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    10 Iconic "Parks And Rec" Scenes That Live In My Head Rent Free

    "I guess I kind of hate most things. But I never really seem to hate you."

    As I'm sure you know, Parks and Recreation is a television sitcom that first aired in 2009. The show had a cast of very well-known actors such as Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, and Nick Offerman. The show went on for 7 amazing seasons and has been my favorite show since I started watching it back in high school. The story follows a bureaucrat named Leslie Knope in a mockumentary style show. Since I have such a passion for this show, I have compiled a list of some of the best Park and Rec scenes that live in my head rent-free.


    BTW, these scenes are in no particular order.

    1. The Coffee Scene


    Season 3, Ep 13 "The Fight"

    This is definitely a cold opening that people who've never even watched Parks and Rec could recognize. BTW, this won’t be the last time we see a scene from this episode.

    2. Galentine's Day


    Season 2, Ep 16 "Galentine's Day"

    I wish I could have been invited to one of Leslie Knope's Galentine's Day celebrations! 😭

    3. Leslie and Ben Kissing For the First Time


    Season 3, Ep 14 "Road Trip"

    The first time I watched this scene, I screamed. What's their ship-name? I propose Len or Beslie...

    4. Treat Yo Self

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    Season 4, Ep 4 "Pawnee Rangers"

    This episode is the sole reason I go broke every time I go shopping. It has become my mantra, and I'm sure a bunch of you can relate. Treat. Yo. Self.

    5. Li'l Sebastian Memorial Service

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    Season 3, Ep 16 "Li'l Sebastian"

    Pawnee, Indiana, is the only place you’ll find a whole town mourning the loss of a little horse. At least we got a nice song from it!

    6. April and Andy's Wedding


    Season 3, Ep 9 "Andy and April's Fancy Party"

    I hope I would have been cool enough to get invited to this wedding or even be one of April’s bridesmaids.

    7. Gay Penguin Wedding

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    Season 2, Ep 1 "Pawnee Zoo"

    Can you imagine being those penguins and Leslie ordaining your marriage? Leslie became an ally, and we love her for that.

    8. Ben and Leslie's Wedding


    Season 5, Ep 14 "Leslie and Ben"

    I will never forgive Jam for ruining the original wedding, but their office wedding ended up being very cute. I’m also going to see if Ann can design my suit for my wedding.

    9. Snakejuice at the Snakehole Lounge

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    Season 3, Ep 13 "The Fight"

    We’re brought back to this episode because it also brings us this great scene at the Snakehole Lounge when everyone is drunk off Snakejuice. I think we’ve all had this Ron moment...

    10. And lastly... Leslie Winning City Council


    Season 4, Ep 22 "Win, Lose, or Draw"

    Leslie’s entire campaign could have its own list, but her winning definitely tops all of it. Honestly, I wouldn't have accepted her loss.

    I hope you enjoyed some of the scenes I picked. Let me know what your favorite Parks and Rec scenes are in the comments!