Ron Swanson Knows How to Profit from the End of the World on 'Parks & Rec' (VIDEO)

It was the end of the world this week on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). We found it rather charming that the Parks Department of Pawnee is so gracious and cordial to this group of fanatics who calculate the end of the world regularly, rescheduling each time the world doesn't end as predicted. Ron Swanson has even found a way to profit from their zealous conviction. He brought with him some flutes and recorders he'd fashioned at home in his wood shop and charged exorbitant prices to the believers. His look to the camera when one of them slyly asked if he'd take a check he could deposit tomorrow -- after the world ended, of course -- was absolutely priceless.

'Parks and Recreation': Andy and April Are Getting a Web Series

Not a hoax! Not a dream! NBC is giving us more 'Parks and Recreation' ! Our favorite Pawnee lovebirds, Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza), will star in their very own series of webisodes. According to EW , will debut five webisodes of the comedy after the Thurs., Nov. 3 airing of the hit comedy. The webisodes spin out from the 'End of the World' episode and follow Andy and April as they embark on a road trip.

PARKS AND RECREATION “End of the World” Season 4 Episode 6

PARKS AND RECREATION  “End of the World” Season 4 Episode  6 airs Thursday November 3 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  A local Pawnee group predicts that the end of the world is coming, causing Leslie (Amy Poehler) and others to contemplate their lives. Tom (Aziz Ansari) decides to throw the best party ever before he loses his office space, while April (Aubrey Plaza) helps Andy (Chris Pratt) complete his “bucket list” before the world ends. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott , Jim O’Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star. Read More...

'Parks and Recreation': See two deleted scenes from 'Meet 'n' Greet'

If last week's "Parks and Recreation" ended too soon for you, take heart. You can watch a couple extra minutes of "Meet 'n' Greet" right here.NBC has posted a pair of deleted scenes from the Oct. 27 episode -- one for each primary story. The first has Tom (Aziz Ansari) trying out some political consulting and new words on Leslie (Amy Poehler), to varying success (he's at least right about the shoulder pads). There's also a priceless bit of Leslie fuming after Tom steals the "nipple king" away for a chat.The second clip gives us more of Andy and April's (Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza) Halloween party, and specifically a good deal more of Chris (Rob Lowe) and new girlfriend Millicent (guest star Sarah Wright) making Millicent's dad Jerry (Jim O'Heir) uncomfortable. There's even a bonus awkward moment with Ann (Rashida Jones), who has managed to spill something on her eggplant costume.And in case you...

Leslie Tries to Drown Tom After He Ruins Her Campaign Party on 'Parks & Rec' (VIDEO)

Tom Haverford is a narcissistic tool, but he does have a heart underneath his shameless self-promotion. Unfortunately, it came out way too late to salvage Leslie's campaign party for local small business owners on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). After agreeing to put the party together for her through his company, Entertainment 720, Tom instead turned it into a huge promotional opportunity for the company. He hijacked her personal encounters with key business owners, and then took over her presentation to them as well.

PARKS AND RECREATION “Meet ‘N’ Greet” Season 4 Episode 5

PARKS AND RECREATION  “Meet ‘N’ Greet” Season 4 Episode 5 airs Thursday October 27 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Ben (Adam Scott) is mad when Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) decide to throw a Halloween  party at their  house  without asking him. Tom (Aziz Ansari) emcees an event for Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) campaign but manages to also promote his company. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) and Ann (Rashida Jones) give Andy and April an unusual wedding present. Jim O’Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star. Read More...

'Parks and Recreation': Kelly Clarkson wants to meet Ron Swanson

"Parks and Recreation" has picked up a celebrity fan: Kelly Clarkson has professed her love for the show online, and she's even mounting a campaign to appear on the NBC comedy."Here's the deal. ... I really want to be on 'Parks and Recreation.' It's hilarious!" Clarkson wrote on her website earlier this week. "... I need to be in a scene with Ron Swanson [Nick Offerman]."Clarkson acknowledges that she's a "bad actress," but she also has a way around that problem: "Maybe I could play a bad actress." She's also asking her fans for help in getting on the show, asking them to tweet at the cast, producers and studio security involved in making "Parks and Rec" and ask them to consider her for a part. And why not? Surely Pawnee must have a community theatre group where Clarkson could play a less-than-stellar thespian."Parks and Rec" airs a repeat on Thursday (Oct. 20) but returns...

'Parks and Recreation': Treat yourself to deleted scenes from 'Pawnee Rangers'

If, like us, you couldn't get enough of Thursday's (Oct. 13) "Parks and Recreation," then you're in luck. Like Tom and Donna, you can treat yo'self to a couple extra bits from the episode.The first deleted scene finds Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ron (Nick Offerman) delivering pre-camping trip pep talks to their young charges in the Pawnee Goddesses and Rangers. But where Leslie wants her girls to get pumped for a weekend of fun, wonder and a special hybrid of the two known as "funder," Ron wants his Ranger boys to punch him in the stomach on the way out: "And don't hold back, because the b***h that is Mother Nature won't either."Next, we're treated to a couple of outtakes from Tom (Aziz Ansari), Donna (Retta) and a reluctant Ben (Adam Scott) on their Treat Yo'Self odyssey, followed by Ben apologizing for his Batsuited crying jag and Tom turning it around into another Batman joke....

PARKS AND RECREATION “Pawnee Rangers” Season 4 Episode 4

PARKS AND RECREATION  “Pawnee Rangers” Season 4 Episode  4 airs Thursday October 13 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  In an effort to fight the inequality of Ron’s (Nick Offerman’s) boys-only wilderness group, Leslie (Amy Poehler) takes her girls-only troop, the Pawnee Goddesses, on an adventure weekend. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Donna (Retta) force Ben (Adam Scott) to join them for a day of relaxation, and Chris (Rob Lowe) finds a reason to spend time with Jerry (Jim O’Heir). Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt , and Aubrey Plaza also star. Read More...

Parks and Rec Video Exclusive: Ron and Leslie Ready Their Troops for Camp!

Turns out Ron Swanson does like to give back to the community. In Thursday's new episode of Parks and Recreation , we'll meet Ron Swanson, troop leader of the Pawnee Rangers, as he gets his boys ready for Wilderness Weekend: