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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
-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...

Submitted by Bk:

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

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

Submitted by lh:

”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!


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.


Aubrey Plaza impersonator imagines actress' 'Dora the Explorer' audition tape -- VIDEO

Aubrey Plaza’s lost Dora the Explorer audition tape has finally been released! Well, sort of. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre actress Veronica Osorio, who could pass for Plaza’s twin, impersonates the actress (and her Parks and Recreation character April) and imagines her audition to replace Dora on the hit Nickelodeon show. The cigarette-puffing Osorio nails Plaza’s deadpan humor. ”I was gonna tell stories of my death,” she says with an ominous grin.

The Venezuelan-Italian actress filmed, wrote, and edited the video to pay homage to the Safety Not Guaranteed star, whose UCB Theatre performances she used to watch.

Watch the “audition” video below:


Thursday night TV: 'Big Bang' or '30 Rock'?

Thursday, traditionally primetime’s biggest night, won’t really get interesting until Oct. 4. By then, every network — minus The CW — will have premiered new episodes of its fall Thursday shows. As of tonight, though, only Fox is airing shiny new autumnal TV: CBS has comedy repeats and a new Big Brother, ABC’s showing summer series Wipeout and an old ep of Grey‘s, and NBC’s entire night has been turned over to the season finale of America’s Got Talent.

But in early October? By then, we’ll be four episodes into the fourth season of Glee, and all of NBC’s comedies will have returned. Meredith Grey will be sobbing all new sobs on ABC, and Lucy Liu will be steaming up screens as a sexy Dr. Watson on CBS’s Elementary. ‘Twill be a glorious time, my friends. A glorious time indeed.

So let’s fudge tonight’s TV Timeslot Wars poll by pretending that frabjous day is already upon us. When October rolls around, comedy lovers will be faced with a tough choice at 8 pm: The Big Bang Theory‘s nerds or 30 Rock‘s nerds? If you like one, there’s a good chance you also like the other — though you could always ditch both for extra Britney on The X Factor‘s results show.

Here’s the moment of truth — which show will you watch live? Let us know in the poll below.


Last Call! Turn the Emmy-snubbed into EWwy winners by voting in all 10 categories here!


Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.

And the Drama nominees are…


EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!


With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split: Who is Hollywood's next funniest couple?

I remember chuckling at some of the Twilight fans that were so broken up when Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson’s fairy tale romance was ripped apart. But then yesterday happened, and I read the news that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are no longer together.

I’m not joking. I feel… sad. And I’m not alone. “It’s ridiculous just how much the Amy Poehler/Will Arnett split is bumming me out. I’m listening to Sigur Ros, staring at the wall, numb,” tweeted EW’s Darren Franich.

Hyperbole, sort of, yet the couple — who had been together for nine years and have two young sons — was adored by just about everyone — certainly by fans of Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, and NBC’s Thursday night comedies. They were cute together, but more importantly, they were hilarious. Maybe I’d want to go to Cannes with Brangelina, but I would’ve wanted to live around the block from and barbecued with the Arnetts. Any list of Funniest Celebrity Couples had them at or near the top. READ FULL STORY

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