Just like so many politicians, the run of “Parks and Recreation” is coming to an end. The NBC comedy will wrap up Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a one-hour episode that will put an exclamation mark on the show that’s been part of the network lineup since 2009.
In the finale, the Parks gang must complete one last task together before saying goodbye. The show followed the political intrigue of the City of Pawnee.
Stars Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Chris Pratt and Retta and series creator and executive producer Mike Schur share their thoughts about the end of the show.
“I think if you believe that the answer to that question is no, you could ask a similar question about any ‘Seinfeld’ or ‘Cheers’ or any show from the past that you wonder, like we do this in baseball all the time. If you’re a baseball fan, you say, ‘What would happen if Babe Ruth were playing today? Could he hit modern pitching?’ There’s no way to answer it really, unless you use advanced sabermetric stats, which I do, and I can give you the answer later.”
“The reason it worked is because Jerry has the most amazing life out of all of them. He goes home to a family who adores everything that he does, crazily. He really has a lot of talent, a beautiful wife. So I think, the two worlds combined, it was awesome.”