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:
Amy Poehler ...  Leslie Knope 124 episodes, 2009-2015
Nick Offerman ...  Ron Swanson 123 episodes, 2009-2015
Aubrey Plaza ...  April Ludgate 123 episodes, 2009-2015
Jim O'Heir ...  Jerry Gergich 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Aziz Ansari ...  Tom Haverford 120 episodes, 2009-2015
Retta ...  Donna Meagle 119 episodes, 2009-2015
Chris Pratt ...  Andy Dwyer 116 episodes, 2009-2015
Rashida Jones ...  Ann Perkins 100 episodes, 2009-2015
Adam Scott ...  Ben Wyatt 96 episodes, 2010-2015
Rob Lowe ...  Chris Traeger 75 episodes, 2010-2015

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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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In Amy Poehler's book, "Yes Please" (2014), Amy Poehler writes about her castmates in a way that Aubrey Plaza describes in an interview as something Leslie Knope would do. Poehler sat them down in a meeting to read about her favorite memories with her castmates when the show was about to wrap up for its final season. See more »


There are no Native American reservations in Indiana. See more »


Ron Swanson: What religion am I? I'm a practicing "mind your own f***ing business!"
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28 October 2009 | by velocityboy-2See all my reviews

I'm surprised at how many people wrote negative reviews of this show despite it being my most-looked forward comedy of the week, followed by the Office, Curb, Sunny in Phily, and the Peep Show - a great British comedy.

The characters are unique and the comedy comes mostly from subtleties such as intonations, gestures, and camera glances. It's high-end comedic stuff in my opinion. Though Arrested Development was untouchable in this regard. Boy AD was good.

I suppose if you like trite predicable comedy, you wouldn't see it as funny, but the thing about this show is that's it's also fun to watch, the characters are very charismatic on screen, I think the casting was great. Is this 10 lines yet IMDb?

A really great show.

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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Untitled Greg Daniels/Mike Schur/Amy Poehler Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Zionsville, Indiana, USA See more »

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