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'Parks and Rec': The 5 best moments from 'Ben's Parents'

Last week’s episode of Parks and Recreation, in which Ben finally proposed to Leslie, set the bar pretty high — some might say impossibly high — so last night the writers stepped up and let loose with some top-shelf material. We met Ben’s sparring, divorced, insufferable parents (played by Glenne Headly and Jonathan Banks) and watched Chris have a total, happy-sad mental breakdown (“It’s like a perfect storm of emotions!”). The team even brought back the scene-stealer (and arguably the show’s most consistently funny character) Jean-Ralphio, Tom’s flamboyant cad of a business partner. With so many memorable moments, it’s hard to narrow down the episode’s highlights… but here goes.

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

Submitted by Guest912:

Andy: “Dave Matthews Band.”
April: “Dave Matthews Band.”

–Andy (Chris Pratt), naming things to make Chris (Rob Lowe) happy, and April (Aubrey Plaza), counteracting them with terrible things, on Parks and Recreation

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

Submitted by Lh064:

Ben: “I am deeply, ridiculously in love with you. And above everything else I want to be with you forever. So Leslie Knope, will …”
Leslie: “Wait. Wait. OK? I need to remember this. Give me a second.”
Ben: “OK. … Leslie Knope …”
Leslie: “No, no, no. Hold on. I need another second, please. I need to remember every little thing about how perfect my life is at this exact moment.”
Ben:’ “Leslie will you…”
Leslie: “Yes!”
Ben: “Marry me!”
Leslie: “Oh, yeah!”

Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) on Parks and Recreation

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Oct. 25 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Nick Offerman offers his moustache-growing tips — VIDEO
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'Parks and Recreation' recap: Then he walked in...

SPOILERS! I’m not going to bury the lead here — who gasped during tonight’s Parks and Recreation? Who cried? Who lost all hope that Ben Wyatt would one day walk out of their television and ask for your hand in marriage? Answer to all three? This girl!

In reference to the last one, I actually knew that would never happen — because Ben is not my true love. He’s Leslie’s. (Also, not a real person. But whatever.)

And in tonight’s episode, Ben came to realize what many have known since the geeky state auditor watched a beautiful, plucky, flu-plagued Leslie deliver an unforgettable speech in season 3. Leslie is the person he’s meant to spend his life with, and tonight, he made sure she knew that. He proposed. (Sigh.)  READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman offers his moustache-growing tips -- VIDEO

Moustache aficionado Nick Offerman, who’s a spokesperson for Movember — a month-long moustache-growing campaign that raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives — elicited the help of sheep herders and Tibetan monks to tame his facial hair, but you don’t need to resort to such extremes. According to the Parks and Rec star, the manliest journey of your life starts with baby steps: First “hammer a nail,” then “tolerate a crying baby,” and when you’re ready, “eat a raw onion.” It’s official, Offerman is our generation’s Tom Selleck.

Watch the video (shot for the men’s site MadeMan) below for more grooming tips: READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Pawnee's crabby seniors get a dose of sex-ed

Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation ranks as a series standout. It tackled well-established themes — Tom’s media addiction, Pawnee’s laughably archaic social policies — in ways that felt fresh, timely, and subversive. Even bit player Perd Hapley, a witless and perpetually dramatic talk show host, took the spotlight and dished out some ridiculous one-liners.

Here are some of last night’s best moments.

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Jon Hamm and Adam Scott film 'The Greatest Event in Television History' -- VIDEO

The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.

In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)

My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”

Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!

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Nick Offerman sings ode to his wife Megan Mullally on 'The Late Show' -- VIDEO

Nick Offerman paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman last night and graced us with a ditty he uses to romance his wife, actress Megan Mullally.

The Parks and Recreation star whipped out a “conveniently-placed” guitar, then revealed that he composed “The Rainbow Song” for Mullally’s 50th birthday. “My first tip for prosperity is to engage in romantic love,” Offerman said. One example of such prosperity was his ode to Mullally, which included lines like “I’ve got my Cialis so I will not fail” and “You’re the one that I want to impale.” Enjoy a video of the performance below: READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Rec': New councilmen and a new love interest

Image Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation introduced us to some new members of Pawnee’s quirky population. The first was Councilman Jam, a sleazeball with an impressive white-boy ‘fro and a taste for back-alley trades (and Leslie’s private bathroom). The next was Councilman Milton, a 58-year council veteran, who originally ran on the Dixie-crat ticket (the platform: de-integrate baseball). The aging racist prefers his lunch with plenty of extras — “Ceasar salad. Extra dressing. Extra croutons. And extra anchovies” — and goes for a poorly-timed kiss with Leslie in his office. I guess tact, unlike wine, gets worse with age. And finally, Ron met a potential new love interest, Diane (played by Xena‘s Lucy Lawless). She’s a rough-and-tumble middle-school Vice Principal who’s not afraid to talk shop with the boys, and even has the guts to show up at the office and ask Ron to dinner – a bold move that Ron, no stranger to tough (and insane) women, finds appealing.

Of course, the real star of last night’s show was Leslie’s half-perm. Feast your eyes on that beautiful disaster.

What do you think, PopWatchers — does Lawless’ Diane have what to takes to tame the Ron Swanson? Does she measure up to his ex-wife Tammy (or, God forbid, the other Tammy)? Sound off in the comments.

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

Submitted by Bk:

“Oh I’m excited to bond with April. She’s like the little sister I never had. Because the little sister I do have is normal and not terrifying.”

–Ben (Adam Scott) on Parks And Recreation

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Oct. 4 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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