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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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Nick Offerman, brain-eating dinosaurs, and the wild world of Fox's late-night animation

Not many TV shows were specifically designed for the way many of us watch television today—namely, by watching for ten minutes on our iBrains, making GIFs of the best scenes, then flipping to the next show while we fight about the last one on Twitter. But Fox’s new Animation Domination High Def lineup, a late-night block of cartoons that premieres Saturday night, couldn’t be more suited to this kind of short-attention-span theater: the acronym spells out ADHD for a reason. The first two shows in the series, Axe Cop and High School USA!, are flat-screen-ready in all their two-dimensional glory, and they’re only ten minutes long (not counting commercials), so they’re grouped into a brightly-colored, highly-imaginative half-hour showcase that should appeal to children, stoners, and anyone else who can appreciate the appeal of Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman playing an axe-wielding cop who fights bad guys by getting dinosaurs to eat their brains. (More on that later.) Through the ADHD web site, which was designed by the awesomely primitivist, neon-loving art collective Paper Rad, you can create your own GIFs with the ghost of Steve Jobs or watch any number of deeply strange and funny animated shorts. (My personal favorite is called “Gosh Josh! Weird Beard!”) Or if you’re an old person like me, you can just blow the archeological-dig dust off your remote control and watch ADHD on an actual television set during its intended time slot, just like our ancestors did.

Not too long ago, Fox led the charge in making cutting-edge cartoons. But now that Adult Swim regularly churns out innovative series like the existential stop-motion saga Morel Orel and the blaxploitation saga Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, Fox classics like The Simpsons and Family Guy look quaint by comparison. So it makes sense that Fox tapped Adult Swim’s Nick Weidenfeld, who produced Morel, Dynamite, and cult hits like Childrens Hospital, to run its ADHD block, with Adult Swim alumnus Dinos Stamatopoulos (that’s Star-Burns to you Community fans) creating one of its first shows. High School USA! is an Archie spoof that’s updated for Millennials, complete with sexting jokes, teenage girls who are BFFs with their moms, and that special brand of rah-rah enthusiasm that can only belong to a generation raised on whole-wheat Cheerios cereals and self-esteem.

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Happy birthday, Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman! Let's plan out a birthday for your 'Parks and Rec' characters

Paging Leslie Knope!

Parks and Rec co-stars Aubrey Plaza (29) and Nick Offerman  (43) both have birthdays today and could use a little celebration, Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department-style. On the show, Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope is famous for creating one-of-a-kind birthday extravaganzas that are a perfect representation of who the person is, what they like and what the hope to be. (For example, a few years back Offerman’s Ron Swanson gets steak, scotch and The Bridge on the River Kwai, which he is able to watch all alone, in peace.)

With the spirit of Leslie Knope in mind, let’s plan out a birthday celebration for Plaza and Offerman — or rather, some gifts for their beloved Parks and Recreation characters, who likely have got a lot coming up for them next season. READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman's ode to 'Highlander': 'The greatest film about becoming a man that I've ever seen'

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly out today, we asked Nick Offerman, currently in theaters in the coming-of-age indie The Kings of Summer, to play movie critic and name a film he loves, a film he hates, and a film he can’t wait to see. Below, we present his full description of his beloved Highlander.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The movie that you love?
NICK OFFERMAN: The 1986 classic Highlander: It’s definitely a movie for the fellas. I recently learned that Chris Pratt had never seen it because he’s too much of a young whippersnapper, and I immediately booked a screening room [laughs] and sat in there, just the two of us. It’s got a supernatural element, it’s got incredible broad sword fights. Clancy Brown as the Kurgan is unbeatable as the greatest film villain ever. He’s such a badass. And to top it all off, it has an incredibly rousing soundtrack of songs by Queen. When you render the exciting, hard-hitting action and heartstring-tugging romance of the film to the dulcet tones of Freddie Mercury’s voice, you’re hardpressed not to come out on top. READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman sings a song for Megan Mullally -- VIDEO

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sung together before (warning: NSFW), but last night on The Tonight Show, Offerman played a “Rainbow Song” he wrote for his wife. He’s performed it before, but this version is a little dirtier. As he went through the colors of the rainbow he sang, “You put me on trial and gave me life, but orange you glad I didn’t say banana, when you made me your b–h and I made you my wife.” Later he continued, “Please enjoy this rainbow song and this gift of leprechaun romance. Please enjoy as part of this well-balanced breakfast the lucky charms you will find in my pants.”  By the time he called her “my jaw-droppingly beautiful wife,” we were all in love with both of them.

Watch the song below:
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Nick Offerman reads tweets from Katy Perry and Amanda Bynes -- VIDEO

Parks and Recreation got renewed yesterday! If you’ve finished your celebratory dancing (or re-watching old episodes on Netflix), it’s time to check out Conan‘s “Nick Offerman From Parks and Recreation Reads Tweets From Young Female Celebrities.” It’s a segment that has been done many, many, times before, but remember, we’re celebrating. So keep on chopping wood and sawing in your spare time, Offerman, and we’ll see you next fall as the meat-loving (dad-to-be?) Ron Swanson.

Watch the video below. The best tweet has to be Jennette McCurdy’s  “Sometimes when I’m bored, I look at pictures of frozen yogurt.”
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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Tyronious Edelstein:

 “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk. ”


Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) on Parks and Recreation

Read the rest of your submissions from Thursday April 4 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Nick Offerman, Jimmy Fallon, and Blake Shelton remix 'Ho Hey,' chicken-style -- VIDEO

We know you all have heard ”Ho Hey” by The Lumineers a million times, but trust us this will make you chuckle.

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Blake Shelton, Nick Offerman, and Fallon all dressed up as chickens (The Chickeneers) and clucked their way through the song.

We can’t help but think Ron Swanson would not approve of dressing as a thing he loves to eat, but we’ll let it pass.

The song ended with the message ”Happy Easter from Late Night!” Watch the whole thing here:

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Dr. Bombay: 

“Ron Swanson: And I’ll have the number 8.
Waiter: That’s a party platter. It serves 12 people.
Ron Swanson: I know what I’m about son.”


 Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) ordering lunch on Parks and Recreation

Check out the rest of your bites from Thursday March 14 and coome back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Morning Bites
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'Parks and Recreation': Leslie and Ben forever!

“I promised myself I was not going to cry tonight, and I have already broken that promise five times,” says Chris to Ben in this wedding episode. I have to say, five times sounds about right.  Also, if “Ben and Leslie” doesn’t prove that Amy Poehler deserves her Emmy, I don’t know what the Emmy voters need. Leslie was hilarious (that Tim Gunn impression), lovable (a 70-page first draft on her vows), and amazingly caring (refusing to have her wedding without Ron, who is like a father to her). READ FULL STORY

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