Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz Meeting His ‘Stranger Things’ Dad Will Turn You Upside Down

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Twitter / @rejectedjokes
Any mutual fans of Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation had to have noticed the resemblance between Joe Keery’s Steve and Ben Schwartz’s Jean-Ralphio, one that the latter even jokingly confirmed as a paternal link between the series. And while we may never live to see Schwartz in the Stranger Things cast, both father and son were finally reunited in an eerie, even strange video.

Ben Schwartz Confirms ‘Stranger Things’ Familial ‘Parks and Rec’ Tie

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 24, 2016 @ 9:39 PM
Netflix / NBC
Netflix’s Stranger Things has raised more than a few mysteries (hell, we’ve even answered some), but perhaps the least likely of theories posited that Steve’s uncanny resemblance to Ben Schwartz could make him father to Parks and Recreation’s Jean-Ralphio. Well congratulations, internet nutballs: Ben Schwartz confirms it!

‘Veep’ Wins Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2015 Emmys

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 20, 2015 @ 10:07 PM
HBO
The 2015 Emmy Awards have made us laugh all night, but now it’s time to recognize an actual TV series for such an honor. 'Veep' has officially taken home the statue for Outstanding Comedy Series, beating out some impressive competition.

NBC Orders New Comedies From Tina Fey, ‘Parks and Rec’ Creator

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 13, 2015 @ 2:33 PM
NBC / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
The state of NBC comedy has grown increasingly dim over the years, a point magnified with the NBC-deported Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s recent Emmy nominations, but the network is making some strides back to the top. Not only has the peacock ordered a new comedy from Parks and Rec creator Mike Schur, but so too given a pilot commitment to 30 Rock duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new series.

‘Parks and Recreation’s Final Season Gifts Us One Last Gag Reel

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 5, 2015 @ 1:22 PM
NBC
Parks and Recreation may have said goodbye to Pawnee for good, but the final season lives on by the full DVD release. And while we’ll never let Leslie Knope or the Parks department crew go, the final season’s full gag reel and special featurette is a good way to relive our favorite farewell.

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
NBC / AMC / Showtime / FOX
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

‘Parks and Rec’ Creator and Aziz Ansari Reunite for New Netflix Comedy

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 22, 2015 @ 12:21 AM
Universal Television
Netflix’s cycle of pickups can leave us with a bit of whiplash, renewing Daredevil for every Full House revival, but the latest is definitely an upswing. Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur will reunite with Aziz Ansari and a cast of comedy favorites for a new Netflix comedy.

Did You Catch the Marvel Easter Egg in the ‘Parks and Recreation’ Finale?

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by Mike Sampson February 25, 2015 @ 8:47 AM
NBC
If you're a fan of NBC's Parks and Recreation, chances are you loved last night's hilarious and touching series finale that sent Leslie Knope and her ragtag band of Pawnee workers off into the sunset. But, even if you've never watched an episode of Parks and Rec in your life, here's something from the finale that still might interest you: a surprise Marvel easter egg.

Watch the Entire Cast of ‘Parks and Recreation’ Sing ‘Bye Bye, Li’l Sebastian’

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by Kate Erbland February 25, 2015 @ 8:36 AM
NBC
If you’re still feeling emotional about last night’s series finale of Parks and Recreation, this might not make you feel better, but it will certainly make you feel more! On last night’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, the entire cast of the series joined host Seth Meyers to talk about their show (and saying goodbye to it, sniff sniff). From Amy Poehler to Chris Pratt, Adam Scott to Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari to Retta, everyone was here to celebrate the show. And you know who else was there in spirit? Li’l Sebastian. More tears, it’s okay, let it out.

‘Parks and Recreation’ Series Finale Review: ‘One Last Ride’ Parts 1 and 2

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by Britt Hayes February 24, 2015 @ 11:32 PM
NBC
After six years and seven wonderful seasons, Parks and Recreation comes to an end. A series finale is similar to a memorial service, in that it’s often more for those attending (the fans) than for the departed (or departing, in this case) party. But Mike Schur, Amy Poehler and the fine folks behind and in front of the scenes at Parks and Rec managed to give us a finale that served not only its viewers, but itself and its characters. That’s no easy feat. How many times can one person cry during an hour of television? Watch the Parks and Rec finale to find out.