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New on DVD: 'Parks and Recreation' is sly, subtle fun

Amy Poehler is the star of "Parks and Recreation" but she's not the best part of the show. Poehler turns her character, Leslie Knope, into the straight man and lets the plot swirl around her. The best jokes come in reaction to her, and often, at her expense. (Provided by NBC)

One of the best running jokes in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” is based on a true story.

The show is set in the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind. – a place that will feel familiar to anyone who grew up in an American small town. The city offices feature an elaborate wall mural that shows settlers slaughtering natives in a variety of hideous ways.

Parts of this wall are so graphic they have to paper it over with memos to hide it from schoolchildren. In the episode commentary we learn that after the show aired, the producers got e-mail from a viewer who saw a similar mural at a real town hall and had to cover up scenes of settler vs. native brutality for his wedding photos. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael B. Duff

September 11, 2009 at 13:22

Posted in DVD, TV