Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was created by the same people as The Office US and is home to some of the best comedic characters and actors of our time including Hollywoods latest heartthrob, Chris Pratt – Parks and Recreation.

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

7 seasons

Characters:

Amy Poehler – Leslie Knope

Nick Offerman – Ron Swanson

Aubrey Plaza – April Ludgate

Chris Pratt – Andy Dwyer

Aziz Ansari – Tom Haverford

Jim O’Heir – Jerry Gergich

Retta – Donna Meagle

Rashida Jones – Ann Perkins

Adam Scott – Ben Wyatt

Rob Lowe – Chris Treager

Trivia

+Ron’s second ex-wife (“Tammy Two”) is played by Megan Mullally, who in her real life is married to Nick Offerman (Ron)

+ The writers didn’t know Nick Offerman could already play the saxophone when they made his character, Ron Swanson, a secret saxophone player.

+ Ron Swanson’s staunchly anti-government government official was based on a real city planner whom the show’s producers met and interviewed when doing research. The planner was a Libertarian who admitted to them, “I don’t believe in the mission of my job.”

+ Chris Pratt, who plays Andy, was such a good physical comedian that frequently the writers would just write “Andy does something physical” into the script, trusting he would come up with something in the moment.

+ Nick Offerman originally auditioned for the role of Mark Brendanawicz before being cast as Ron Swanson.

+The map of Pawnee is a flipped version of the map of Muncie, Indiana.

+ Jim O’Heir who plays Jerry, originally auditioned for the role of Ron Swanson. The producers liked him so much that they kept him on the show just “to see how it would play out.”

 

Classic Clips

 

Top 10 hilarious clips

 

Best of Ron Swanson

 

The Best of Andy Dwyer