Before the special Parks and Recreation episode tonight, revisit the cast’s last late night television interview.
The Parks and Recreation reunion is finally happening tonight. Five years after the NBC comedy said goodbye, the show’s cast has come together for a one-night-only special event.
The special reunion episode was conceived by show creator Mike Schur. He brought together several of the show’s writers along with the cast. It will be inspired by the current world of social distancing and quarantining. The reunion episode will also help raise money for the charity Feeding America.
Thanks to Netflix (and soon Peacock), Parks and Rec maintains a strong fanbase and is still among the most popular sitcoms. It’s not surprising that the buzz around the reunion is so intense and it should be no surprise when the cast and crew deliver tonight.
While they may not all be in the same room, it will be a joy to see the Parks and Recreation cast together again. Stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plazza, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, and more are expected to appear.
For late night television fans, the last time they saw this group together was Late Night with Seth Meyers. The cast sat down with Seth Meyers following the series finale back in 2015. With the reunion episode tonight, it is a good time to revisit that interview’s highlights including the fan Q&A segment:
The cast is fresh off the end of Parks and Recreation here so saying goodbye is even more bittersweet. The positive experience everyone had making the show clearly made coming back for tonight’s special episode a no-brainer.
There are too many good topics from the Q&A session to name. But die-hard Parks and Rec fans probably especially enjoyed hearing about Chris Pratt’s improvised “network connectivity” joke, the Snake Juice scene, and of course Li’l Sebastian. Speaking of the famous miniature horse, the cast signed off from Late Night with a final rendition of “Bye, Bye Li’l Sebastian.”
The Jim O’Heir/Aubrey Plazza make-out session definitely added a new wrinkle to the ballad. But it was a nice testament to the unpredictable and hilarious tone of Parks and Recreation that made it one of the best comedies and shows in television history.
If bingeing the show on Netflix wasn’t enough to prepare you for the Parks and Recreation reunion, then hopefully reliving these moments from Late Night helped. The clips definitely prove that no show has better cast chemistry than the gang from Pawnee.
Are you excited for the Parks and Recreation reunion? What was your favorite part of the cast interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers? Let us know in the comment section below. The special Parks and Rec episode airs tonight at 8:30 PM ET on NBC.