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

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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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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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Read the Best Tweets About Grumpy Cat's Holiday Movie! #WorstChristmasEver

Twitter Reacts to Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Originally posted 11/30/2014 10:15AM

Well, now we're all living in a post-Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever world. To quote Bob Dylan, how does it feel? To quote Lucinda Williams, are you all right?

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Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Originally posted 09/18/2014 09:20PM

It's a match made in bad-attitude heaven!

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What Celebrity Did Aubrey Plaza Pull a Prank On? | Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza a Prankster – Who Was Her Latest Celebrity Victim?

Originally posted 08/08/2013 02:45PM

The Parks & Recreation actress, 29, stars as a recent high school grad in The To Do List and chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

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Aubrey Plaza Already Checked 'Get a Signature Style' Off Her To Do List

Aubrey Plaza Already Checked 'Get a Signature Style' Off Her To Do List

Originally posted 07/26/2013 07:30PM

The star knows exactly what she likes

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Aubrey Plaza: I'm the 'Last Person on Earth' I'd Date | Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza: I'm the 'Last Person on Earth' I'd Date

Originally posted 07/24/2013 04:40PM

A lot of men dream of dating Aubrey Plaza but The To Do List star says she would put herself on the "don't" list for dating.

"I am the last person on earth I’d ever go on a date with," Plaza says in the August issue of GQ.

She does say, however, that her ideal first date would "be for someone to come and pick me up and then be like 'You know, I don’t feel like going anywhere.' And then I'd be like 'Yeah, you’re right. Let’s not go anywhere.' And then they’d be like 'You know, I kind of just want to go home and watch a movie.' And then I’d be like 'Alright, I’ll see you later. This was really fun.' "

Got that? Well, it all seems to make sense to the quirky 29-year-old, who is gaining a reputation for turning heads.

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From Date Night to Brunch, What to Wear This Weekend

From Date Night to Brunch, What to Wear This Weekend

Originally posted 07/19/2013 02:50PM

Check out three all-white dresses that will take you from Saturday night to Monday morning

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Was Aubrey Plaza Drunk or Just Promoting a Film at MTV Awards Stage Crash? | Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza: Marketing Genius – or Drunk Stage Crasher?

Originally posted 04/15/2013 12:05PM

Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza wanted all to notice her two eye-catching accessories at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. They were a cocktail, and the words "#The To Do List" scrawled on her chest in what appeared to be black eyeliner.

Well, everyone did notice. And it got the actress kicked out of the ceremony after she crashed Will Ferrell's acceptance speech for Comedic Genius.

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