Parks and Recreation
|Name:||Parks and Recreation|
|Abbreviation(s):||Parks and Rec|
|Creator:||Greg Daniels & Michael Schur|
|Date(s):||April 9, 2009 - February 24, 2015|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Parks and Recreation is an American documentary-style comedy television series that ran for 7 seasons on NBC.
Its ensemble cast features Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Parks Department, and her friends and coworkers: Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Retta as Donna Meagle, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, and Jim O’Heir as Jerry/Gary/Terry/Larry Gergich.
Though it is a popular show, its fic presence is fairly small. It has been requested and written for at Yuletide every year since 2009.
Ships include the canonical Ben/Leslie, Andy/April, as well as non-canonical Ann/Leslie (as Leslie says, they are “tragically, both heterosexual”) and April/Ann. Fanon pairings such as Ron/Leslie, Ben/April, Ben/April/Andy, etc. has also appeared and are fairly common.
Parks and Rec's fandom extends into somewhat of a cult following, much like its predecessor The Office. The character Ron Swanson, in particular, has developed a following of his own, and the character and actor have had favorable essays and reviews in entertainment media as well as in publications like National Review and International Business Times.
- untitled fanart by nbcdevotee (20 November 2013)
- "The wooooooooooooorst" by ohgoshcindy (12 September 2015)
- Ben/Leslie (1 February 2016)
- Pawnee Forever (tribute video) by narvinek
- isn't this world enough by appropriate-torque (ensemble)
- Shake It by littletonpace
- Raise Your Glass by Cazy4DaBulls12
- The Story of Ben & Leslie: "I love you and I like you." (2x23-7x13) by MissRainbowPie (Ben/Leslie)
- mad love by eleventhourx (Andy/April)
- into something good by appropriate-torque (Andy/April)
- still into you by nessa007productions (Andy/April)
- Thank You by naleylovealways (Leslie & Ann)
Archives & Fannish Links
- The Pawnee Commons
- leslie_ben, Livejournal comm
- parksandfic on LJ
- Parks and Recreation fanworks on AO3