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 a show has been on the air for a while, it seems like a daunting task to start watching from the beginning, sometimes having to catch up on several seasons, just to be able to understand why everyone keeps saying “bitch” at the end of every sentence. But I learned the hard way: it’s better to be late to the game than to never show up at all. If you’re crippled by FOMO and want to feel like you’re relevant in society, you should be watching at least one of these TV shows with cult followings … even if it means locking yourself inside for the rest of spring. Your street cred will thank you.
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 words, “Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot,” would look so fly hung up in a cubicle, framed in a corner office, or even tacked on the wall in a dorm room. Because no matter where you are in life, these words are always true. [$40, Paper Chat]
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 this Madewell anchor sweater (currently sold out on the Madewell site, but available on Shopbop). Since I’m always eager to copy anything and everything Leslie does, I thought I’d round up a few other anchor-themed pieces for anyone who wants to bring a little nautical Knope swagger into their wardrobe. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »
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.
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 female characters are deeply and annoyingly insecure or fall into familiar tropes (the bitch, the harpy, the manic pixie), but Leslie is just Leslie: kind of nerdy, but super smart and accomplished and winsome. And, oh, here’ s a funny “Downton Abbey”/”Parks and Rec” parody, involving quotes from “P&R” paired with Downton’s dramatic images. [Downton Pawnee]
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. [YouTube]
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.
“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 got my home phone number, but that really just shows how committed she is.”
–Vice President Joe Biden expresses his delight about making a cameo on “Parks and Recreation” alongside Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, who has an infamous crush on him. As Leslie explained last season, “Joe Biden is on my celebrity sex list–well, he is my celebrity sex list.” Excited to see the pair’s sexual chemistry in action? Biden’s episode airs November 15th. [Photo: Entertainment Weekly; Quote: NYT]