Amy Poehler

Parks and Recreation: My Passionate Plea

November 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm , by

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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 nbc.com or hulu.com 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!