Parks and Recreation: My Passionate Plea

November 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm , by


OK, TV watchers, I have a bone to pick with you: Why oh why are you all not watching Parks and Recreation? I will be the first to admit that it didn’t have the strongest start, but this season they’ve hit their stride, and it is truly one of THE funniest shows currently on television. The creators (who, by the way, are the same people who gave us The Office) have assembled a comedic dream team (see above) with the amazing Amy Poehler at the helm (my money’s on her come Emmy time).

Not convinced? Think about all of the great things we would have missed out on in life had we not given them a second chance: eating vegetables, Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, our high school boyfriends (ok, not everything deserves a second chance). Because I have made such a flawless argument, I trust you will all head straight to or and catch up on all of Season 2.

While my staunch endorsement might at first seem benevolent—I assure you it’s not. I have seen too many great shows go before their time (Arrested Development, anyone?), and I can’t stand to see it happen again. So just as my Grandma said to me about her stuffed olives, I just ask that you try it. I personally guarantee that you will laugh out loud at least twice during the show. Then, please come back and we can discuss  our favorite parts!

6 Responses to “Parks and Recreation: My Passionate Plea”

  1. I will admit I was skeptical about this show at first. Last season, not so great. This season does seem to be much better. I think people were put off by another documentary-type show (kind of like how we all fell off of the realty-show hype. Oh, no one else did? Was that just me?).
    Anyway, I will second your opinion in this post. Watch this show if you can people, if only for the genius of Miss. Amy…

  2. I agree with you, Lisa. I DID laugh out loud at last night’s episode, especially the scence where Amy’s assistant (name?) was on hold for so long and played Marco Polo in the office to kill time. Too funny.

  3. This season is so much better than last season! Aziz Ansari is hilarious…too funny. Why would anyone pass up the opportunity to try a stuffed olive?

  4. I will add this to my “MUST WATCH” list. You were definitely right about Modern Family, and I would love to give Amy Poehler a second chance.

  5. Right On!! I have loved Amy since SNL days, but I wasn’t totally loving the first season of Parks and Rec. However, you have convinced me to try again, although not with my high school boyfriend…hee hee

  6. Lisa… You have convinced me… I will give it another shot- just cause i trust you!