History Trivia / ParksAndRecreation

26th Apr '16 8:25:48 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Who knew that [[Film/StepBrothers Brennan Huff's]] {{Jerkass}} younger brother TookALevelInKindness, became a state auditor, and moved to Indiana?
** [[Series/BreakingBad Mike Ehrmantraut]] is Ben's father, in actor and in personality.
** Leslie's ex-boyfriend Justin wrote ''Film/IronMan2''.
** See also RealLifeRelative. In one case, the "Hey It's That Person" is more famous than most of the cast.
** Andy is Bright from ''Series/{{Everwood}}'', and in his off hours likes to [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy dance on dead planets]].
** [[Series/TheMiddleman Natalie]] [[Series/WhiteCollar Morales]] is Lucy, Tom's bartender girlfriend.
** Hey, it's [[Series/TheWestWing Sam Seaborn]] as the state auditor Chris!
** [[Series/CHiPS Sgt. Getraer]] (aka [[Creator/ChrisPine Captain Kirk's]] dad) apparently became the head of a cult after his retirement.
** [[Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord Dick Liddil]] went straight and became a city planner?!
** Ann Perkins is Karen from ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. Ann's real-life mother is both diner waitress Norma from ''Series/TwinPeaks'' and Julie from ''Series/TheModSquad'', while her father is musician Sir Quincy Jones.
** Hey, [[Series/PartyDown Henry Pollard]], are we having fun yet?!
*** [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Griff Hawkins]] grew up and put his con-man ways behind him.
** Retta (Donna) appeared as a cashier in the "The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition" episode of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.
** [[Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob Richard Dunn]] and the [[Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule yesterday's weather presenter]] appear in "Tom's Divorce".
** How did [[Series/TheMentalist a serial killer]] get elected to Pawnee's city council before the events of "Live Ammo"? Probably previous [[Series/TheWestWing Government experience]].
** [[Series/TheGuild Clara]] can be a concerned mother, as seen in "Citizen Knope".
** One of [[Series/OrphanBlack Sarah Manning's fellow clones]] was dating Tom before she went away with Doctors Without Borders.
** Ron likes powerful women, probably why he's dating Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}.
** Leslie fires [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] from the National Parks regional office.
** Before joining the NYPD, [[Series/BrooklynNineNine Detective Jake Peralta]] apparently worked in Pawnee as a park ranger.
** [[Series/FamilyTies Stephen Keaton]] is Ron's predecessor (and also responsible for planting marijuana in all of Pawnee's community gardens).
** [[spoiler:[[Film/GroundhogDay Phil Connors]]]] is the [[spoiler:now deceased]] mayor of Pawnee.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The city's lawyer in "Kaboom" is no other than Sterling WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}, as well as [[WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers Bob Belcher]] and [[WesternAnimation/HomeMovies Coach McGuirk]].
** Chief Ken Hotate used to be a [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill New Age healer in Arlen, Texas]].
** Lawyer Trevor Nelsson is played by Marc Evan Jackson, aka [[Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour Sparks Nevada]].
15th Apr '16 7:38:27 AM wuggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Often, especially for the earlier seasons, the uncut versions of the episodes are the ones available on streaming sites like Hulu and Netflix.
26th Mar '16 2:57:57 PM burstkiller
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** April was originally named Aubrey making her TheDanza.
20th Jan '16 11:38:09 AM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CastTheExpert: In possibly the strangest example, Jay Jackson, who plays Perd Hapley, is an actual newscaster with 22 years of experience rather than a natural actor. In fact, in every role he's done (including {{Series/Dexter}}, Film/FastFive, and {{Series/Scandal}}, he always plays a newscaster

to:

* CastTheExpert: In possibly the strangest example, Jay Jackson, who plays Perd Hapley, is an actual newscaster with 22 years of experience rather than a natural actor. In fact, in every role he's done (including {{Series/Dexter}}, Film/FastFive, and {{Series/Scandal}}, {{Series/Scandal}}), he always plays a newscasternewscaster.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Deleted scenes and DVD audio commentary reveal that several Pawnee townspeople would become more heavily recurring characters in future episodes. These characters included ConspiracyTheorist Barry, anti-parks advocate Kate Spivack, and Andy's neighbor Lawrence. When the Pit 48 plot was deemphasized in the next season, the need for these characters diminished. However, Lawrence made several cameo appearances in later episodes. Barry appears very briefly in Season 2's "Sister City", though he only has lines in a DeletedScene.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Deleted scenes and DVD audio commentary reveal that several Pawnee townspeople would become more heavily recurring characters in future episodes. These characters included ConspiracyTheorist Barry, anti-parks advocate Kate Spivack, Spivak, and Andy's neighbor Lawrence. When the Pit 48 plot was deemphasized in the next season, the need for these characters diminished. However, Lawrence made several cameo appearances in later episodes. Barry appears very briefly in Season 2's "Sister City", though he only has lines in a DeletedScene.



** Jim O'Heir (Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry) auditioned for [[{{Badass}} Ron Fucking Swanson]]. He admits he can't see anyone besides Nick Offerman in the role
** Mark was originally intended to periodically return to the series with a running gag of WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs to emphasize the unpredictability of working for the government, but lack of interest in the character led to him being fazed out of the universe entirely. Ironically, during the interview where this was stated, Mike Schur emphasized that Mark wasn't going to be wiped out of the show completely, which is exactly what ended up happening.

to:

** Jim O'Heir (Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry) auditioned for [[{{Badass}} Ron Fucking Swanson]]. He admits he can't see anyone besides Nick Offerman in the role
role.
** Mark was originally intended to periodically return to the series with a running gag of WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs to emphasize the unpredictability of working for the government, but lack of interest in the character led to him being fazed phased out of the universe entirely. Ironically, during the interview where this was stated, Mike Schur emphasized that Mark wasn't going to be wiped out of the show completely, which is exactly what ended up happening.
12th Jan '16 9:39:20 PM sgamer82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Lawyer Trevor Nelsson is played by Marc Evan Jackson, aka [[Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour Sparks Nevada]].

to:

** Lawyer Trevor Nelsson is played by Marc Evan Jackson, aka [[Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour [[Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour Sparks Nevada]].
4th Jan '16 10:54:53 AM jayjackson670
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Jim O'Heir (Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry) auditioned for [[{{Badass}} Ron Fucking Swanson]]. He admits he can't see anyone besides Nick Offerman in the role
31st Dec '15 6:44:18 PM wuggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* StarMakingRole: For Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones (coupled with ''The Office''), Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt (coupled with ''The LEGO Movie'' and ''Guardians of the Galaxy''), Adam Scott and Retta. In other words, basically the entire cast other than Amy Poehler (who already had fame from ''SNL'') and Rob Lowe, who also already had a career.
26th Dec '15 5:10:16 AM MikaHaeli8
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[Series/CHiPS Sgt. Getraer]] (aka [[Creator/ChrisPine Captain Kirk's]] dad) apparently became the head of a cult after his retirement.
16th Dec '15 4:52:18 AM jayjackson670
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CastTheExpert: In possibly the strangest example, Jay Jackson, who plays Perd Hapley, is an actual newscaster with 22 years of experience rather than a natural actor. In fact, in every role he's done (including {{Series/Dexter}}, Film/FastFive, and {{Series/Scandal}}, he always plays a newscaster
8th Nov '15 3:00:01 PM vifetoile
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Late in the series, Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, played by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Schwartz Ben Schwartz]], introduces his twin sister, Mona Lisa, played by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Slate Jenny Slate.]] Despite the actors not being related, they practically match the trope for HalfIdenticalTwins.
This list shows the last 10 events of 103. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.ParksAndRecreation