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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 (Ben Wyatt), Kathryn Hahn (Jennifer), Paul Rudd (Bobby Newport), and Rashida Jones (Anne Perkins) appeared in Our Idiot Brother (2011). 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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Funniest show on TV (surprisingly)
7 November 2009 | by See 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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