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Parks and Recreation 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2015)
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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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Series cast summary:
Amy Poehler ...  Leslie Knope 125 episodes, 2009-2015
Nick Offerman ...  Ron Swanson 125 episodes, 2009-2015
Aubrey Plaza ...  April Ludgate 125 episodes, 2009-2015
Chris Pratt ...  Andy Dwyer 125 episodes, 2009-2015
Aziz Ansari ...  Tom Haverford 124 episodes, 2009-2015
Jim O'Heir ...  Jerry Gergich 124 episodes, 2009-2015
Retta ...  Donna Meagle 120 episodes, 2009-2015
Rashida Jones ...  Ann Perkins 106 episodes, 2009-2015
Adam Scott ...  Ben Wyatt 97 episodes, 2010-2015
Rob Lowe ...  Chris Traeger 77 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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Zionsville, Indiana, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Swanson has three brothers, named Don, Lon, and Vaughan Swanson. See more »

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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 »

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Ron Swanson: What Religion am I? I'm a Practising Mind your Own Fucking Business!
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Very endearing, while absolutely hilarious!
20 July 2010 | by mattyschreckSee all my reviews

There is no doubt that one of the main inspirations of this show was The Office - you will realise this in the first minute of the first episode. However, instead of trying to copy the main points of that show's success, Parks and Recreation has come up with its very own recipe. Amy Poehler is amazing as the lead actress, she plays an extremely enthusiastic city official in a department filled with bludgers and lazy bums.

What sounds a little lame actually becomes very endearing very quickly: all supporting characters have great story-lines, and grow quickly with a light yet sometimes strangely moving plot. The dialogue is fantastic, every show will make you laugh out loud plenty of times, and the roughly 20 minutes of each episode are over way too quickly.

I found myself re-watching the whole two seasons immediately after I had finished them for the first time, and the show holds up easily. Each character gets enough screen time to stay interesting, and very quickly, the show establishes a Simpsons-like range of in-jokes and extras who add even more depth to the story.

Before you know it, you wish your own city had such a department, and you will fall in love with Amy Poehler's stellar performance. An absolute must-watch!


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