[83][216] Although she does not admit it, Lindsay appears to harbor resentment toward Leslie for having been offered the job first. [61] He briefly dated Ann Perkins, but the two split up in the third season. With that in mind, the two instantly go to the fourth floor of City Hall; Leslie is asked to be matron of honour and April appoints herself as Ron's 'Best Man'. He also appears to have a grudge against the entire Parks Department, angry over the fact that Leslie ruined his Paunch Burger plan. First appearing in Season 3's "Indianapolis", Dennis Feinstein is at The Snakehole Lounge for his "Allergic" cologne launch party. Angry that Leslie blamed Carl's security measures for the mugging, he threatened to reveal the truth on Joan Callamezzo's morning news show, Pawnee Today. Rather than try to pick up Lucy like the other girls, he simply acts like himself; the two end up hitting it off and soon begin dating. In the season finale, it is shown that Lucy is still with Tom in 2019, sticking with him through yet another failed business venture and his successful novel. [101][102] He tries to dress stylishly, makes up and raps spontaneous rhymes and often speaks in slang terms such as variations of the suffix -izzle as popularized by rapper Snoop Dogg. "[32][33] However, Tom harbors strong aspirations of becoming a media mogul, and sometimes used his parks department job to increase his stature and curry favors with others. On his application, Brett lists his love of hamburgers under his qualifications for the job. But I think moving forward, it's very important to me for people to not associate me so heavily with the characters that I play. Chris Pratt had appeared on the WB show "Everwood" and Fox's "The O.C.," but found a new level of fame with "Parks and Rec" — even though Andy wasn't meant to last beyond season one. She improvised a line on the season one finale that inspired the writers to test the characters' chemistry. He was first mentioned in "Christmas Scandal", when the parks and recreation department held a satirical holiday skit full of inside jokes about Pawnee, and April declared, "That's crazier than Mayor Gunderson's dog, Rufus. [10] In season four, Leslie furthers her political ambitions when she successfully runs for city council. [103] Jean-Ralphio is first introduced in "The Set Up", when Tom brought him in for an interview to be Ron Swanson's new assistant; he was quickly rejected. He appeared in the episode "Sister City", when he and a delegation of Venezuelan officials visited Pawnee, where they were met by Leslie and her fellow parks department employees. Offerman has recurring voice roles on the popular animated series "Bob's Burgers" and "The Lego Movie" franchise. [204][206] She initially blocked Leslie's sensible plan to teach safe sexual practices to senior citizens in Season 5, citing city laws that banned anything other than promoting abstinence (which had always only been applied to teenagers) but Leslie ignored the laws and proudly accepted a censure for doing so. The accusation, published as an article on Babe.net, sparked an online firestorm and debate over what constitutes abuse. [53][68], Marlene Griggs-Knope (Pamela Reed) is Leslie's mother and a major political figure in Pawnee's school system. High quality Parks And Rec Cast gifts and merchandise. when she made a motion indicating how bad she feels. That week he was the eighth most photographed item in the United States. Hufflepuff. Marcia Langman (Darlene Hunt) is a conservative activist with the Pawnee organization, the Society for Family Stability Foundation. [103] This came at a time when Ann was regularly going on a string of dates with random, underachieving men, and the date with The Douche led to a major argument between Ann and Leslie because Ann was supposed to be preparing for a job interview Leslie had arranged for her. "I've never seen a brain like his when it comes to improv," O'Heir told Vulture of Schwartz. The overdramatic Craig often raises his voice to the point of shouting, and frequently blows things out of proportion, although he proves to be a highly efficient employee who is familiar with city politics and a strong negotiator. Larry and Rita were extremely pleased to meet him, and April revealed Rita is a big fan of Ron's secret jazz saxophonist alter ego, Duke Silver. Garry "Jerry"/"Larry"/"Terry"/"Gengurch"/ Gergich (Jim O'Heir) is a parks and recreation department employee who is regularly mocked and taunted by his fellow co-workers. [217][218] She regularly insults Leslie and others in Pawnee with passive-aggressive, condescending comments,[83][218] and has condemned Pawnee as "a dirty little nightmare from which you'll never wake up". The primary characters of the American television comedy series Parks and Recreation are the employees of the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional Indiana town. Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) first appeared in "The Master Plan", along with Ben Wyatt, as an Indiana state auditor who visits Pawnee to help solve their crippling financial problems. [58] When Pawnee's Animal Control division is threatened, April recommends that the Animal Control division should be absorbed into the Parks and Recreation division. "[116] However, it eventually becomes clear to Lucy that Tom is not over his ex-wife Wendy, particularly due to how upset he is when Ron Swanson starts dating her. Her favorite restaurant, where Jennifer says bluntly she likes Leslie but has married... 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