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

Just remember every time you look up at the moon, I too will be looking at a moon. Not the same moon, obviously, that’s impossible.

Andy

April is the best, but she's 20. When April was born I was already in third grade, which means if we were friends back then I would have been hanging out with a baby. I don't know anything about infant care. Oh my god I could have killed her.

Andy