02:37 PM EDT 03/23/2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Originally posted 01/28/2015 11:50AM
Originally posted 01/23/2015 03:15PM
Taylor Swift's army of loyal followers – aka "Swifties" – have a storied past of coming to the chart-topper's defense whenever she's faced criticism. Here's a look at three instances of T-Swift fan love.
Originally posted 01/22/2015 07:00PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4006373371001" "" "" "auto"] For Amy Poehler, helping orphaned children in Haiti was a bit like improv.
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.
Originally posted 01/13/2015 06:15AM
Sunday's Golden Globes brought us the awws (Michael Keaton on his son), the awesome (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, of course) and the aww-dorable (George Clooney doting on new wife Amal). And naturally, it also brought the ahhs – meaning freak-outs on Twitter.
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