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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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6 Unforgettable Life Lessons from Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

6 Unforgettable Life Lessons from Parks and Recreation

Originally posted 02/24/2015 07:05PM

Is there an incorrect way to consume alcohol? How should you approach your job? Parks and Recreation has you covered.

Over the course of its seven seasons, the character-driven NBC sitcom has been laugh-out-loud hilarious. For all its gags, though, it's also been at its core about people trying to make the world a better place – in both large, small and pony-hologramming ways.

Though Parks is coming to an end on Tuesday, the residents of Pawnee, Indiana, have provided many pearls of wisdom that fans can clutch when the inevitable Recreation-al hangover hits.

Just know that, however you drink up this knowledge, you're definitely doing it right.

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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 Spoils Game of Thrones – Sort Of | Amy Poehler

Parks and Recreation

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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See This/Skip That: From Wolf of Wall Street to Walter Mitty | The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio

See This/Skip That: From Wolf of Wall Street to Walter Mitty

Originally posted 12/27/2013 05:00PM

The debauchery of Wall Street comes to life in the latest film from director Martin Scorsese with strong performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, although the final product leaves our critic feeling disappointed.

Meanwhile, can beautiful cinematography save The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

Here's what to see (or not...) in theaters this weekend.

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