My Thoughts Re-Watching Parks & Rec

Posted April 18, 2015 by Carlisa in Let's Talk, Random Thoughts and Confessions / 2 Comments

randomI love, love, love Parks and Rec. It’s probably my favorite show ever. And it gives me a reason to feel cool when I say that I’m from Indiana (and, no, unfortunately Pawnee is not a real city). The series just ended a month or two ago (*tear*) so I decided to start from the beginning and rewatch the episodes. The first season is hilarious and I love the characters so much. I think that’s my favorite part of the show…that I love every character even though they’re all so different. They just work together.

Anyways, here are my thoughts as I watched the first season:

Episode One:

  • “You know, I like to tell people, get on board and buckle up.Because my ride is gonna be a big one. And if you get motion sickness, put your head between your knees because Leslie Knope is stopping for no one.” PERFECT BEGINNING QUOTE.
  • Wow, Donna looks so unDonny and not fabulous.

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    The First Season Donna
  • “What I hear when I get yelled at is people caring loudly at me.” Oh my, I love her.
  • Ah, the moment of meeting Anne Perkins. “I’m a nurse and frankly I don’t care about politics.” *applause*
  • Oh my gosh. I forgot Tom was married. But he’s hitting on Anne and this is bringing back so many memories.
  • Haha, I forgot about Mark Brandanowitz too. Leslie has such a crush on him! “You crazy ol’ Polish person!”
  • “Is it likely? No, not really. Is it possible?…Nope, I’d give up on that one.”
  • Anne talking about Leslie: “I don’t know. She’s a little doofy but she’s sweet.” Ah, the beginning of a best friendship.
  • “I will do whatever it takes to get this park done…even if it takes two months.” -Anne. Oh, if only she knew…

Episode Two: Just noticed it says “Guest Starring: Chris Pratt” in the opening credits. Did they not mean for him to be in the whole show? He’s like my favorite character so that’s interesting.

Episode Three:

  • Oh, she’s so jealous because she loves Mark. If only she knew Ben was coming. I MISS BEN.
  • I would like to know how Anne and Andy got together in the first place. They seem like they wouldn’t ever like each other.
  • WHAT THE HECK DONNA. Why do you look like this? Who are you? Treat yo’ self and become the Donna I know and love.

Episode Six: I forgot about Mark falling in the pit. Hahahaha. Well, I really just forgot about Mark completely. But, oh well.

This show is wonderful. What do you guys think about it?


  • I love this! P&R is easily one of my all-time favorites. And yes! Chris Pratt as Andy wasn’t supposed to last longer than the first few episodes, I believe. I can’t even IMAGINE the show without him. Apparently he was hilarious and perfect so they made him stick around. Thank god.

    • Carlisa

      I didn’t know that about Chris Pratt. I’m so glad they kept him!