Robert Pattinson Wants to Create Something Ben Wyatt Sort of Invented in ‘Parks and Recreation’ and Fans Can’t Get Over It

by Jeremy Spirogis
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A Robert Pattinson and Ben Wyatt collaboration? Well, type of. During Pattinson’s latest interview with GQ, the actor talked about how he needs to create a sort of fast-food pasta. Fans have been fast to attach Pattinson’s business thought with Ben Wyatt’s fast-food calzone restaurant from Parks and Recreation.

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Robert Pattinson needs to make a fast-food pasta

During his interview for the June/July concern of GQ, Pattinson detailed his pasta invention and business plan.

Zach Baron, who interviewed Pattinson for the problem, wrote:

“Last yr, he says, he had a business thought. What if, he mentioned to himself, ‘pasta actually had the identical type of fast-food credentials as burgers and pizzas? I used to be attempting to determine easy methods to capitalize on this space of the market, and I used to be attempting to suppose: How do you make a pasta which you’ll maintain in your hand?

He says he went as far as to design a prototype that concerned the usage of a panini press, after which, he says, he went even additional, organising a gathering with Los Angeles restaurant royalty Lele Massimini, the cofounder of Sugarfish and proprietor of the Santa Monica pasta restaurant Uovo. ‘And I advised him my business plan,’ Pattinson remembers, ‘and his facial expression didn’t even change afterwards. Let alone acknowledge what my plan was. There was completely no signal of something from him, actually. And so it type of put me off a bit bit.’ (Massimini says: ‘It’s 100 % true, every part he advised you.’)

Nevertheless, Pattinson says, he conceived of a model title for his product, a delicate little moniker that type of summed up what he thought his pasta creation regarded like: Piccolini Cuscino. Little Pillow. He thought he’d give the product one other go, with me now: ‘Maybe if I say it in GQ, perhaps, like, a associate will simply come alongside.’”

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Ben Wyatt wished to create a fast-food calzone and Italian restaurant

In Season 4, Episode 11 of Parks and Recreation, “The Comeback Kid,” Ben Wyatt is unemployed and attempting to occupy his time with varied actions. A working gag in Parks and Recreation is that Ben is obsessive about calzones and prefers them over pizza.

While unemployed, Ben tries to grasp making the proper calzone. He additionally comes up with the thought of a restaurant chain for fast-food Italian meals. In Parks and Recreation, Ben tells Chris that the fast-food restaurant will solely use low-fat and low-calorie substances. He plans to name the restaurant Low-Cal Calzone Zone.

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Fans made the connection between Robert Pattinson and Ben Wyatt

While Pattinson’s thought is predicated off of handheld pasta and Ben’s thought was based mostly off of his love for calzones, followers of Pattinson and Parks and Recreation nonetheless discovered the connection between the 2 humorous.

“Robert Pattinson is the Ben Wyatt of COVID-19. His handheld pasta is Ben’s Lo Cal Calzone Zone,” a fan tweeted.

“Everybody talking about Robert Pattinson’s drive thru pasta idea like Ben Wyatt didn’t think of that already,” wrote a Twitter consumer.

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