If Parks and Recreation After the series premiered on NBC in 2009, it didn’t look like a series that would last all that long. NBC was struggling and this new show looked like a clone of it The officewith the wrong documentary style that follows a group of strange characters in their workplace. Amy Poehler could be compared to Steve Carell also as both have strong backgrounds in television comedy but are not yet full-time stars.
In fact, the first season of Parks and Recreation had problems with quality and sound. The ratings were pretty miserable and got even worse over the years, but against all odds Parks and Recreation survived and lasted seven seasons. The series eventually found her voice, giving us one of the best television comedies of all time and launching co-stars’ careers Chris Pratt And AubreyPlaza. On February 24th, 2015 there was also a beautiful farewell that we will never forget in a two-part finale entitled “One Last Ride”.
Andy Dwyer and April Ludgate become parents
Every sitcom series finale has certain tropes that it must follow. Someone has to marry or someone has to die. A character needs to get a new job that causes them to move away. The best thing is there should be a baby. Parks and Recreation I threw all this at the wall and it’s stuck. Two of the show’s best characters have long been Andy Dwyer and April Ludgate. It was a pleasure to watch not only the characters grow, but also the actors behind them. When the series came to an end, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt were particularly well known.
On paper, Andy and April shouldn’t have worked. Andy is like a big dumb puppy, cheerful and full of life even if he doesn’t understand it. April is smart but constantly unhappy. The scenario where their opposites attract is what makes them so great to watch together. In the end, Andy and April are married. It should be her happy ending, but there’s just one big problem. Andy wants children, but April doesn’t. Set largely in the future, the series finale takes a look at the future lives of Parks Department employees in Pawnee, Indiana. It’s now Halloween 2021 for Andy and April. As the pair struggle to fulfill their differing wishes, they talk to Leslie (Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) separately. Andy tells Ben how much he wants children. “You know, yesterday I was at the park and I saw this group of eight-year-olds laughing and playing and having fun. I almost started crying. Admittedly, I just had a face-plant on my rollerblades. That’s what.” They laughed out loud.
Exactly one year later, again on Halloween, we find Andy and April in a delivery room. “Babe, you look prettier now than I’ve ever seen you.” Cut to April with zombie makeup. She tells the doctor, played by Heinrich Winklerwho wants to help her remove her makeup: “No, I want to wear it. That’s the whole point. I put the makeup on after I went into labor.” She then instructs Andy to apply her birthing mix, which appropriately includes Monster Mash.
Everyone, including Ron Swanson, is seeing their dreams come true
similar to The office, Parks and Recreation was known for its plethora of wacky office characters. They were so well defined that they became as popular as the main actors. In the final, everyone gets a dignified farewell. Jerry or Garry (Jim O’Heir), whoever is the loveliest of them all. He’s a simple man who makes fun of his stupidity, but he’s also a very happy guy who loves his job and especially his private life, where he’s married to a woman who is played by him Christie Brinkley from all people. Nobody expects much from him, so it’s great to see him end up becoming Mayor or Pawnee.
Braggadocio’s Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) owns a restaurant business that goes bankrupt. Anyway, he also gets married and writes a successful book. Craig (Billy Eichner) is also getting married, as is Donna (retta), who now lives in Seattle. Then there’s the crazy brother-sister duo Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz) and Mona Lisa (Jenny Slate). Her latest plan involves Jean-Ralphio faking his death, then fleeing America with his sister and the insurance money to open a casino in Tajikistan. As expected, he gets in trouble for this, but hey, he’s alive, so it’s a happy ending anyway.
Then there’s Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), the director of the park department. He’s one of Leslie’s best friends, but if there’s anyone who despises people more than April Ludgate, it’s the mustachioed Swanson. The last season of Parks and Recreation sees Ron starting his own construction company, the Very Good Building and Development Company, but he still feels like he’s missing something in his life. Leslie knows the solution. She makes him superintendent of Pawnee National Park. When he is introduced to his ranger staff, he tells them, “Your job and mine is to roam this land and make sure no one harms it. If you show up on time, speak honestly and treat everyone fairly, we’ll get along quite well, although hopefully not too well as I’m not looking for new friends. Ron then takes a canoe to a beautiful lake with one of Nick Offerman’s signature big smiles on his face. He has found his calling, out in nature, far away from people.
Leslie Knope is finding the greatest success imaginable
Leslie Knope has always been the star of Parks and RecreationSo she and her life with Ben get the most attention. She and Ben are parents to triplets. It is now 2025 and she is still with her joe And Jill Biden. At a dinner with them, she is asked by the DNC to run for governor. It’s a dream come true, except someone approaches Ben with the same idea. Then they have to decide who will compete. Leslie decides to flip a coin, but Ben steps up and says that Leslie will be the one to compete. She makes Ben her campaign manager.
We then look back at Leslie Knope as she delivers an inaugural address at Indiana University, where she will also receive an honorary doctorate. During her speech to the alumni, she says, “I’ve held many different jobs, including two terms as governor.” Leslie Knope nailed it. The woman who dreamed big and had enough passion for a hundred people achieved everything she ever wanted. But that’s not all. Flashback to 2048 shows the aged Leslie and Ben at Jerry’s funeral. However, it is not a sad affair. The lucky man made it to 100 and was still mayor of Pawnee. However, the most striking thing about this scene is that Leslie and Ben are surrounded by Secret Service agents, suggesting that one of them is the President. Clever and with an abiding touch of mystery it will never be revealed which of them POTUS is.
The last scene of Parks and Recreation goes back to 2017 when Leslie and everyone at a park were celebrating a swing repair. They can be photographed again as a group. As the timer counts down, Leslie looks into the distance, away from the camera, with a small smile on her face. “Are you ready baby?” Ben asks her, referring to the photo that is about to happen. Leslie’s smile widens. “Yes,” she says, not talking about the photo at all.
This isn’t quite the end yet Parks and Recreation, However. On April 30, 2020, during the pandemic, the gang got back together A park and leisure special. It was nothing special as it served as a fundraiser for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund more than anything else. Still, to see so many people coming together in pre-recorded videos and via zoom, even though we didn’t really get to be together and celebrate Parks and Recreation What still meant to you and to so many was something special.