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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation centers on Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, who is determined to use her position to improve the lives of the town's residents.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, Retta.
Original Run: 2009-2015.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Quote from Ron Swanson in The Comeback Kid

Ron Swanson: Officer, I've been operating heavy machinery since I was eight years old. Now, I respect you and your service to this town and your country, but what laws are we breaking exactly?
Police Officer: Well, you got four people in the front seat, nobody's wearing a seat belt, you were speeding and blasting your horn through the hospital zone, the rear of the vehicle's open, debris has been falling out, and you don't have a commercial license to drive a truck.
Ron Swanson: Okay. Well, we have a philosophical difference on what constitutes a law.
Police Officer: I need to see your hands and could you step out of the vehicle, please?

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Ron Swanson: Not to worry. I have a permit.
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Ron Swanson: I am the director of the Parks Department, and this is a park.
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Quote from Leslie Knope in Anniversaries

Producer: Additional support for Pawnee Public Radio comes from the Edgar C. and Janis R. Lumway Foundation and the Richard and Lois Wallenberg Foundation Foundation, dedicated to the idea that all human beings deserve a chance to hear about foundations.
Derry Murbles: Welcome to Thought For Your Thoughts. I'm your Pawneean host, Derry Murbles.
August Clementine: And I'm your Eagletonian host, August Clementine.
Derry Murbles: Yes, if you have not heard our program in a while, Thought For Your Thoughts now has a co-host, thanks to the Pawnee-Eagleton merger.
August Clementine: I believe that is the Eagleton-Pawnee merger, n'est-ce pas?
Derry Murbles: I'd like to apologize to our listeners for my co-host's sudden and violent outburst just now. Our guest is former city councilwoman Leslie Knope. Leslie, thought...
August Clementine: For your thoughts. I said it.
Derry Murbles: Absorb the aggression, Derry. Absorb the aggression.
Leslie Knope: Well, I just want to say thank you so much for having me. It's a thrill to be here. As a listener, I think the merging of your two shows has really created such a big, quiet, arcane ball of fun.

Quote from Leslie Knope in How a Bill Becomes a Law

Leslie Knope: I have wanted this perm since middle school. I could not be more excited about this. Are you excited, Autumn?
Autumn: Yeah, definitely.
Leslie Knope: Do you ever give a perm to someone and ever regret it?
Autumn: Uh...
[aside to camera:]
Leslie Knope: Ann has told me repeatedly not to get a perm. But Ann's not here. So when the Ann's away, the mice get perms.

Quote from Ron Swanson in Halloween Surprise

Andy: Ron, you're not selling anything?
Ron Swanson: I am selling this table. I made it.
[Ron holds up a white piece of paper with one line of text reading "Good table: $500"]