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EWwys: Amy Poehler accepts Best Comedy Series for 'Parks and Recreation' -- LISTEN!

The winners of the 6th Annual EWwys, EW.com’s reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed, were announced live today on Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Recap hour. NBC’s Parks and Recreation was crowned Best Comedy Series, and star/producer Amy Poehler dialed in from the makeup chair to accept the award on the show’s behalf — and to also break the news to Adam Scott that he finished second in the Best Actor, Comedy race. Listen to the chat below with EW’s Dalton Ross, Jessica Shaw, and Mandi Bierly.* Poehler also teases the show’s hour-long Sept. 26 season 6 premiere and confirms she and Tina Fey will be presenting together at the Emmys on Sept. 22.

We look forward to delivering the cast’s EWwy trophies and seeing Poehler’s in Leslie’s office. READ FULL STORY

Watch 22 glorious minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 bloopers -- VIDEO

A Parks and Rec gag reel that’s as long as an actual episode of Parks and Rec? That sounds like LIT-trally the greatest thing that has ever existed.

Warning: NSFW language ahead, along with many scenes of Chris Pratt giggling.

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Fall TV Wish List: What we want from the new (and last?) season of 'Parks and Recreation'

Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which premieres its sixth season on Sept. 26.

WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Ace “detective” work by Bert Macklin revealed that manly-man master woodsman Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and his mustache (as himself) had conceived a child with his single mom girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless). After refusing to sell Rent-A-Swag to a mystery buyer (Diddy?!), Tom (Aziz Ansari) learned that said mystery buyer was opening a rival shop across the street. April (Aubrey Plaza) was accepted to Veterinary School; wither the impact on her marriage to Andy (Chris Pratt)? And after a seemingly successful rookie year as a crusading councilwoman, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was sandbagged during Founders’ Week by a flotilla of Knope haters who announced they were launching a recall campaign. At least she has local porn star Brandi Maxxx in her corner. That’s gotta be worth something, right?
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Amy Poehler dating Nick Kroll: What would their 'Parks and Recreation' characters say?

Do you hear this, Internet? Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are never, ever getting back together.

On Thursday night, Poehler and fellow comedian Nick Kroll made their “debut as a couple,” to borrow Us Weekly‘s language, at the  AFI Life Achievement Award Gala in Hollywood. The magazine reports that Kroll, who stars on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, and Poehler have been dating for a few months. Poehler and Arnett separated last September. If you’re a Parks and Rec fan, the takeaway here is that Leslie Knope is getting serious with The Douche! What would Ann say?

On Parks and Recreation, Kroll occasionally guest stars as a Howard Stern-like radio host nicknamed “The Douche” who disgusts Leslie (Poehler) and briefly dated Ann (Rashida Jones). Check out a clip below where Leslie can barely hide her repulsion. Apparently, things have changed.
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The 'Greatest Event in Television History,' courtesy of Adam Scott & Amy Poehler -- VIDEO

Breaking news: Adam Scott and Jon Hamm’s shot-for-shot recreation of Simon & Simon‘s opening credits sequence was not, in fact, the Greatest Event in Television History.

“How does an error this egregious happen?” wondered Jeff Probst — the host of 2012′s hyperbolic Adult Swim special — in a follow-up that aired last night. And while Probst couldn’t really answer that question, he could present a new video, one which “we’ve been absolutely assured is the Greatest Event in Television History”: a recreation of the opening title sequence from another classic ’80s TV series (Hart to Hart), this time featuring “beloved star Amy Poehler” and “working actor Adam Scott.”

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Kristen Wiig coming back to host 'SNL': What we do and don't want to see again!

Kristen Wiig is coming home again to host the May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live. Over six seasons, Wiig cemented herself as one of the funniest SNL cast members of all time.  She has killer impressions, her Drew Barrymore is spot on and her Kim Cattrall is scary good, created oodles of memorable characters, oh Target lady, and constantly swung for the fences. Here are some memorable sketches we want to see again (and a few that we don’t). READ FULL STORY

Last night's 'Parks and Rec' was an extended homage to 'Infinite Jest'

Newsflash: There was more to yesterday’s episode of Parks and Recreation than Ron getting sued and guest appearances by Annabeth Gish and J.K. Simmons. As USC doctoral candidate George Carstocea points out on his blog, the whole half-hour was one long homage to David Foster Wallace’s massive novel Infinite Jest – the number one book you pretend to have read in college.

Parks and Rec showrunner Michael Schur — a.k.a. the guy who occasionally plays Mose on The Office — is an admitted DFW-phile. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on Wallace, directed a Decemberists video based on Wallace’s 1,079-page opus, and even owns Infinite Jest‘s film rights. (Good luck with that one, Mike.) And since a minor character in IJ hails from the town of Partridge, Kan., Schur saw an episode named after and partially set in the town of Partridge, Minn. as the perfect opportunity to indulge in a variety of Jest references.

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Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon? Meh. How about one of these funny ladies instead?

Don’t get us wrong — we’ve got no beef with Seth Meyers. His wry delivery is perfect for Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update, and he’s written plenty of classic sketches, including last fall’s masterful Louie/Lincoln parody.

But when word broke that NBC will supposedly bring in Meyers to host Late Night once Jimmy Fallon decamps for The Tonight Show, we couldn’t help meeting the news with a noncommittal shrug. Sure, he’d be a fine man for the job, and God knows SNL could use some new blood in its writers room. At the same time, though, wouldn’t it be nice if NBC didn’t pick a man to do this job?

While cable has its share of female-fronted late night talk shows — E!’s Chelsea Lately, Bravo’s Kathy, MTV’s fledgling Nikki & Sara Live – the networks haven’t featured a lady late night host since The Wanda Sykes Show crashed and burned on Fox in 2010. Among the Big Three networks alone, the record is even worse; there’s never been a late night chat show hosted solely by a woman on ABC, NBC, or CBS, though Joy Behar was one of The Midnight Hour‘s rotating hosts in 1990.

Simply put, that is ridiculous. And here are 10 funny women we’d like to see make history in Jimmy Fallon’s old seat.

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Paparazzo asks Tina Fey about Taylor Swift, Fey tells pap to go f-- himself

Rule #1: Don’t bother Tina Fey when she’s minding her own business on the streets of New York City, probably off in search of a delicious sandwich.

Rule #2: Don’t bother her especially if you’re just going to ask about the whole Taylor Swift thing. A recap: Swift wasn’t happy when Fey and Amy Poehler jokingly told the singer to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son at the Golden Globes. When Vanity Fair asked Swift to respond to the quip, Swift replied by quoting Katie Couric quoting Madeleine Albright: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Fey commented about the brouhaha last week, telling Entertainment Tonight that she was taken aback by Swift’s words: “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”

And that, it seems, will be her last statement on the matter, given how she reacted to a photographer who tried to bait her into saying something else about Swift a few days ago.

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'Parks and Rec' characters Ben and Leslie have a wedding album on Pinterest

BEN-LESLIE-PINBOARD_510x317Important “Stuff on the Internet” update: Parks and Recreation characters Leslie and Ben have a wedding pinboard on Pinterest, and it’s as absolutely adorable as you’d hope it would be.

In a bunch of photos courtesy of NBC, you can see formal-ish black-and-white pictures of the just-married Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wyatt, or rather, Mr. Ben Wyatt and Ms. Leslie Knope, alongside “behind-the-scenes” photos from the wedding day featuring Ron, April, Tom and yes, even Jerry. READ FULL STORY

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