is now open to the public and has become the biggest tourist destination in the world. But that’s not enough for some people, and as attendance starts to flag, the businessmen in charge commission a new dinosaur attraction, the so-called D-Rex, which is a hybrid of T-Rex, Velociraptor, snake, and cuttlefish DNA. And as you see here, it escapes and wreaks havoc all over the park, hence the running tourists.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jurassic World stars Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, and Jake Johnson, and opens everywhere June 12, 2015.