Conan O’Brien’s new podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, hosted Nick Offerman of Parks And Recreation and his wife, Megan Mullally of Will & Grace, on Sunday, December 16.
And we found out something pretty cool about Nick Offerman.
Mullally and Offerman are longtime fans of the popular reality show Survivor.
“We have always said that we thought that Nick would kill on Survivor,” said Mullally. O’Brien followed up by asking Offerman if he would ever consider being a contestant. “It’s been discussed. We’ve sincerely looked at it, in reality.”
“It was actually, maybe, going to happen,” Mullally said. But then Offerman’s pesky acting career got in the way.
Nick Offerman was almost a contestant on #Survivor. On a recent podcast appearance, the actor and wife Megan Mullally explained why he'd be perfect for the long-running CBS reality show. He'd totally carve a canoe.🚣♂️#SurvivorDavidvsGoliath via @IndieWire https://t.co/h5yFZ2IM68
— Jessica Lewis (@jessicalewis89) December 18, 2018
Nick Offerman was almost on 'Survivor,' and he hasn't entirely ruled it out: “I think it would be really fun. I think I would be good at some things…I’m not sure how well I would fare in the social aspect of the game.” https://t.co/a5YDvFnX5F pic.twitter.com/lw4U6xnSww
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) December 18, 2018
“I would love to [go on it]. I think it would be really fun,” said Offerman. “I think I would be good at some things, but I’m not certain that I would be [the best.]”
— The Other Keith (@TheOtherKeith) December 17, 2018
.@survivorcbs "Nick Offerman is a man of nature. Known for his work beyond his acting career as a builder of high-quality, hand-crafted furniture, one would assume that he has the skill to best a number of opponents in a battle of outdoor wits" @IndieWirehttps://t.co/7fsqczASAs
— Phillip Sheppard (@PSheppardTV) December 18, 2018
Can we get the entire cast of @parksandrecnbc on Survivor? I know it's a different channel but I'd watch the heck out of that.
— 🤷♂️ (@TheIdiotGuru) December 18, 2018
If @Nick_Offerman were on Survivor, it wouldn't matter if he won or lost. Either way, he'd spend the time constructing a boat to leave, and then he'd DO it. And no one would give two shits about who won the money. 'Cause that motherfucker would've just owned at Gilligan's Island.
— Nicholas Ramsey (@fuckthisscience) December 18, 2018
In addition to acting, Offerman is well-known for a variety of outdoorsy and crafty skills that would likely serve him well on Survivor. He has a wood shop:
And, on Conan’s last show on TBS, Offerman had an entire segment where he “work[ed] outside with hands” and “read tweets from young female celebrities.”
— lamps plus (@sassmaster8000) December 18, 2018
The fifth is the wood anniversary. Maybe Nick Offerman can make her a little something.
— JP (@janet_patterson) December 18, 2018
O’Brien and Mullally said that Offerman might not be great at Survivor, however, because he’s just too nice.
@Nick_Offerman just listened to your episode of Conan's Podcast. Do you remember which season of Survivor you almost played on, or when about it was filmed? I know the online Survivor community loves hypotheticals. Thank you for championing individuality in everything you do.
— Justin Schneider (@candied_boy) December 17, 2018
— Greg (@RealistSpeaking) December 17, 2018
Also, Nick’s tribe would have the best shelter ever.
— Drea (@heyyydrea) December 17, 2018
Celebrity Survivor here we go?
— kd (@docBAllright) December 18, 2018
I’m literally just finishing listening to this now. If Nick was on survivor, I would absolutely start watching it.
— Spencer Parks Ⓥ (@spejampar) December 17, 2018
But Offerman says he’s still open to competing on the game show in the future.
I really think that a new version of Gilligan's Island would be great starring @Nick_Offerman and @MeganMullally. The characters would need to be a little different than the classic ones. Although I can't imagine Nick Offerman being stranded anywhere for more than 2 days…
— MattJ (@SkepticalMJ) December 18, 2018
I would watch every minute!
— MangledUnicorn74 (@MUnicorn74) December 18, 2018
Oh please, please let it happen.