Why Andy Dwyer Is The Greatest TV Character, Ever…In Honor Of Chris Pratt’s 37th Birthday

Has anyone ever told you to make the most of every opportunity you get in life? It sounds kind of lame, right?

For Chris Pratt, however, it has become something he has done each and every time he has been handed a small chance at success. He started on The WB’s hit family drama Everwood as Amy Abbott’s, played by Emily Van Camp, older brother and ended up going the distance and starred in all 89 episodes of the show. (4 seasons)

His next big shot into becoming a star was when he was added to the final season of the FOX hit show, The O.C. as Che Cook, a left wing activist that plays the guitar in the nude. He acted in a few movies too during this time including Wanted where he played Barry, a big ole douche that slept with Wesley Gibson’s girlfriend all the while pretending to be Wesley’s best friend.

At this point, it was apparent that this character actor was actually someone worth casting and he got his chance in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. He was hired for one season but ended up stealing the show and becoming a main character. He turned a role that was only meant for one season into a career because that was the launching pad that turned him into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today.

In honor of his 37th birthday today, let’s take a look at one of television’s greatest characters of all-time, yep we said all-time, Andy Dwyer.

Let’s kick it off with one of the best moments on the show when Andy gave everyone codenames.

“This case just remained interesting.”

“Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.”

“The show must go wrong.”

“Gases fill the volume of whatever container they’re in. School.”

“When they say two percent milk, I don’t know what the other 98 percent is.”


“If you rearrange the letters of Peru you can spell Europe.”

“That is the coolest sentence I have ever heard somebody talk.”

“I didn’t actually sell my last car. I just forgot where I parked it.”

“Hi Amy, I tried to make ramen in the coffee machine and I broke everything.”

“Simple solution. I break into her college and change her degree to accounting.”

“I don’t know who Al Gore is and at this point, I’m too afraid to ask.”

“What’s 5,000 times better than ‘A Candle in the Wind?’ This song is called ‘5,000 Candles in the Wind.'”

“I’m fine. It’s just that life is pointless and nothing matters and I’m always tired.”

“Just remember, every time you look up at the moon, I, too, will be looking at the moon. Not the same moon, obvisouly. That’s impossible.”