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With everyone's favourite local government themed sit com off the air, sometimes it's tough to make it through the days. How can we carry on without Leslie's spirit, Andy's foolishness, and Ron's stoic refusal to do any work? But fear not! We've compiled the 7 most hilarious Parks and Recreation moments for your viewing pleasure. So sit back, relax, and let us take you back to sunny Pawnee! But which is the best?

1: It's the best day of the year!

Wise words.
Wise words.

Of course this is number one. It's just revolutionary. How many times have you been shopping and, while deciding on your purchase, let Tom's voice in your head persuade you to treat yourself? For those of you unaware of this glorious practice, one day out of every year, Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle go nuts and splash out everything. From massages to mimosas to new clothes, nothing is off limits! And when they persuade button-down Ben to go along, glorious things happen...

Gotham needs me
Gotham needs me

Reaching "a whole new level of nerd", Ben buys himself a top of the range Batman costume. Which is simultaneously hilarious and totally sweet.

We know Ben, we know.

2: Get on your feet

Remember Leslie's humble beginnings as she campaigned for a seat on the Pawnee council? Up against formidable opponent Bobby Newport (who's never had a real job in his life), Leslie's campaign suffered from many set backs including budget cuts and having to give speeches on ice rinks...

With a catchy ironic tune and a good dose of cringe humour, this has got to be one of Parks and Rec's funniest moments.

3: You may address me as Eagle One

While playing his role of a lifetime, FBI Agent Bert Macklin, Andy is assigned to protect Leslie as she prepares to give a speech. He proceeds to give the rest of the team codenames (obviously) based off their relationships to him (obviously?). With Ann as Been There Done That, and Donna as It Happened Once In A Dream, the team soon find out exactly how Andy sees them...

Chris is understandably delighted.
Chris is understandably delighted.

Don't worry Ben. You're Eagle Two.

4: The model UN

What a skirmish. April claims the moon, Andy trades his military and resources for every country's lions, and Leslie is determined that Denmark will be triumphant. Who could forget one of her most iconic lines, when she is offered a white flag...

"The only thing I'll be waving is your decapitated head on a stick in front of your weeping mother!"

Same Ben, same. It's no wonder that he finds confrontations with Leslie like "arguing with the sun."

5: Fear no pain

Ron Swanson needs to maintain his reputation and show no weakness. Though his methods are unusual, you can't deny they're effective...

(Look away if you're squeamish!)

He knows what he's about, son.

6: He is terrible, face wise.

Remember when Leslie and Ben tried to hide their relationship, sneaking around the office being oh-so obvious? Well, who could forget Leslie's quick cover when Ron confronted her...

"That’s disgusting. And wrong. I don’t even get– why would– I’ve never had sex with anyone, anywhere! It’s none of your- you have- the nerve, the audacity, Ben is my boss, technically. And he is terrible, face-wise. And how- how- do I know, frankly, that you’re not sleeping with him? Maybe you are. Maybe you’re trying to throw me off?"


7: Everybody's wasted!

Another of Tom's brilliant business ventures, Snake Juice proves to be one of the strongest drinks known to man. So naturally, the party to introduce the beverage to the world goes well...

Poor Donna. It ain't easy being the designated driver.

So at least we can relive the best moments from Parks and Recreation, even if our favourite do-gooders have moved on to greener pastures.

Did we miss out any of your faves? Tell us in the comments!


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