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.
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
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
+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.”
Top 10 hilarious clips
Best of Ron Swanson
The Best of Andy Dwyer