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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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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

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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EW.com's 4th Annual Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

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Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY

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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'Parks and Recreation' season finale recap: [Spoiler] is pregnant!

WARNING: This story contains plot details from tonight’s season finale of Parks and Recreation. Proceed with caution.

It was the case of a lifetime for Bert Macklin, FBI — someone from the parks department was with child, and he was going to identify the mother-to-be.

What unfolded was Parks and Recreation‘s take on a Whodunit. Except in this case it was Whodunit Without Birth Control. (And for more on the twists, read our post-mortem with EP Michael Schur.) READ FULL STORY

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

Submitted by Allie:

”I really only listen to like German death reggae and Halloween sound effects records from the 1950s… and Bette Midler, obviously.”

–April (Aubrey Plaza) on Parks and Recreation

Check out the rest of your bites from Thursday April 25 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Patton Oswalt's 'Star Wars'-Marvel movie: We made the poster

Yesterday, Disney confirmed its plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, followed by a new Star Wars film every year thereafter. Coincidentally, yesterday also saw the Parks & Recreation producers release a video of guest star/geek scholar Patton Oswalt improvising about the future of the Star Wars universe. The improvisation turned into an epic eight-minute-plus pitch for a fever-dream Episode VII, a mega-crossover with the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Clash of the Titans that would feature a cuckolded Han Solo and a decapitated Chewbacca — who’s not dead, don’t worry, they’re making him a spider-robot body with ion cannon shoulders, but only for the post-credits sequence. Also, Boba Fett. Also also, Moon Knight. 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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