Samberg appeared as a guest star on “Parks and Recreation” once, during its second season. He played a very noisy and incompetent animal handler. He’s a perfect fit for Pawnee’s goofy world, and certainly his performance in that role helped Goor and Schur decide to approach him.
According to one 2013 section of TV Guide, Samberg discussed his feelings when approached by the two producers. “I don’t want to do a TV series,” Samberg said. It makes sense, after seven years of brooding in the “Saturday Night Live” sausage factory. “But I’m a huge ‘Parks’ fan and I’ve seen what these guys have done to Amy. [Poehler]who is basically my hero. “
Eventually, Samberg will become the star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which will run for eight seasons. The police comedy will be critically acclaimed and, despite some mixed reactions, a huge success.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1018392/how-parks-and-recreation-led-to-andy-sambergs-leading-role-in-brooklyn-nine-nine/ How parks and recreation led to Andy Samberg’s leading role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine