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(Entertainment Tonight)   Ten highlights from last night's Parks and Rec reunion. Lil Sebastián conspicuously absent   (etonline.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Parks and Recreation, series stars Amy Poehler, Creator Mike Schur, celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the show, cast of Parks, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman  
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2019-03-22 11:19:29 AM  
Lil Sebastian was the glue that held that show together.
 
2019-03-22 12:46:52 PM  
that Aubrey Plaza really knows how to wear clothes.
 
2019-03-22 12:50:59 PM  

hammettman: that Aubrey Plaza really knows how to wear clothes.


Could we get her to forget for a while?
 
2019-03-22 12:57:12 PM  
beezeltown:

Lil Sebastian was the glue that held that show together.

Behoovingly.
 
2019-03-22 01:01:05 PM  

beezeltown: Lil Sebastian was the glue that held that show together.


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2019-03-22 01:02:08 PM  
What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.
 
2019-03-22 01:04:26 PM  

Electromax: What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.


Check out Good Place if you haven't yet.  Michael Schur is behind it, same as P&R and B99, and it definitely carries that same spark.  Don't get me wrong, I love cynical stuff like Arrested Development and Always Sunny too, but like you, I need a good dose of heartwarming from time to time.
 
2019-03-22 01:09:27 PM  
I'm actually quite glad there wasn't any talk of a reunion show or reboot or revival or anything, P&R had a nearly perfect run with a damn fine ending, it doesn't need any more.
 
2019-03-22 01:14:03 PM  

Electromax: It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.


Tell that to Jerry Gergich.
 
2019-03-22 01:15:28 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Electromax: It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Tell that to Jerry Gergich.


Well Jerry was one of the writers, plus he gave himself a hot wife.
 
2019-03-22 01:22:11 PM  

Electromax: What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.


The office relies a lot on humor built out of ignored social cues, much like Curb your enthusiasm. As a person who struggles a lot with those cues, those shows are both kind of a waking nightmare.

However, the other Mike Schurr shows are so relentlessly upbeat and positive that it's genuinely refreshing to see them. Parks and recreation most of all. I'd hold that up to anyone as an example of great tv writing, let alone casting.
 
2019-03-22 01:23:47 PM  

On-Farkin-On: W.C.fields forever: Electromax: It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Tell that to Jerry Gergich.

Well Jerry was one of the writers, plus he gave himself a hot wife.


And the largest penis that doctor had ever seen.
 
2019-03-22 01:26:24 PM  
I can't decide if "30 Rock" or "Parks & Recreation" is the best sitcom ever.  I think the "highs" on "30 Rock" were better, but it was much less consistent. It kind-of loses it's way after the 3rd season. "Parks & Rec" is going strong up until the 5th season, and even the last 2 are pretty good. Plus, the characters are more relatable

Neither show needs a "revival" or "reunion". They both obviously had run out-of-gas at the end. Let them be. Let them be remembered fondly.
 
2019-03-22 01:31:47 PM  

likefunbutnot: Electromax: What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.

The office relies a lot on humor built out of ignored social cues, much like Curb your enthusiasm. As a person who struggles a lot with those cues, those shows are both kind of a waking nightmare.

However, the other Mike Schurr shows are so relentlessly upbeat and positive that it's genuinely refreshing to see them. Parks and recreation most of all. I'd hold that up to anyone as an example of great tv writing, let alone casting.


I didn't like The Office or Curb either. The Office hits too close to home to me to be funny. Curb relies way too much on a self-centered character getting himself out of situations he put himself into so I don't find that funny either.

However, I did enjoy Parks and I love B99 and The Good Place. My point is the shows are very different types of comedies so you may enjoy one/some you haven't seen yet even if you didn't like others.
 
2019-03-22 01:32:31 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Electromax: What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.

Check out Good Place if you haven't yet.  Michael Schur is behind it, same as P&R and B99, and it definitely carries that same spark.  Don't get me wrong, I love cynical stuff like Arrested Development and Always Sunny too, but like you, I need a good dose of heartwarming from time to time.


Yeah... it's also easier for me to tolerate when it's like Arrested or Sunny or Seinfeld, which are all clearly laughing AT the main cast and not laughing WITH the main cast at other people. Curb is all about how much of a dick Larry David is and I laugh quite a bit, but with Family Guy what little I've seen it's hard to tell if you're meant to like the dog and baby being little pricks to their parents or what. I don't like ending a show wanting to smack the main characters because the in-universe characters won't.

But it isn't a hard and fast rule, I love Archer and it's definitely pretty mean spirited most of the time.
 
2019-03-22 01:33:23 PM  

SamFlagg: beezeltown: Lil Sebastian was the glue that held that show together.

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2019-03-22 01:51:35 PM  
Everything from the middle of the second season onward is endlessly rewatchable. If you don't get misty at Leslie and Ron in the last season you're not human.
 
2019-03-22 03:12:27 PM  

hammettman: that Aubrey Plaza really knows how to wear clothes.


She really knows how to not have clothes on too
 
2019-03-22 03:34:09 PM  

realmolo: I can't decide if "30 Rock" or "Parks & Recreation" is the best sitcom ever.


Overall I'd say "30 Rock" had the smarter writing, but I think I preferred "Parks and Rec" slightly more.  Loved them both though.
 
2019-03-22 03:41:55 PM  

W.C.fields forever: On-Farkin-On: W.C.fields forever: Electromax: It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Tell that to Jerry Gergich.

Well Jerry was one of the writers, plus he gave himself a hot wife.

And the largest penis that doctor had ever seen.


Yeah. Jerry did alright.
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2019-03-22 03:45:05 PM  
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2019-03-23 08:29:21 AM  
Parks and Recreation is now so old it is probably trinking on Grizzledump.
 
2019-03-23 09:20:14 AM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: W.C.fields forever: On-Farkin-On: W.C.fields forever: Electromax: It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Tell that to Jerry Gergich.

Well Jerry was one of the writers, plus he gave himself a hot wife.

And the largest penis that doctor had ever seen.

Yeah. Jerry did alright.
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He also lived to be a hundred, surrounded by his loved ones and died peacefully in his sleep. And was a gifted painter. Come to think about it, I think the only actual bad thing to happen to him was the fart attack.
 
2019-03-23 06:32:32 PM  

realmolo: I can't decide if "30 Rock" or "Parks & Recreation" is the best sitcom ever.  I think the "highs" on "30 Rock" were better, but it was much less consistent. It kind-of loses it's way after the 3rd season. "Parks & Rec" is going strong up until the 5th season, and even the last 2 are pretty good. Plus, the characters are more relatable

Neither show needs a "revival" or "reunion". They both obviously had run out-of-gas at the end. Let them be. Let them be remembered fondly.


Those are my 2 go-to shows if I want to binge something I've seen before, just to chill out.  Both are very rewatchable.

Most particularly fond of 30 Rock. That cast was gold, especially Alec Baldwin and Tracey Morgan.

/somebody bring me some HAM
 
2019-03-23 06:52:15 PM  

Electromax: What really drew me to the show after years of cynical stuff like Office, Family Guy etc. being popular was how positive it was. It wasn't mean and didn't always need the jokes to be at the expense of someone.

Bob's Burgers and Brooklyn 99 have a similar vibe.


So much this.
 
2019-03-23 06:57:51 PM  

What Fresh Hell Is This: realmolo: I can't decide if "30 Rock" or "Parks & Recreation" is the best sitcom ever.  I think the "highs" on "30 Rock" were better, but it was much less consistent. It kind-of loses it's way after the 3rd season. "Parks & Rec" is going strong up until the 5th season, and even the last 2 are pretty good. Plus, the characters are more relatable Neither show needs a "revival" or "reunion". They both obviously had run out-of-gas at the end. Let them be. Let them be remembered fondly.

Those are my 2 go-to shows if I want to binge something I've seen before, just to chill out.  Both are very rewatchable.

Most particularly fond of 30 Rock. That cast was gold, especially Alec Baldwin and Tracey Morgan.

/somebody bring me some HAM

Angie Jordan saying "ham" on "30 Rock"
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2019-03-23 07:17:25 PM  

What Fresh Hell Is This: realmolo: I can't decide if "30 Rock" or "Parks & Recreation" is the best sitcom ever.  I think the "highs" on "30 Rock" were better, but it was much less consistent. It kind-of loses it's way after the 3rd season. "Parks & Rec" is going strong up until the 5th season, and even the last 2 are pretty good. Plus, the characters are more relatable

Neither show needs a "revival" or "reunion". They both obviously had run out-of-gas at the end. Let them be. Let them be remembered fondly.

Those are my 2 go-to shows if I want to binge something I've seen before, just to chill out.  Both are very rewatchable.

Most particularly fond of 30 Rock. That cast was gold, especially Alec Baldwin and Tracey Morgan.

/somebody bring me some HAM


They were my "chill out" shows for years, also. I quit watching last year, though. I needed a break. I'm hoping I'll forget them, so I can enjoy them again.

Now I'm on a "House MD" kick. Now *there's* a show that went off-the-rails. After season 4, it's practically a different show.
 
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