When the hit show Parks and Recreation came to an end in 2015, fans mourned the loss of an uplifting comedy about essential workers. To celebrate Treat Yo’Self Day and the arrival of the series on Peacock, series star Jim O’Heir shared what it was like to talk to actual government employees about their jobs.
‘Parks and Recreation’ aired for 7 seasons on NBC
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The series began airing in 2009. It starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, an upbeat employee at the Pawnee parks and recreation department. Leslie works alongside many others, including Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Donna Smeagle (Retta), and Jerry (or Garry, Larry,