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Parks and Recreation 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2020)
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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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Top Rated TV #124 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 140 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Amy Poehler ...  Leslie Knope 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Nick Offerman ...  Ron Swanson 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Aubrey Plaza ...  April Ludgate 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Chris Pratt ...  Andy Dwyer 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Aziz Ansari ...  Tom Haverford 124 episodes, 2009-2020
Jim O'Heir ...  Jerry Gergich 124 episodes, 2009-2020
Retta ...  Donna Meagle 120 episodes, 2009-2020
Rashida Jones ...  Ann Perkins 106 episodes, 2009-2020
Adam Scott ...  Ben Wyatt 97 episodes, 2010-2020
Rob Lowe ...  Chris Traeger 77 episodes, 2010-2020

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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. Written by Sorbe

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Because parks don't grow on trees. See more »

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Trivia

While a guest on "The Diane Rehm Show", Rob Lowe said that when he first interviewed for the role of Chris Traeger, this show's writers told him that they had based their show on Lowe's previous series, The West Wing (1999). He said that they told him, "we're comedy writers. We're going to write a comedy, but what would the comedy version of The West Wing look like? And the answer to them was, it wouldn't be the White House. It would be Parks and Recreation." See more »

Goofs

Indianapolis is less than 3 hours traveling time from all of the major cities in the state of Indiana. Since Pawnee is clearly large enough to have a Parks and Recreation department, as well as its own television station, it is clearly a major Indiana city and thus should be closer to the state capital. See more »

Quotes

Ron Swanson: What religion am I? I'm a practicing "mind your own f***ing business!"
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Spoofed in Pornocopia (2014) See more »

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Forget the haters
26 January 2010 | by thedottedlionSee all my reviews

Just watch it for yourself. I was drawn in by Amy Pohler, someone I didn't really like before I saw this show, and i stayed because of the beautifully drawn characters. Because they're deep characters, they're not gonna slam you over the head with comedy. This ain't My Name Is Earl, people. The show's funny, but in a real, get to know everyone kind of way.

Even though I loved it, I'd say the first season stumbled a bit, but the second season gets funnier with every episode. Try it out, I bet you'll like one character right off the bat, and if you're like me you'll end up loving them all.


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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Zionsville, Indiana, USA See more »

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