A Parks and Recreation Special

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  • 2020
  • 8.4  (2,590)

A Parks and Recreation Special is a comedy television special that aired in 2020, reuniting the beloved characters from the popular NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. The special was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a large portion of the world being quarantined and stuck at home. The 30-minute special was created as a way to bring some much-needed laughs and joy to fans who were missing their favorite characters.

The show follows the same format as the original series, with mockumentary-style interviews and cutaways to various characters' activities throughout their day. The special shows the Parks and Recreation gang ten years later, all dealing with the challenges of the pandemic while separated from each other. The lead character, Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler), is organizing a virtual telethon to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts, which serves as the main plot of the special.

The special features appearances from several of the show's iconic characters, including Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), Donna Meagle (Retta), and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott). Although the special doesn't follow the same format and storylines as the original series, it still has that same feel-good energy, with plenty of heart and humor, as well as references to the show's past.

Overall, A Parks and Recreation Special is the perfect medicine for those missing their favorite TV characters during the pandemic. The special was shot and edited entirely remotely, using video calls and self-filmed footage, but it still manages to deliver the same laughs and joy that the original series is known for. The show is a testament to the power of human connection and the importance of staying connected with loved ones, even during difficult times. Fans of Parks and Recreation will not be disappointed with this special, which is a testament to the enduring popularity of one of TV's most beloved comedies.

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