Instead of appearing on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show himself, 'Parks and Recreation' star and comedian Aziz Ansari sent in a lookalike and almost fooled Cooper. For a few seconds, anyway.

The confused host shook the hand of the "almost but not quite there" stand-in before putting on his glasses and scrutinizing the guest who wasn't quite the guy Cooper had scheduled.

Eventually, Anderson gave a few confused blinks and asked, "Who the hell are you?" At which point the real Aziz Ansari rushed out and apologized for running late and having his lookalike fill in until he got there.

Ansari also brought along a creepy Anderson Cooper doppelganger. You can see him below.