Friday, January 8, 2016

Oh hey, Friday! | 5 Reasons I Love "Parks and Recreation"

I've recently gotten hooked on the show Parks and Recreation, which is available for streaming on Netflix. I never watched it when it was on network television, but man, am I a fan now! And if I'm being completely honest, I much prefer watching sitcoms in binge-watch form as opposed to waiting each week for one 30-minute episode (with commercials--blah!).

I'm somewhere in season 5 at the moment, and I know I'm going to be slightly depressed once I blast through all 7 seasons and I can't hang with Leslie Knope and the crew anymore. I sneak in some episodes during naptime once my chores are done or on the weekends. Sometimes I have to rewatch some episodes because I end up falling asleep because pregnancy. I don't like to multitask while I'm watching because the show is just so stinkin' funny that I can't stand to miss anything!

Here are my 5 favorite things about Parks and Recreation, in no particular order.

  1. Leslie Knope: Her passion for Pawnee, Indiana is so refreshing. She'd do anything for that weird little town. She's so quirky and such a thoughtful friend and coworker. Plus, it's super entertaining to watch her attempt to navigate some unexpected crisis in nearly every episode. She also says "I love you and I like you" to her love, Ben, and I just think that's the sweetest. And let's be honest, how could you not love a character played by Amy Poehler. I love that woman.
  2. Ron Swanson: This guy. I decided a couple of weeks ago that when he talks, he kind of sounds like Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl. He's so mysterious, wise, and secretly sweet and considerate. He's almost crotchety in his preferences, which is highly comical. 
  3. Andy Dwyer: His "doofiness" has me cracking up in every episode. He has excellent mannerisms and facial expressions that just add to his humor. I laugh so much during his scenes that Victor has begun asking me if I have a crush on him. Haha! 
  4. The way Chris Traeger says "literally." It's annoying how often people say "literally" these days, but I don't mind it when Chris says it. "That is LIT-rally the best news I've heard all day." I die. I also chuckle when he cheerily says "Ann Perkins!" every time Ann comes near him. Speaking of Ann Perkins (played by Rashida Jones), I'm so glad she's a likeable gal because I didn't like Rashida after she (or rather, her character Karen) got between Jim and Pam on The Office. But I like her now, because Ann Perkins rocks. 
  5. Tom Haverford's slang terms and abbreviations: Aziz Ansari is perfect for this role. I love his stand-up, and he's a natural as Tom. "Most people would say 'the deets,' but I say 'the tails.' Just another example of innovation." "'Zerts' are what I call desserts. 'Tray-trays' are entrees. I call sandwiches 'sammies,' sandoozles,' or 'Adam Sandlers.' 'Air conditioners are 'cool blasterz.' I call cakes 'big ol' cookies.' I call noodles 'long-ass rice.' Fried chicken is 'fry-fry chicky-chick.' Chicken parm is 'chicky-chicky-parm-parm.' Chicken cacciatore? 'Chicky-cach.' I call eggs 'pre-birds' or 'future birds.' Root beer is 'super water.' Tortillas are 'bean blankets.' And I call forks 'food rakes.'" That whole last quote may not have the same effect when you're reading it on my blog as opposed to hearing Tom say it out loud, but I was giggling while I read it. And no, I didn't transcribe that quote myself. I found it on a list of 25 Best Tom Haverford Quotes. Because I have a life, guys...kinda.   
Have you watched Parks and Recreation? If not, perhaps I've convinced you to check it out! Have a great weekend!

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Karli at September Farm


  1. haha this is hysterical! great post! Glad I found your blog through the link up! I can't wait to keep reading your blogging journey this year and hope you stop by mine too!

    1. Thanks Cait! Have you watched Parks and Rec? I can't believe I missed out for all these years!

      Can't wait to check out your blog and follow along!


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