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One of the writers has articles on Grantland.com.  He does a series called "Humblebragging", where he picks 10 tweets that are usually a celebrity who is bragging about something, but trying to put it in a way that seems like they're not.  It's hilarious.

 


Harris Wittels is a regular guest on Earwolf podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang and Who Charted too and even has his own special side project based entirely on convincing Scott Aukerman to like Phish. The episode where they flew to New York for Scott to see Phish live and Scott took a bunch of drugs and recorded it was much better than you'd think it would be.

 

Actually there's an episode of Comedy Bang Bang where Harris and Adam Scott are guests along with another Parks & Rec writer, Chelsea Peretti. It's goofy as hell but if you have a goofy sense of humour that's a good thing.

post #1002 of 1755

Parks and Rec show runner Michael Schur is also a Grantland contributor if you're checking that out.

post #1003 of 1755

Loved this episode. Seriously, how adorable is Aubrey Plaza?

post #1004 of 1755

"Wow, this cat was in Boogie Nights???"

post #1005 of 1755

I'm pretty sure I'm not a girl, but I'm also pretty sure I'm in love with Tom's apartment, too. (aside: He's deeply in debt, but who cares?)

post #1006 of 1755

"Now, I'm not saying Leslie Knope is a dog murderer, per se, but I think her actions raise some questions.  For example, is she a dog murderer?"

 

So glad this is back.  My Thursday nights are complete again.

post #1007 of 1755

I am going to be so sad if the campaign ends and they can't find another reason to bring Perd Hapley back every week.

post #1008 of 1755

‎"There's a hot spinning cone of meat in that Greek restaurant next door. I don't know what it is, but I'd like to eat the whole thing."

post #1009 of 1755

Loved that Tom's apartment had a blanket in every room, and that Anne and Leslie were obsessed with them. I to am a huge fan of blankets as I am constantly cold. This show makes so happy. So glad it is back.

post #1010 of 1755

"A 12 year old girl won't go to sleep because she is afraid that Leslie Knopp is going to kill her cat."

 

 This might be a miss quote:"I don't know the answer to your question, but I'll have to say yes."

post #1011 of 1755

I think it was something like "but your tone of voice makes me think it's yes"

post #1012 of 1755

Your right. Proof reading has always been one of my flaws.

post #1013 of 1755
I'm not a huge fan of this show, usually. I've got nothing bad to say about it, but it's never hit me in that profound or hilarious a way. But after watching a challenging episode of Community and the flaming carcasses of two shows I used to love, Parks saved the night with oe if their best episodes. It nailed everything this show does well. I really like Rob Lowe in it too.
post #1014 of 1755

According to the AV Club, Bradley Whitford apparently had a framed napkin that said 'Pillner for Pawnee' on his desk. That's tremendous.

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I am going to be so sad if the campaign ends and they can't find another reason to bring Kathryn Hahn back every week.

 

Modified.

post #1016 of 1755

 

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Originally Posted by MaxYumTime View Post

One of the writers has articles on Grantland.com.  He does a series called "Humblebragging", where he picks 10 tweets that are usually a celebrity who is bragging about something, but trying to put it in a way that seems like they're not.  It's hilarious.

 


Ah, Totes McGotes.

post #1017 of 1755

Echo to having Hahn back. She is great. This show has great secondary characters. And specially female ones like (Mo Collins) Joan Callamezzo.

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I have fallen completely out of love with this show. I'm not sure why. It does nothing for me anymore. 

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I have fallen completely out of love with this show. I'm not sure why. It does nothing for me anymore. 

 

Still love Parks and Rec but I know how you feel.   I went through a messy divorce with 30 Rock over a year ago.   I kept telling the show to be funny and it just wasn't any more.

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I think why 30 Rock got old so fast is that it made no attempt at character work, so the gags get a bit old. Parks built themselves a solid character foundation, so even if this season isn't nearly as good as the past two, there are enough moments that resonate.

post #1021 of 1755

Agreed 100% on 30 Rock.  I stopped watching a while ago, but my fiancee just started watching it, so I have to catch up on the new ones On Demand.  I think it's still funny, but it's not even close to a "must watch" anymore.

 

My favorite scene last week in Parks was the dialog between Ben and Andy.

 

Ben: "They're closing the Dog shelter"

Andy: "Well, what's gonna happen to the dogs?"

Ben: (looking worried): Weeeeell...the dogs...

Andy: (cutting him off sounding relieved) "...are gonna be fine"

post #1022 of 1755

You guys are nuts. 30 Rock has more jokes (successful jokes) per minute than virtually anything on television. Parks is close, and gets points for it's heart, but 30 Rock is some of the smartest comedy writing around.

post #1023 of 1755

Singer is right.  Parks and Rec is more Ghostbusters, while 30 Rock is Anchorman.  It's wall-to-wall jokes, and on its worst day gets as many laughs out of me as the great episodes of Parks.  Although I do like Parks better these days (Tom and Ann nonsense aside).

post #1024 of 1755

It's weird, I experience 30 Rock like most people experience Community. I admire it more than laugh at it. Also, because 30 Rock is non-stop gags, sometimes I just feel overwhelmed by them. That said, if 30 Rock streamed via Hulu+ I would catch it every week. But it doesn't, so unless I plug my computer into my TV and watch 30 Rock from Hulu standard, I don't see it. And I have less and less patience in doing that so I'm behind several weeks.
 

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It's weird, I experience 30 Rock like most people experience Community. I admire it more than laugh at it. Also, because 30 Rock is non-stop gags, sometimes I just feel overwhelmed by them. That said, if 30 Rock streamed via Hulu+ I would catch it every week. But it doesn't, so unless I plug my computer into my TV and watch 30 Rock from Hulu standard, I don't see it. And I have less and less patience in doing that so I'm behind several weeks.
 

 


I almost agree on the Community comparison, but again, Community does solid character work, which reigns in the zaniness. 30 Rock is funny, but full of one note caricatures that never change.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but telling different variations of the same jokes every episode only lasts for so long.

post #1026 of 1755

It's a weird thing, as I think 30 Rock varies wildly week to week, unlike just about anything else. The Leap Day episode was one of the best they've ever done, I thought. But the last four or so have been some of the worst. I'm glad they're ending it next year. I'll watch one more season of it, without them forcing me to jump ship, like the Office.

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Diva is now one of my favorite people, and she is about to get some new puppies.

post #1029 of 1755

We need a Perd spin-off.  Or at least one Perd moment a show.

post #1030 of 1755

For some reason, this week's episode aired in Canada last night, so, not condoning anything, but it's out there.

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For some reason, this week's episode aired in Canada last night, so, not condoning anything, but it's out there.

 


yeah, it was a nice surprise found on my DVR when I turned it on today. SPOILER (really, just statement of opinion, but, you know, just in case...)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

really REALLY fantastic episode...possibly my favorite of the season. I'll have to watch it again.

 

post #1032 of 1755

I wouldn't vote for Bobby Newport because he prefers Dalton to Craig. That is just crazy talk.

post #1033 of 1755

Buddy Garrity guest stars!!!

post #1034 of 1755

Oh god... Andy re-enacting RAMBO!!!

post #1035 of 1755

Andy kicking out the TV. "Ronnn!"

 

Wichita Lineman.

 

"I just heard those words come out of my mouth and I have made a decision."

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Wichita Lineman.

 

How many modern sitcom actors could pull off a scene like that so note-perfect?

 

ONE.

post #1037 of 1755

God, I never get tired of Perd somehow acting as a narrator of his own statements as he says them.

 

"The final thing these candidates will say will be their closing statements.  We will begin with our first candidate to go, Bobby Newport."

 

Brandi Maxxx was also great, and Joan Callamezzo too.  The entire Pawnee media is just an endless gift.

post #1038 of 1755

Best episode of the season, Buddy Garrity was a nice surprise

 

I want to see the uncut reel of the candidates, and Andy's re-enactments

post #1039 of 1755

The producers actually put up a Twitter feed for the debate's Twitter-questioner (@MunchMeat2015) – it's hilarious, and they've apparently been running it since February:

 

https://twitter.com/#!/munchmeat2015

 

Holy shit, this show.

 

@MunchMeat asks Dale Earnhardt Jr. how he stays "so consistent." (Also, MunchMeat2015 found his car around midnight, Central time. But there's a twist!)

post #1040 of 1755

I would have no problem attending a party where Andy reenacts movies. That was absolutely amazing. Andy roundhousing the TV and Donna crying about Babe were highlights.

 

The debate was great as well. Perd and Jane are comedic gold. "Brandi and Leslie are basically the same person."

 

I'm so happy they didn't have Anne and Chris get back together. But I would have liked the Anne and Tom relationship to have ended permanently. There's only so much you can do with that story and it has pretty much been exhausted.

 

I have no idea who Buddy Garrity is. *backs out of room slowly*

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I have no idea who Buddy Garrity is. *backs out of room slowly*

 

The gun enthusiast was played by the same actor as a character on Friday Night Lights (named Buddy Garrity)

post #1042 of 1755

It wasn't the funniest of the season but definitely one of the best.   And Obama could do worse than plagiarize Leslie's speech about how the role of elected officials isn't to threaten but to serve the next time the GOP wants to play games with people's lives.

post #1043 of 1755

There's some really good extra bits in Amy Poehler's Director's Cut of the episode on Hulu.

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I almost agree on the Community comparison, but again, Community does solid character work, which reigns in the zaniness. 30 Rock is funny, but full of one note caricatures that never change.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but telling different variations of the same jokes every episode only lasts for so long.

 


The Community characters are just as one-note as the 30 Rock characters. Where Community tries to offer variation are in the stylistic variations brought by the way that show riffs on various pop culture properties.

 

Some of the characters in Parks & Rec are fairly well fleshed out and most of the on-screen talent is top notch but on average the writing is a whole league below 30 Rock. As much I love some of those Parks & Rec writers from their podcast appearances they write far too many misses to be considered A-grade comedy writers. Half the time the jokes are lazier than stuff I read on message boards every day, to the point that I find even an uncool show like Modern Family has much more solid joke writing. Far, FAR too often the Parks punchline is a look into the camera - a cheap cop-out audience hand-holding technique that was already starting to feel hack midway through season 3 of The US Office.

 

And yet Andy is easily one of my favourite characters in any show ever and, as a carpenter and all-around Man's Man myself, it's impossible for me not to watch Nick Offerman out of a sense of wood-working brotherhood. And I like Aziz and I STILL have a crush on Rashida from The Office days and I'm in love with Amy Poehler. I can't not watch Parks & Rec because some of my favourite people are involved, but that doesn't obscure the fact that for me the overall product falls short of other current comedies.

 

 

[Edit for spelling]


Edited by Bucho - 4/29/12 at 2:16pm
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The Community characters are just as one-note as the 30 Rock characters.

 

No

post #1046 of 1755
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No

 

 

Oh yeah, I never thought of it from that perspective.

post #1047 of 1755

Okay, I've had my avatar for years and have a great working relationship with Geordi, but I'm seriously tempted to change to one of the still frames of April's face that were over Andy's shoulder in the opening.

post #1048 of 1755
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Okay, I've had my avatar for years and have a great working relationship with Geordi, but I'm seriously tempted to change to one of the still frames of April's face that were over Andy's shoulder in the opening.

 

While I would applaud your choice... it would be so strange to be Geordi-less.

post #1049 of 1755

Keep the Geordi, why have a Parks related Avatar ? wink

post #1050 of 1755
The pie re-enactment was the greatest thing ever, literally.
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