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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:
...  Leslie Knope 125 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Ron Swanson 125 episodes, 2009-2015
...  April Ludgate 125 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Andy Dwyer 125 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Tom Haverford 124 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Jerry Gergich 124 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Donna Meagle 120 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Ann Perkins 106 episodes, 2009-2015
...  Ben Wyatt 97 episodes, 2010-2015
...  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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Because parks don't grow on trees. See more »

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Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn appeared in Step Brothers (2008) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). See more »

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Even if Pawnee went bankrupt there would be no precedent for the state to take over the city beyond its finances. Chris Tragaer could certainly direct its financial operations; however only elected officials could run the city and make the legal decisions for it. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Rabbi (2011) See more »

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Awesome
27 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

So far, since there's only been three episodes of the show, it's been pretty great. The third episode has definitely been the funniest so far, i feel like it's going to gain momentum and really prove to be just as funny as it's cousin "The Office." P&R has gotten generally positive reviews, and as for the negatives i say let the show grow. it's only been THREE episodes, "The Office" was NOT an instant classic if you all recall, it was on the chopping block a few times (and also had to try and crawl out of the massive shadow of it's brilliant British original). Amy Poehler is one of the funniest comedians right now and deserves her own time to really shine. Aziz, from the hysterical one-season sketch show Human Giant, is definitely a scene stealer, as well as Poheler's scowling, anti-government boss. It's got all the right ingredients to become another comedy gem. Give it a chance, relax, and let the best Thursday night (8:30-10) line-up on NBC pump you full of awe-smacking awesome. oh, and lighten up ;)


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