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Parks and Recreation 

TV-PG | | 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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Storyline

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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler), the father of Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa Saperstein, is also Ann's OB/GYN. His name (Dr. Saperstein) and profession (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) are references to Dr. Sapirstein (played by Ralph Bellamy) in Rosemary's Baby (1968), who helped trick Rosemary into giving birth to the devil's child. 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 »

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Funniest show on TV (surprisingly)
7 November 2009 | by kosmicheSee all my reviews

I was lukewarm on this show throughout the first season and for the beginning of the second, but the last few episodes have made this the funniest show on air for me. The humor is not always laugh out loud, but I can watch each episode a few times and find new things that make me laugh each time.

The mayor is one of the funniest characters I've ever seen on a show, and April the intern is funny even when she isn't saying anything. Some of the cameos aren't very funny, but all of the basic elements are fantastic and improving each episode. The Office seems to be (very slowly) running out of steam but this show is definitely making up for it.

There's quite a few bad reviews for this show, but I can't suggest it enough. It is the opposite type of humor from My Name is Earl (which it replaced), and I consider that a very good thing.


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