Parks Has Returned!

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Parks and Recreation has returned to comedy night done right, and I’m glad to see that things are the way they should be again. Not that I don’t love Maya Rudolph’s antics on Up All Night, but this show is part of what makes Thursday nights on NBC so great. It may not be as iconic as The Office or laugh-out-loud ridiculous as 30 Rock or as smart as Community, but it is continuously and reliably funny. It may not always be the best episode of the evening, but it is never the worst either. Other shows have their ups and downs, but Parks and Rec is always solid. And who wouldn’t expect that from Amy Poehler’s genius?

Anyway, for those of you who tuned in, who doesn’t want to move in with Tom?! I am so glad we finally saw his pad. I loved his chocolate-covered almonds, his upper lip exfoliant, his unisex facial mask, and everything else about it! Tom has always had swag, and after five long weeks of no Haverford action, I realized I missed him! On the other hand, I did not miss Tom and Anne’s new relationship…that will never grow on me. However, they didn’t dwell on it too much tonight, so I’m not as upset about it as usual. They did give some great attention to April and Andy though, which is always welcome. April was as beautiful as ever, and her outfits were flawless as usual. I honestly believe that Aubrey Plaza is one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood, and I don’t understand why she’s not on the cover of Maxim every single month. Also, if there’s something else I definitely love about this show, it’s their generous use of furry little animals! Whether it’s a pony, penguins, a three-legged dog, or the cats, rabbit and pig (pig!) that were featured this week, I can’t get enough of it. I think one of the cutest scenes to ever grace the small screen was Leslie Knope driving her gay penguins to Iowa, so that they could get married, clad in her normal business suit and power haircut. Anyway, back to this week’s episode. Who didn’t love seeing Ron Swanson become a yogi? Like virtually everyone else out there now, I love Ron Swanson, and I also love when he surprises me. Also, most people don’t realize this, but Ken Offerman’s style in real life is MUCH different than Ron’s – he’s actually kind of a hipster! His arms are full of tats and he even sports wire-rimmed glasses from time to time. I know, style and savvy! Here’s to three more episodes to close out the season!

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