Jerry From "Parks and Rec" Wants to Help Your Baby Go to Sleep

April 19, 2018
Updated 20d ago

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of new parents like the sound of their precious bundle of joy screaming her sweet little head off when it's time to go to bed.

Now, beleaguered moms and dads have a new, familiar, hero: The Emmy-award winning actor Jim O'Heir, best known for playing Jerry (aka Garry or Larry) on NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

O'Heir is the host of "Lullaby League," a new singing competition in which a cappella groups compete to soothe a wailing baby to sleep. The winner gets a professional recording session.

The show is produced by the digital media company Scary Mommy, which markets itself to parents with an essential sense of humor.

"Lullaby League" aims to make one of the most draining and frustrating parts of any new parents' day a little more bearable, and maybe even fun.

"If you like babies and you like a cappella, you've got it all, " said O'Heir in an interview Wednesday on Cheddar. "And if you like this cherubic mess of a face, you've got it all."

O'Heir's "cherubic mess of a face" is most recognizable from his time on "Parks and Recreation," the much-beloved sitcom starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris Pratt.

"The eight people that we had on that show ー Amy always said, 'It was lightning in a bottle'," said O'Heir.

The cast still "constantly texts" each other he said.

For the full interview, click here.