I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

Amy Poehler did a really cute thing, […] [her son] said his prayers before he went to sleep that she was going to win [a Golden Globe] and when she got home she put [the trophy] in his bedroom. So when he woke up, he was like “Yes I did it, I did it”. He was so excited, he felt like he had somehow engendered the trophy into existence, which is so cute.
—  Michael Schur [x]

Remember during last year’s Golden Globes

… and SAG Awards

… and WGA Awards

… and Emmys when Amy didn’t win?

This year at the Golden Globes…

"Mike Schur… admits that he cried when Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler won. (x)

He cares so much, you guys. So much.


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It’s rare that you can see someone in what’s essentially their first big role and just know that the person has a good 40-year career ahead of them, but you just know that about her. You just see the kind of talent that is on display, and it’s, like, “Oh, yeah, she’s gonna be at the Oscars in five years. There’s gonna be a lot of moments when she walks on the stage and holds up a trophy and thanks her agent.
—  Michael Schur (Parks and Rec) on Tatiana Maslany
First of all, President Obama was born in Hawaii. I don’t know how much more proof he could have given at that point. But second of all, even if he hadn’t have been, seriously, who cares? Who cares, in all caps with an exclamation point after it. WHO CARES?! It’s not something he can control, and it doesn’t say anything about his character. John McCain was born on a naval base in Panama. I didn’t care about that. I don’t care. At some level, the birther movement is not about hardcore, Constitutional originalists being very concerned with following the letter of the law. It’s about the weird and disturbed people who are—probably on some level—racist, not liking the fact that a black man named Barack Obama is the president, and trying to find a way to say that without saying “I’m a weird, crazy racist.” That’s what that movement was about. But I also wanted to make clear that even if, in the future, a Caucasian gentleman who wants to run for president happens to have been born in Bern, Switzerland—who cares? That law, as I understand it, was established because they didn’t want people from England to come and usurp the country and be in league with England. I think we’re probably safe from that at this point. I don’t think we’re in danger of having a secret British national loyalist running for president and then selling us back to England or something. We’re probably okay.
—  Michael Schur, creator and showrunner of Parks And Recreation, on the birther movement