Did anybody catch the Parks and Recreation retrospective + reunion show? It was good to see the whole gang back together. Well, sort of back together. And nice to hear “5000 Candles In The Wind” again. (My wife called me a need because I knew the words and was singing along. :))
I was never a big fan of Tom Haverford during the original run of the series, but during the retrospective Aziz Ansari said something about how he wanted the character to be the Kanye West of Parks and Rec department, and it totally made sense.
I loved it, especially Perd and Joan. Exactly what we needed right now. I’m hoping some other sitcom writers take a look at it and do some other reunions. Of course, PnR was perfect for this because we’ve already flashed-forward to their future, so we already knew where they would all be. No need to waste time on catching up since the finale.
Wow, I guess I’m the voice of dissent; but i changed channels half way through. I thought it was painful to watch. Adam Scott definitely looked rough. Enough so that Googled him to see if maybe he was ill. His face looked so hollowed out. Also unless I missed it, I was disappointed they didn’t have Christie Brinkley but they had other 1-off characters. I would rather see Christie Brinkley than Jean-Ralphio, Joan Callamezzo, or Councilman Jamm (who didn’t look so great either, but that was more intentional).
I thought it was fun! It was interesting to see how they managed to write the scenarios, why couples weren’t together. I also thought it was cool that everyone was able to slip back in to their characters so well.
I agree about Jean-Ralphio, could have done without him. But I thought Jamm pushing his home dentistry kit was hilarious. Jamm Yourself!
And once again, Mark Brendanowicz was nowhere to be seen. (Actually, I did see him in the background of a couple scenes in the retrospective, but not acknowledged in any way at all that he ever existed.)
I thought it worked really well! The appearance of Tammy Two was especially inspired. I loved that they took advantage of Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally’s real life marriage to have two characters appear in the same room.
1-off? Other than Jason Manzoutkas (who’s a good friend of most of the cast/crew), all the of the drop-in characters have been in dozens of episodes. Christie was in a handful of episodes with a just a few lines. It would’ve been weird to include her since they would’ve had to explain why she wasn’t with Jerry.
Ok I stand corrected. Until I just now looked it up, my definition of “1-off” was 1 character removed from the main cast. IOW an occasionally recurring character. I never knew it was 1-show, then you’re off. They could have pulled off Christie Brinkley. Her never getting older as Jerry aged was a hilarious gag. And still would have been better than Jean-Ralphio. Mona Lisa would have been better than Jean-Ralphio.
QUOTE=MaxTheVool;22281932]Heck, I would have taken Jean-Ralphio’s sister Mona Lisa ahead of Christie Brinkley any day of the week.
Just watched this. Two observations:
It would be funny to send this episode back in time to just after the series finale and see just how confused and terrified about the future the audience is.
Chris Pratt had lots of bugs flying around in his house.