History Headscratchers / ParksAndRecreation

21st Mar '16 8:38:00 AM robodirect
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** I think it's a satire n plastic political candidates who only "come to life" during photo ops, etc.
4th Mar '16 10:40:15 AM KizunaTallis
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** WritersCannotDoMath.



* At the end of the episode with Other Ron, when Leslie informs him that he will not be needed anymore Other Ron says he could sense it, and comments to Ron how their zodiac signs are incompatible anyway. Ron Swanson tries his hardest to make sure nobody knows when his birthday is, and even though several Parks and Rec workers know when it is it is still said to be a big secret during the episode with the woodworking award. So how did Other Ron know what his zodiac sign was?

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*** She may have in the earlier seasons, but she learns to let up and does learn overtime to be less intense. It's especially evident in the late parts of Season 6 where she does come to see how her coworkers all came into their own, April and Tom (whom she nearly tried to undermine initially) especially.
* At the end of the episode with Other Ron, when Leslie informs him that he will not be needed anymore Other Ron says he could sense it, and comments to Ron how their zodiac signs are incompatible anyway. Ron Swanson tries his hardest to make sure nobody knows when his birthday is, and even though several Parks and Rec workers know when it is it is still said to be a big secret during the episode with the woodworking award. So how did Other Ron know what his zodiac sign was?was?
** Other Ron's kind of a NewAgeRetroHippie who's probably into some "spiritual" vibe reading stuff. So, RuleOfFunny.
15th Feb '16 11:33:30 PM Misanthrope
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** Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Andy a shoe-shiner at the time? He didn't work for the government, he probably owned his own business and just rented space from Pawnee inside city hall.
15th Jan '16 2:34:27 PM laserviking42
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** That singles mixer that Ann attends in season 3 has far more attractive people than you would ever find single in the Midwest.


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*** That Sweetums factory has most likely permanently warped the climate around there.
15th Jan '16 2:30:28 PM laserviking42
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** He was meant as a parody of a certain brand of libertarian, the type who decry any and all government (his ideal government is one guy in a room who makes decisions) yet still subsist entirely on the government (by libertarian standards nothing is more useless than a branch of government dedicated entirely to providing recreational services at taxpayer expense). He is the head of the Parks department, a position its shown he actively fought for. Yet he still lets Leslie do whatever she wants, offering, at best, token resistance to her plans.
15th Jan '16 2:24:36 PM laserviking42
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** The original intent was to make her like Michael Scott, except in a government setting. In fact, a number themes from The Office were transplanted (Mark Brendanowicz was a very clear Jim expy, the whole documentary angle, etc) before the showrunners wisely decided to dispense with all that and make P&R its own show.
10th Jan '16 10:01:27 PM Alenta
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*** Likely Ron, being anti-goverment, didn't really care to go though all the red tape and cleared it with Chris afterwords. Given that Chris loves Andy and would love the idea of a shoeshine boy moving up the latter to assitant, it was probably an easy sell and given how apathetic the goverment is anyway, they likely woudln't care that an assitant was hired though connections rather than interviews.

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*** Likely Ron, being anti-goverment, anti-government, didn't really care to go though all the red tape and cleared it with Chris afterwords. Given that Chris loves Andy and would love the idea of a shoeshine boy moving up the latter ladder to assitant, assistant, it was probably an easy sell and given how apathetic the goverment government is anyway, they likely woudln't wouldn't care that an assitant assistant was hired though connections rather than interviews.
8th Jan '16 3:08:11 PM gaimanite.pkat
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** It's so out of proportion, though. Leslie constantly expects people close to her to completely re-vamp their schedules and daily lives, drop any other engagements, and do exactly what she wants or she will be angry at them. She's obsessed with her own success to the point that she will undermine or belittle the success of her peers. All the gifts and occasional favors in the world couldn't make up for the fact that the rest of the time they have to constantly do her bidding and de-prioritize their lives.
8th Jan '16 3:01:48 PM gaimanite.pkat
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** Because she is also an incredibly thoughtful and helpful person. We see that she often takes time out of her (incredibly busy) schedule for her coworkers, and by the later seasons Ann and Ben are getting tired of losing gift exchanges with her because she always gets them exactly what they want. Calling Leslie selfish is kind of a misnomer, as well. As the one police chief said, "Leslie is the kind of person who uses her favors for others."

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** Because she is also an incredibly thoughtful and helpful person. We see that she often takes time out of her (incredibly busy) schedule for her coworkers, and by the later seasons Ann and Ben are getting tired of losing gift exchanges with her because she always gets them exactly what they want. Calling Leslie selfish is kind of a misnomer, as well. As the one police chief said, "Leslie is the kind of person who uses her favors for others.""
* At the end of the episode with Other Ron, when Leslie informs him that he will not be needed anymore Other Ron says he could sense it, and comments to Ron how their zodiac signs are incompatible anyway. Ron Swanson tries his hardest to make sure nobody knows when his birthday is, and even though several Parks and Rec workers know when it is it is still said to be a big secret during the episode with the woodworking award. So how did Other Ron know what his zodiac sign was?
12th Nov '15 9:30:21 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* Why is ANYONE, Ann especially, friends with Leslie in the first place? She's hyperactive, naive, obnoxious, immature, selfish, disrespectful, unhealthy, obsessive, compulsive, loud, and arrogant. Is it just because she has random spurts of over-the-top generosity? She does improve somewhat over the seasons, but she is still on the level of Michael Scott in terms of how inappropriate or annoying she can be. It would be like befriending a toddler/small child. Why would people take time out of their lives to hang out with her outside the office or do special favors for her?

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* Why is ANYONE, Ann especially, friends with Leslie in the first place? She's hyperactive, naive, obnoxious, immature, selfish, disrespectful, unhealthy, obsessive, compulsive, loud, and arrogant. Is it just because she has random spurts of over-the-top generosity? She does improve somewhat over the seasons, but she is still on the level of Michael Scott in terms of how inappropriate or annoying she can be. It would be like befriending a toddler/small child. Why would people take time out of their lives to hang out with her outside the office or do special favors for her?her?
** Because she is also an incredibly thoughtful and helpful person. We see that she often takes time out of her (incredibly busy) schedule for her coworkers, and by the later seasons Ann and Ben are getting tired of losing gift exchanges with her because she always gets them exactly what they want. Calling Leslie selfish is kind of a misnomer, as well. As the one police chief said, "Leslie is the kind of person who uses her favors for others."
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