Parks and Recreation Recap: "Pilot"

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"Miss Knope?! There’s a drunk stuck in the slide."
- first line of Parks and Recreation

How can a show go wrong that starts its pilot episode in such fashion? It pretty much can't. At first glance, Parks and Recreation felt just like The Office, only with parks. And booze, awkward supervisors, and oddballs in middle-of-nowhere America.

So it's basically just like The Office but with parks. Nice!

We think it is safe to call the Amy Poehler-led series a success in the early going, and a fitting addition to NBC's Thursday lineup. Follow the link for a recap of the pilot ...

Leslie Knope Pic

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Parks & Rec Quotes

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish, and you feed yourself. He's a grown man. Fishing's not that hard.

Ron

Leslie: It is nice to see you again.
Ben: Are you talking to my butt?
Leslie: Yes.