History Headscratchers / ParksAndRecreation

2nd Jul '16 9:51:55 AM CastingCrowns
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** For the same reason Jimmy James from NewsRadio spends all his time micromanaging his radio station despite owning a huge business empire, and the same reason Jack Donaghy of ThirtyRock spends all his time solving problems at TGS, despite being the president of NBC and a high level GE executive.
16th Jun '16 10:35:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Is there anything in the show to suggest that he's not cordial with other departments?
15th May '16 9:15:37 AM orrink
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** Since Pawnee is fictionalized, they could be fictionalizing whether Indiana is a red or blue state.
* Why does Chris have a special friendship with the members of the Parks and Rec department. He is the city manager so he wouldn't he be equally cordial with everyone in the Pawnee government?


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*** I second that. Huntington, WV was recently called the fattest city in America and there seems little evidence of it if you walk around that city. The "Fattest city in America" title is generally more a soundbyte than an entire scientific study
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.
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