Parks and Recreation (2009– )

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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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 Leslie Knope (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Tom Haverford (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Ron Swanson (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 April Ludgate (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Andy Dwyer (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Jerry Gergich / ... (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Donna Meagle / ... (120 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Ann Perkins (104 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Ben Wyatt (97 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Chris Traeger (75 episodes, 2010-2014)
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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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Because Parks Don't Grow On Trees.

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The character of April has a sister named Natalie. This is the name of Aubrey Plaza's real life teenage sister, who she uses as a source of inspiration when playing April. See more »

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Brilliantly Hilarious -- and Hilariously Brilliant! Fantastic!
17 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been a big fan of Amy Poehler ever since she played Andy Richter's pigtailed, dental-retainered little sister (with the huge crush on Conan!) on Conan O'Brien's late night show. That first appearance is still the most amazing performance I've ever seen on TV. The addled but adorable Leslie Knope is the absolutely IDEAL character for Amy to play! I'm also thrilled to see Rashida Jones, another of my favorite super-talents, doing a thoroughly delicious characterization as Ann Perkins. Word was that the network was worried about the similarity to The Office. What's to worry? Two genius shows just might be better than one!!! The writing on this show is breathtakingly original and deeply enjoyable. You won't find a better cast anywhere on Earth. This is just another case of "a perfect storm" of comedy excellence on NBC -- along with The Office and 30 Rock. It's well known that the best TV comedy derives from complex, fascinating characters. Along with the creators and scribes of those other two shows, these writers are the absolute best at devising characters that are equally lovable and horrifying -- you can totally revel in their triumphs AND their tragedies!


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