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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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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parks and Rec See more »

Filming Locations:

Zionsville, Indiana, USA See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman were born on June 26. Jason Schwartzman, who guest starred on the show, also shares the birthday. See more »

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In multiple scenes across various episodes, palm trees and mountains are shown in the background.

Indiana's highest point is 1,500 feet above sea level and palm trees only grow in greenhouses there. See more »

Quotes

Ron Swanson: What Religion am I? I'm a Practising Mind your Own Fucking Business!
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One of the Greatest Television Comedies
22 July 2018 | by nateiosefa-37210See all my reviews

Honestly, without a doubt, Parks and Rec is so fantastic I believe it needed more praise than it got. The characters are so funny and the overall tone of the show is just fun and great. It can always can sustain multiple laughs through multiple viewing times. Best television show to binge and is completely different to it's sister TV show: The Office. Although the Office came first, it tackled more of a relatable tone of the American Working life and its perks with it but Parks and Rec brought light hearted characters with fantastic character arcs and legendary comedic writing. Brilliant. Definitely recommended


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