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 ...

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Parks & Rec Quotes

April: You know what? I think men are better than women.
Ann: She's kidding.
April: No I'm not. They provide for us and we must obey them because they are our masters.

"I guess I kind of hate most things. But I never really seem to hate you. So I want to spend the rest of my life with you, is that cool?"

April