tv:parksandrec

  • person:So what happens in parks and rec?
  • me:YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PARKS AND REC! IT'S THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE UNIVERSE FOREVER THROUGHOUT ALL OF TIME!
  • person:Okaay.. but what happens?
  • me:Season one, episode one. Cold opening. We begin with a close up girl playing with a plastic toy pig and cows in a sandpit. A blond woman in business attire, with a clip board crouches down beside her and says "hello, Hi, my name is Leslie Knope and I work for the Parks and Recreation department. Can I ask you a few questions?" the girl continues to play in the sandpit and ignores Leslie, but Leslie keeps talking. "Would you say you are enjoying yourself and having fun? Having a moderate amount of fun and somewhat enjoying yourself? or having no fun. And no enjoyment?" girl keeps on playing, ignoring Leslie so Leslie says "I'm gonna put down a lot of fun." Then a young boy runs in "MS KNOPE! There's a drunk stuck in the slide!" It cuts to a man lying in the top of a slide in playground and Leslie says "sir, this is a children's slide you're not allowed to sleep in here." and Leslie is trying to push the man down with a broom. Then there's a voice over from leslie which changes from a talking head where she's sitting at a park table, to leslie trying to push the man out of the slide.. "you know when I first tell people I work in the government they say 'oh the government stinks, the lines are too long in the DMV. But now, things have changed. People need our help. and it feels good. to be needed." Leslie back on the slide "could you put your arms to your side and that might help you slide down a little easier?" then the drunk protests a bit and leslie continues "do you want to come this way? we're going to need you to get out" the drunk protests more. Leslie: "get out of the slide, here we go" and leslie kicks the slide "wake up. here we go, out of the slide" and then a voice over starts as Leslie continues to get the drunk out "you know the government isn't just a boys club anymore. women are everywhere. It's a great time for women to be in politics - hilary clinton, sarah palin, me, nancy Pelosi" drunk slides down slide "We did it!" small group of people at the park clap.. voice over continues as we see leslie get her hair pulled by some kid in the park and a guy in speedos at a pool which leslie tries not to look at his junk comes up too. "you know, I like to tell people you know, get on board, buckle up, because my ride's gonna be a big one and if you get motion sickness, then put your head between your knees cos Leslie Knope's stopping for no one."
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The amount of joy on Andy’s face when he sees April is the best thing ever. Season 3 Episode 1 - Go Big or Go Home.

Do you ever just start crying because Parks and Rec and it’s just beautiful and wonderful and so touching and inspiring and hilarious and Leslie Knope and Ben and everyone and all of their relationships, including friendships which are just so important and you just feel everything they feel (emotion wise) and its optimistic yet realistic and its just so spot on and you care so much about the characters and Pawnee and even though it’s ended it will forever live on because it’s just perfect in every way because it’s perfectly Parks and Recreation.

I really just want to say thank you.

I talk a lot about how I love every detail of parks and recreation. The characters, the actors, and every single detail of the show is perfect (“in my opinion, and that’s a fact!”) but I don’t think I express enough how much I love all of you…

There’s something really special about the parks and rec fandom.. I mean granted, it’s the only fandom I’m truly in (too deep too I might add) but everyone seems so supportive and kind and genuine… There’s a lot of mean spirited people out there, but not you guys. Maybe parks and rec has an audience who isn’t mean and nasty, or perhaps (and I do firmly believe this) parks and rec had made us (definitely me) better people, who care just a little bit more than they used to, they value people and relationships just a bit more than they had, and most importantly can see the true powers of breakfast food.

You guys have all made me feel so safe and welcome and when I feel a bit lost or out of place you have made me feel less alone.

I genuinely want to thank you all for being wonderful and awesomesauce and crazemazing. I really, truly mean it.

“Friends, waffles, work.”

Thank you for being a friend.