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'Parks and Recreation': Best moments of season 6

Season 6 | Episodes 21 & 22 | “Moving Up: Part 1 & 2” | Aired Apr 24, 2014

Tonight, Parks and Recreation closed the book on a sixth season that was full of ups and downs. There were high moments (the filibuster, Cones of Dunshire, the website for the new slogan) and there were lows (the whole chunk of time when Andy was gone). And there were moments we just weren’t sure about (like Leslie and Ben expecting triplets and the lingering question of Leslie’s future in Pawnee). Tonight’s season finale answered many of those questions, ending on a moment that was equal parts awesome and WTF.

Leslie took the job with the National Parks Department, but she didn’t move to Chicago. Instead, she bindered up and convinced the Federal government to move the job to Pawnee, which is closer to most of the parks in the region and much cheaper to operate from. Wondering how that’s going to play out long-term? Or how Leslie’s babies will impact her career? You get the answers, but none of the details, because then came the awesome and the WTF: Parks and Recreation pulled a time jump. The final moments of the episode take place three years in the future, and show Leslie still running the (now-thriving) department in Pawnee, and with three adorable little toddlers (two boys and one girl, rendering my gender predictions from last week moot).



Like, seriously: Whoa.

It’s killer that there’s a whole summer in between now and finding out what else has changed in Pawnee. Is Tom’s Bistro still thriving? What’s Ben’s big news? Does it have to do with his copyright on Cones of Dunshire? And how did Gary/Jerry/Larry get renamed Terry? We’ll all just have to take some deep breaths and trudge through a summer of uncertainty when it comes to burning Parks and Rec questions — but for now, let’s look back at the best moments of season 6, immortalized in GIFs.

From “London”:

Ron sightseeing in London.

Leslie sightseeing in London.

And Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy weight loss is addressed.

From “Doppelgängers”:

All of the doppelganger interactions, but especially April’s.

From “Filibuster”:

Leslie in ’90s gear and roller skates, filibustering her little heart out.

Also, Ben being turned on by it. They are the weirdest and best couple.

From “Fluoride”:

All of the arguments:

From “The Cones of Dunshire”:

But seriously, I want to play this game.

From “Farmer’s Market”:

Ron meets an iPod.

From “Anniversaries”:

Ben receives his Iron Throne replica and makes That Face.

From “New Slogan”:

Perd explains what a slogan is, in typical Perd fashion.

The Parks Department experiences the joy of the panda on the slogan site (sorry, Ben, it’s not just a placeholder).

From “Prom”:

Meet April’s mother.

Remember this moment, and it gets better:

From “Moving Up: Parts 1 & 2”:

Leslie meets Michelle Obama.

Yeah, that pretty much makes up for any downs in season 6.

What did you think of the Parks and Rec finale? What was your favorite moment from the season?

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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