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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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Almost 18,000 People Are Petitioning Against Nick Offerman's NASCAR Ad (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/02/2015 09:35AM

Nearly 18,000 people have signed a petition coming out against Nick Offerman's NASCAR ad that ran during the Super Bowl, decrying it as offensive to people living with celiac disease.

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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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Watch Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman Sing Lovingly About Whiskey | Nick Offerman

Watch Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman Sing Lovingly About Whiskey

Originally posted 12/06/2014 12:00PM

There is no greater love than that of a man and his barrel-aged scotch

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George Clooney Is Engaged, Ryan Reynolds's Hotness Helps Us Cope & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

George Clooney Is Engaged (Seriously!), Ryan Reynolds's Hotness Helps Us Cope & More Weekend News

Originally posted 04/27/2014 08:00PM

It was a very happy weekend, indeed, for George Clooney.

As for those still holding out hope for their own happy ending with the eternal bachelor ... not so much.

Hey, put down the ice cream – here's what you missed:

5. Why Nick Offerman's Loving Work Right Now

The Parks and Recreation star is mixing business and pleasure at his latest job. Taking the stage with wife (and seasoned costar) Megan Mullally in the Off-Broadway production of Annapurna, Offerman caught up with PEOPLE to chat about his new gig. Why the real-life couple are perfect coworkers.

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Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Why Working Together Works for Us

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Why Working Together Works for Us

Originally posted 04/26/2014 05:15PM

They're no Ron and Tammy 2, but Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally's characters in their new Off-Broadway play, Annapurna, are full of complicated feelings.

The real-life couple play Ulysses (Offerman) and ex-wife Emma (Mullally); he's preparing for the end of his life just as she tracks him down, and they fall quickly back into the rhythm of dialogue that only an actual couple could replicate. Intensity builds throughout the play, leaving many audience members in tears as the lights come back up.

"Being a person who is mostly known for comedy, I've never had the experience of people audibly weeping at the end of our show," Mullally, 55, tells PEOPLE. "It's really kind of great. I don't want to upset anyone, but it's great that the show is effective enough to bring out emotions."

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VIDEO: A Cluckin' Good Time with Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton

Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton Spoof Lumineers Grammy Hit for Easter

Originally posted 03/29/2013 02:15PM

Meet the four new hot chicks on the music scene.

For Thursday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the talk-show host and his editor Chris Tartaro teamed up with Blake Shelton and Parks & Recreation's Nick Offerman to perform the Lumineers' hit song "Ho Hey" – with a twist. (Watch below.)

Clad in yellow chicken suits and calling themselves "The Chickeneers," the big birds let the feathers fly as they clucked and squawked along. Before you try to roast them, keep in mind they performed in perfect harmony. Clearly they were cooped up beforehand to rehearse and didn't just wing it.

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Jessica Alba, Nolan Gould & More Share Their Favorite Places on Earth

Originally posted 04/10/2012 08:30AM

In true A-List fashion, Jessica Alba makes walking the red carpet look like a walk in the park.

But when she wants the real deal, she has a more low-key go-to: the Franklin Canyon Park in Los Angeles.

Alba, 30, is among the famous faces teaming up with the Sierra Club to celebrate the great outdoors in a video honoring Earth Day, which is April 22 (check out sierraclub.org/earthday for more).

Also dishing about their "favorite piece of America" for the environmental organization: Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, rocker Bob Weir, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Modern Family breakout star Nolan Gould.

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Is Zach Galifianakis Trying to Steal Ron Swanson's Swag? | Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis and Nick Offerman: Separated at Birth?

Originally posted 12/15/2011 06:00PM

A penchant for patterned sweaters, a mustache that toes the line between handsome and handlebar, and chest hair thick enough to combat wintry temps: Zach Galifianakis's newest character looks undeniably like another macho man.

Best known for his role as petulant Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman's unique brand of anti-trend manliness seems to have rubbed off on Galifianakis, who debuted a similar look Tuesday on the New Orleans set of his as-yet-untitled comedy.

Treating himself to some Sun Chips, funnyman Galifianakis enjoyed a fruit smoothie while tooling around town in pleated denim slacks – his smartphone at the ready in a handy hip holster.

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