Bless the Parks and Recreation cast, and the political optimism they’ve come to embody. Following an NRA attempt to co-opt the image of Leslie Knope over Twitter, creator Mike Schur and stars Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler are letting the pro-gun organization have it.
Look, we love a bonkers shared universe theory as much as anyone, but it’s another matter when shows confirm it. A new fan observation of NBC’s The Good Place seemingly confirms the afterlife comedy in the same continuity as Parks and Recreation, and our forkin’ minds are blown.
As if you hadn’t enough trouble keeping The Handmaiden and The Handmaid’s Tale separate, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are adding a new wrinkle. The Parks and Recreation pair will host The Handmade Project, a new NBC reality competition for craft-making.
Perhaps no TV icon had been so influenced by Hillary Clinton as Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, lending this week’s election an extra degree of sadness. Now, a writer from the series pens a letter to America in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reminding women “You are going to run this country, and this world, very soon.”
If ever Parks and Recreation had a spiritual successor, NBC’s The Good Place would quite literally be it. Even more, it seems Parks creator Mike Schur will bring a bit of Pawnee upstairs, setting Adam Scott for a recurring role as early as next week.
We’ve all needed to retreat from reality at one point or another during Election 2016, only to find even our beloved Parks and Recreation eerily mirroring our choices. Thankfully, Ron Swanson is here to knock some sense into us, as Nick Offerman reveals his grizzled counterpart’s take on the 2016 election.
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.