If you’re looking for a good laugh, watching “Parks and Rec” is always the way to go. It’s an iconic show for several reasons: Amy Poehler slays the role of Leslie Knope, feminist icon and national treasure, that must be protected at all costs. We get to see pre-Guardian’s of the Galaxy Chris Pratt star as the hilariously-stupid and adorable Andy. There was Ron Swanson, Ron Swanson’s mustache, and Li’l Sebastian. Parks And Rec was low-key ahead of the self-care game with #treatyoself day. And, lastly, the entire cast was freakishly obsessed with waffles (but like, same).
The best part of the show was the fantastic characters and how downright hilarious and relatable they are. We all have a little bit of Leslie Knope, Tom Haverford, Ann Perkins, and others in us… and that’s why viewers love Parks and Rec. Here is some insight into each of the Parks and Rec characters and their most iconic quotes:
Quite possibly one of the best TV characters of all time (in my completely biased opinion), Leslie Knope is an extremely ambitious, eager, cheerful person who is always working hard at her job, which is deputy director of the Parks and Recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana.
Leslie always has energy and a huge smile on her face. She loves waffles (to the point where it’s an unhealthy obsession), celebrating Galantine’s Day with her female besties, and creating binders for everything.
She definitely puts her all in everything she does, and wants everyone to have the same work ethic. Her only hilarious cons are that she’s uptight, super dramatic, and overly-competitive at times. But nonetheless, we adore Leslie Knope and the feminist icon she is. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Leslie Knope:
Ron Swanson Quotes
Ah, Ron Swanson…the legend himself. Ron has forever gone on to be one of the most iconic TV characters of all time. It’s safe to say America loves Ron, and Ron loves America—except for paying taxes and the government, which is ironic since he works for the government. He is Leslie’s boss, but let’s be real, Leslie does all the work while Ron sits at his desk and waits until he can go home.
Ron is a simple man. He loves bacon, hunting, woodworking, and hates the government and happy people. 99.9 percent of the time, Ron is a cranky, overly masculine guy, but every once in a while, you’ll see his sweet side.Think of Ron Swanson as the human version of Squidward. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Ron Swanson:
Tom Haverford Quotes
If you need help building up your confidence, just watch Tom Haverford on this show. Tom is Tom’s biggest fan, and he lets everyone know. I mean, I guess you do have to be your biggest hypeman?
Tom is Leslie’s right-hand man, and they are a hilarious duo. Tom is sarcastic, dramatic (even more so than Leslie) and very eccentric. This guy has red carpet in the soles of his shoes. Tom loves dressing up in the latest trends and is always down to pose for a photo.Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Tom Haverford:
Ann Perkins Quotes
Ann Perkins is the beloved girl-next-door and Leslie’s best friend. Ann is sweet, kind, compassionate, and seems to be the only normal one in this crazy group of characters. She’s a little shy and timid at first, but definitely comes out of her shell as the seasons go by. She’s definitely the mom of the group and is always there for her friends. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Ann Perkins:
April Ludgate Quotes
April Ludgate: The ultimate spirit animal. April is the youngest character out of the Parks and Rec gang, and is definitely the sassiest. She’s known for her dark humor, her dry wit, and her goth-like personality. April pretty much hates her job; she’s always texting or napping at her desk, and she’s always rolling her eyes when Leslie asks her to do something. Despite her seemingly tough exterior, you can tell April truly cares for her Parks and Rec family and enjoys working with them. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of April Ludgate:
Andy Dwyer a.k.a. America’s Sweetheart. We love Andy and how adorable he is. While he’s not the brightest, he is the kindest person ever who's always trying to put a smile on people’s faces and always sees the positives in a situation. He’s pretty clueless about everything, but one thing’s for certain, Andy Dwyer is perfect just the way he is. Also, Andy and April are #couplegoals. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Andy Dwyer:
Jerry Gergich Quotes
Jerry, poor old Jerry. Jerry is often the butt of jokes with the other characters and the first one to be blamed if something goes wrong. He is often ignored by his coworkers, but surprisingly, he doesn’t mind. He knows they care about him and vice versa. Jerry is quite dorky and corny; he’s the epitome of a dad who loves dad jokes. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Jerry Gergich:
Donna Meagle Quotes
Donna Meagle is the sassy bestie we always wanted. Donna always keeps it real and keeps people in check. She’s pretty lowkey and keeps to herself, but knows how to be the life of the party when there is one. Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Donna Meagle:
Ben Wyatt Quotes
Ben Wyatt is Leslie’s coworker turned husband. He’s dorky, a little uptight, and quite paranoid over a lot of things. Leslie and Ben are great for each other; Leslie brightens up Ben’s life and Ben helps balance Leslie’s craziness.Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Ben Wyatt:
Chris is “lit-er-ally” the best. He’s a lot like Andy; lovable, super happy, and always positive. Although, Chris is super into health and fitness. He *casually* runs five miles a day, is always drinking kale smoothies, and loves to make his own healthy salad dressing which he brings to restaurants. One mannerism that Chris is known for is over pronouncing everything.Here are our favorite parks and rec quotes, courtesy of Chris Traeger:
As you can see, these characters are downright hilarious and we’ll always be able to relate to them. Thankfully, “Parks and Recreation”is on Netflix, so you can binge on this hilarious show right now.