Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Season One

DVD - 2009
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A new mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government. Examines the mundane but necessary ways that people interact with their government, and asks why it's frequently so complicated - standing in line at the DMV, applying for home construction permits, or trying to get the city to fix a pothole.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Bonus item! This is one of my favorite shows and it's about life and government in a small town. You will laugh, you will cry, you will cry laughing.

Bonus item! This is one of my favorite shows and it's about life and government in a small town. You will laugh, you will cry, you will cry laughing.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

This is exactly what I needed right now in my life! A great distraction from current events and a perfect show to watch and enjoy with the whole family.

Mar 07, 2020

I discovered this show in re-runs and have not seen the episodes in order. Perhaps that's why I've never understood why it's filmed in a pretend-documentary style with interview segments between the normal scenes. At any rate, this is a delightful comedy about the staff of a small towns parks department, and the humor arises from the personalities of the characters rather than from exaggerated situations or insults. It's clever and funny and the people are charming. P&R made stars out of Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza, reinforced the stardom of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, and revived the career of Rob Lowe, who is at his best in this role. It's a gentle kind of fun but moves along at a brisk pace.

Mar 13, 2019

Ok, so the first season is the weakest of the series. It doesn't start getting very good until the end of this season and then the rest of the show is amazing. I ended up skimming a lot of this season, but enjoyed it at the end and I am so glad I stuck with it. Now that I have watched all the seasons I can really see why so many people love this show. It is totally worth it.

Nov 09, 2018

VERY GOOD 1st season (of 7) for amusing TV series. I really enjoy Amy Poehler, and also Aziz Ansari. The incident with Amy falling into that huge pit hole, etc. was quite memorable.

DBRL_LyndseyR Mar 27, 2018

Parks and Rec is one of my favorite TV shows. Some people find it difficult to get through the first season, but stick with it! I promise it will be worth it. You’ll soon come to know and love the citizens of Pawnee, Indiana.

Mar 02, 2018

This was so not funny that I only made it through the first 3 episodes of the disc.

Dec 01, 2014

Amy Poehler for President please

Nov 29, 2013

This season was stupid. It wasn't that funny and it was pretty slow. I was usually doing something else while watching it.

BUT I got season two because my friend likes it so much and I thought I should give it a try and I LOVED IT. So my advice is power through season one (or read a summary on Amazon or something) and start season two because it is really good.

Aug 24, 2013

One of the all time best comedies on TV. No laugh track or annoying music, just good comedy, great writing and acting. Amy is brilliant !!

lasertravis Nov 21, 2012

This is pretty much just a recast The Office in a different setting. So, even though that is kind of lame, I was entertained and think it is funny. I am interested to see where the series goes from here, but I couldn't help but laugh throughout. I don't like the characters as well as the office, but maybe they will grow on me. Smartly written and well acted.

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