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Parks and Recreation: Here's How Chris Pratt Would've Ended It (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/25/2015 07:45AM

In case you were wondering what the Parks and Recreation finale would have been like if it had been scripted by Franz Kafka, Chris Pratt is here to help you.

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Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

Originally posted 02/25/2015 01:05AM

Amy Poehler's wonderful Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run on NBC Tuesday night with an hour-long finale that wasn't strictly necessary: The season had been so good – and so good at building to this goodbye – that the show seemed to have already sneaked out of the room during a game of peek-a-boo.

You took your hands away from your eyes and realized the room was suddenly empty.

At which point you began to cry.

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Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 03:40PM

After seven brilliant seasons, Parks and Recreation airs its final episode on Tuesday night.

Though often overlooked despite its longevity and critical acclaim, the writers – with showrunner Mike Schur at the helm – created a rich universe filled with well-rounded characters whose quirks were celebrated often in the form of joke callbacks that were as hilarious on the second, third and 10th time they were told as they were the first.

In advance of the series finale, we thought we'd revisit seven of the best recurring jokes on Parks.

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Parks and Recreation Co-Executive Producer Harris Wittels Dies: Amy Poehler and More Pay Tribute

Originally posted 02/20/2015 10:05AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20902901" "" "peoplenow"] Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30.

At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life – today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said.

"Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day and at the end of the day when things happen in our lives, we turn to people that we love, and we look to our family and our community for support, and we lean on people in a hope that they will ease our pain," Poehler finished.

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Amy Poehler Receives Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard

Originally posted 01/29/2015 08:10PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4022284350001" "" "" "auto"] It was a homecoming of sorts for Amy Poehler, who was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

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From TIME: Knope and Change – The Politics of Parks and Recreation

From TIME: Knope and Change – The Politics of Parks and Recreation

Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:15AM

How the hit sitcom has cheerfully made the case for a "liberal" idea that didn't used to be considered so liberal

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Parks and Recreation Spoils Game of Thrones – Sort Of | Amy Poehler

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Parks and Recreation Spoils Game of Thrones – Sort Of

Originally posted 01/21/2015 11:40AM

Parks and Recreation has seen into Game of Thrones's future, and the outlook is bleak.

On Tuesday's episode, Ben (Adam Scott) locked Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ron (Nick Offerman) into a room to sort out their differences.

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Late Show With David Letterman

Aubrey Plaza and David Letterman Plan to Hang Out After Their Shows End (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/14/2015 09:30AM

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Now that Parks and Recreation and David Letterman's reign on the Late Show are nearing their respective ends, a beautiful friendship has blossomed.

When Aubrey Plaza stopped by Letterman's show on Tuesday, the host, 67, asked what she's going to do now that the show has wrapped. "I have no plan. At all," she deadpanned. "I was thinking of gaining skills – survival skills. Marksmanship, maybe."

Plaza, 30, then turned Letterman's own question on him: "What are you going to do when your show's over?"

"As I was asking you that question," admitted Letterman, "I realized I don't have an answer either."

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Jimmy Kimmel Live

Chris Pratt Crashes Jimmy Kimmel Live, Plugs Parks and Recreation's Final Season

Originally posted 01/08/2015 01:30PM

Chris Pratt is going guerrilla to promote the farewell season of Parks and Recreation.

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FROM EW: Watch Parks and Recreation's Leslie and Ron Slap Some Sense Into Jamm

FROM EW: Watch Parks and Recreation's Leslie and Ron Slap Some Sense Into Jamm

Originally posted 01/05/2015 05:45PM

Councilman Jeremy Jamm has gotten himself mixed up in some nasty business, and that nasty business is Ron's ex-wife

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