With the news that FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday, many people wondered who could be appointed to the post.
One person with a good idea? Actor Chris Pratt, who offered up somebody he was close to for the position: Burt Macklin.
Just lemme know pic.twitter.com/KQEqH8aGrX
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) May 10, 2017
Pratt played Andy Dwyer on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” for seven seasons, and in that time the character struggled quite a bit with who he wanted to become. One of Dwyer’s dreams was to become a police officer, or work in law enforcement. In the quest of that dream, he created the alter ego Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin, who was one of the top members of the FBI. Dwyer would jump into the character when there was a case to solve or the Pawnee, Indiana government needed his expertise.
Macklin is certainly qualified for the job.
Pratt posted a gif on Twitter of Macklin taking a bullet in front of Mount Rushmore, showing that he would do anything to protect his country.
“Just lemme know,” Pratt wrote in a tweet sent at 2:30 a.m.
Others on Twitter agreed with the suggestion.
BURT MACKLIN: I hear you need a new FBI director
LESLIE KNOPE: Please don't do this
BURT MACKLIN: It's fine. I know Russians. I'm perfect. pic.twitter.com/B5GSb13uhq
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) May 10, 2017
Agent Burt Macklin just filled in the empty FBI Director Seat! pic.twitter.com/Y8hjmc1CSt
— ⚡️Jones⚡️ (@hadenbjones) May 10, 2017
— GARET (@OhGaret) May 10, 2017
Pratt is busy being a movie star in multiple blockbuster franchises, including Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and in “Jurassic World.” Maybe in between his many movies he can find the time to save the country and investigate the current administration’s ties with Russia.
Let’s hope that in the event this does happen, we can see Janet Snakehole (April Ludgate, played by Aubrey Plaza) around Washington.