Posts tagged "parks and recreation"

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night's series finale of "Parks and Recreation" was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler's Leslie…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

My 9 Favorite Relationships In Pop Culture

There are plenty of really, truly bad relationships in pop culture (Christian and Ana, anyone? Romeo and Juliet?), and even the sort of mediocre relationships in pop culture would be considered totally melodramatic and probably borderline unhealthy if you took them out of fiction and put them in real life. But there are…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

It’s Been Two Days And I Can’t Stop Singing “We Didn’t Start The Fire”

If you are living under a rock and  have a hole in your heart the size of a fictional Indiana town (Eagleton, for example), then you probably missed one of the greatest scenes in television history a few nights ago: Amy Poehler scream-yelling Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," complete with fabricated lyrics.
By: Beejoli Shah / January 22, 2015

Nick Offerman Reciting Reddit “Shower Thoughts” Will Help You Get Your Philosophy On

Nick Offerman, who brings us the beloved Ron Swanson on "Parks And Recreation," teamed up with Mashable to read some of the most brilliant tidbits from the subreddit r/ShowerThoughts and raise money for charity: water. Watch and expand your mind. The shower is, after all, the place where…
By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

11 Shows You Need To Watch If You Want To Be Relevant

To this day, I think I might be one of the only people on earth who has never seen an episode of "Breaking Bad." Even though the series has ended, its legend lives on, and I still find myself excluded from any and all Walter White-related water cooler conversation. But once…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 14, 2014

NBC Puts “Parks And Recreation” On Hiatus, Proves It Has Poop For Brains

THE HELL. NBC has apparently decided that "Parks and Rec" is too funny for the network or something, because they've put the show on an unannounced hiatus through most of the rest of the year. Ron Swanson's face speaks for us. [The Mary Sue] Disney princesses dressed as superheros for Halloween? Ye…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: The Only Motivational Poster You Need

Squeezable stress balls and "Hang in there!" kitten posters are all fine and good, but what you really need in your office is a reminder of why you're there, and who could better sum up the work/life balance than Parks & Rec's resident entrepreneur Tom Haverford? This gorgeous typography print of Tom's wise…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2013

Style Inspiration: Leslie Knope’s Anchor Obsession

Yesterday I spent a few hours parked on my couch drinking wine and binge-watching "Parks & Rec." It was glorious. I couldn't help but notice, over the course of five or six episodes, that Leslie Knope displays a particular fondness for anchor prints, wearing both this Equipment blouse (which is sold out, sadly) and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 6, 2013

The Porn Version Of “Parks & Rec” Actually Looks Pretty Funny

A few "Parks & Recreation" episodes back, Leslie helped save the local (Jason Schwartz-run) art house video store, but it had unintended consequences. To make money, the store was transformed into a porn warehouse, and a Pawnee-themed porn––including Leslie and Ron-a-likes––was made. It turns out, somebody in the real porn universe must have been watching,…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 1, 2013

It’s Like The World Created This Video Of Ron Swanson Dancing To Daft Punk Just For Me

Oh hello there. Did you just catch me listening/watching this never-ending loop of Ron Swanson from "Parks & Rec" dancing to a new track from Daft Punk at the Snakehole? Well, I'll just be here a little while longer, enjoying the Swanson glow. Carry on friends, carry on. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2013

Rashida Jones & Amy Poehler Prove They Are Awesome, Once Again

Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler star on "Parks & Recreation" together and they're also friends in real life. This past weekend, the gals went out with Rashida's sisters and mom to celebrate her birthday, and this amazing picture was the result. "Ain't nobody fresher than my m-f'in clique." So true.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 5, 2013

That “Downton Abbey”/”Parks And Rec” Mash-Up You’ve Been Waiting For

Guys, I know I push "Parks and Rec" on you all the time, but it's really because I feel like it's one of the few awesomely quirky weirdo shows out there. Plus, Ron Swanson's mustache! Plus, Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope is actually rather headstrong and confident and a good role model. So many popular…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

Whatever Happened To Li’l Sebastian (R.I.P.)?

We're still not quite over the death of Pawnee, Indiana's littlest hero, Li'l Sebastian, the mini-horse and town mascot. Thankfully, someone's trying to get to the bottom of his death, in this mega-mashup parody "Parks and Recreation: The Movie: The Murder: The Li’l Sebastian." We're thinking Leslie Knope, in the barnyard, with a candlestick. […
By: Julie Gerstein / December 3, 2012

OMG Mike Ehrmantraut Is On “Parks And Recreation”!

Have you been going through "Breaking Bad"/Mike Ehrmantraut withdrawal? Good thing actor Jonathan Banks, who played Walter White's crusty foil on "BB," did a guest spot on "Parks And Recreation" last night, playing Ben Wyatt's dad. He seems to have brought a lot of Mike to the role.
By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2012

Leslie Knope Finally Meets Her Celeb Crush, Joe Biden

"It was a real honor that in my sitcom debut I got to meet someone like Leslie Knope, who believes so deeply in public service. She's an example for men and women across the country that there's no higher calling than helping other people. On a personal note, I'll never figure out how Leslie Knope…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2012

Ron Swanson Wants You To Be Bacon Safe

Be tough, be smart, don't forget to lovingly groom your moustache -- and save all the bacon you possibly can. That's what "Parks and Recreation"'s Ron Swanson recommends, especially considering we're supposedly heading into a bacon shortage. You might, like Ron, want to consider all of your bacon hiding spots, okay? The more you know…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2012

The Lady Stars Of “Parks And Recreation” Are Looking Pretty Fabulous

Who knew that April Ludgate, Leslie Knope, and Ann Perkins were so damn stylish? The "Parks and Recreation" trifecta cleaned up ever-so-nicely for an event hosted by Glamour, and I barely recognized the Pawnee politicians out of their buttoned-up office attire. Do you think they carpooled? I hope they carpooled. I want to be invited…
By: Rachel Krause / October 9, 2012

Amy Poehler Reveals Adam Scott’s Pants Problem

“There’s a lot of things people don’t know about Adam. He loves taking off his pants. Just takes them down all the time. Literally, he cannot keep his pants on. Like, we’ll be doing a scene and we’ll look down and Adam won’t have any pants on, and we’ll be like, ‘Adam! We’re in Senator…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 4, 2012

Treat Yo Self To A Delicious Drink

I love "Parks and Recreation," especially the very special "Treat Yo Self" episode, wherein Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford spend the entire day pampering themselves with luxuries. "Clothes. Treat yo self. Fragrances. Treat yo self. Massages. Treat yo self. Mimosas. Treat yo self. Fine leather goods. Treat yo self. It's the best day of the…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2012

Ron Swanson In Paper Doll Form Is As Awesome As It Sounds

Illustrator Kyle Hinton creates paper dolls based on his favorite TV characters, and man does he have good taste. He's paper-ized the cast of "Arrested Development" and "Breaking Bad" and now he's tackling "Parks And Recreation". This little Ron Swanson is so perfect, from his well-groomed mustache to the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 8, 2011
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