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‘Parks and Recreation’: The 5 Most Quotable Moments

‘Parks and Recreation’: The 5 Most Quotable Moments

There’s little doubt that Parks and Recreation had some memorable moments throughout its seven-season tenure on NBC. The different situations that cropped up around Pawnee, Indiana, were enough to bring on the laughs. Viewers tuned in weekly to see the antics of Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, and what she dealt with on a regular basis. This show ran for 125 episodes and seven seasons.

So, let’s take a look back at the 5 most quotable moments during the show’s run.

The Fight

In this Season 3 entry, we do find everyone loaded to the gills with booze at the Snakehole Lounge. This comes after they had a taste test around Tom’s alcoholic drink, Snake Juice, on Parks and Recreation.

Leslie said, “Oh my god I’m so hungover. I’ve never been this hungover.”

Ben said, “I feel great. I ran 5K this morning.”

Leslie said, “Really?”

Ben said, “No, I threw up in the shower.”

Li’l Sebastian

Here’s another Season 3 episode for your consideration. Li’l Sebastian, Pawnee’s miniature horse, is now dead on Parks and Recreation. Mouse Rat performs its tribute song, 5,000 Candles in the Wind.

Ron said, “I have cried twice in my life. Once when I was seven and I was hit by a school bus. And then again when I heard that Li’l Sebastian had passed.”

April said, “Fine. Uh, a dental hygienist who’s also a medium, so I can clean people’s teeth and tell them when they’re going to die.”

Andy said, “That’s brilliant.”

Leslie & Ben

Well, Leslie and Ben finally get married in this Season 5 episode of Parks and Recreation. Now this one is about Leslie and Ben doing their best to have a quick wedding. But that doesn’t work out thanks to Councilman Jamm. Ron decks Jamm with a punch and gets taken to jail. Leslie goes and bails him out, but she gives up hope about a wedding. Well, she gets a surprise at this wonderful ending.

Tom said, “We are gathered here tonight to join Leslie Knope and Benjamin Wyatt in marriage. It’s been a long and winding road for these two lovebirds. And they’re so impatient to begin their lives together that they’ve moved their wedding date up three months. So I say, let’s keep it short and sweet.”
April said, “Yes, just do it already.”
Tom said, “I assume, and hope, you prepared your own vows? Ben, you want to say some stuff about Leslie?”
Ben said, In my time working for the state government, my job sent me to 46 cities in 11 years. I lived in villages with eight people, rural farming communities, and college towns. I was sent to every corner of Indiana. And then I came here. And I realized that this whole time, I was just wandering around, everywhere, just looking for you.”

Ann & Chris

Hoo boy, this Season 6 episode is one that has a lot of emotions and feelings in it. Ann, who is pregnant, and Chris are on their last day of work and last in Pawnee. They are moving to Michigan to start their new life together. Leslie throws Ann a going away party packed with memories of their friendship, 

Perd said, “I’m sorry, Mrs. Knope. There is such a thing called journalistic integrity. And it is something I have as a journalist with integrity.”