Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Parks and Rec

Is anyone a fan of the NBC series "Parks and Recreation"?

It's been on since spring of 2009 and stars Amy Poehler as a perky blonde mid-level bureaucrat in a small-town municipal Parks Department.

If you're a fan of the show, please note that it's not really a very accurate picture of the way a public agency operates. The wacky issues brought up in the show - marrying gay penguins; filling in gravel pits; council members' sex scandals -  aren't really very realistic, compared to the real issues citizens ask their public officials to solve.

Although I'm really enjoying it, I'm a newcomer to the show. I started watching it for the first time in the last couple of weeks, since I started my new a mid-level bureaucrat in - oh, well, you figure it out.

Truth is stranger than fiction.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats on the new jerb!

Kizz said...

Hope the new job is rolling along nicely...and that Amy Poehler's character isn't your boss.

Unknown said...

Really? The way they portray things on sitcoms in not how things are in real life?

Stop it.

: )

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

High five on the new job! Do you get to spend a lot of time outdoors?

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

My husband thinks that show is a hoot! Now I'm off to follow that link about squirrels...