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(Onion AV Club)   The two hottest stars that aren't Ron Swanson are leaving Parks and Recreation   (avclub.com) divider line 55
    More: Sad, Ron Swanson, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, sweeps  
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2013-07-31 08:13:05 PM
I literally couldn't care less
 
2013-07-31 08:28:39 PM
Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?
 
2013-07-31 08:52:38 PM
That's fine, they've played their story out.  It won't be a huge loss.

Lowe and Jones were great on the show, but every character is great, so they'll survive.  They will have to find a new foil, though.  Jone's character was a straight man.
 
2013-07-31 09:07:56 PM

Lsherm: That's fine, they've played their story out.  It won't be a huge loss.

Lowe and Jones were great on the show, but every character is great, so they'll survive.  They will have to find a new foil, though.  Jone's character was a straight man.


Lowe is a big enough name that I'm surprised they've kept him as long as they have in a supporting role, and Rashida is great, she could anchor a series on her own, hopefully we'll see it come to light.

I'm sure there's no shortage of people who would be willing to sign on.  Jason  Sudeikis is leaving SNL, maybe they can grab him to play the straight man.
 
2013-07-31 10:22:03 PM
thegallant.com
 
2013-07-31 10:28:28 PM
So long as Tom/Aubrey/Ron are all still there, I don't care. I didn't particularly like Anne anyway.

//Aubrey's come-fark-me eyes. Mmm
 
2013-07-31 10:28:57 PM
Can any of our real English majors explain to me why I don't like the use of literally in this article?

/I'm serious, it doesn't flow at all. Is it correctly used?
 
2013-07-31 10:29:37 PM
i.nordstromimage.com
 
2013-07-31 10:30:51 PM
Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.
 
2013-07-31 10:31:22 PM

Virtual Pariah: Can any of our real English majors explain to me why I don't like the use of literally in this article?

/I'm serious, it doesn't flow at all. Is it correctly used?


Rob Lowe's character uses the word "Literally" a lot.
 
2013-07-31 10:36:26 PM

CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.


Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.
 
2013-07-31 10:48:55 PM
Ahh. He doesn't even join the cast until several series in, so easy enough to miss.
 
2013-07-31 11:13:51 PM

Virtual Pariah: Can any of our real English majors explain to me why I don't like the use of literally in this article?

/I'm serious, it doesn't flow at all. Is it correctly used?


I literally could care less.
 
2013-07-31 11:16:33 PM

Virtual Pariah: Can any of our real English majors explain to me why I don't like the use of literally in this article?

/I'm serious, it doesn't flow at all. Is it correctly used?


It's Rob Lowe's character's catch phrase.  Like Barney on HIMYM and "legendary."
 
2013-07-31 11:20:41 PM
Hate to say it, but the show has run its course anyway. The main cast are becoming caricatures of themselves, and the awesome side cast (Councilman Jamm for example) are being way overused.
 
2013-07-31 11:20:47 PM
Sounds like a reason to post more pics...

img003.lazygirls.info
sincitytrifecta.com
 
2013-07-31 11:34:57 PM
www.picomazing.com
 
2013-07-31 11:47:17 PM
This right here

24.media.tumblr.com

is the reason I will always love Rob Lowe on Parks and Rec and why I hope they arrange for regular guest appearances for the two of them
 
2013-08-01 12:11:22 AM

Virtual Pariah: CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.

Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.


Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?
 
2013-08-01 12:25:42 AM

Mulchpuppy: Virtual Pariah: CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.

Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.

Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?


A botanical guest can explain:
 
2013-08-01 12:26:58 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Mulchpuppy: Virtual Pariah: CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.

Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.

Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?

A botanical guest can explain:


If I can post the image, that is:
ncowie.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-01 12:27:20 AM

Mulchpuppy: Virtual Pariah: CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.

Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.

Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?


Probably for the same reason you capitalized "Majors."
 
2013-08-01 12:34:19 AM

Yes please: Mulchpuppy: Virtual Pariah: CarrieWhite: Virtual Pariah, have you even seen the show? It's a take on his character's use of the word.

Not enough to catch many of the in jokes.

Have a TV so it's not a "snob-thing", just never got around to consistently watching P&R.
I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.

Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?

Probably for the same reason you capitalized "Majors."


You misunderstood, subby was looking for someone like this to explain:

iraq.fallenheroes.org.uk
 
2013-08-01 12:46:45 AM

Mugato: Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?


This may be relevant to your interests.
 
2013-08-01 01:30:09 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Lowe is a big enough name


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

And he's got to get to bed early.
 
2013-08-01 01:35:54 AM

Mugato: Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?


ryanseacrest.com
I'd Poehler.
 
2013-08-01 02:49:13 AM
Kidada and Rashida are playing the parts Bread_L and Bread_R, respectively, and I'm reading the part for Meat.

i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-01 03:15:03 AM
I've never seen the show, but I'm willing to bet that the two hottest stars that aren't Ron Swanson were never on this show to begin with...
 
2013-08-01 03:17:29 AM

gameshowhost: Kidada and Rashida are playing the parts Bread_L and Bread_R, respectively, and I'm reading the part for Meat.

[i43.tinypic.com image 405x594]


Yum yum.
 
2013-08-01 03:17:53 AM
No question that they are both big stars and very talented, but they are not the hottest stars on that show and neither of them is especially important to it.  In fact if I had to pick two characters to jettison they would be at the top of the list.
 
2013-08-01 03:56:10 AM

YouBWrong: No question that they are both big stars and very talented, but they are not the hottest stars on that show and neither of them is especially important to it.  In fact if I had to pick two characters to jettison they would be at the top of the list.


She looks like she smells like farts.
 
2013-08-01 04:44:00 AM

Karma Chameleon: Hate to say it, but the show has run its course anyway. The main cast are becoming caricatures of themselves, and the awesome side cast (Councilman Jamm for example) are being way overused.


that's kind of my feelings as well. It's still enjoyable, but it kind of feels like every character has hit their logical end. If there's more to explore, it also kind of feels like there's no real obstacles in the way. Sure they could continue the show without the characters (Ann in particular has always felt out of place), but I still think it would be a bit less enjoyable. I'm kind of hoping that this is a sign that the show is starting to wind down.
 
2013-08-01 07:25:44 AM

farkingismybusiness: Mugato: Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?

[ryanseacrest.com image 590x393]
I'd Poehler.


I'd fleabag my mother.
 
2013-08-01 07:42:10 AM
Damn, evidently I'm not caught up on Parks and Rec. Curse you, Netflix.
 
2013-08-01 07:59:07 AM

OtherLittleGuy: farkingismybusiness: Mugato: Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?

[ryanseacrest.com image 590x393]
I'd Poehler.

I'd fleabag my mother.


Oooh, BC reference.
 
2013-08-01 07:59:47 AM

Mulchpuppy: I thought the writing of the article was unintentional in it's use.

Can any of our real English Majors explain why I don't like the use of "it's" in Virtual Pariah's post?


Yes.
There is no possessive use of the contraction of "it is." Full stop.
It is = It's
Used in a sentence: The troll walked its dog, which soon stopped to lick its own balls, and the troll thought, "It's fine that he's doing that!"
 
2013-08-01 08:10:18 AM
static1.businessinsider.com
backstage.blogs.com
 
2013-08-01 08:31:54 AM
Hopefully Rashida is moving to roles with less clothes on. Rob has already done those roles and he can keep his clothes on from this point forward.
 
2013-08-01 08:40:52 AM
rashida had a thankless role on P&R. rob lowe will be missed, but he's not central to the show either. they'll be just fine. after all, did anyone care when paul schneider left? paul who, you ask? my point exactly.
 
2013-08-01 08:58:30 AM
No Troy leaving Community thread, but we get this?
 
2013-08-01 09:09:04 AM
I fear change.
 
2013-08-01 09:25:14 AM
I tried to watch P&R but found it so painfully unfunny that I gave up after three episodes despite the presence of Ms. Plaza.

2-akamai.tapcdn.com
 
2013-08-01 09:34:32 AM

Wellon Dowd: I tried to watch P&R but found it so painfully unfunny that I gave up after three episodes despite the presence of Ms. Plaza.


season one is quite slow. season two onward, the show becomes pure comedy gold.
 
2013-08-01 09:42:12 AM

FlashHarry: Wellon Dowd: I tried to watch P&R but found it so painfully unfunny that I gave up after three episodes despite the presence of Ms. Plaza.

season one is quite slow. season two onward, the show becomes pure comedy gold.


I've heard that before but I fail to see why anyone sat through all of season one. The first episode of Orange is the New Black left me in the same position; "it gets better" they say but I have no interest in watching more.

I have better things to do than watch crappy shows that I'm promised will get better, like getting to the gym in 26 minutes. Besides, I don't even own a television.
 
2013-08-01 10:26:01 AM

Wellon Dowd: I've heard that before but I fail to see why anyone sat through all of season one.


because it had good people in it and it showed potential. that's why i sat through it, anyway. when season two premiered, i figured i'd give it three or four episodes before i bailed. but it was way funnier than season one right off the bat, so i stuck with it. and now i think it's one of the best shows on TV.

/not a paid shill.
 
2013-08-01 11:34:09 AM

Wellon Dowd: FlashHarry: Wellon Dowd: I tried to watch P&R but found it so painfully unfunny that I gave up after three episodes despite the presence of Ms. Plaza.

season one is quite slow. season two onward, the show becomes pure comedy gold.

I've heard that before but I fail to see why anyone sat through all of season one. The first episode of Orange is the New Black left me in the same position; "it gets better" they say but I have no interest in watching more.

I have better things to do than watch crappy shows that I'm promised will get better, like getting to the gym in 26 minutes. Besides, I don't even own a television.


Comedies often take some time before the cast chemistry gels and the writers get the characters figured out, so it generally pays to be patient if the show has good buzz. Even Seinfeld had a TERRIBLE first season before everything gelled.

Just skip to season 2 and go from there. If you still don't like it, then it just isn't your cup of tea. It's just silly to dismiss a show that is so widely regarded as being one of the best comedies out there right now.
 
2013-08-01 11:40:04 AM

Mad_Radhu: Wellon Dowd: FlashHarry: Wellon Dowd: I tried to watch P&R but found it so painfully unfunny that I gave up after three episodes despite the presence of Ms. Plaza.

season one is quite slow. season two onward, the show becomes pure comedy gold.

I've heard that before but I fail to see why anyone sat through all of season one. The first episode of Orange is the New Black left me in the same position; "it gets better" they say but I have no interest in watching more.

I have better things to do than watch crappy shows that I'm promised will get better, like getting to the gym in 26 minutes. Besides, I don't even own a television.

Comedies often take some time before the cast chemistry gels and the writers get the characters figured out, so it generally pays to be patient if the show has good buzz. Even Seinfeld had a TERRIBLE first season before everything gelled.

Just skip to season 2 and go from there. If you still don't like it, then it just isn't your cup of tea. It's just silly to dismiss a show that is so widely regarded as being one of the best comedies out there right now.


To take the point a bit further, some of the best shows on television (in many genres) have started out slow.  When the writers can take their time developing characters and doing some world building early on, it allows for much more fulfilling plot arcs and big moments later on.  The 'must have huge ratings right from the get-go' attitude of many networks is one of the things killing quality television - it encourages episodic instead of serial content and forces crazy plot shenanigans before the audience has had time to really get invested in the characters so the payoff is much weaker.
 
2013-08-01 02:01:07 PM
Started it last night on Netflix due to a recommendation from a buddy... found it to be as profoundly unfunny as I find "The Office".

Does it ever become unlike "The Office"? Or is season two onward still mockumentary style?
 
2013-08-01 03:10:55 PM

JustHereForThePics: Started it last night on Netflix due to a recommendation from a buddy... found it to be as profoundly unfunny as I find "The Office".

Does it ever become unlike "The Office"? Or is season two onward still mockumentary style?


Season 2 pulls back on the documentary aspect a lot and it begins to feel like its own show. Where it really diverges from the Office is in later seasons where it shows a more hopeful story compared to how the Office descended into nihilism. Where The Office became about incompetent people in a soul crushing job, Parks and Rec turned into a story of a VERY competent person who fights through all of the challenges in her way to make her little corner of the world a slightly better place, and how she never lets the world make her cynical her despite everything it throws at her. It also is cool to see how Leslie Knope's optimism does eventually make a difference, and wins her the respect and love of those around her, even if they didn't agree with her (Ron Swanson, for example). There is a warmth and humanity in the show that the Office lost once the Jim and Pam romance was no longer a focus. It's basically the anti-Office now.

Plus, the show gave us this.
 
2013-08-01 04:15:03 PM

Mad_Radhu: JustHereForThePics: Started it last night on Netflix due to a recommendation from a buddy... found it to be as profoundly unfunny as I find "The Office".

Does it ever become unlike "The Office"? Or is season two onward still mockumentary style?

Season 2 pulls back on the documentary aspect a lot and it begins to feel like its own show. Where it really diverges from the Office is in later seasons where it shows a more hopeful story compared to how the Office descended into nihilism. Where The Office became about incompetent people in a soul crushing job, Parks and Rec turned into a story of a VERY competent person who fights through all of the challenges in her way to make her little corner of the world a slightly better place, and how she never lets the world make her cynical her despite everything it throws at her. It also is cool to see how Leslie Knope's optimism does eventually make a difference, and wins her the respect and love of those around her, even if they didn't agree with her (Ron Swanson, for example). There is a warmth and humanity in the show that the Office lost once the Jim and Pam romance was no longer a focus. It's basically the anti-Office now.

Plus, the show gave us this.


That is farking epic...

Also Leia would never cheat on Han.
 
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