• Parks and Rec reunion? Amy Poehler is ready!

    Amy Poehler is open to doing a Parks and Recreation reunion. Variety reported that the Saturday Night Live alum made comments about wanting the Parks and Rec gang to get back together at the Smart Girls’ 10th-anniversary celebration dinner last night.

    “I am technically available,” Poehler said, “I have like six of Leslie’s blazers in my closet, so anytime.” She went on to say, “We really can’t jump without [co-creator Mike Schur]. So when Mike is good and ready, I’m sure we’ll show up like good soldiers.”

    Schur also created both The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which are both set for new seasons in 2019. Prior to co-creating Parks and Recreation, he worked as a writer on the US version of The Office and Saturday Night Live.

    Parks and Recreation followed Leslie Knope, a deputy director of the parks department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, as she dealt with local politics, rowdy citizens, and an ensemble cast of lovable but difficult employees. The show also starred Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe, Retta, Jim O’Heir, and Chris Pratt. The show ran from 2009 to 2015 on NBC. The show never won an Emmy, but Poehler won a Golden Globe back in 2014.

    Poehler went on to joke about what her character, Leslie Knope, would be up to at the time of the reunion, saying, “[She could be the] president of the moon.” In the seventh season, the character had moved to Washington, D.C. and becomes the governor of Indiana. In the final episodes, she hits at aiming for a new, more important, and unspecified governmental position,—possibly the president of the moon?

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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