“I SUPER DID MODEL U.N.” Ben continuing to prove how big of a nerd he is.
The model UN is a great concept for an episode. Parks & Rec always finds humor in its horribly boring bureaucratic environment. Working in the THAT specific department of THAT specific city sounds like it’s the all time worst job in government. The show had the award ceremony for Leslie’s mom, the sister city thing when Fred Armisen guest starred, the trail survey aka annual hunting trip,ect…the show does such a good job of making light of their surroundings, versus a similar show like The Office, which emphasizes how boring that environment is.
“And teach kids that not only is government good but there should be a super government? I’d rather sand down my toenails.” Ron Swanson
Is there ever going to be a joke about Ron Swanson’s burliness and extreme Libertarianism that won’t be funny? No, because they are all hilarious. This episode gave us a nice look at Ron from a different angle as he not only was going out of his way to help someone (Tom) but in a certain way Ron needs Tom. Tom is lazy but loyal and he approaches government work precisely the way Ron thinks it should be approached, with extreme minimalism. And when all else fails, you power walk Tom down and put him back where he needs to be. Ron’s need to have Tom around is oddly similar to the way they use the Tammies to break down Ron’s walls of preferred human solitude. Ultimately, it’s just another aspect to the simple complexity that is Ron Swanson.
The citizens of Pawnee are absolute freaks. The old man who was into ethnic girls is another example of their absolute freakery. Gary from Gary, Indiana tells a strong anecdote. But the apex of this episode’s freak show was Keith, the nerd that got interviewed. That kid was sketchy even for a Pawnee resident. I’m pretty sure he just wanted to work long enough to buy Modern Warfare 3.
Chris is getting a bit a annoying with this insanely anal shtick. I miss Mark Brandanowitz now more than ever. I really hope Gerry’s hot ass daughter rejects Chris to teach his ass a lesson that rest of us men are dealt regularly. What role does Chris even play since the breakup with Anne? His role is hollow and without meaning. Yes, he is their boss, but like a lot of the other parks and rec. department’s bosses, he doesn’t need to be in the show every episode, especially as forced as his inclusion always seems to be. Dating Gerry’s daughter is a desperate attempt to keep Rob Lowe relevant. Unfortunately, it’s too late.
Poor Gerry…Poor, poor Gerry. Gerry and Andy provide for unparalleled comic relief. Andy with his buffoonery and by how pathetic Gerry is. Every episode, there is a new way to dismantle Gerry as a man; there are always opportunities for Andy to show his stupidity (and his genuine caring nature and gentleness). I’ve got to say…having Chris nail Gerry’s daughter seemed a little harsh. Not only is Chris shamelessly pursuing her, but also he involves Gerry with all of the intimate and inappropriate details. As said earlier, I hope this ends badly for Chris.
I think it’s only a matter of time before Ben and Leslie bang again. Last episode Ben was very adamant in denying Leslie, and now Leslie is the one playing hard to get. At least the breakup has started to get funny when the tension between Ben and Leslie started boiling over.
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