"Parks and Recreation" Meet 'n' Greet (TV Episode ) - IMDb
Parks and Recreation (or Parks and Rec to its friends) is a NBC Work explored other facets of the characters' lives, both professional and personal. Song for kids. Joe from parks are rec, aka Keegan Michael Key, sang this song! Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. Number. The characters on Parks & Rec have always put up with Tom Haverford's shenanigans. “Meet N Greet” gave Tom a wonderful character story, but I can't and is eager just to be involved and talking like a real handyman.
During "Jerry's Retirement", they get back together but Ann is not sure if they should continue their relationship the way they are now. Season six[ edit ] With Ann pregnant at the beginning of season six, Chris is preparing to be a father. In addition, when Ann expresses interest in leaving Pawnee to be closer to her family in Michigan, Chris decides to go with her.
Some time after the pair leaves, Ann gives birth to their son Oliver Perkins-Traeger. Season seven[ edit ] Chris and Ann, now married, return for a guest appearance in the series finale in order to advise Leslie in It is revealed that after Oliver, the couple had a second child, a daughter named Leslie. Development[ edit ] What I love about Chris Traeger is his unrelenting enthusiasm.
He is the most positive person in the world.
And he is also very, very intense and specific. So whether he's ordering how he would like his water or describing the kind of colors he wants on a graph, everything means the world to him. He made his first appearance on the show in " The Master Plan ", the penultimate episode of the second season. The character debuted the same episode that Adam Scott began his role as Ben Wyatt. Originally, Chris Traeger was only meant to be a guest role, with Lowe portraying him in the final two episodes of the second season and the first six episodes of the third season before departing the series.
Chris' desire to live years was inspired by Schur's wife, J. Philbinwho had read an article which stated that scientists believe the first human who will live years has already been born, and felt it applied to the Chris Traeger character. And the way to knock that person off balance is to get Rob Lowe in a relationship with you.
Schur said of this second role: Part of the design of the character was to give the other characters a true boss — an actual authority figure whose rules and regulations meant they had to toe certain lines, even while his endlessly cheery disposition made it hard to argue with him. In his earlier episodes, Chris avoided associating himself with anything negative and constantly made Ben report bad news to people.
As city manager in later episodes as a regular, however, Chris started imposing rules or changes around the office that were not popular and seemed less resistant about enforcing them. Additionally, in the episode " Jerry's Painting ", Chris forcefully orders Leslie to destroy a painting when it proves to be controversial, and becomes angry with her when she tries to resist those orders.
In season 7 episode "Leslie and Ron," Ron tries using the partially dismantled landmine that's been sitting on his desk forever to blow a door down. When he activates it, confetti and balloons come out. Leslie had given it to him ten years earlier as a congratulatory gift, and this sends her laughing. Subverted with Lord Covington in the season-six premiere "London": Lord Covington, I'm Ben Wyatt.
This is Andy Dwyer, and it is an honor to meet you, sir. Well, it's nice to meet you too.
No, no, no, I'm kidding! Please call me "Eddie". And for the rest of the episode, Lord Covington is an Idle Rich Manchild who bonds with Andy over toy helicopters and such. Leslie, you didn't tell me she was so beautiful! Not as beautiful as my sister, but Mona Lisa, who responds with excitement when she thinks she's about to have a four-way that includes her brother. Ann and Chris come to visit in "One Last Ride". The long-suffering Jerry, who is a loser at everything and mocked by everyone in the office, even the nice people.
It's often contrasted by the great many things he has going for him: Plus he became mayor of Pawnee and lived to the ripe old age of Kyle Andy's frequent shoeshine customer is even lower on the food chain.
Tellingly, even Jerry rudely puts him down. In "Ron and Jammy", Leslie describes Tammy 2 as "a demonic sociopath The MRI technician comments "if you wanted you could go triplets right off the bat".
Guess how many kids she and Ben have four seasons and one pregnancy later? Season 5 finale "Are You Better Off? Ron's post-sex red polo comes back a couple of times later. An extremely subtle one: At one point Ann mentions offhand she's from Michigan, and in a later episodes says she's left a dozen eggs in a "Kroger's.
Kroger, Meijer, Ford is a very Southeast Michigan i. Detroit area thing; series co-creator Michael Schur was born in Ann Arbor and his parents are Michiganders.
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Tom rejects the idea of starting a dry-cleaning chemical business as being way too boring. Saperstein off-handedly mentions that he's invested in a dry-cleaning chemical suppy company that's doing very well. The Cones of Dunshire, though it's clearly meant to be incredibly difficult to understand in-universe as well. There's one "player" whose entire job is to keep track of what's going on. Vice president Joe Biden appears in "Leslie vs.
Perd Hapley is some sort of superevolved mutant form of this trope. Tom, first and foremost, but then there's his friend Jean-Ralphio who's even worse. Implied to be the case with the Miss Pawnee winner, Jessica Wicks. One elderly male judge states offhand that he "made her," cueing a sickened expression from Wicks.
The "garbage fight" Leslie gets in with Lindsay in "Eagleton". I am so turned on right now. Leslie's crush on Joe Biden is a bit of a Running Gag ; Ben calls in favors to get her a meeting with him as an engagement present. Leslie started off with some unpleasant Michael Scott-ish aspects to her character, but she has developed into a hypercompetent Pollyanna Determinator.
On another note, she starts off the series as something of an apathetic Professional Slackerbut becomes involved in her work more and more, and also becomes more ambitious and caring towards her coworkers. Ron initially starts as The Snark Knightbut gradually shows an occasional soft side for his staff and Li'l Sebastian the miniature horse. Ben at first just saw Pawnee as simply another town that needed fixing, but eventually fell in love with it. His cynical personality also mellows out more as he lets go of his past failures and becomes more confident with himself.
Andy initially was a lazy Jerkass who exploited poor Ann up to and including delaying getting his leg cast removed for two weeks just to keep her waiting on himbut later he became a lovable ditz. Getting together with April also helps him to become more responsible and a better, more supportive boyfriend and later, husband. Tom started off as a lazy employee who tried to look cool all the time, but over the years he changed into a competent businessman who learned how to use his knowledge of coolness effectively to help the town.
In the first season, the characterizations were still in their early stages of development. Leslie is much less self-confident and less competent, and it's implied that she only got her job through nepotism.
Tom is more of a jerk, and his only defining trait is being a Casanova Wannabe. His obsession with style and luxury is only introduced in the first episode of the second season.
April is also shown smiling more often, despite being more of an Emotionless Girl later on. Donna and Jerry are only background characters with almost no lines and no characterization. Ron actually wears suits and was even seen holding a seemingly modern looking phone, despite being a little behind on the times technology-wise in later seasons to the point of getting an old fashioned flip phone at one point.
Andy is more of a Jerkasstaking advantage of Ann's hospitality, rather than the lovable ditz he is later on. Chris's first scene characterizes him as permissive and irresponsible, agreeing to all of the department's unrealistic requests and pushing the responsibility of denying them to Ben.
Later episodes give him impeccable honesty and office ethics. The fact that Tom is married to Wendy but still flirts with every woman in sight.
It's gradually revealed to be a sexless Citizenship Marriage in which he's secretly in love with her, but Wendy's just in it for the green card. One stretching back to season 2. During an MRI scan, Leslie's date comments approvingly on her womb: Then comes back again in a bigger way when the folks at Gryzzl inexplicably have a set of their own and Ben uses his mastery of the game to win free wi-fi for Pawnee.
Turns out the accountants saw the game's potential and licensed it in Ben's name. On a smaller scale in "Meet 'n' Greet", at the beginning of the episode, Andy pretends to have forgotten to buy fake blood capsules when preparing for a Halloween party, only to have concealed one in his mouth.
Then near the end of the episode, Ben elbows Andy in the face, releasing the fake blood. Of course, this is a Bait-and-Switch gag because Ben actually did break his nose. Leslie's proposal to clean up the Pawnee river becomes this when, two years later, a member of the National Parks Service, Grant Larson, shows up in Pawnee to offer Leslie a job after reading it.
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There's also Kyle, a city attorney whom even Jerry picks on. Reasonablism, in which folders play a significant part. The subversion of this trope is a significant plot twist, since it is actually the white, Canadian Wendy who is the immigrant. During their "lovey" moments, Ron and Tammy II constantly engage in this. When Lindsay calls Pawnee a horrible nightmare from which Leslie will never wake: I'm awake, I'm wide awake! And I got my eyes on you!
What did I say instead? When Ron gets shot in "Hunting Trip": Maybe Ron shot himself. He was shot in the back of the head! You're right—he loves the back of his head. At this point in the season, April and Andy were separated and had not yet reconciled. Part Two" due to an error by NBC employees: How does someone believe that change could happen without losing faith?
The storyline stemmed from serious budget problems facing Pawnee and the major cuts threatened to the parks department, which prompts Leslie to bring the harvest festival back and stake the future of the entire department on its success and failure.
Schur said the harvest festival story arc was written in part because the first six episodes were written and filmed early, so the writing staff felt having one concise storyline to tie them together kept the show focused. Schur also said the writers were fatigued from working on six third-season episodes immediately after the second season, so the harvest festival story arc helped "organize our tired, end-of-the-year brains". Leslie denies there are any, but it is suggested her secret relationship with Ben could become such a scandal.
Schur said the decision to have them marry after only briefly dating stemmed from the writing staff's desire to "avoid the standard-issue TV romance plots: So that was our only goal; we just sort of tried to follow through on the characters, and what the characters' lives had presented them, over the course of the year. I just wanted it to feel like everybody made a move. So we had everybody make a move. And the way to knock that person off balance is to get Rob Lowe in a relationship with you.
This marked her process of getting over Chris and becoming a "more mature person".
The storyline is advanced particularly strongly in "The Bubble", when Tom becomes frustrated with an assignment by Chris, and culminates in the season finale "Li'l Sebastian", in which he ultimately quits the parks department to form an entertainment company.
Schur said the writing staff had a general idea of where the newly introduced storylines should go, but the exact stories had not been completely worked out yet when the episodes broadcast. Schur said they sought to "write the juiciest, most exciting cliffhanger-y possible scenario you can write, and then you have all summer to figure out how to get yourself out of it".
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