author of Joss Whedon: The Biography. mtv lifer. i watch a lot of television. a lot. and i talk about fandom and television in general a lot. when not slacking off, i'm rambling at PopGurls.com
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The banana stand! Your hair! I love everything about this.
Awww… thanks ladies!
thank goodness i recently did my hair because it had been a while and it was all sorts of faded, dingy and grey. i didn’t make any plans to match (although it apparently matched my dress on friday as well), and i didn’t even know that we were going, much less properly prepped for a photoshoot until 5 minutes before we left :)
Same thing happened on the East Coast, if that helps. The DC “Snowquester” became the “Noquester,” and meanwhile my office in Boston is closed again for another crazy snowstorm. At least the car is in the shop and doesn’t need to be dug out…
Oh, i’m jealous! See, I live on the side of a mountain and my house is on the downslant from the road. It’s a bitch when the weather is nice, and superevil when there’s snow — don’t get me started on ice. When we had that massive snow/ice storm in January, i couldn’t get my car out for a week. And when I park it on the top, my little Mini Cooper gets plowed in to the windows. The ONLY thing i care about wherever I move next is that I have a flat driveway.
That was one of my favorite early April & Andy moments—they both like old people. And, as we saw in in “The Bubble” old people think they’re adorable.
So basically April and Andy need to work with Ethel to teach old people about safe sex. It would be perfect.
You know, with Andy working with Ben at Sweetum’s Charity Foundation, I think it makes PERFECT SENSE that he goes to check out a non-profit sexual health organization that focuses on seniors. But he needs a senior to go with him, so he takes Ethel and April ends up having to drive. And of course, hijinks and confusion abound and it’s either assumed that they’re all in some kind of polyamorous relationship or that Andy and Ethel are in a May-December romance and April is Ethel’s disapproving granddaughter.
When I saw Toms ID, I thought the same thing. And the reveal hit me with the same emotion and depth of Citizen Knope they do it for their friends because they love them and they help each other.
Exactly. It’s been a show where they all support each other and show up for each other. I particularly love it in all the small moments like in ”Indianapolis,” when Leslie tells Ben to go to the Snakehole Lounge with everyone after he refuses Tom’s invitation. And then he’s surprised at the small things — Donna buying him a Miller Lite, saying “that’s your drink, right?”, the easiness of his conversations with Andy (who is oddly his only confidant) and talking to Tom and genuinely wanting him to feel better about his dreams, which smell horrible. And perhaps it was Ben’s first reaction as a Pawneean when he sprays Tom’s perfume into Dennis Feinstein’s car in a show of support and revenge for Tom.
Thats what I love so much about Parks and Rec. Its chock full of those little details that harken back to other moments, other episodes. Emotional continuity!
I think you can look at every character at the beginning of the series and right now and see their emotional and narrative arc and it MAKES SENSE. they’ve all grown — even in smaller ways like Jerry and Donna — and you can easily trace it through big and small moments.
there is SO MUCH academic work on Joss Whedon’s work and I honestly feel like Parks and Rec offers up an incredible wealth of source material — especially for a sitcom — to do the same.
I was kind of thinking the same thing. It looks like it could be a last minute thing. Ben could easily scrounge up a tux (might even own one, given their jobs) but her dress would likely be on order or still in need of alterations this far in advance.
That’s a good theory. I’m like the idea of it being Leslie and Ann “make it work time.” My other theory is that the dress is the one that Leslie actually picked out/sort of made and she either ran home and got it or it’s been at Ann’s all this time.
I’m on board with that too — that the dress has been at Ann’s and still needs alterations and the two ladies “made it work.” We know that Leslie loves herself some Tim Gunn and Project Runway.
it does look really cute! and i love your shirt a ton. A+
Thank you! It’s from Heartbreaker Fashion which is a fantastic company with super cute, well-made clothes.I have a bunch of dresses from there and I always get compliments on them. PLUS the people there are pretty damn awesome too — I need to write up a piece on just how wonderful they were when the post office completely screwed me over.
MUFE is another company that treated me incredibly well when someone else refused — then it was in 1998 and the people at the SoHo MAC wouldn’t acknowledge me when I was in their shop. The girl in the MUFE shop around the corner was just wonderful. She did my makeup, explained what she did, told me what i should get and what i could use if i already had it. I never felt pressured, and more than that, she treated me like a worthwhile human being. WHAT A NOVEL CONCEPT! So I’ve been a very loyal customer since then, even when I had to trek downtown because there was no Sephora that I knew of and certainly no MUFE in Sephora.