Parks and Recreation Season 5: Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Michael Schur Talk About The Show’s Big Development

Last Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation, "Halloween Surprise," certainly surprised many loyal fans with the proposal Ben made toward Leslie. TV Equals was able to learn more about the inception of that scene through the conference call featuring series creator Michael Schur and stars Amy Poehler and Adam Scott.

Coming up with ideas for Parks and Recreation

"We spent a lot of time just poking around the internet, trying to see what issues the government’s dealing with," said Schur when discussing how episode ideas come about. "They’re obviously large stories. Sometimes, there are local stories that take on national importance…so we just try to anticipate what’s going to be important in people’s minds, and it’s a lot easier to do that in an election year because everything is so heightened and…every minor controversy gets amped up. So there’s nothing special–we don’t have a crystal ball–but it’s pretty easy to tell which issues are going to capture the imagination of people across the country." Read More...


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