'Parks and Rec' Star Nick Offerman Makes Strange, Raunchy Request for Harris Wittels Remembrance

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The Hollywood Reporter obliges.

A version of this story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The comedy world is still in mourning over Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels, who died tragically Feb. 19 at age 30 of a suspected drug overdose. Among his many memorable achievements, Wittels worked closely with Parks star Nick Offerman to develop his Ron Swanson character’s sax-playing alter ego, Duke Silver. 

Here, Offerman offers a tribute to his late friend and colleague, which he requested be laid out in such a way so as to resemble male genitalia. ("Harris would want [it]," he writes.) What you see below is exactly how the piece ran in the upcoming print edition of The Hollywood Reporter.

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