I am here to spread dissatisfaction.
What? Somebody has to dampen all this love and sincere emotion.
It’s the only thing that keeps my filthy humanity at bay. Fuck empathy.
Sometimes filler is utterly pointless.
Sometimes filler is tolerable and semi-appropriate, but bizarre.
And sometimes (especially with an impending wedding and the fruition of 5 seasons’ worth of arc) it manages to be funny, serious, plot relevant and throwaway. Together.
Which is what Parks and Recreation does at its best.
I think I should just start off by saying that the above image is not capturing a hangover. Because nobody gets sufficiently drunk this episode, which seems like a real missed opportunity. Because the Parks and Recreation characters are perfection when they’re binge drinking.
Nevertheless, we still get a good combo of penis hats, pretentious hipster bars, another political guest star (Newt Gingrich. Because somebody at NBC thought that’d be cute?) and some more progress on Lot 48.
Oh, and penis gummies.
Ah yes, the triumphant return of Tammy 2.
And she’s as sex-crazed and violent as ever.
I finally feel represented on this show.
Parks and Recreation is back to what it does best: plot lines about Leslie trying to get a park built.
We are home.
Yes, it’s more filler.
But it’s character-relevant filler, dammit.
And that’s what a sitcom should be.