Parks and Recreation Recap: "Pilot"

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"Miss Knope?! There’s a drunk stuck in the slide."
- first line of Parks and Recreation

How can a show go wrong that starts its pilot episode in such fashion? It pretty much can't. At first glance, Parks and Recreation felt just like The Office, only with parks. And booze, awkward supervisors, and oddballs in middle-of-nowhere America.

So it's basically just like The Office but with parks. Nice!

We think it is safe to call the Amy Poehler-led series a success in the early going, and a fitting addition to NBC's Thursday lineup. Follow the link for a recap of the pilot ...

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Parks & Rec Quotes

And it's important because Pawnee is the fourth fattest town in the U.S. It goes us, Dallas, Tulsa and certain parts of the Mall of America.

Leslie

I have cried twice in my life. Once when I was seven and I was hit by a school bus. And then again when I heard that Li'l Sebastian had passed.

Ron