When Parks and recreation aired its last season in 2015, we had a reassuring glimpse into the characters’ future: Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt got a job in DC, Donna moved to Seattle with Joe, and in the 2040s,
Jerry Garry Gergich had served ten terms as the beloved mayor of Pawnee. At the time, showrunner Mike Schur and star Amy Poehler appeared to have closed the book on Parks and recreation, even agree against a meeting. But tonight, NBC was broadcast Special parks and leisure, which brought together writers and actors (minus poor Mark Brendanawicz) via the Gryzzl cloud to show fans how their generous optimism is helping them manage the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what the characters from the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department do in 2020:
Leslie Knope has spent her whole life convincing others that she is herself an essential service, and therefore his calendar of coronaviruses at the Interior Ministry was full of creating and chairing intervention committees. She “operates only two hours of sleep instead of my usual four hours, but she still finds time to organize the daily phone tree with her former park service buddies. Speaking of parks, it has closed all national parks under its jurisdiction for the foreseeable future.
While Leslie is in the office, the congressman Ben wyatt finds it difficult to educate children at home because he accidentally keeps getting stoned from cleaning products. Ben is in many ways the best person to isolate himself: he wears his Letters to Cleo shirt and works on a film Cones of Dunshire Claymation. It’s all his passions in one.
Okay, maybe Ron Swanson is the best person to isolate yourself. As he said during the reunion, “I have practiced social distancing since I was four. He and Diane ride the pandemic in their secluded cabin, where he went “to hunt meat, so I don’t have to go to the grocery store.”
April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer put all their clothes in garbage bags, choosing five random things to wear. (She also plays the drum now?) Andy is locked in the hangar for two days, but he’s too proud to ask April to let him out. On the positive side, he resumes his role as children’s artist Johnny Karate to record a PSA, telling the children to wash their hands even if he has never done so.
Ann Perkins works as a nurse and ambulatory care aide in Michigan. It is isolated in “the south-eastern part of the house”, like the living room, so it does not infect Chris Traeger and children. Meanwhile, the CDC has Chris donate blood four times a week because he is a “super healer” with a “just positive” blood group. During quarantine, he crushed their StairMaster into “a smooth ramp”.
Tom Haverford said he’s in Bali, but it looks a lot like a fake
Zoom Gryzzl’s background, and at the end of the episode, he wears a turtleneck with alpine decor.
Of Classes Donna Meagle has reached Elite Grizzyl Gold status, and it comes from a massive walk-in closet at home in Seattle. Her husband, a teacher Joe, does the Lord’s work.
Mayor Garry Gergich had to cancel Pawnee’s annual Pickne Lick n’s Pass, although it was an unpopular but necessary decision. He also finds himself stuck in the following immoral filters: dog, juggalo, poop and baby.
Bobby Newport do not even know that there is a pandemic, because he is in the family’s private fox hunting field in Switzerland.
Joan Callamezzo hosts Pawnee todayThe “Home with Joan” segment from, you guessed it, from home, where she sits on a velvet sofa in front of a portrait of herself, performing for a very scary doll audience. (Did Mo Collins just have these dolls … hanging around his house?)
Dennis Feinstein, the mastermind behind beautiful colognes like Sideboob and Allergic for Men, ventures into disaster capitalism with its latest fragrance. His name is Miracle Cure, and it is “proven to kill everything he comes into contact with.”
Loses hapley hosts Have you heard? With Perd from is home. Good for Perd.
Dr. Jeremy Jamm has given himself a fairly gentle quarantine haircut and is trying to swing his business towards a non-contact “home dental delivery”, which is even less certain than it seems.
Jean-Ralphio was knocked down by a Porsche and is now overflowing with money, so he’s running ads on Pawnee TV for his phone number (930) -1-RALPHIO because he was banned from Cameo.
Tammy 2 is tied up and gagged in Ron’s hangar.
Lil ‘Sebastian, always in paradise.