After six seasons — filled with countless public forums, ridiculous small-town foibles, and an obscene amount of waffle conusmption — Parks and Recreation took its final bow last night. Considering how many times the show teetered on the verge of cancellation, it's amazing that the sitcom made it this far, but pop culture is immeasurably better for it. Thanks to a truly stellar cast, led by Amy Poehler as the ever-idealistic Leslie Knope, and consistently smart and funny writing, Parks will be remembered not just as a great sitcom, but a great TV show, period.
For its swan-song season, the series' co-creator and showrunner Mike Schur took a risk by fast-forwarding the storyline several years into the future, showing life in the fictional Indiana city of Pawnee circa 2017. That gamble, for the most part, paid off: Thanks to a steady flow of cash from the F...
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