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Werner Herzog to Cameo in 'Parks and Rec,' Which He's Never Seen Before

German filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog is set to show up next season on Parks and Recreation. During an event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, Herzog revealed that he recently filmed a "tiny cameo" for the NBC show as "an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house." He even shared his line with the audience, which you can spoil for yourself by reading the complete recap of the event over at Flavorwire. Herzog also revealed that, despite agreeing to do the cameo, "I've never seen the show, but I hope they kept some of it." Hopefully after Parks and Rec ends next year, Herzog will [...]

Mike Schur Gives a Spoiler-Filled Explanation of 'Parks and Rec's Season Finale and Future

Last night's Parks and Rec finale featured a lot of surprises, and Hitfix has an interview with Parks and Recreation co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur about what to expect from the show's seventh and possibly final season in the wake of what we saw last night.

If you haven't seen the finale yet and don't want to be spoiled, stop reading this now:

Watch 'Parks and Recreation's Season 5 Gag Reel

From Parks and Recreation's season 5 DVD, here's the blooper reel for the entire season of the show. It's 22 minutes, as long as an episode of the show and almost as good.

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It's That Episode 51: Aubrey Plaza's Brush with Reality TV

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) introduces Craig to the most insane cooking show ever, Sweet Genius. Aubrey talks about her obsession with reality TV and the time she auditioned for a reality show about female comedians. Also, Aubrey and Craig discuss depressing movies.

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Here are 17 Minutes of 'Parks and Rec' Bloopers to Improve Your Next 17 Minutes

Here's the blooper reel from season 4 of Parks and Rec, presumably taken from the DVD set of that season. It is long and full of the sorts of hilarious things that you usually find in blooper reels: people screwing up their lines, people screwing up their entrances, things falling down, lots of laughing, and Chris Pratt being the funniest person alive. Also, there's a version of the opening credits featuring a man I do not recognize pretending to be every cast member, so that is another big plus. All in all, if you like Parks and Rec you'd be pulling a pretty unfunny blooper by not [...]

Rachel Dratch and Megan Mullally Will Appear in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

Parks and Recreation's next season will be its last, and the show is lining up some special guest stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amy Poehler's fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in at least one episode "with a potential to return," but details on her role are being kept under wraps. This news follows EW's earlier update that Natalie Morales and Megan Mullally are set to return for the final season as well; Mullally will return as Tammy 2 during the season's second episode, while Morales will return as Tom's ex-girlfriend Lucy in multiple episodes. While you're waiting for Parks and Rec to [...]

'Parks and Recreation' Renewed for Seventh Season

At a Television Critics Association panel over the weekend, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt was pressed about whether or not Parks and Rec would be returning for another season. While he said he was initially "bullish" on the show's chances, Greenblatt eventually said: "I'm going out on a limb: Parks and Recreation is going to have a seventh season." No news how many episodes it will be or whether or not it'll make the series' final season, and according to NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke, the decision does not affect whether or not Community will also get a new season pickup. Considering Parks is losing two big characters next [...]

This Week in Comedy: Two Leave 'Parks and Rec,' and 'The Simpsons' Nears Cable Syndication

-Rashida Jones and Robe Lowe are both leaving Parks and Recreation. Showrunner Mike Schur explained the decision was creative, not financial, and made sure to mention it's a happy departure. Here's a list of 8 Parks and Rec side characters worthy of [...]

‘Parks and Rec’ Showrunner Michael Schur Is Handing Out Season 5 Spoilers Like Crazy

Entertainment Weekly just published a series of spoilers from Parks and Recreation’s showrunner Michael Schur, but with the names of the characters in said spoilers blanked out as an attempt at a “fun” guessing game, with a key at the bottom so you can decode the answers. Well, I have a firm anti-fun policy, so I’ve taken the liberty of cracking the code to Michael Schur’s spoilers for everyone who doesn’t want to waste their time on Entertainment Weekly’s silly games. Behold!:

1. “Ann has a personal breakthrough thanks to a cowboy hat, and some tough love from Leslie.” 2. “Champion the three-legged dog may be the only [...]

The Biggest Liars, Braggarts, and Braggadocios in Sitcom History

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The lying schemer and the arrogant braggart are two tried-and-true sitcom archetypes that have been around since the early days of TV. Watching someone bury themselves in a string of fabrications or demonstrate their own pomposity is always good for a laugh. Here are 10 of the biggest braggarts and liars in sitcom history, including a certain guy who lied about being marine biologist to impress a date and the biggest [...]

Please Enjoy the Season 6 'Parks and Rec' Gag Reel Starring Li'l Sebastian

Production has begun on the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, but before you get too sad to see the last survivor of the once-great NBC Thursday night comedy lineup fade into TV history, here's a nearly ten-minute season 6 gag reel starring Pawnee's beloved mini-horse Li'l Sebastian.

Amy Poehler and Jon Glaser Duet on "Summer Nights"

Here's a preview for tonights Parks and Rec, in which Leslie Knope and Councilman Jamm duet to "Summer Nights" from Grease at a karaoke event. Hopefully, the episode is just 30 minutes of Amy Poehler and Jon Glaser doing karaoke together.

Talking to Jon Glaser About 'Parks and Rec,' 'Girls,' and the 'Delocated' Finale

It's probably going to be a while 'til we see another show like Delocated.

The Adult Swim live-action series comes to an end tonight after three seasons of somehow making accessible a show about a Russian mob target in the witness protection program who moves to New York City to become a reality star. Delocated seamlessly blends avant-garde with lowbrow – the perfect middle ground between a network sitcom and Tim and Eric.

At the center of the absurdity is “Jon,” a suburban tool who wears a ski mask at all times to protect his identity. Based on a character by series creator and star Jon Glaser, “Jon” put [...]

Splitsider's Fall Comedy Preview: TV

It’s that time of year again. The new fall TV season! When the networks trot out a shaggy bunch of new shows, and in six months, half of them will be left. Can you guess which shows will make it and which shows will turn into a foggy memory a la last fall’s quickly-cancelled comedies like Man Up, How to Be a Gentleman, and Free Agents?

On the whole, it’s a broader batch of sitcoms than we’ve seen in years past, with NBC, home to critically-acclaimed but underwatched comedies like 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, and Community, making a clear attempt to pursue sillier, more accessible shows in order [...]