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'Parks & Rec': Leslie's Tour Bus Crashes Memorial Service (VIDEO)

With an election victory within reach for Leslie and her team, the death of her opponent's father lead to all kinds of awkward moments on " Parks & Recreation " (Thu., 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC). Her attempt to go and speak to Bobby Newport in person became a scene where her campaign bus -- emblazoned with her image -- appeared to be crashing a solemn occasion for political gain. Everything was just going so terribly, terribly wrong for the campaign, which was a bit disappointing for IGN after coming off such a high in last week's debate. But Leslie was able to share a sincere moment with Bobby, who does genuinely like her and barely comprehends what's happening with the campaign. In fact, to the press Leslie got a pretty solid endorsement. "If you don't vote for me tomorrow," Bobby told them with Leslie standing beside him. "Vote for her!" It seems like Leslie may actually win this one, though IGN says there are two endings planned, depending on a renewal. Who do you think will win the election? Find out on the season finale of "Parks & Recreation" next Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/tI_3eao05Qc/parks-recreation-leslie-bus-crash-memorial-video_n_1476625.html

'Parks and Recreation's' final episodes get supersized online

"Parks and Recreation" is super-sizing for May sweeps -- just not on the air.NBC is putting extended versions of the show's final three episodes of the season online. Amy Poehler's director's cut of "The Debate" is already up at NBC.com, and similar versions of Thursday's (May 3) "Bus Tour" and the May 10 season finale, "Win, Lose or Draw," will be online after the episodes air.The director's cut of the debate features several extra scenes in the show's first act, including more time with Leslie (Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) in the empty auditorium before the debate, more of Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) before and during the debate and a few more random answers to stupid questions from all the candidates. There's still no explanation, however, for why Jerry (Jim O'Heir) was watching the debate with a group of nuns)."Parks and Rec" airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on NBC.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/parks-and-recreations-final-episodes-get-supersized-online.html

Parks and Recreation “Bus Tour” Season 4 Episode 21

Parks and Recreation  "Bus Tour " Season 4 Episode 21 airs Thursday May 3 on NBC (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis :  LESLIE’S LAST STAND — PAUL RUDD ("KNOCKED UP") GUEST STARS. Leslie (Amy Poehler) goes on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign, and is caught off guard when an important person in Pawnee passes away. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) susses out a security threat, and Chris ( Rob  Lowe) finds an unlikely cure for his depression. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Retta, and Jim O’Heir also star. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/03/parks-and-recreation-bus-tour-season-4-episode-21/  

'Parks and Recreation': 11 awesome moments from 'The Debate'

How did we love Thursday's (April 26) episode of "Parks and Recreation," "The Debate," written and directed by Amy Poehler? Let us count the (many) ways.1. Every bit of physical comedy by Paul Rudd. We're rooting against Bobby Newport, because this is Leslie's show and he's the privileged, unqualified front-runner. But Rudd has made Bobby kind of an endearing doofus -- there's no way we'd want him on the city council if we lived in Pawnee, but he's not really a bad guy, just a clueless one. The way Bobby walked off the stage at the end of the debate, bobbing his head and shoulders, almost reminded us of a Muppet. Excellent, excellent stuff.2. Buddy Garrity! "Friday Night Lights" alum Brad Leland played gun enthusiast Fester Trim (love that name) in the episode, and he made the most of his limited screen time. We're not sure we're in favor of concussion grenades in our movie... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-11-awesome-moments-from-the-debate.html

Parks and Recreation “The Debate” Season 4 Episode 20

Parks and Recreation  "The Debate" Season 4 Episode 20 airs Thursday April 26 on NBC (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  LESLIE FINALLY GETS HER DEBATE WITH BOBBY NEWPORT — PAUL RUDD ("OUR IDIOT BROTHER") GUEST STARS — DIRECTED BY AMY POEHLER. Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris ( Rob  Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie’s donors. Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/04/26/parks-and-recreation-the-debate-season-4-episode-20/  

'Parks & Rec's' 'Game Of Thrones' Love

Election Day is approaching on "Parks and Recreation," and Leslie Knope is working like a dog. Which is weird, because everyone knows that LESLIE KNOPE HATES DOGS! Oh, waitâ€"no, she doesn't. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/XKUy1Pg5O9A/parks-and-recreations-gam_n_1440508.html

'Parks & Rec': Bradley Whitford And A Nod To 'The West Wing'

After a brief hiatus, " Parks & Recreation " (Thu., 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC) returned to a new time slot and the continuation of Leslie Knope's political campaign. This episode came with a nod to " The West Wing " as Bradley Whitford guest-starred as a councilman. Lelsie was trying to convince him to not cut the budget of the parks department. Things got complicated when he agreed and instead cut funding from a local animal shelter, effectively shutting it down. This was a political disaster, as it showed Leslie playing favorites with her own department at the expense of innocent animals. This problem brought April out of her shell, and saw her lead an adoption program. Of course, she wound up with more animals than she started. One dog got adopted, but another woman dropped off two cats and ran off. In the end, a solution was reached that gave an edge to Leslie's opponent. She proposed that he use his personal fortune to save the shelter. Follow the campaign on "Parks & Recreation" Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/AHE2s_rm6dE/parks-recreation-bradley-whitford-west-wing-video_n_1439586.html

'Parks and Recreation': Amy Poehler talks 'Live Ammo' and Leslie's looming election

Leslie Knope has a whole lot to clear off her plate before "Parks and Recreation" closes out its season. The perennially upbeat Leslie (Amy Poehler) is still trailing Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in her campaign for the Pawnee City Council, and she has only a few weeks to make up the ground. She's also still doing her job at the parks department, and that puts her in a tough spot in Thursday's (April 19) episode. She lobbies a councilman (guest star Bradley Whitford) to keep her department's budget intact, and he agrees. What feels like a win for Leslie, though, comes with some unintended consequences."This episode is about realizing she has to make tough choices," Poehler tells Zap2it via e-mail. "If she wants to win she has to start thinking bigger. This might mean not being able to take care of her friends the way she used to."Which is not to say... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-amy-poehler-talks-live-ammo-and-leslies-looming-election.html

'Parks and Recreation': Nick Offerman makes a bobblehead and more Swansonian goodness

"Parks and Recreation's" five-week hiatus from NBC means we have gone more than a month without a Ron Swanson fix. The show is back Thursday (April 19), but we can offer a partial remedy to the lack of Swanson right now.The clip at the top of the post shows Chris (Rob Lowe) taking Ron (Nick Offerman) to a meditation session as part of the interview process for the assistant city manager job. Ron is, as you might expect, not exactly into the idea. The two videos below show a little bit of Offerman's real-life Swanson-ness -- some of which the "Parks and Rec" writers have incorporated into the character. Offerman is, in fact, an accomplished wood craftsman, and in the first video below he shows us how to make a Ron Swanson bobblehead. It's an amusing enough piece that we don't really mind that it's an extended ad for the NBC store.The second clip, coming... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-nick-offerman-makes-a-bobblehead-and-more-swansonian-goodness.html

'Parks and Recreation': Amy Poehler and Bradley Whitford walk and talk

"Parks and Recreation" returns to NBC Thursday (April 19), and it's playing with "Live Ammo."That's the title of the episode, taken from a line in "The West Wing" in which Sam Seaborn (current "Parks" regular Rob Lowe) talks about the speed at which things move in the White House. Turns out that's how the Pawnee City Council operates too -- at least according to Councilman Pillner (guest star and "West Wing" alumnus Bradley Whitford), who's targeting the parks department for budget cuts.In the scene up above (which you're seeing first on Zap2it), Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to get Pillner to change his mind about the budget cuts -- and she does so in a "West Wing"-esque walk-and-talk through the corridors of City Hall. We won't, alas, get to see a "West Wing" reunion between Whitford and Lowe in "Live Ammo." While Leslie is lobbying for the parks budget (and maybe not considering how that might... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-amy-poehler-and-bradley-whitford-walk-and-talk.html