Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. However what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself. Written by
Because parks don't grow on trees.
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In 2010 the show was nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music at the Emmys. However the nomination was revoked as this was the show's second season and the nominated theme was the same as the one used in season one. Emmy rules dictate that a show's main title theme is only elegible for its first sesson unless it changes (such is the case of Monk which won this award twice for season one and then again for season two, but only because the theme changed). The producers submitted the song for season one when the show got zero nominations and decided to try again the following year and succeeded. Once it was brought to the Academy by an user of Awards site Goldderby, they revoked the nomination and replaced it with Legend of the Seeker. See more
Sadly, most of Indiana's Native American population was deceased prior to the American Civil War. The Pawnee related troubles with its Native population wouldn't have occurred when the program relates to have done so. See more
Referenced in Studio C: Episode #6.1