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Joe Biden Is Coming to 'Parks and Recreation'

Joe Biden (who is still the Vice President of the United States for those not keeping up) is cameoing in next week's episode of Parks and Recreation (airing Nov. 15), Entertainment Weekly reports. Biden has been the object of Leslie's Knope's sexual desires for years now (she once revealed that her perfect man would have "the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden"). The Parks crew got Biden to film the scene when they were in Washington, D.C., shooting the season premiere (which featured cameos from John McCain and other politicians who aren't as exciting as Biden).

Parks and Rec boss Michael Schur told EW [...]

Who Would Win at Charades, Leslie Knope or Michael Scott?

Duels or “classy show-downs” as they are often called by no one, have been solving hot debates for ages. They're useful for delivering crowds a champion, through often unpredictable means (just ask Alexander Hamilton). Television loves a surprise, so what better way to measure and battle elements of TV than with a duel? Here, we will battle two characters in an imaginary contest of wills. Sometimes a winner will be crowned because of pertinent facts, and sometimes in spite of them.

This week’s duel? Leslie Knope and Michael Gary Scott in charades.

These two physical and mental behemoths clash in the ultimate battle, parlor games. If this were an Iron Chef America competition, [...]

Get a Little Choked Up by This Leslie Knope Political Ad

It's okay if you cry a little at this ad for Leslie Knope's City Council campaign because you're just so proud to live in America. Or, alternately, so bummed out that Leslie Knope isn't a real person and thus can't run for president. Although maybe it's a good thing that we don't have to choose between Leslie and Stephen Colbert. Impromptu poll: which one would you vote for? (I would vote Leslie.)

Leslie Knope For President

"First, since I believe that the civil rights and egalitarianism our founding fathers instilled in this nation are not to be trifled with, I would issue a presidential order that would very simply state: marriage equality for all. Please don't tell me that gay marriage ruins marriage for straight people. I watched every second of the Kardashian-Humphries trainwreck. If the institution of marriage can survive that, it can survive two 50-year-old ladies quietly expressing their love in a courthouse somewhere." — "Leslie Knope" wrote a piece for Variety about what she'd do if she was elected president. It involves Beyonce and waffles. I'm on board! Knope/Swanson 2012!

Parks and Rec Recap: "Sweet Sixteen"

With news of Parks and Rec’s sabbatical this week, it seemed kind of eerie that the newest episode of the show would follow Ron forcing Leslie into a sabbatical of her own. The show will be taking five weeks off to make space for Community starting next month, but don’t fret: Parks and Rec doesn’t seem to be in any real danger of cancelation.

It’s a rare Jerry-centric episode this week on Parks and Recreation, with the most despised man in the office figuring into the plot in a larger way than usual. I’m beginning to wonder how much longer this running joke about Jerry being hated/unlucky can [...]

Parks and Rec Recap: "The Trial of Leslie Knope"

Leslie and Ben spent the better part of the last two seasons worrying about the ramifications of making their relationship public, so it only makes sense that, when they do disclose their secret romance, it’s taken seriously. In this case, they’re at the mercy of Chris Traeger and his thorough investigation and ethics trial, with Leslie fears will ruin her career.

“The Trial of Leslie Knope,” written by Parks co-creator and showrunner Michael Schur and producer Dan Goor, is a rare Parks and Rec episode in that it only features one main storyline and is completely free of subplots. A typical episode of the show has three plots (an [...]

Parks and Rec Recap: "The Debate"

As Parks and Recreation barrels towards the Election Day finish line of its fourth season, the show’s approaching a potential plot shift that would be the biggest change it has ever faced. Parks showrunner and co-creator Michael Schur told the press last month that they shot three different endings to cover all the possible outcomes for Leslie’s City Council bid, but an election win for Ms. Knope could see the show take a whole new direction as she leaves the titular Parks and Recreation Department behind in favor of climbing the bureaucratic ladder. In the ramp-up to the finale, the folks behind the show are pulling out all the stops [...]

Parks and Rec Recap: "The Comeback Kid"

When Parks and Recreation left off for winter break over a month ago, Ron Swanson and the rest of the Parks Department crew had agreed to support Leslie by working as her campaign staff, despite the heavy setback her workplace romance scandal was to her City Council bid. Last night’s episode, “The Comeback Kid,” kicked off the second half of Parks’s fourth season and the home stretch of Leslie’s campaign, which I’m assuming will conclude with the election/season finale in May. The show will clearly be pulling out all the stops for this final leg of Leslie’s campaign, with Paul Rudd onboard to play her political rival in [...]

Leslie Knope: Human Emoticon

The many faces of Leslie Knope: human emoticon. But where's David Cho's favorite emoticon? You know, this one: t(-_-t)