Comedian Aziz Ansari is the mastermind behind the parody Twitter account @SergeantBrody that riffs on the lead character from the Emmy-winning Showtime hit "Homeland," The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Modern "Seinfeld" Twitter feed imagining new episodes goes viral
The feed sprang up Oct. 29, the day after the season's pivotal fifth episode aired.
The account has picked up 28,112 followers since its debut.
The "Parks and Recreation" star tipped his hand by retweeting several of @SergeantBrody's tweets.
For example, he retweeted this one making fun of Brody's daughter, Dana, a favorite target: "DAD! THE DVR ERASED MY FAVORITE SHOW, AND I THINK ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!" *Cry* *Cry* #EverythingisMyFault #IBetMikesDVRNeverErasesS---."
Ansari inadvertently outed himself when he accidentally posted a tweet intended for the parody account to his personal feed: "Oh what the f---! Jess threw out all my CDs!!! Guess all the s--- is on Spotify, but still…"
Emmys 2012: Amy Poehler, Rob Lowe and ADam Scott on the set of "Parks and Recreation"
Ansari quickly deleted the tweet and reposted it on @SergeantBrody, but an eagle-eyed Twitter watcher on THR's staff noticed the error.
Ansari, a fan of the show, recently penned an appreciation of "Homeland" for Entertainment Weekly.
Representatives for Ansari declined comment on his role in the parody.
A prolific tweeter on his personal account (@azizansari), Ansari has more than 2.4 million followers.
Keep up with the fake Sergeant Brody account here.
- 'Homeland' star signs Obama gift 'from one Muslim to another'
- 'Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman offers more tips on hairy mustache issues
More in The Clicker: