The 7 Best Moments from the ‘Parks & Recreation’ Reunion Special

ICYMI: The cast of Parks and Recreation recently reunited for an all-new virtual episode that answers the burning question: Where is Pawnee now?

Keep reading for our seven favorite moments from A Parks and Reunion Special (since only choosing one goes against everything Leslie Knope stands for).

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1. The Familiar Faces

The special included the entire O.G. cast, including Amy Poehler (Leslie), Rashida Jones (Anne), Aziz Ansari (Tom), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Aubrey Plaza (April), Chris Pratt (Andy), Adam Scott (Ben), Rob Lowe (Chris), Jim O’Heir (Gerry) and Retta (Donna).

2. The Special Meaning

A Parks and Reunion Special wasn’t just for fun and games. The program helped raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund in a distracting—yet entertaining—way.

3. The Zoom Realness

The episode starred the employees of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department, who are tasked with checking in with each other via Zoom. The problem? There’s an issue with the schedule and confusion over who’s supposed to call who, which results in technical difficulties that will make everyone who’s working from home say, “Same.”

4. That Bobby Newport Cameo

In the beginning of the reunion, Paul Rudd’s character, Bobby Newport, dialed in from his “private fox-hunting estate,” and introduced the episode, which benefits “the cronus.” Never change, Bobby.

5. Tom And Donna's (virtual) Get-together

One of our favorite reunions takes place between Tom and Donna, who haven’t changed one bit. “Every teacher deserves a brand-new Mercedes after this,” Donna says. #Amen

6. Two Words: Ron Swanson

The good news is Ron appears to be living his best life in quarantine. The character claimed he’s been “practicing social distancing since I was 4 years old,” and it’s clear that he’s totally in his element.

7. The Li'l Sebastian Sign-off

Of course, the cast reunion wouldn’t be complete without Andy singing his Li’l Sebastian tribute song, “5,000 Candles in the Wind,” alongside the entire cast.

Oh, how we’ve missed you, Leslie Knope and co.


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