101 Facts About Parks and Recreation

101 Facts About Parks and Recreation


greetings mother factors my name is Sam
and today we’re going to be journeying to the sleepy town of Pawnee to learn
all about the various fascinating aspect of the American local government yes its
parks and recreation what some might consider one of the best sitcoms of
recent years if not ever good old Parks and Rec has all the
interesting trivia in fact you would expect from a show about a dedicated
public servant in a small Midwestern town in America okay we’re not really
selling it there but honestly it’s fantastic but what is Toms birth name
what did Chris Brad do on set to land him a place on the naughty step
and what the hell happened to mark is he dead or something
oh my god he’s in the pit isn’t he isn’t he he’s in the pit someone called Tom
conspiracies two out of three those questions are gonna be answered so grab
yourself some snacks pull up a beanbag and treat yourself to 101 fact about
Parks and Recreation number one in case you thought that we went and did a whole
half an hour long video but a government department we’re not quite that out of
ideas yet may this video here is about the near legendary NBC television show
parks and recreation which ran from 2009 until it’s sand hits rampant culmination
in 2015 I’m ready number two Parks and Rec was created by
these two brain boxes here Greg Daniels and Michael Schur it’s no surprise
really that the show is so damn good as these two have good brains and typing
fingers for comedy Greg Daniels for example created the American adaptation
of The Office and not only was Michael Schur Moe’s in the office but he also
created the good place which is also chuffing good place number three in fact
when the show first aired it was originally going to be a spinoff
all for the office the more astute among you will have noticed that it is not a
spin-off of the office because this idea was abandoned because apparently they
could not find the right fit number four nonetheless the show is indeed very
similar to the office with its primary workplace setting mockumentary style and
love of talking head interviews in fact one of the biggest criticisms of its
first season was that it was a carbon copy of the office which nearly got the
show can’t salt it didn’t though obvi number five before
the show was Parks and Recreation the original name was going to be public
service that walls until NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman can–it of the risk of
mocking actual public service workers Parkton
sounds a lot better than pub sir anyway number six
come on coffee hit me Parks and Rec has a widely celebrated ensemble cast
including such hit comedy names as Amy Poehler rashida Jones Chris Pratt
Aubrey Plaza Nick Offerman Aziz Ansari Rob Lowe Rhetta and the mighty Jim
O’Hare yep this video here is gonna big up Jerry cuz he’s a damn hero number
seven the show it oh my god Wow the show is set in the fictional American city of
porn II oh great that’s awesome um sighs thanks Greg to celebrate this a lot of
Pawnee merch has now become available the most exclusive of which are pawnee
baseball bats which Nick Offerman more and him later
personally made for the cast to celebrate the series ending I can’t hold
the smile forever I look ridiculous okay number 8 the city of Pawnee was founded
in 1817 a possible reference to the founding of the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor which happens to be the hometown of mr. Michael Schur Sneaky
number 9 despite being based in Indiana the entire show was shot in various
different parts of California though some simple establishing shots were
indeed filmed in parts of the Hoosier State
that’s Indiana by the way for those who don’t know an awful lot about Indiana
number 10 numerous well-known actors and actresses audition for roles in the show
but did not get the job kimmy schmitt herself ellie kemper audition for the
role of perkins and although she was ultimately beaten out for the role by
rashida jones producers liked Kemper so much they cast her as Erin Hannon on
Parks and Rec sister show the office I promise we stop mentioning the office
shortly you look like a cyclops whose I treat yo’self Octavia Spencer audition
for the role of Donna mEagle gentleman but lost out to comedian and actress
Rhetta Spencer went on to win Best Supporting Actress at the 84th Academy
Awards in 2012 for her performance as Benny Jackson in the 2011 American
period drama film the help so don’t feel too sorry for her
number 12 speaking of writer the stand-up comic behind Donna actually
comes from an extremely successful firmly as she is the niece of Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf the former President of Liberia and the
very first elected female head of state in Africa imagine being part of one of
the most successful TV shows in recent years and still not being able to be the
most impressive person in your family her art is a Nobel Prize for God’s sake
number 13 swaggering lothario Jim o’heir who plays
the office punching bag Jerry gergich originally auditioned for the role of
Ron Swanson though he clearly did not get the role he has shared his
interpretation of the character in interviews which he has described as
Stern but much more affable number 14 numerous other actors also addition for
the role of Ron including the likes of Thomas Lennon Mike O’Malley and Matt
Walsh the latter two did actually make appearances in the show O’Malley
guest-starred in the season 4 episode busters bill Butler a guy who rents
Leslie Knope a number of campaign vans and walter starred in the season 5
episode emergency response as Leonard Shulman the head of the Indiana
Department of Emergency Preparedness King now number 15 according to his own
book nick offerman was acting up for a completely different role he was going
to play rashida Jones his fans love interest josh who eventually evolved
into marksmen Donowitz he was denied because apparently he wasn’t handsome
enough a statement that makes me feel physically sick to this day because look
at this man what a god not a 16 however Nik did eventually managed to
get his mustachioed rocks off with some of the cast specifically with Amy
Poehler and every single season 2 apparently during every season Leslie
and Ron had a gross makeout session specifically for the gag reel hot number
17 however Shara stated that they never put
it on the DVD gag reel because it is and I’m quoting him verbatim here super
disturbing even hotter number 18 you may think that because of
all the you know making out that there were scenes of a romantic relationship
between their characters Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson but you would be wrong
in fact writer Michael Shure specifically said that from the start
that was off the table ah platonic male-female relationships being
represented on TV good job gang number 19 Ron Swanson’s persona as a staunch
the anti government official was based on a real city planner whom Daniels and
Schur met and interviewed when doing research for the show but here I come
the government when they mentioned the possibility of Leslie’s boss being
anti-government the planner admitted that she was a
libertarian and that she didn’t believe in the mission of her job
oh dear number 20 Nick Offerman shares Ron Swanson’s love of an expertise in
carpentry he’s released an instructional DVD in
canoe building runs a fine woodworking business on the site and was a host on
the DIY reality competition making it alongside his Parks and Rec co-star Amy
number 21 turkey sandwich place tom haverford in the show
turkey sandwich silly me what did I call his ease and sorry that well that’s
because Amy Poehler’s kids love and sorry and gave him the nickname turkey
sandwich simply because they saw him eating one once kids in their comedy Wow
number 22 the lovable oaf with a heart of gold Andy Dwyer who is played by
star-lord himself Chris Pratt was only supposed to appear as a guest star in
the first season but everyone liked Chris Pratt so much he was promoted to
series regular for season two number 28 Brad turned out to be such a good
physical comedian that the righteous would often just write and he does
something physical into the script on the completely justified assumption that
he would simply come up with something hilarious on the spot number 24 the two
large statues seen in the first few seconds of the show’s opening credits
are in fact iconic landmarks on state highway 18 in multiplier Indiana a town
located in the east central region of the state the first is the ice-cream
giant who greets visitors to tin Lizzie and ice cream shop just outside of town
number 25 the second is a large fiberglass statue of a Native American
man known by the slightly politically incorrect name of a muffler man native
the figure which is located at the main intersection of multiply in the center
of town Stern’s with an arm outstretched to welcome visitors number 26 the
exterior shots of Pawnee City Hall are actually data Pasadena City Hall in
California Indiana California swings and roundabouts all the same and it really
number 27 the exterior shots of Leslie’s favorite diner in all of Pawnee JJ’s
diner are actually that of landmark diner located on Cheshire Bridge Road in
Atlanta Georgia a US state which is shockingly neither Indiana
nor California the interior shots of JJ’s diner were filmed in
four-and-twenty restaurant located in sunny Los Angeles number 28 on the
season 1 DVD commentary show revealed that initially the show’s pilot was 48
minutes long and so had to be cut down to it significantly more respectable
length of 21 minutes we know his pain these one-on-one facts videos they’re
normally four hours long number 29 in the first season of the show Ron
Swanson’s wall is adorned with the poster of legendary basketball coach
Bobby Knight striking a particularly angry pose but from the second season on
whiffed is replaced with a woman eating breakfast I’m honestly not sure which
one’s more number 30 the change happened because
Bobby Knight got in touch with the show claiming he did not want to be
represented like that after protests from the team he then went on and said
it was because of the indiana jersey whatever the case the post went down for
non descript legal reasons number 31 in the second episode of season 2 entitled
the stakeout Aziz Ansari’s character Tom Haverford reveals that his birth name is
da wish the beer is smelled Gani which he changed for political expediency Aziz
Ansari got Tom’s birth name from the real name of his real cousin Dawa
Shabbir ismail Ghani number 32 Tom also reveals in the same
scene that his parents were born in India but he was born and raised in
South Carolina which is also true of a season sari himself
I guess it’s much easier to act when you’re just literally describing
yourself number 30 Frey sure has stated that in his opinion the funniest line in
the entire show is in the second episode of season 3 entitled flu season that’s
the episode in which Leslie refuted to admit she has the flu despite being
obviously very ill at one point Andy attempts to Google Leslie symptoms and
reports that she could be having network connectivity problems classic number 34
however she also admitted that as a writer he was also related by the line
because it was improvised by Pratt incidentally by the way Chris Pratt
appeared in the 2016 film passengers alongside the vision heavenly Beattie
the tears Jennifer Lawrence and there it’s your jennifer lawrence reference
for the day good night everybody number 34 number 35 making his first appearance
in the fourth episode of season 2 entitled practice date the town’s
resident TV host perd hapley is played by natural broadcast journalist named
Jay Jackson who anchored news outlets in California for years before retiring in
2010 later got a small role as a reporter on a 2007 episode of Dexter
through a French manager and subsequently agreed to go on other
auditions for reporter roles in addition to his role as happily Jackson as
portrayed reporters on numerous other TV shows and movies such as scandal for
Mentalist battleship and Fast Five number 36 when the writers concocted
Ron’s alter ego and the self-described local saxophone legend Duke silver who
also first appeared in the fourth episode of season 2 they had no idea
that Nick Offerman could already play the saxophone
well that was a gamble and it paid off number 37 in these six episode of season
2 entitled kaboom there is a scene in which and the attempts to surprise and
by showing up at a house completely naked only for the front door to be open
by Leslie instead unsatisfied with some of the earlier takes practice I did it
would be great idea to actually strip completely naked to get a genuine
reaction from Poehler Pratt’s saucy Jake worked as intended as Poehler was indeed
shocked to see Pratt and his cuddly priest our Lord glory completely nude
and it was this take that was actually used in the episode number 38 NBC
however viewed Pratt aforementioned saw CJ was more of a lawsuit waiting to
happen and sent Pratt a letter informing him that he was being formally
reprimanded which specifically told him not to talk about the incident in
interviews he has since who counted the story on several major talk shows and
has admitted he had the letter framed I guess when you’re Chris mother fluffing
Pratt’s even get away with the occasional act of indecent exposure that
word land mere mortals like you and I and considerable amounts of hot water
number 39 the eighth episode of season two entitled Ron and Tammy features the
first appearance of Ron’s second ex-wife Tammy Swanson aka Tammy – Ron’s near
psychotic old flame is played by none other than Megan Mullally Nick
Offerman’s real-life wife number 40 real-life wife
the thirteenth episode of season 2 introduces John Ralph vo a friend of
Tom’s who shares exactly the same extroverted and frankly irritating faux
plowboy pub what the plowboy faux Playboy personality the character is
played by Ben Schwartz who was initially considered to play one of Leslie’s many
love interests yeah but in the end the producers felt he was too young
luckily Schwartz hit it off with sure and he was brought in as Tom’s OTT
sidekick instead number 41 yes during much of the show’s run Amy Poehler was
married to arrested relevant start and best Batman Will Arnett in the 13th
episode of season 2 entitled the setup Poehler’s now ex-hubby played an
irritating MRI technician with whom she goes on a date I wonder what she thinks
of that episode now the meaning of life in that episode our net MRI technician
character tells Leslie she could go triplets right off the bat that turned
out to be some cheeky foreshadowing since she does indeed have triplets
right off the bat with Ben what’s happening
can’t hear and I’m dying number 43 in the 17th episode of season 2 entitled
woman of the year the extremely male Ron is declared a woman of the year by a
woman’s equality publication who for marketing purposes gave him credit for
Leslie successful Athena project which won mistakenly refers to his camp Xena
later on in season 5 Ron meets a Pawnee resident named Diane with whom he later
becomes romantically involved and who pray tell plays Diane well that would be
New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless famous for the title role in the iconic
mid-nineties fantasy TV series Xena Warrior Princess
Oh God wicked number 44 in the 21st episode of season 2 entitled 94 meetings
Ron visits April’s house and meets her doting parents Larry and Rita Ludgate as
well as moody younger sister Natalie Renee legate the names Natalie and Renee
are shared by plazas real-life sisters who were used as a source of inspiration
when playing April that is damning on them
number 45 the 23rd episode of season 2 in touch with the master plan sees the
introduction of state auditors Ben Wyatt and Chris Traeger respectively portrayed
by Adam Scott and Rob Lowe both of their characters were originally added to be
temporary but upon their positive reception they were added to the show on
a more permanent basis number 46 as it happens Ben’s past as a local
government official trying to rebuild a political career following a humiliating
public spectacle in his case bankrupting a city Minnesota by creating a widget
sports complex named ice town was actually considered for Leslie’s
narrative in season two merging two jerks his idea was abandoned but then
incorporated into Ben’s history instead Prince’s Raider son I think number 47 as
you may or may not remember and genuinely you may not remember one of
Leslie and Dan’s main romantic interest in the first and second seasons dance
played by American actor Paul Schneider while generally good-natured and
pragmatic mark is also a cynical and somewhat self-absorbed womanizer which
proved unpopular with audiences though mark became significantly less douchey
in later episodes critics continued to question his likability before he was
written off the show at the end of the second season oh no what a shame number
48 apparently however sure had always
planned to bring back mark in later seasons
but that simply didn’t happen a Markieff literally never mentioned again after
his departure all Scheider himself stated that he received no such
invitation to return and frankly he has no real desire to do so number 49 Jerry
the office punching bag at the Parks and Recreation Department it’s so poorly
treated on the show that the writers felt the need to make it up to him by
giving her hairs character at the perfect home life he has a happy
marriage to his wife Kayla who is portrayed by former supermodel Christie
Brinkley as well as three loving daughters in a beautiful home oh and an
enormous Wow you know what I’m talking about I actually don’t even know if yes
mom’s got a look number 50 incidentally Jerry’s favorite city is the exotic
Muncie Indiana which is on my bucket list too but unlike me Jerry has a
reason since poorni itself is actually just the shape of Muncie flipped
vertically number 51 however more detailed maps of Pawnee appeared to be
based heavily on the map of Christchurch a city in New Zealand crikey wait no
it’s Australians to say crikey isn’t it oh well thank the area number 52 horny
wasn’t the first time that Adam Scotch crossed paths on-screen with Kathryn
Hahn who played the straight talking Trager loving campaign manager Jennifer
Barkley the two also appeared in Step Brothers as Will Ferrell’s insufferable
brother and his long-suffering wife nice to see that they swapped roles when they
reunited number 53 season 4 episode 3 revolves around the book that Leslie
writes about poor knee only four dysfunctional talk-show hosts joan
callamezzo to land the gotcha scoop on her that she’s actually not from the
town at all well authorial origins aside you can
actually buy the book in real life I’m not going to say where but it rhymes
with a small ROM number 54 for all you Easter egg fans out there
my favorite is Carey’s mini egg by the way the 19th episode of season 4
entitled live ammo features a cameo from Bradley Whitford as councilman pillner
TV addicts will know the man from the West Wing which featured a recurring
prop napkin that read Bartlet for America so here we have a reference in
the form of a pail of a Pawnee napkin see I told you they liked the callbacks
number 55 in the 20th episode of season 4 entitled the debate
Leslie debates Paul Rudd’s bumbling Bobby Newport for the position of city
councilor if you look very closely unless these entrance looks remarkably
like the walk to our first town hall in pilot it’s a bit of a look how far she’s
come moment kind of like me with Jennifer Lawrence I mean I barely shed
any tears when I see her and cook Moroni now watch number 56
speaking of Leslie’s council election she wins the votes based on a recount in
the season 4 finale but that was actually just one of three endings
filmed so the showrunners could easily change up the plot and decide how to
continue into season 5 I call shenanigans number 57 in the sixth
episode of season five friendly titled Ben’s parents we predictively meet
Penn’s parents played by Jonathan banks and cool at Valley sack but this wasn’t
the first time the lace act tried to get on the show as she actually auditioned
for the role of April Ludgate first personally I’m more interested in the
alternate timeline where Banks auditioned his and II imagine that I
think you should lose the first line and the last line and all of the other lines
and instead just walk up to the mic and meow really loudly for eight minutes
number 58 Rob Lowe the man behind everyone’s
favorite optimist Chris Traeger starred in the 1985 coming-of-age film st.
Elmo’s fire early on in his career so when Ben’s bachelor party rolls around
in the tenth episode of season 5 entitled to parties of course Ron takes
the crew to San Telmo Steakhouse who better to do some flame grilling number
59 sure happens to be a huge fan of the author David Foster Wallace so much so
that he owns the film rights to his critically acclaimed novel Infinite Jest
he also filled the 17th episode of season 5 entitled Partridge with a bunch
of Infinite Jest references we should sue Jim’s parents for spawning a human
turd burger for instance councilman James roll firm Gately Wayne Kitson plan
and trow l CH is a reference to several characters in the book number 60 when
Ben is hospitalized due to his kidney stones the facility he ends up in is the
fuchal Mann Memorial Hospital a reference to Eugene fat woman aka facts
another character in Infinite Jest number 61 Chris Pratt became the
breakout star of the show going from joyfully chubby tujaka sh t
rugged to play soldiers superheroes and dinosaur trainers that became pretty
obvious in show when andy dwyer body seemingly changed out of nowhere so the
writers accounted for the dramatic weight loss at the start of season 6 by
having Andy tell Ben that he lost 50 pounds in a month just from cutting out
beer so there you go kids drink and you’ll be automatically ripped
number 62 season six also sees another addition to the worst family in Pawnee
jean-ralphio his father is dr. Saperstein played by veteran actor Henry
Winkler but far from the Fonz dr. Saperstein is actually a reference to
ralph Bellamy’s character in the classic horror of Rosemary’s Baby which features
a satanic obstetrician named dr. Saperstein with an eye in place of the
Eve I’m sure there’s no need to worry though women a corny number 63
poorni sister city Eagleton appears throughout the show is its superior but
ultimately soulless counterpart a bit like me and cook Maroni but when we
finally visit the equivalent Town Hall in the 3rd episode of season 6 entitled
the pawnee-eagleton tip-off classic it’s actually the City Hall in Las Vegas baby
oh yeah Nintendo 64 in season 6 episode 4 entitled doppelgangers Eagleton is now
under martial law no we learned that Leslie’s beautiful
talented brilliant powerful muskox and is leaving to be with Chris so in a
touching tribute to the show’s beginnings the to wrap up the episode
sitting in the same chairs that appear in every opening credits AHA number 65
of the many many lauded Bend moments from the low-cal calzone zone to a
stop-motion film the cones of dunshire has come the closest of real-life
fruition after Mayfair games of settlers of catan fame made a real but far too
complex version for the show the true-to-life version was played at Gen
Con 2014 33 people paid $100 for a ticket and the procedures roll with
regimen was auctioned off raising more than 20 thousand dollars for an Indiana
Food Bank number 66 following the hype around the real-life cones of dunshire
Mayfair decided to take things over to find that and create a Kickstarter
campaign to produce more copies sadly though it only reached a third of its
$125,000 goal number 67 Leslie Knope cheeri brand of feminism famously
created its own alternative Valentine’s Day the gal pals galentine’s day that
was apparently ideas so nice they’ve used it twice since season 2 episode 16
and season 6 episode 17 are both called galentine’s day I mean if it ain’t broke
which is your favorite galentine’s Day episode though season 2 or season 6 let
us know know snazzy YouTube number 68 speaking of female empowerment
none of the women on the show fully took their husband’s last name when they got
married April hyphenated her is the loud gate
Dwyer but that’s about it number 69 lil Sebastian there are a lot
of things you could call Tom Haverford not a lot of them nice if you’re a
certain beautiful tropical fish but one thing you can’t deny is that he’s
determined perfect example in the 17th episode of season 2 entitled woman of
the year Tom talks about opening a restaurant called Tom’s Bistro
eventually makes his dream a reality at the end of season six so good for him
number seven at tea everyone loves off-screen drama so I hate to disappoint
you but that was none of that to be found when Rob Lowe and rashida Jones
left the show according to Michael sure the decision was mutual and it made
sense for the careers of all involved particularly Jones who wanted to pursue
writing and production numbers everyone as fans will know season 7 takes place
in the relative future also known as 2017 oh dude in episode 2 the show
correctly guessed the Chicago Cubs would win the 2016 World Series despite having
erred in 2015 either that’s a great guess and astounding coincidence or the
city of Pawnee is rife with corruption number 72
despite being set in local government one person we never see around poorni is
mayor Gunderson who joined a long tradition of unseen sitcom characters
like ugly naked guy and Friends Maris crane and Frasier and the mother from
How I Met Your Mother and this is how I Met Your Mother only
on Disney Channel number 73 that all changed in the
penultimate episode of the entire show when we see Walter Gunderson for the
first and last time at his funeral played by none other than Bill for a
kinder Murray number 74 Amy Poehler talked about her desire to see the
comedy legend in Pawnee multiple times in interviews between 2011 and 2013 even
telling a crowd at the Sundance Film Festival that she dreamed every night of
seeing Bill Murray on set ah Hawaii I’m glad things worked out for you number 75
in the show season 7 flash-forward we learn that Andy and April have a son
named Jack how can you tell which is short for Bert’s make : gate karate
Dracula Macklin demon jack-o’-lantern Dwyer
that’s so weird my parents thing you naming the same thing but even weirder
Chris Bratton is now ex-wife Anna Faris also have a child named Jack
I bet the full name is nowhere near as called though
number 76 in the series finale we see Andy and April opened the door to
trick-or-treaters one of whom is wearing the outfit of Chris Pratt’s breakup role
as the garden of the galaxy star-lord so that begs the question who plays
star-lord in Parks and Rec plot twist it’s Bill mut no it’s already number 77
in the series finale the guy who complains about a broken swing is
actually the drunkard in the show’s pilot episode who Leslie forces off a
playground slide with a broom apparently he managed to turn his life around in
these seven years at the Seri spanned well either that or he was an otherwise
respectable member of the community who on one isolated occasion was so drunk he
passed out on a children’s playground number 78 when it came to filming the
cast normally went from shooting the shot to shooting the bleep since they
first recorded each scene a few times according to the script and then
improvised to see what would happen I bet the writers loved that however
Poehler has stated that most of what appears on the show comes from the
script so having that great number 79 Andy’s band mouse rat has had a social
search for names of the show’s run including scarecrow boat jet black Pope
muscle confusion just the tip scrote Asian marks and my personal favorite
punch face champion number 18 indeed wise distinctive American singing voice
isn’t just a generic take on rock vocals it’s actually a riff on the style of
Eddie Vedder frontman of the legendary grunge rock band Pearl Jam who are
pretty good but they’re no mouse rat interestingly however pawnees premier
rock outfit weren’t supposed to be a Pearl Jam ripoff they were actually
originally meant to sound something more like the American pop rock band hooting
the Blowfish number 82 the 26th of June was likely a pretty big deal on set
since it wasn’t just Nick Offerman’s birthday but all brie plazas – no I’m no
astrologist but maybe being born on that day gives you a predisposition to
playing Midwestern misanthrope number 83 during an appearance on comedian Doug
Benson’s web series getting dug with high plaza revealed that she and Pratt
would often prepare for their scenes by imagining their characters were high
which well that explains a largely number 84 ice clown and ultra nerd Ben
Wyatt’s favorite band is the 90s alternative rock group REM which
probably has a lot to do with the wrath of Adam Scott’s first ever acting role
was in the music video for their 1992 song Drive rock on benny-boy number 85
the show set up centers around the pits that Leslie wants to
turn from Andy’s home into a brand-new parked pony that plot line wraps up
pretty soon in season two but it was originally intended to be the finale for
the entire series imagine that 125 episodes later and they’re still hole in
the ground no thank you number 86 Michael sure
wanted to take Parks and Rec in that direction because of his own favorite TV
show The Wire which he described as project based not a lot of fans were on
board with that though so the brightest decided to make it clear that the pitch
wouldn’t run the show and end it ASAP number 87 speaking of fans the show
didn’t exactly make a lot of them during the first season with critics frequently
making poor comparisons at the show two older brother the office the worst of
all came from the Chicago Tribune who said that the show was worse than the
infamously awful friend spin-off Joey oh man I mean have you seen Joey number 88
the show turned around it’s earning miss fortune by reining in less these
character to stop her from being seen as a second-rate Michael Scott instead we
saw a change to the endlessly hard-working endearingly obsessive
heroine that we all know and love from season two onwards this shift in lessees
character wasn’t immediate success with reviews wondering where the Parks and
Rec was the best comedy on television by the end of season two – Joey – that Wow
number 89 if you needed any proof of the show’s turnaround other than you know
watching it Parks and Rec received 133 nominations and 23 wins across its run
with just three eliminations at one award show for the first season alone
number 90 Leslie is about as open as it gets especially with poetic noble land
mermaid and Perkins but that’s less true of her off-screen counterpart Amy
Poehler the star of the show who managed to conceal not one but two pregnancies
while filming seasons two and three probably for the best status it would
have left us with either de Ville mark as the father neither of whom could hold
a candle to been really number as e1 speaking of can laws are rather 5000 of
them the lil Sebastian tribute anthem 5,000 candles in the wind as well as
mouse rights entire back catalogue was written by the group’s on-screen drummer
mark rivers number 92 series writer and producer Alan yang shows up throughout
the show as Mouse rats endlessly bouncing bassist
yang went on to co-create master of none with the seasons re and forever with
Matt Hubbard number 93 sure who you may recognize his mode from the u.s. office
often shows up in the background of the show for instance in the tenth episode
of season six entitled second shuts Byrne takes Leslie
to Paris and who should show up in one of the shots outside a cafe Mike mother
stuff insurer number 94 the team of Parks and Rec have worked with members
of fellow comedy Titans the Lonely Island on several occasions Andy Samberg
paid the obnoxiously loud park ranger car Lautner in season two and trauma
tacones both directed several episodes and portrayed a brittle employee in the
fifth episode of season seven entitled grizzle box poor Akiva always gets left
out number 95 according to the disclaimer on Andy’s TV show Johnny
karate super awesome music explosion show poor Niecy Racal treats company
sweetums is actually owned by academic the widely maligned military contractor
previously known as Blackwater subtle commentary their NBC I like it number 96
and in April’s three-legged rescue dog champion has quite the illustrious
career before showing up in Pawnee in 2012 real name Lucy TVs Odie try people
pitbull starred in several commercials and the movie Hotel the dogs
she even showed up in the u.s. office that same year when Andy had his
breakdown in season eight also known as the season we don’t talk about number 97
champion isn’t the only office connection either eagle-eyed fans also
spotted a saber or is that SOB ray I never know printer in the Parks and Rec
Department that’s the very same company that brought up Dunder Mifflin in season
six at the office number 98 if you ever needed any more evidence of a Mike Schur
cinematic universe we also see what appears to be the jewel of poor need
little Sebastian show up in the craters next project the good place which I love
by the way that was indirectly confirmed while the show’s Instagram account
posting this Instagram of star Darcy Condon along with the pony sorry small
horse and a hell of a lot of candles almost 5000 of them in fact number 99
all three of the host of the podcast how did this get made have appeared in
different episodes the show Paul Scheer plays kaboom found that keeps learner in
the sixth episode of season two Jason Mantzoukas appears in several episodes
as the obnoxious cologne creator Dennis Feinstein and June Diane Raphael plays
evil to an employee Tina fir in the fourth episode of season 6 doppelgangers the show is made a habit of booking real
world politicians from all around the political spectrum as guests everyone
from senators like Cory Booker and the late John McCain to figures on the White
House like then Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama who knows
we will see our first Parks and Rec president in 2020 noble 2020 treat yo
self number 101 yes it is speaking of politicians less he was
compared to Hillary Clinton for pretty much the entirety of Parks and Rec that
was probably encouraged somewhat by the picture of the former Secretary of State
in Leslie’s office but we’ve seen box in The Guardian make comparisons to with
the latter comparing Donald Trump to a mix of Bobby Newport and councilman Jamm
Clinton even made a campaign video speaking to Amy Poehler about an open
presidency anyway that was one hundred one fact
about parks and recreation who’s your favorite character did you learn
anything what would you like to see next on 101 fact all these questions I want
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