This 'Parks and Rec' video is LITERALLY the best thing you will watch today

This video compilation of Rob Lowe’s super energetic character Chris Traeger saying “literally” on Parks and Recreation is, well, literally, the best thing to happen on the Internet today. If you’re already going through Parks and Rec withdrawal much like I am (the microchip has been compromised!), then this best-of tribute to Chris — including his unique way of greeting people (point directly at them, repeat their full name) — ought to perk you up faster than a trip to Grain N’ Simple.

Some of Traeger’s “literal” (sometimes pronounced “litch-rully”) musings:

“Pawnee is literally the greatest town in the country.”

“I can literally see my face in my shoes.” (After receiving a top-notch shoe shine from Andy Dwyer)

“That literally was the most moving thing I’ve ever heard.” (After Leslie Knope’s stirring pitch for the Harvest Festival)

Despite your unfair rules about dating in the work place, we miss you Chris Traeger. Literally.

What’s your favorite Chris Traeger moment, PopWatchers?

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  • BK

    PnR is the funniest show on TV, literally!

  • Dave

    Parks and Rec is my favorite comedy on TV, but I must say the “LITCH-RULLY” thing hs gotten old for me.

    • Janet Snakehole

      (Dramatic tone of voice)
      (Slaps you in the face)

      • Andrew

        <3 Janet Snakehole.


    How am I going to make it through the summer with no Parks and Rec?

    • RyGuy

      It is LITCH-RULLY on Netflix.

  • Philip

    I like P&R, but what is this weekly obsession EW has with trying to hype this show? It’s like someone at EW is personally insulted because the ratings are not very good.

    • Jose

      Shouldn’t you be too? More people need to watch this show!

    • Esox

      It’s the same fascination that have with anything Pirat-y, Harry Potter-y or Vampir-y.

      • Karate Pants

        Disagree. Parks and Rec is under appreciated comedic brilliance in television. Your examples are over-commercialized, over-hyped movies that don’t need the extra exposure but get it, because it sells magazines/ad space. Not the same.

      • mallory

        @Karate Pants: could not agree more with what you just said. also, i would add glee the other list.

      • tracy bluth

        @mallory I totally agree. Parks and Rec is not only one of the best comedies on network TV, it’s one of the best shows.

    • LOL

      It is insulting that more people don’t watch.

      • Liv

        This is correct.

  • Dar

    Loved his dancing at Andy and April’s wedding!

    • Justin

      That part had me crying!

  • Dude

    Cute clip! It was litch-rully the best clip at lunch today!
    Why was the text backwards?

  • Kate

    I was so sad there was no recap of P&R for the finale. Ron Swanson with no eyebrows was LITERALLY the funniest sight gag I’ve seen on TV.

    • Karate Pants

      Yes, lack of recap was LITerally the second most disappointing thing EW has done all year (the crappy Governator cover with Liz Taylor on the back would be #1, of course).

    • CMS

      Yea! What’s up with that EW?!?!

    • mallory

      i was wondering the same thing? why is it not one of the main shows they review, like the office? i know it’s been said before, but they recap waaay too much of the ridiculous reality shows and not enough scripted.

    • Janet Snakehole

      Yeah, but don’t worry people, there are regular recaps of the Real Housewives of New York City and America’s Next Top Model.
      *ROLLS EYES*

  • loza

    Why is it backwards?

  • E.B. Berman

    Why were all the shots backwards?

    • Rock Golf

      A sad, pathetic attempt to hide Rob Lowe’s dyslexia. He literally writes backward.

  • Jose

    Apperantly its backwards to pass on some copyright enfringment laws or something.

    • Karate Pants

      Did enjoy watching Chris Traeger write backwards though. I mean, of course he can…he’s a machine!

  • ihatescreennames


    LITerally the funniest show on tv…come back soon Parks & Rec!!!

    • JKH

      Agreed! I’ve rewatched that episode at least a dozen times, and I still burst out in laughter when he says it.

  • Wendy

    Did I miss…Stop Pooping! Because that is literally, the BEST Chris moment of the series.

    • Amy


  • Ace

    Favorite Chris moment: “STOP. POOPING.”

    • tracy bluth

      That is LITERALLY one of the top five moments of Rob Lowe’s career.

  • MissM

    I love the scene at Andy and April’s wedding when he is talking to the goth guy and his cheerfulness freaks out the goth.

  • Justin

    Chris Traeger is LITERALLY hilarious!

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