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8 reasons you're a fool for not getting into Parks and Recreation

Bye bye lil Parks n Rec.

THE LAST EVER episode of Parks and Recreation airs in the US tonight.

After seven seasons Leslie, Ben, Ron, Andy, April and the gang are leaving us forever.

Never got into it? It’s not too late you know. DVDs and Netflix are our friends.

Here’s why you’re a fool if you resist…

Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer is one of TV’s great comedy characters

He’s more than just a Guardian of the Galaxy you know. Chris Pratt’s big break came as goofy and loveable Andy Dwyer.

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Pratt wasn’t even supposed to be kept on after season one, but he played the character so well that he was written into the second season.

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Chris Pratt’s improvised scenes

Pratt’s improvisation is nigh on legendary.

Exhibit A:

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Exhibit B: 

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Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope is Amy Poehler at her best

Poehler plays dedicated public servant and Parks Department cheerleader Leslie Knope. It’s tricky to think of an episode where she isn’t on top form.

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Galentine’s Day

This past 13 February you may have seen many many articles about Galentine’s Day. It’s a fictional holiday dreamt up by Leslie Knope to celebrate the women in her life.

Hey, we even got on board.

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Supporting characters like Jean Ralphio

Jean Ralphio and his sister Mona Lisa are the WOOOOOOOORST.

(But really, they’re the best)

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Ron Swanson

Ron’s love for bacon, whiskey and playing the sax, and his hatred of government and technology, makes him the perfect antidote to/best friend for Leslie Knope.

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The Snakejuice episode

Drunk Parks and Rec is the best Parks and Rec.

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You need to get past season one

The West Wing, The US Office, Star Trek: The Next Generation – all hugely successful TV shoes which suffered from an average enough first season and then went to to produce greatness.

Parks and Rec can also be considered in this category. So if you’ve tried season one and given up… TRY AGAIN.

Allow this musical interlude to persuade you:

Irish Rail lets you put whatever name you want on your seat…

18 jokes and references only Parks and Rec fans will get

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