The Women of Pawnee Ruled Parks & Recreation 'Til the Very End

Leslie Knope left our televisions forever last night. She rode figuratively into the sunset with Parks & Recreation, ending its seven season run, and a little bit of us went with her—the exact parts of us that utilized and relished our lives watching religiously for the past six years. Those years are gone and I can…

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Madeleine Albright Loved Her Waffle Date With Leslie Knope

In its final season, Parks & Recreation is really going for it—taking its humor and political heart as far as they both can stretch. Last night's double-header was one for the ages: in the first episode, "Mrs. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington," Leslie and April travel to DC to get some support for Leslie's…

Garbagehead Doo-Doo Face: The Evolution of Parks & Rec's Leslie Knope

Within the first five minutes of "2017," the premiere of the seventh and final season of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) has already called someone a, "stupid garbagehead doo-doo face." Hyperbole is Knope's bellwether; the gesture is a marked indicator that the writers of Parks and Rec fully…