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.
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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 However, the nomination was revoked, as this was the show's second season, and the nominated theme was the same as the one used in season one.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 season unless it changes (such is the case of Monk (2002), 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 a user of awards site Goldderby, they revoked the nomination and replaced it with Legend of the Seeker (2008). See more
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
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