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'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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“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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'Parks and Rec': Leslie takes a big gulp, taxes oversized drinks

Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation brought (most of) the cast back to Pawnee after Leslie’s trip to Washington. The town that dubs itself “First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity” lived up to its credo, introducing us to a host of ludicrous fast-food chains:

-Paunch Burger
-Big-N-Wide
-Fat Sack
-Colonel Plump
-Slop Trough (formerly Sue’s Salads, before it got run out of town) READ FULL STORY

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

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“I’m never going to be a cop! I’m going to have to be a robber.”

–Andy (Chris Pratt) on Parks and Recreation

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Sept. 28 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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

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”It’s like C-SPAN and Neiman Marcus had kids.”

Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) on Parks and Recreation, describing the number of tall, stylish women at a Washington, D.C. party

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Sept. 20 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'Parks and Rec': The Leslie Knope Grill Jam Fun-Splosion! -- POSTER

Image Credit: NBC

If you follow Parks and Recreation, you know that it’s a marvel of mise en scène – Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness,” anyone? Well, last night’s season 5 premiere kept the game rolling. Early in the episode we hear the Parks Dept. team hyping their annual employee appreciation BBQ. It’s one of those peculiar Pawnee events with bizarre traditions (a Gazpacho-Off?) and a name fit for a mental ward: The Leslie Knope Employment Enjoyment Summerslam Grill Jam Fun-Splosion!

The camera zooms to the poster for a split-second, but we figured it deserved some more screen time.  Check out the full-size poster below, and just imagine taking part in all those activities; fingers crossed we get to see “The One Woman Show: Parks and Dolls” as a web special!

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Nick Offerman performs slam poetry about bacon -- VIDEO

As if you needed more proof that Nick Offerman and his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson are the same person. First we learned that Offerman used to supplement his acting income with carpentry; now, Buzzfeed reports, he’s made a slam-poetry video that waxes romantic about, you guessed it, bacon. And grizzly bears. It appears that Offerman doesn’t “act” on the show, he just plays himself…his exquisitely carnivorous, masculine self. Watch it below.

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