Parks and Recreation

NBC (ended 2015)




  • Season 7 Episode 10: The Johnny Karate Super A...

  • Text of the "Loose Animal in the Studio" Disclaimer:

    From the law offices of Fwar, Dips, Winshares, Gritt, Nelsson, Woba, Eraplus, ZSwing, Range-Factor, Heart, Babip, Pecota, Vorp & Eckstein, LLC


    This document (the "Disclaimer") is binding in perpetuity. It ensures that Channel 46 (the "Company") and its parent company, Sweetums Corp., as well as Sweetum Corp's parent company, Academi, cannot be held legally responsible for any views or actions made by/on "Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show" (the "Show"). The actions or opinions expressed by, Johnny Karate a.k.a. Burt Macklin a.k.a. Jonathan Karate a.k.a. Andy Dwyer (the "Host") or his wife, Mrs. Karate a.k.a. Janet Snakehole a.k.a. Judy Hitler a.k.a. April Ludgate-Dwyer (the "Producer"), do not necessarily represent those of the Company. This statement also applies to any and all alter egos or characters generated now, or in the future, by either the Host or the Producer, as well as their cast members, current or future, and their dog Champion a.k.a. Dog World Champion a.k.a. The Three-Legged Wonder a.k.a. Tripod Jones (the "Dog").

    This further acknowledges that the Company has on numerous occasions under the threat of termination and/or loss of privileges relating to Host's show, instructed the Host and the Producer not to engage in any of the following activities:

    - Attempting to ingest or encouraging others to ingest non-edible products, including but not limited to: glue, wood, staples, staplers, toys, will socks, cotton socks, polyester socks, cotton/polyester blend socks, scientific equipment, and any form of US currency, including but not limited to: pennies, nickels, quarters, Susan B. Anthony dollars, Sacagawea dollars, or paper bills.

    - Detonation of any sort of explosive device, or non-explosive device that is rendered explosive by the taping or gluing of said device to an explosive device.

    - Covering the studio property or any other property in any substance, including but not limited to: glitter, tar, glittery tar, jam, gel, jelly, ice, slush, slime, sludge, slurry, ooze, gunk, glop, goop, foam, froth, much, or ice cream.

    - Using the Company's telephone for any "crank call" segments to any citizens, including but not limited to: current or former government officials, former classmates, former co-workers, local restaurants, "Lawrence,: "Greg Pikitis," or any members of the 2001-2017 New England Patriots.

    - Claiming to be an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or the Central Intelligence Agency and/or the Coast Guard and/or the United States Treasury Department and/or "Special Ops" and/or "Special Ox" [sic] in order to gain access to government or law enforcement buildings.

    - Pressing on Host's own eyes with Host's own thumbs in order to "see cool stuff floating around in there."

    - Attempting to break any National or International record for any kind of competitive eating, including but not limited to: pies, hot dogs, cherries, bananas, sunflower seeds, butternut squash, clam chowder, milk, pinto beans, burritos, sweet-n-sour chicken, Paunch Burger Dinner-for-Breakfast Combos, Paunch Burger Breakfast-for-Dinner pancake combos, Paunch Burger Lunch-for-Dinner Sandwich Combos, or Paunch Burger Everything-for-Dinner Burrito-Pancake-Taco-Teriyaki-Chicken-Waffle-Nacho-Penne-Arrabiata-Steak Combos Supreme.

    Specific Note on Liability of "Loose Animal in the Studio" Segment (the "Segment")

    By reading this document, you (the "Viewer"), or your legal guardian, forgo the right to seek any legal action regarding any possible contact with a loose or lost animal (the "Animal") in the Segment. Viewers are encouraged not to seek out or interact with the loose Animal, and all claims to the contrary made by the Host or Producer are false.

    No animals were harmed in the making of the segment.  If they were, it was not the intention of the Show, Host, Company, or Producer, nor can those parties be held responsible for the actions of the aforementioned animals. Once the Viewer has entered Studio 46, the Company is not liable for the actions, noises, behaviors, or attacks of any Loose Animal, including but not limited to:
    - Varn Owl
    - Red Claw Scorpion
    - Mexican Plateau Horned Lizard
    - Tasmanian Pygmy Possum
    - Green Tree Python
    - Boll Weevil
    - Boa Constrictor
    - Hagfish
    - Ecuadorian Pudu
    - Fire-Throated Anteater
    - Albino  Wolverine
    - Sucker-Footed Bat
    - Egyptian Tortoise
    - Lithuanian "Garbage Cat"
    - Hawaiian Gharial
    - Brazilian Thunder Panda

    Special Addition to the Note on Liability of "Loose Animal in the Studio" (the "Segment")

    These conditions and limits on liability apply to all segments of "April's Animal Corner," regardless of whether the segment eventually leads to the aforementioned Segment ("Loose Animal in the Studio"). On such occasions when "April's Animal Corner" proceeds as planned, and the animal in question remains safely in the cage or container in which it was transported, the Company hey it's me Andy I had a dumb meeting with our dumb lawyer who was yelling at me for something I don't even know what it was he's so funny when he yells he looks like Beaker from the Muppets and I'm in his office right now he's on a phone call so I opened his document and clicked in the middle of this paragraph and started typing ha ha ha he's so dumb he'll probably never even see this I can type whatever I want Colts rule Colts rule Johnny Karate forever Greg Pikitis sucks ok he's coming back I love you April bye! retains the right to apply these limited liability conditions to the Segment as well as all other segments involving animals, now or in the future.

  • Season 7 Episode 7: Donna and Joe

  • Goof: Donna tells April she is her Maid of Honor, though, since April is married, she would be Donna's Matron of Honor.

  • Season 7 Episode 6: Save JJ's

  • When Leslie, JJ, et al. are walking through Beachview Terrace, the phone number 310-836-2121 is visible on a sign. There is spray paint on the zero to make it look like a 7; 310 is Southern California area code, where as 317 is central Indiana. The number belongs to the Nick Hadim Group Of Companies, a real estate firm based outside LA.

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Ron and Jammy

  • Harris Wittels (Harris) appears uncredited in the scene where Joan ambushes a patient in rehab.

  • When Leslie and Ron prepare Jeremy for his break up with Tammy and they are in the cabin, Leslie says that they're using Pavlovian techniques, which is Classical Conditioning, when they spray Tammy's perfume at him and then hit him.

    Actually this process is called Operant Conditioning which is most commonly associated with Skinner, not Pavlov.

  • Season 5 Episode 16: Bailout

  • April asks Ann for a recommendation letter to veterinary school, however this episode was aired in March, and vet school applications are usually due in early October. Also Ann hands April an envelope containing her letter, but vet school recommendation letters are currently submitted entirely online. On top of these errors, there is no vet school at Indiana University (later erroneously referred to as the University of Indiana) in Bloomington. The only veterinary school in Indiana is at Purdue University.

  • Season 5 Episode 15: Correspondent's Lunch

  • The office of the Sweetums Foundation is the old Crane, Poole & Schmidt office from Boston Legal.

  • Season 5 Episode 7: Leslie vs. April

  • The incident Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) mentions involving a Sweetumsgiantmolasses vat exploding and causing an ecological disaster, including people dying, is based on an actual incident that happened in Boston in January, 1919.

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Ms. Knope Goes to Washington

  • While barbecuing Ron is wearing an apron from Charles Mulligan's Steak House which is revealed to be his favorite restaurant in the episode "Indianapolis." Excited to eat there when they travel to Indianapolis, he discovers it has been shut down for health code violations.

  • The states with towns named Pawnee mentioned in this episode are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
    Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas do all have towns named Pawnee.  Nebraska and Iowa have towns named Pawnee City and Missouri has a Pawnee township.
    Pawnee Kansas is a ghost town which is now home to The Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site.
    Pawnee, Indiana is the only fictional town on the list.

  • The relationship name Tom comes up with for himself and Ann is "Haverkins" (a combination of their last names, respectively Harverford and Perkins).

  • Season 4 Episode 17: Campaign Shake-Up

  • During the clip of "The Final Word with Perd" we learn that local "Perd" is short for Perderick and that his full name is Perderick L. Hapley. Perd is a local TV talk show and a recurring character.

  • Goof: When the poll results are first shown, third-place candidate Brandi Maxxxx' last name has four X's. However, when the poll results are shown again on another screen, there are only two X's.

  • Season 4 Episode 13: Bowling for Votes

  • The newspaper article "Campaign Manager Punches Voter; Candidate Embraces Him" repeats its first two paragraphs of text after the third original paragraph.

  • Season 4 Episode 9: The Trial of Leslie Knope

  • Goof: At the end of the episode, there's a joke where Jerry says that his real name is Gary. The previous director called him "Jerry" and he was too timid to correct him, so he'd been known as Jerry ever since. However, in "Time Capsule", April reads from Jerry's mother's diary and says "Jerrold starred in his school production of Peter Pan".

  • Season 4 Episode 7: The Treaty

  • Goof: The former pre-1991 Yugoslavia flag with the red star can be seen displayed in the row of flags.

  • When showing of her collection of National flags, there are actually several Canadian provincial/territorial flags hidden among the national flags. Notably Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories.

  • Goof: The model UN security council incorrectly includes "England" when it should be the entire "United Kingdom".

  • Season 4 Episode 6: End of the World

  • The webisode series "Road Trip" details April and Andy's trip to the grand canyon which is featured in this episode.

  • Season 3 Episode 13: The Fight

  • Goof: In the scene where everybody is in Donna's car, when she warns everybody about dry heaving, her lips don't move.

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