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Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm's Emmy losers party: See the invite here

The silver lining to being rejected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? Simple: You get an automatic invite to the official Losers Lounge party, sponsored by nine-time Emmy loser Amy Poehler and 11-time loser Jon Hamm.

“We figured that the winners get celebrated enough so we thought it was about time that the losers get celebrated,” Hamm told E! News a few days before this year’s Emmys telecast.
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Is the 'Star Wars' Imperial March missing something? Jean-Ralphio adds lyrics -- VIDEO

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Oh, Snapple! Ben Schwartz, a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Jean-Ralphio, teamed up with composer Michael Giacchino (UpStar Trek) to reinvent the classic Imperial March from Star Wars.

Like something out of Entertainment 720, the duo added lyrics to the tune just because they can.

“Where are the wars in the stars?” Schwartz croons in a low baritone as Giacchino plays the melody. “Where are the wars? Where are the wars?”

Unfortunately, J.J. Abrams was “not interested,” Schwartz writes in the video description, but you can check out their moving performance below. And cut them some slack for the simple lyrics — at least they rhyme.
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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.

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EWwys voting is on! Races are close -- like 10 votes close

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Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure.  Vote now!
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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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Aziz Ansari wants 'Scandal' to crossover with 'Parks and Recreation': Here are 5 other crossovers we want to see

Odds are, if you’re a television lover, you have more than one favorite show. And sometimes, you might get to thinking about what it would be like if those worlds collided. And while most of the time, it doesn’t work — Mad Men and The Carrie Diaries?! — there are a few instances where things just might click. For Aziz Ansari, that moment involved an intense binge-watching session of Scandal and dreaming about being in the presence of the woman-in-white, Ms. Olivia Pope.

“I’m such a big fan of the show,” Ansari told the LA Times. “I watched it in a few days. I was obsessed with Oliva and Fitz. I was obsessed with the voting card thing. I was obsessed with the weird naked fight. I was obsessed with everything.”

So how does he think a crossover between Scandal and Parks and Recreation would work? “I secretly believe they are in the same universe. I think Harrison and Tom are college roommates and they used to have an R & B group together called … Too Much is Not E-Nuff. We have to shoot that, the crossover episode. It’s really simple: There’s some sort of issue that Leslie needs to deal with, and then Tom’s like, ‘Duh, lemme call my guy’ and then it’s like boom, boom, boom, glitter, glitter, glitter, Pope & Associates magically appear. Ann who? It’s Knope and Olivia Pope now.”

We don’t hate this idea. Leslie does have a few things that could be “handled.” And seeing the perfectly dressed Harrison in any sort of R & B outfit would just be heavenly. And this got us thinking: What other shows would we love to see collide?

Here are a few crossovers we dreamed up:
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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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Aziz Ansari's relationship book could use these seven Tom Haverford tips -- VIDEO

Parks and Recreation app-and-zert enthusiast Tom Haverford fancies himself a ladies’ man, and apparently so does the man beneath Tom’s suit and tie, Aziz Ansari: The comedian/actor announced today that he’s writing a relationship guidebook for the modern, tech-obsessed dating scene.

“You know when you text someone you’re romantically interested in and you don’t hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram? That’s exactly what I want this book to deal with,” Ansari said in a press release announcing his book deal.

The thing is, Tom Haverford has been unveiling bits and pieces relevant to this exact book every week for the past five years on the NBC comedy. So we’ll help Aziz get started (writer’s block afflicts every new author!) by giving him some jumping-off points from his Pawnee alter ego:
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NBC exec says there's no time to nurture TV shows anymore. Is she right?

Back in 1991, 9.7 percent of television households watched George Costanza embarrass himself via answering machine on Feb. 13, when the fourth episode of Seinfeld’s second season aired. By today’s standards, that number — and the 13 million viewers that came with it — would make Seinfeld the most-watched show on TV. Even Sunday Night Football, last season’s biggest eyeball-grabber, earned a rating of just 8.2 — two full points above the season’s second place show, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.

But before the days of DVRs, increased cable competition, and the vast wilds of the Internet, a 9.7 rating wasn’t so impressive — especially coming after weeks of dwindling viewership. NBC would have been within its rights to can the show then and there. Instead, the network chose to hold onto Seinfeld — after putting it on a two-month hiatus.

The rest, of course, is history. Barring a few dips here and there, Seinfeld returned stronger than ever, racking up ratings as well as Emmy nominations. By season 5, it was the third-most watched show on television; by season 6 it was number one.

The Seinfeld story should be a comfort to any showrunner with a beloved but under-watched program. Unfortunately, according to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, it’s a trajectory that’s just not possible anymore. “With deteriorating ratings the tolerance for a show that’s struggling is just shorter than it’s ever been,” she told TV critics at TCA over the weekend. “So it’s frustrating for all of us that you can’t take the time to nurture a show and grow the audience as much as you might want to.”
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Fake live-action 'Daria' trailer obviously stars Aubrey Plaza -- VIDEO

Two years ago, MTV randomly decided to reveal its dream cast for a theoretical live-action Daria movie — starring Aubrey Plaza as the title character, Ellen Page as her BFF Jane, Emily Osment as her perky sister Quinn, and Will Ferrell and Annette Bening as her clueless parents.

The article was nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia. But now that Plaza actually has a big movie coming out, College Humor has decided to take the Daria idea and run with it.

The Parks and Rec star is the only member of MTV’s hypothetical roster who appears in this trailer for Daria’s High School Reunion, which is too bad. Generally speaking, though, the video — which features cameos from Trent Lane, Kevin, Brittany, Mr. DeMartino, and Ms. Barch, among others — is dryly funny, just like the old cartoon itself; it’ll hit you right in the nostalgias. I have only one tiny quibble: Why is Quinn, who’s at least two years younger than Daria, organizing the Class of 2002′s reunion?
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