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Leslie Knope will be devastated she missed this. In a stranger-than-fiction twist, Newt Gingrich filmed a cameo appearance on Parks and Recreation  Monday—and the whole thing was totally unplanned. The Los Angeles-based NBC comedy was on location in Indianapolis when the former Republican presidential candidate and House speaker unexpectedly walked into a restaurant where filming was taking place and was immediately welcomed by series co-creator Mike Schur. "It was a completely random chance," Schur told the Indianapolis Star. "But you can't pass up an opportunity like that." Which is why he quickly incorporated the politician into the episode's storyline, which finds Ben »

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