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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mustache Emmys

"A lot of people don't know that there's a separate Emmy for people's mustaches, Ron Swanson's mustache will be the Tony Shalhoub of mustaches."

Amy on her Emmy Nom

Amy Poehler has some comforting words for "Parks and Recreation" fans who wish that her co-star Nick Offerman and the mustache he wears as parks department boss Ron Effing Swanson had been nominated for an Emmy right along with her.


P&R earns two emmy noms!

The theme song was nominated as well as our very own little Ms. Amy Poehler for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, rightfully so!

Outstanding Lead Actress:

Lea Michele (Glee)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (United States of Tara)

Outstanding Original Main Titlle Theme Music:

Human Target (Fox)
Justified (FX)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Warehouse 13 (SyFy)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The Emmy Nominations will announced tomorrow morning July 8. So cross your fingers! I will post the results if they are acceptable (in other words if people are smart and P&R is nominated!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Parks and Recreation MUST come back in the fall of 2010, not January 2011!

Sign the online petition here!!!!!

Freddy Spaghetti


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mouse Rat Contest

Submit your design for the next Mouse Rat album! It could be featured on Parks and Recreation next season!

NBC pushes P&R to midseason next year

From Maclean’s:

[T]he key fact about Outsourced is that it’s taking the spot that would normally have gone to Parks & Recreation, forcing that show to be delayed until mid-season. NBC was considering opening up another night of comedy; when they chose to make Thursday their only comedy night (including Love Bites, a new hour-long show that’s a hybrid of comedy and anthology — basically, The Love Boat on land), that left them with the choice between keeping the 8 to 10 period more or less as it was, or bumping an already-renewed show to make room for a new one. They chose the latter, and the show they decided to bump was Parks. The show has already — presumably in anticipation of Amy Poehler’s pregnancy — shot some episodes for its third season, so it will go on a short production hiatus and then resume production for mid-season. How long the new season turns out to be depends on how soon Outsourced gets canceled.

Parks has probably been, overall, the best of NBC’s four comedies this season; Community has had great individual episodes, and I haven’t been as disappointed with The Office as some (but then, that’s the only show in that group that I have loved without reservation, so I can forgive it a lot), but Parks not only made the expected second-season improvement, it ruthlessly weeded out all the faults of its first season, learned to do things that no other current show was doing — the mix of small-town comedy with political and media satire recalls Newhart, but no recent U.S. show — and maximized the strengths of most of its performers and characters. Greg Daniels is good at making his shows a lot better really quickly; his shows have a wonderful combination of artistry and efficiency, like he’s figured out the secret of producing great, personal television art in a businesslike way.

Aziz $5 Standup at UCB

What: Stand-Up Spotlight: Aziz Ansari
When: Friday, May 21 @ midnight
Where: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Los Angeles
Address: 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 908-8702
Cost: $5

Rashida Book Signing

What: Meet the creative team behind Oni Press’ Frenemy of the State: Rashida Jones (writer), Christina Weir (writer), Nunzio Defilippis (writer) and Jeff Wamester (artist)
When: Saturday, May 22 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Meltdown Comics
Address: 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 851-7223
Cost: FREE

Friday, April 16, 2010



05/06/2010 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : LESLIE HOSTS A TELETHON - Leslie (Amy Poehler) hosts a late-night shift for a local telethon, and lands former Indiana Pacer Detlef Schrempf as a celebrity guest. Meanwhile, Mark (Paul Schneider) has big plans for his relationship with Ann

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Play P&Rs newest game!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Newsweek discusses feminism in P&R

Newsweek discusses the feminist lessons in Parks and Recreation
April 14th, 2010
From Newsweek:

Leslie [Knope]’s a staunch advocate for the advancement of all women through mentorship programs, positive role models, or grating, often unsolicited pep talks. She believes in equal opportunity for, and the untapped potential of, women. She cultivates and values female friendships: witness Galentine’s Day, the amazing ritual she puts on for her female friends every February 13, complete with gift bags and affirmations for the important women in her life. She interacts with her female coworkers, talking to them about more than boys and babies.

After some early jokes about how bad she was with guys, we’ve seen Knope date (for the most part) handsome, intelligent, noncrazy men; her two sustained relationships have been mature and realistic. They ended not because of her horrible man-keeping skills, or because she’s such a workaholic, but because for various believable reasons, they weren’t working out. She’s a career-minded gal who balances work and personal life. She’s in her mid-30s, but doesn’t spend her downtime fantasizing about children or weddings.

Leslie is competent. She’s good at lots of things—hunting, golf, her job—and isn’t afraid to admit it (due, in part, to her social tone-deafness. “Guys love it when you can show them you’re better than they are at something they love,” she says in one episode.) Her work is valued, her eagerness tolerated, her role respected by those who know and love her—and her friends and coworkers do love her, rather than pity her, patronize to her, or put up with her.

Fake Movie Posters


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fake Movies: The Renegades

Genre: Rock-and-Roll Comedy
Plot Description: Bratton (his real name) was a member of sixties folk-pop band the Grass Roots, and Pratt does a great job of playing a bumbling, aspiring rocker on PRecs. We’re thinking a mentor-protégé rock flick, with Creed guiding Pratt’s character to stardom to vicariously recapture his own youth, but turning against him when Pratt hooks up with Creed’s groupie daughter. Most important: A feature film will give Bratton lots more opportunities to be hilariously creepy.

April Ron Swanson Ts

Glarkware.com has two new T-shirts for Ron Swanson fans. Both Ts are available for purchase in April only!

Shirt #1: Can you guarantee fridge space?

When I’m invited to a social gathering, it’s natural that I will have questions for the host. What sort of attire is appropriate? Could I arrive early to help set up? And, oh yeah: even though the host didn’t ask for them and probably doesn’t want them, I’ll be bringing a platter of deviled eggs. So can my host guarantee fridge space? Seriously, CAN SHE?! Also I intend to eat all the deviled eggs myself.

Shirt #2: Pull up a mouth. This buffet is unstoppable

For some men, life’s biggest thrill is a visit to an establishment where barely clad women remove what few scraps of clothing they are wearing, and then grind their most intimate parts in strange fellows’ faces (or parts beyond). For others, it’s a great seat at a Pacers game. Our kind of man only gets REALLY excited about a trip to a well-stocked all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet — and when he shows up, the kitchen had better get ALL the bacon out of the walk-in fridge.

Aziz in new comedy book

The Daily O’Collegian:
The latest release from Vintage Books, “You’re a Horrible Person, But I Like You” brings together some of the funniest comedians in show business and asks them some of life’s deepest questions.

Just about everybody who has made you laugh on TV or in a movie since 2004 contributes to this book. Judd Apatow, Aziz Ansari, Rainn Wilson, Jim Gaffigan, Ed Helms, and Michael Cera, among others, each contribute a chapter of advice while veteran comedian David Cross provides the introduction.

All of the hardest questions in life are addressed in the pages of the book. For instance, Aziz Ansari explains that Gavin from Cleveland’s dizzy feeling isn’t love, but is in fact the result of bad macaroni, a fact that Ansari knows from experience.

The paperback was released on April 6.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rashida Impersonations


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Aziz hosting MTV Movie Awards??

Insiders tell Showtracker exclusively that the comedian and “Parks and Recreation” star is in final negotiations to host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, slated to air live June 6 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.


Nominations for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards have not yet been announced. A spokeswoman for MTV declined comment and Ansari’s reps could not be reached.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mike Schur explains why Paul is leaving the cast =(

Mike Schur: Well, the fact that you are upset is in part at least why this is happening. Let me start from the beginning. The God’s honest absolute truth is this character, Mark, is at least partially based on a real guy that [co-creator and executive producer Greg Daniels] and I met while we were doing research. His career had a very interesting trajectory, which is he worked for the government for a long time as a city planner and he got so fed up with the lifestyle and the red tape and the bureaucracy, that he … moved into the private sector. Then he got so fed up and tired of how gross corporations are that he moved back to the government. He oscillated back and forth multiple times.

When we first cast Paul, we told him that the idea would be Mark would leave and then ideally he would come back in a different capacity working for a different company. And then he would leave again and come back, and so on… It’s not something you usually do on TV shows but we thought it was a good way to illustrate both the positive and negative aspects of working for a government. It was one of the first things we talked about with him.

What happened was in the wake of “Bright Star” [a film in which Schneider co-starred] and winning a lot of awards, Paul now has this film career that is just taking off in a big way. [Show Tracker notes Schneider's major credits include "Lars and the Real Girl" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."] And the movie opportunities he’s getting are incredibly cool interesting movies, not the summer blockbuster movies that can be scheduled around TV actors when they need to be.

So, in the end, it was a combination of us always knowing that the character would always leave some day, the timing of this movie, and then sort of feeling like, well, the way the character’s gone…we were all on the same page here and we decided to write the character out.

But the goal and the aim is to have him come back as soon as his schedule permits and as soon as the arcs we’re writing call for it. We very much want him back and he has told us he very much wants to come back in the future. It really is one of those mutually beneficial situations. And we’re hoping we can have him back in Season 3.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Aziz Ansari announced via Twitter that he, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman will be at Largo this weekend in Los Angeles for a special show with Tig (The Sarah Silverman Program)!

Here’s the basics:
What: Tig with the Cast of Parks and Recreation
When: Saturday, March 13 @ 9 p.m.
Where: Largo at the Coronet
Address: 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 855-0350
Cost: $25

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rob Lowe on P&R

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Rob Lowe is nearing a deal to join the cast of TV’s best new comedy, Parks and Recreation.

I’m told that Lowe, who, as you know, is leaving Brothers & Sisters at season’s end, would appear in multiple episodes of Parks and Rec beginning later this season and extending into next. (NBC wisely went ahead and renewed the comedy for a third season.)

Details about Lowe’s character are being kept under the tightest of wraps. I should know more as soon as his deal becomes official.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Park Safety

03/18 : LESLIE LEAPS INTO ACTION WHEN JERRY IS MUGGED IN A PARK-ANDY SAMBERG ("SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE") GUEST STARS-After Jerry (Jim O'Heir) gets mugged by a bunch of kids, Leslie (Amy Poehler) meets with the head park ranger (guest star Andy Samberg) in hopes of improving park safety. Meanwhile, everyone tries to be nicer to Jerry once he returns to the office. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My step uncles girlfriend just booked a part on Parks and Rec!!!!!! She plays The role is of Teri, a concerned parent. She says its quite a cute scene with Andy. It shoots tomorrow at CBS Radford Studios! ;)

Congrats also im insanely jealous...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Darwish vs Harris

Darwish vs. Harris on Twitter = Everything You Could Hope For and More
Yesterday, I convinced both my cousins Darwish and Harris to join Twitter. They’ve since went to war with each other. Currently, Darwish has about 4500 followers while Harris is almost doubling him at 7500 followers.

Darwish has been tweeting about internships, talking about ‘fiiiine ladies,’ and even developed the concept of “TeamDarwish” to rally Twitter-ville to get him to 5000 followers by 1AM (EST). Meanwhile, up until a few hours ago, all Harris had tweeted was ‘eating macaroni’ and he was still somehow trouncing Darwish in followers.

But Harris is no longer silent, as the two are now in a serious macaroni feud!! Read below:

HarrisRules13: eating macaroni

DarGandhi123: @HarrisRules13 Velveeta right? hope you didn’t put too much pepper. (We always make the velveeta then add perfect amnt salt, pepper, butter)

HarrisRules13: @dargandhi123 yeah i put the right amount of pepper unlike u who ruins it with too much pepper,making it spicy macaroni which is just nastyy


Where will this go? Time will tell. Let’s just hope it doesn’t end in some sort of macaroni based violence.

Whos coming back???


Woman of the Year 2.17

03/04/2010 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : RON SWANSON WINS "WOMAN OF THE YEAR"Leslie (Amy Poehler) is outraged when Ron (Nick Offerman) wins a "Woman of the Year" award for a project she started. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari) is desperate to find some money to invest in a local Pawnee club. Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza also star.

The Possum

03/11/2010 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : A PESKY POSSUM REEKS HAVOC ON A LOCAL GOLF COURSEWhen a possum bites the mayor's dog on a golf course, Leslie (Amy Poehler) is asked to form a task force to catch the pesky animal. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) is upset when Mark (Paul Schneider) refuses to bend the rules for him. Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, and Rashida Jones also star.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Galentine's Day Pictures

Galentine's Day Previews

follow this magical cupid-like link to view previews of
galentine's day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweetums Poll

The Funniest Tool In 'Parks' Utility Shed


Comedian Aziz Ansari first started doing stand-up comedy as an undergraduate marketing major at NYU. Eight years later, he's playing opposite comedy queen Amy Poehler as the lovable office tool on NBC's workplace comedy Parks and Recreation.

Ansari has acted in MTV's sketch series Human Giant, and he played the part of a xenophobic fruit vendor in HBO's Flight of the Conchords.

His first comedy DVD — Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening — is out now through Comedy Central. He joins Terry Gross for a conversation about his career, his DVD and what exactly the made-up word "tatties" might mean.

The Chosen One

The Haverford Method

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aziz and Rashida on Parenthood

Aubrey on Attack of the Show


Aziz Ansari: Time Out NY

Time Out New York’s Q&A with Aziz Ansari
February 3rd, 2010
From Time Out New York:

In your Comedy Central special, you have a whole bit about getting chummy with Kanye West. Does he know you’re doing it?
I performed that whole Kanye routine over speakerphone for him when I did a show in San Francisco, to make sure he was cool with all of it before I put it down on the special. He was cool with all of it.

What about your younger cousins? You make fun of them, too.
Now, unfortunately, they get beat up by this big kid at their school named Mongo. It’s really a bummer. No, I’m just kidding—they are fine and still chubby weird kids that watch Burn Notice and Psych all the time.

Ever since I saw the episode of your old show, Human Giant, with Michael K. Williams, I’ve wanted to ask: Are you a big fan of The Wire?
The Wire is hands down my favorite TV show ever, and I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some of the cast. I was standing behind Jamie Hector [who plays Marlo Stanfield] in line at a party once, and they were checking his name off the list; I was hoping the person mispronounced it, just so he could say, “My name is my name!” And then maybe Chris Partlow and Snoop could take that person out and put ’em in the vacants. If you haven’t seen The Wire, I just wasted your time with those last few sentences.

Wu-Tang who?

RZA Screen Test

The Intern

Nick reflects on parenthood

Friday, January 29, 2010



Friday, January 22, 2010


LESLIE AND JUSTIN REUNITE LONG LOST LOVE-JUSTIN THEROUX (”JOHN ADAMS,” “TROPIC THUNDER”) JOHN LARROQUETTE (”BOSTON LEGAL”) AND PAMELA REED (”JERICHO”) GUEST STAR-When Leslie (Amy Poehler) hears her mom’s (guest star Pamela Reed) story about an old flame (John Larroquette), she and her boyfriend Justin (guest star Justin Theroux) track him down and reunite them on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and his band are nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Center.

Monday, January 18, 2010


A new episode of P&R will air on February 4th entitled "Sweetums" here is the synopsis:
The Parks Department forms a partnership with a local company to sell energy bars at the parks in Pawnee, but Leslie tries to stop the deal when she discovers how unhealthy the snacks are. Mark reluctantly agrees to help Tom move out of his house.

Interview: Aziz

In 2009, you had one of the biggest years ever. Besides Parks and Recreation — of course — you guest starred in multiple episodes of ABC’s Scrubs; appeared in Funny People, I Love You, Man and Observe and Report; performed stand-up comedy across the country (including the taping of your Comedy Central special in July) and sold three movie projects to Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures. Why do you think 2009 turned into the year that you truly broke out into the mainstream?
I started using a really good facial moisturizer. Once I moisturized and people noticed how soft and smooth my skin was, things starting going up, up, up!

Your winter holiday was spent in Japan and then Australia, where you performed a stand-up show on January 2. Explain what that trip was like. Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang tagged along too, right?
I’d always wanted to go to Tokyo, and Alan and I’s mutual friends James, who is very familiar with Tokyo was going to be there, so we tagged along with him to Tokyo and Australia. It was a great trip. I mainly ate a lot of food (ramen, sushi, teppanyaki, yakitori, etc.)

You’re said to be collaborating with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on a hip-hop mixtape featuring your popular Funny People character, Randy. How’s that coming?
QUIT REMINDING ME OF ALL THE WORK I HAVE TO DO. Dave sent over a bunch of beats to me and they are really great. I’m busy with the buildup to the special so I haven’t had time to really get to work on my end, but I think it’ll be a really fun project.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s spin-off, Get Him to the Greek, is scheduled to be released this summer. Your character in the movie works for a record company headed by a dude named Sergio Roma (Sean “Diddy” Combs). It also employs guys like Aaron Greenberg, played by the consistently funny Jonah Hill. Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera play themselves, among other cameos. How hilarious of a movie are we talking here?
This movie is going to be great and people will especially be impressed with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.

One of your good friends, Jason Woliner, directed a Parks and Recreation episode earlier this season. A few weeks later, your friend (and fellow comedian) Paul Scheer appeared on the show as KaBOOM! project manager Keef Slertner. Is this by coincidence or do you have some pull in who comes on the program?
I have zero pull man. I’ve been trying to get Nelly on the show since day one. They are not having it.

Obligatory Parks and Recreation question: Give Tom Haverford fans something to look forward to in the second half of the current season.
Here’s some teasers that should get you excited without spoiling anything: Tom’s house. Soloflex. Bowflex. Nightclub. New suits. Jamie Foxx.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Human Giant Marathon


The Tumblrumors are true! As a promotion for Aziz's new standup special airing on Sunday at 10/9pm c, Comedy Central is airing a marathon of Human Giant episodes starting this late Friday night. Here’s all the showtimes.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Buldge T-Shirt

Now you to can be queen of the gays!

Friday, January 1, 2010


The set up
synopsis: Ann (Rashida Jones) sets Leslie (Amy Poehler) up on a blind date with a co-worker (guest star Will Arnett), which does not go as well as Leslie hoped. An old friend of Ann’s (guest star Justin Theroux of tropic thunder) makes Mark (Paul Schneider) feel insecure.