• Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

    Ricky Gervais, busiest (most powerful?) comedy person in the world will drop by the new season of Family Guy to voice the part of a dolphin for an episode titled, “Be Careful What You Wish For.” This is great news for us, but Gervais may be even more excited about the guest gig, since he’s a huge fan of the enormously politically incorrect animation Fox series. “Family Guy is my

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    Parks and Recreation recap: “Li’l Sebastian” (season finale, part 1)

    Jean-Ralphio and Tom are scheming. They want to start a new exclusive high-end entertainment/events production conglomerate. It’s called 720 Productions–because they’ll go around the world twice for their clients. I’ll give you a moment to clean up the vom before I continue. Ready? Okay. Leslie announces to the crew that Pawnee’s most beloved star, human or equine, Li’l Sebastian (the mini-horse from “Harvest Festival”), has died. The City Hall flag

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    Parks and Recreation recap: “The Fight”

    Parks and Recreation went down last night in two parts and in the first episode, everybody got bombed on Snake Juice, had cry-fights, and redefined the term “hangover.” And that Snake Juice sure has a dope aftertaste. And it’s 140 proof and features caffeine. Bottoms up! Intrepid entrepreneur in the bombdiggity business Tom Haverford needs all ya’ll at the Snakehole tonight to guerilla market the hell out of his new

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    Parker Posey guests on “Parks and Rec” this week; go behind the scenes!

    Leslie Knope vs. nemesis is always fun, whether it be Marsha, the right-wing bitchface, Joan, the passive-aggressive TV host, or longtime Amy Poehler fan and improv superstar Parker Posey! Posey says she took one look at the Parks and Recreation script she was sent and agreed to guest star as Lindsay, Leslie’s Eagleton frenemy. A doppleganger in job title only, Lindsay is as different than Leslie as a Martha Stewart’s

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    Parks and Recreation recap: “Jerry’s Painting”

    Resident Parks Department artiste/erstwhile buffoon Jerry has painted an, um, interesting piece for the community art show that leads directly to Tom Haverford being henceforth known around Pawnee as “Fat Baby.” Fasten your Renaissance-era angel diaper and let’s take a gander! Leslie and Ben chat awkwardly (they’re as awkward as the word “awkward” is to type) about the upcoming community art show. Chris, lilting and stilting as ever, interrupts the

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    Aziz Ansari’s Parks and Rec character Tom Haverford gets his own web site

    As an added bonus to the truly brilliant Aziz-Ansari-as-Tom-Haverford pantry-tastic foodstuff riff from last week’s Parks and Recreation, some Internet nutjobs have created a beautiful website with all of the slang featured on the show. On every refresh of tomhaverfoods.com you’ll learn things like “milk is ‘cereal sauce’” and “grilled cheese is ‘cheesy flip flips.’” You can even submit your own foods for consideration. Someone already submitted pickles (“hulk wieners”).

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    Parks and Recreation Recap: April and Andy’s Fancy Party

    Spring is here and the time is right for making sweet, sweet love to the comeliest bridesmaid at a hastily thrown together and even more hastily thought out surprise wedding. Parks and Recreation was back in our faces last night after a 2-week hiatus, and you know what they say: the couple that awesomesauces together dances to House of Pain their friend’s living room together! This super-tricky (a.k.a., super-obvious, if

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    Steve Carell’s ‘Office’ finale gets an extra 20 minutes

    I’ll admit to being pretty sad about Steve Carell’s looming departure from The Office. As in I might cry in two weeks when his final episode airs. There is some consolation, though, in the fact that NBC has announced it will extend Carell’s final episode on April 28 from 30 to 50 minutes. Even with the longer running time, expect a jam-packed sendoff with crazy guest stars (Will Ferrell, Ricky

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    Parks and Recreation recap: “Camping”

    People of the urban landscape, let’s get rustic! Pack your dream journals and mechanical head massagers, because we are going camping with Leslie Knope and the rest of the Pawnee Parks Department. City Manager Paul has called a press conference to officially declare the Harvest Festival a triumph, singling out Leslie for her hard work and officially proclaiming that he can’t wait to see what she does next. She approaches

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    Parks and Recreation recap: “Harvest Festival”

    Parks and Recreation recap: “Harvest Festival” The event of all events is taking place tomorrow in Pawnee, Indiana. And Li’l Sebastian is the guest of honor, yo! So get ready for some fried dough and sidle up to Leslie Knope’s poor, cursed All-American (complete with atrocities) baby: the Pawnee Harvest Festival. Episode: “Harvest Festival” (air date: March 17, 2011) Ron Swanson slowly rolls his eyes as Leslie gathers her crack

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    Aziz Ansari: Downtown comedy for the masses

    photo by Seth Olenick

    In the past few years, Aziz Ansari has gone from well-respected downtown New York City comedian to high-profile star of MTVs Human Giant, NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and now one of the star’s of Adam Sandler’s upcoming flick Funny People– not to mention a guy that has the blessing of Kanye West. For such a likable guy, Aziz Ansari has become pretty

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