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    I Ranked These "Parks And Rec" Characters From Worst To Best, And If You Don't Agree With Me, You're Probably From Eagleton

    "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, and work."

    20. Councilman Jeremy Jamm


    Councilman Jamm is literally the worst! He didn't care about anyone but himself, and he ruined Leslie and Ben's first attempt at their wedding. He was so annoying, too — and not the type where you are like, "I would be annoyed by them in real life, but in the show, I think they're a good character." This is one of those no-redeemable-qualities type of character.

    Notable quote: "You just got Jammed!"

    19. Mona-Lisa Saperstein


    Mona-Lisa is terrible! Everything she does is terrible. It used to be funny, and admittedly sometimes it still is, but most times, I can't stand her.

    Notable quote: "Money pleeeease!"

    18. Jean-Ralphio Saperstein


    Jean-Ralphio was terrible. There's just no denying that. He wasn't a good friend to Tom and was extremely selfish. But I must admit, his musical riffs were pretty funny. But altogether, terrible. Just terrible.

    Notable quote: "Why don’t you turn that frizzown upside-dizzity?"

    17. Orin


    I, personally, love Orin. He was so funny and strange, and as weird as it was, I loved the animal farm episode. This show had many strange elements, but Orin really went above and beyond in up'ing the weird factor.

    Notable quote: (about him, not said by him) "April's friend Orin is here. He's very intense and very weird so if you end up talking to him, just make sure you don't reveal anything personal about yourself."

    16. Ethel Beavers


    Ethel was a big grump, but honestly, if I were dragged out of bed after 10 o'clock at night, I'd be a bit scroogish, too. She was also very sex positive so we have no choice but to stan.

    Notable quote: "[Leslie and Ben] dragged me out in the freezing cold once so they could tell each other, 'I love you.' It was annoying."

    15. Joan Callamezzo


    Joan is hands-down our favorite, drunken, "first-rate" TV host. Joan never had it together, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Whenever Joan made an appearance on the show, you never knew what you were going to get, but you did know you were going to laugh.

    Notable quote: "I'm gonna go powder my nose... amongst other things, if you know what I mean."

    Notable response from Ben Wyatt: "Is she going to powder her vagina?"

    14. Brett and Harris


    Brett and Harris – the dopey duo – are personal favorites of mine, and seeing as they're like two peas in pod, it didn't seem right to separate them. They're just so incredibly incompetent at their job. It takes true talent to be that clueless.

    Notable quote from Brett: "We found this bird outside. We tried to turn it into a work whistle, like in the beginning of The Flintstones. Tougher than it looked, though."

    Notable quote from Harris: "WASSUP? I’m Harris. I’m 33 years young. I have my cousin Jason’s truck for two more weeks. I have one testicle (whack-a-mole accident), and I’m down to clown.

    13. Perd Hapley


    Perd Hapley is a Parks and Rec classic, one of the many characters who made the show as iconic as it was. Perd didn't really have any story lines though, but despite being a background character, he certainly won over my heart.

    Notable quote: "It's a heartwarming story, but it's just not believable. Which is why I give E.T. one-and-a-half stars."

    12. Ken Hotate


    Ken Hotate was a great character. I loved how he showed the people of Pawnee that he wouldn't be put down by Pawnee's terrible treatment of Native Americans. He also helped Leslie a lot which was very nice of him all things considered.

    Notable quote: "There are two things I know about white people. They like Matchbox 20, and they are terrified of curses."

    11. Jerry/Larry/Terry/Etc. Gergich


    If you've watched any Parks and Rec at all, you know that Jerry wasn't well liked. People were pretty hard on him, but you have to admit it was funny. He was just a clumsy, family man who was prey to many different names and accidentally printed dog rectums out on restaurant menus. He deserved better.... LMAO, nah, I'm just kidding. Terry's the worst.

    Notable quote: "I think that Comic Sans always screams fun, right?"

    10. Ben Wyatt


    Ben being this low on the list may surprise some people, but he never really was much more than the classic nerdy character stereotype to me. He made Cones of Dunshire, had that whole Ice Town thing, and made Leslie very happy, but there were other characters I loved more.

    Notable quote: "No, that’s Buckingham Palace. Hogwarts is fictional. You do know that, don’t you? It’s important to me that you know that."

    9. Craig Middlebrooks


    Despite his serious anger issues, Craig was pretty funny. He came into the show a lot later than most of the characters, but he still made a lasting impression which tells you a lot about how memorable and original his character was!

    Notable quote: "This is my friend, Madison. She's amazing, and SHE DROVE ME HERE!"

    8. Tom Haverford


    Tom Haverford may have been a less-than-stellar, irresponsible friend who was always on some new business venture, but he actually grew a lot as a character into someone who helped his friends, acted selflessly (occasionally), and actually managed to loved someone more than a chenille blanket.

    Notable quote: "Zerts are what I call desserts. Tray-trays are entrées. I call sandwiches 'sammies,' 'sandoozles,' or 'Adam Sandlers.' Air conditioners are 'cool blasterz.' I call cakes 'big ol’ cookies.' I call noodles 'long-ass rice.' Fried chicken is 'fry-fry chicky-chick.' Chicken parm is 'chicky-chicky-parm-parm.' Chicken cacciatore? 'Chicky-cach.' I call eggs 'pre-birds,' or 'future birds.' Root beer is 'super water.' Tortillas are 'bean blankets.' And I call forks ‘food rakes.'"

    7. Chris Traeger


    Chris Traeger also grew a lot as a character. He started out as a guy obsessed with staying healthy and terrified of negatively impacting his or anyone else's life, but he grew (thanks to putting in the time and seeing Dr. Richard Nygard) into a person who not only came to terms with his fear of death but also had a child – one of the biggest responsibilities that someone can undertake.

    Notable quote: "Stop. Pooping."

    6. Leslie Knope


    Leslie Knope may be higher on your personal ranking of these characters, but let me explain. She grew the least of any character. She started out as a workaholic who wanted to change the world and ended up the exact same way. She was actually pretty self-absorbed in a way that you don't see until after a couple re-watches. She accomplished a lot and was a very funny, interesting character, but I don't think she belongs any higher – at least not on my list.

    Notable quote: "I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself."

    5. Ann Perkins


    Ann was a great character as well. All of the Parks and Rec characters grew a lot during the show, but Ann's character growth really stood out to me. Ann has one of the best transformations on the show. She went from a girl who relied on her boyfriends for her personality to someone independent and strong enough to have a child on her own (though she does end up raising the child with Chris).

    Notable quote: "When Andy and I used to go to the movies, he would always try to guess the ending of the movie. And he would always guess that the main character had been dead the whole time. Even when we saw Ratatouille."

    4. Donna Meagle


    Donna was a favorite of mine. She didn't let anybody tell her how to do her job. She said what she wanted and started out as such a strong character that I really didn't think she could get any better, but she did. She grew to realize that she can be independent but also settle down and love someone. We love to see it.

    Notable quote: "Use him. Abuse him. Lose him. That’s the Meagle motto."

    3. Andy Dwyer


    Andy was one of my favorite characters. He was so funny, and I literally named my female guinea pig after Burt Macklin, FBI. He grew up a lot but also kept his child-like innocence. He always made the show more interesting and improved the lives of everyone around him.

    Notable quotes: "I'm not crying. I'm allergic to jerks."

    2. Ron Swanson


    Ron is one of the best characters in the show and one of the most original characters in TV history. He ended up going from a loner who hated his job to someone with friends, a wife, children, and a job he actually cared about. I ended up liking the new Ron him even more than I thought I could.

    Notable quote: "Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait… I worry what you heard was, 'Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.' What I said was, 'Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.' Do you understand?"

    1. And lastly, April Ludgate


    April is one of the best characters, not only on Parks and Rec, but on any TV show ever. She's so unique and funny. She's probably one of the most underrated characters in the show and not only grew a lot as a character but went after her dreams all while remaining her sarcastic self, not changing for anybody. She's truly "very powerful and feared by many."

    Notable quote: "Is this gonna be one of those cool bachelorette parties where things get out of control, and we murder someone and then we all have to take a blood oath to never reveal our secret?"

    So, what do you think of my rankings? Let me known in the comments whether you agree or disagree!