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'Parks and Recreation' lock attached to Paris bridge is missing, and people aren't happy

Bad news for believers in Parks and Recreation and the good of humankind: The lock Ben and Leslie attached to Paris’ Pont des Arts Neuf bridge in the show’s 100th episode has disappeared.

Ben surprises Leslie with a trip to Paris after her last day in office, and once there, they snap the lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” with a bright red heart) to the bridge. We all thought it would stay forever until a Tumblr post first alerted the world to the disappearance. The poster was in Paris recently and, being a Parks and Rec fan, decided to go on a mission to find the lock. But once they arrived at the sacred spot, they found the lock was gone. “Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Agreed.

Series co-creator Michael Schur posted the news on Twitter, commenting it “stinks” that someone stole the lock and asking the thief to bring it back. He even said “please.”
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TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Project Runway: Under the Gunn' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Thursday night’s episodes of American Idol, Parks and Recreation, or Project Runway: Under the Gunn? Catch up with our recap videos below! READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation' says farewell to Ann and Chris: Will you miss them?

…and just like that, Pawnee has said goodbye to Chris and Ann. And while their move devastated Leslie Knope to the point of nearly rejecting an invitation to breakfast, in all, tonight’s farewell to Chris and Ann was a fitting one.

The episode revolved around Leslie’s efforts to execute one last huge, thoughtful surprise for her departing best friend by breaking ground on the Pawnee Commons, fulfilling a pinky promise to Ann she’d made when they first met. That proved harder than anticipated, though, as her efforts were blocked by Harold from Public Works (Chris Bauer). So while the gang enjoyed an epic party, comprised of 30 mini-parties to celebrate every holiday Ann and Leslie would not be able to celebrate together, Ann and Leslie teamed up to make the Pawnee Commons a reality. READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'Parenthood,' and 'Parks and Recreation' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Thursday’s episodes of American Idol, Parenthood, or Parks and Recreation? Catch up with our recap videos below! READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'Community,' and 'Parks and Recreation'

Did you miss the Jan. 16 episodes of American Idol, Community or Parks and Recreation? Catch up with our TV Recap below! READ FULL STORY

'Parks & Rec' 100th episode react: Leslie decides on next step with help from special guest star

An unexpectedly emotional 30 minutes of Parks and Recreation found the show grappling with what the next step would be for all of its major characters. For some, like parents-to-be Ann and Chris, the answer was sweet and obvious: They’re having a baby boy! For others, like Tom, the show set the groundwork for him to move in a different, perfectly right direction in his new, self-created position as business liaison for the Parks department. And for others, like Ben and Leslie, the next step isn’t quite so clear yet — but that’s okay, too. Jennifer Barkley even said so!

It was the 100th episode of the show Thursday, and it was a welcome and long-awaited return for our favorite public servants. Parks picked up with Leslie’s last day as City Councilor, and she was coping well with having to give up her life-long dream job. Just kidding! She was, of course, a wreck, but managed to put on a brave face while showing  Ingrid de Forest (Kristen Bell) around. The two even managed to do a split-second duet before Leslie realized she really doesn’t need to feel worse about herself today. (Cross-promotion missed opportunity: Bell could have sung a little Frozen!) READ FULL STORY

What's your favorite sitcom proposal? -- POLL

[Monday-night TV spoiler alert!]

They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.

So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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Rob Lowe on why he's leaving 'Parks and Recreation': 'Amy Poehler's a prick'

Rob Lowe wants you to know the real reason he’s leaving Parks and Recreation along with co-star Rashida Jones halfway through the season.

“Amy Poehler has deeply offended both of us, and we’re not having it. You know, I have boundaries,” Lowe told David Letterman. “Amy Poehler is a prick, you know, what are you going to do,” he jokingly added.

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'Hart to Hart' plus 'Austin Powers' reunion: Rob Lowe poses with Robert Wagner -- PHOTO

EW’s Hart to Hart reunion didn’t take place atop a moving train or inside a dastardly villain’s weather chamber. Instead, we brought the Harts — Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers — to the set of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, where they were interviewed by eager Hart to Hart superfans Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. (Scott and Poehler re-created the detective romance’s opening credits in the last installment of Scott’s occasional Adult Swim special, The Greatest Event in Television History.)

During Wagner and Powers’ photoshoot, another Parks and Rec star stopped by to say hello: Rob Lowe, who played a younger version of Wagner’s evil Austin Powers character in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Both Number 2s — plus Powers; Stefanie, not Austin — gladly posed for the above group shot. Not pictured: The dog brought in to play Jonathan and Jennifer Hart’s beloved pup Freeway, who was a big hit on set with both the stars and the crew.

See more of Wagner, Powers, Scott, and Poehler on Facebook, where fans of EW’s page can unlock an exclusive video of Poehler and Scott seeing if Wagner and Powers remember some of the series’ craziest plotlines. And yes, the weather chamber comes up.

'Parks and Recreation' premiere recap: London, baby!

[Caution: Spoilers for tonight's season 6 premiere!]

Okay, so nobody actually uttered Joey Tribbiani’s temporary catchphrase during tonight’s supersized Parks premiere. Still, I can’t be the only one who thought of Friends‘ big season 4 trip  when Leslie, Ben, Ron, April, and Andy briefly ditched Pawnee for stately London, home of goofy nobility, multiple rom-com bus tours, and something called Picadilly Circus that isn’t even a real circus. (Quoth Andy: “There’s no elephants, there was no cotton candy, there’s no clowns. One bearded lady — she got all rude when I marveled at her.”)

But while the Friends went to London to celebrate a wedding, the Parks and Rec crew were there to celebrate a major professional achievement. (Obviously, the achiever was Leslie; less obviously, April was the one who nominated her for a big award.) While there, each member of the group had his or her own separate adventure — as their pals at home experienced subplots of their own. Maybe it’d be easiest if we took things character by character:
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