The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
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Series cast summary:
 Leslie Knope (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Ron Swanson (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
 April Ludgate (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Andy Dwyer (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Tom Haverford (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Jerry Gergich (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Donna Meagle (120 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Ann Perkins (106 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Ben Wyatt (97 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Chris Traeger (77 episodes, 2010-2015)


The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Mayfair Games, makers of Settlers of Catan, were contracted to make Ben Wyatt's Cones of Duneshire look like a professional board game. Instead, Mayfair Games made a playable game with a full set of rules. However, it's complex and dense, so it has not been produced for the market. It was played at GenCon 2014 in Indiana, where 33 people paid $100 each for a ticket to play and the Ledgerman position (the scorekeeper who doesn't play) was auctioned off. The event made more than $20,000 for an Indiana food bank. See more »


There is conflicting information in regards to the location of Eagleton. In season two, Leslie (Amy Poehler) states that Eagleton is "two towns over." However, later on, there is a "Pawnee/Eagleton border," meaning the towns are next to each other, some Pawnee citizens having left and settled Eagleton. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.159 (2012) See more »

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Very Funny
3 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never saw the first few episodes which I intend to get to at some point. Got into Parks and Recreation somewhere in the middle of the first season. It has quickly become one of my favorite shows on television. Up there next to Family Guy. I never really got into Amy Poehler's humor on SNL, but Parks and Recreation showed me just how talented she really is. She is an incredible comedic actress, her timing and expression are dead on and she is sooo cute! I'm glad her talent is showcased so well on Parks and Recreation. The other actors on the show aren't too shabby either. Very talented people on this show, Nick Offerman, Paul Schneider, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris Pratt are my other favorites. And yes, it is "laugh out loud" kind of funny. It is smart humor too. Great characters, great stories. I can't wait to see how it develops.

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