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    Posted on Dec 29, 2014

    20 Reasons We'll Truly Miss The National Treasure That Is "Parks And Rec"

    This show is 5,000 candles in the wind.

    1. First of all, Parks and Rec is not simply a show. It is a way of life.

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    2. It has an array of characters that speak to you on a spiritual level because they're *beyond* similar to different parts of your personality.

    3. April perfectly captures your hatred of people (and places and things) and love of alcohol.

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    4. Ben accurately sums up your nerdiness and aptness for being a human disaster.

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    5. Tom endearingly speaks to that materialistic and swagger-minded part of you.

    6. And Donna truly embodies your social media ~savviness.~

    7. Every relationship on this show is nothing short of perfect.

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    Andy Dwyer, the ultimate clueless, lovable goofball, and April, the ultimate misanthrope, are the most precious thing.

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    There's nothing more cuterus than your uterus—or than the relationship between Ann, a beautiful tropical fish, and Chris, *literally* the most upbeat person in the world.

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    And Ben + Leslie, well they're everything. Everything.

    8. It has given us an abundance of words to live by.

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    Some of the greatest words of wisdom ever spoken.

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    Applicable in every situation, basically.

    9. It has also given us the man, the myth, the legend: Ron Fucking Swanson...

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    Oh, Ron. You had me at "meat tornado."

    10. ...along with the greatest role model in the form of Leslie Knope.

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    Feminist, badass, waffle lover, excellent friend, and person who is big enough to admit that she is often inspired by herself: Leslie embodies all those things and we LOVE her for it.

    11. Its political and cultural commentary are hilariously on point.

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    12. Because this show has made us laugh...

    ...as many times as it has made us cry.

    13. I mean, even the recurring characters are complete and total gems.

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    Jean-Ralphio: ♪ fluuuuushed with caaaash ♪, got run over by a Lexus, technically homesless, and is question on the bar exam. What more could you want?

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    Omg Orin. Enough said.

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    “I know Tammy seems scary, but really she’s just a manipulative, psychotic, library-book-peddling, sex-crazed she demon.”

    14. This show has a knack for capturing how you feel about certain things, for example, exercise...

    ...and food and social gatherings.

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    15. Because this happened, and it was the greatest gift of all.

    16. Because this is the motto we need in our lives.

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    17. Three words: Treat Yo Self.

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    This show may end, but treat yo self will live on FOREVER. Clothes, fragrances, mimosas, massages, and fine leather goods FOR LIFE.

    18. It has taught us a wealth of valuable lessons, like how to approach a first date...

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    ...what's important in life...

    ...and that breakfast food is the ultimate.

    19. Because Li'l Sebastian and the song written in his honor are some of the greatest things to ever come out of a television show.

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    20. And because Parks and Rec is so wonderful that its cultural influence has spread far and wide.

    The end of Parks and Rec?

    When it comes to this show, every fan has a condition. It's called caring too much about it...

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