'Parks and Recreation': It's where you're from


An episode of "Parks and Recreation" featuring the return of Burt Macklin, FBI, the Joan Callamezzo Gotcha Dancers and Ann trying to get April to talk to her should be a great episode of "Parks and Recreation." And indeed, all of those things were very funny on Thursday (Oct. 6).But for the first time in a long time, "Parks and Rec" didn't quite live up to the increasingly high standards it sets for itself. Here's the thing: About 90 percent of the episode was roaringly funny, from the public-radio opening (featuring "Simpsons" star Dan Castellaneta) on. But the birth-certificate story at the center of it was just a little ... off. The show has Pawnee-ified some real-world political issues in the past and gotten great comedic mileage out of them (most recently, its take on the Anthony Weiner scandal in the season premiere). The show clearly seemed to have the Birther movement in mind with...



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