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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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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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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:

The Untitled Greg Daniels/Mike Schur/Amy Poehler Project 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

On this show and its predecessor The Office (2005), the main characters date someone played by their real-life spouses. On The Office (2005), the woman Michael Scott (Steve Carell) dates (played by his wife Nancy) breaks up with him because she thinks he is creepy. Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) dated a man (played by her husband at the time, Will Arnett) that she thinks is creepy and breaks up with him. 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 »

Quotes

Ron Swanson: What religion am I? I'm a practicing "mind your own f***ing business!"
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation Is the Wu-Tang of Comedy (2010) See more »

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Hilarious
2 January 2019 | by JakeBrinkmanSee all my reviews

Note: I have seen all 7 seasons.

Before watching this show, I thought The Office was my favorite sitcom. Parks & Rec has now taken that title. After a rougher first season, each of the characters brings several laughs in every episode.

If you only want to watch the glory moments, stop watching after season 5. Season 6 and 7 are still funny, but not at the level of the previous seasons.


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