​Amy Poehler Says She’d Be Up For ‘Parks And Recreation’ Reunion

It was a bittersweet day when Parks and Recreation came to a close - a happy ending that was tainted by the fact none of us wanted to say goodbye just yet.

While the show never reached the big ratings numbers or critical acclaim it perhaps deserved, during its seven-season run it had garnered a lot of love as something of a cult underdog - much like many of its misfit characters.

Sure, in the final episode it was great to see a glimpse into the gang's future - Tom going on to become a successful restaurateur and Garry the mayor of Pawnee, while Leslie essentially became Queen of the World.

But if anything, taking us on those few steps forward in time left us only wanting more.

Well, there could be hope yet - as Amy Poehler, who starred as the endlessly enthusiastic Leslie Knope, has said she'd be game for a reunion.

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation. Credit: NBC
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation. Credit: NBC

Variety reports that Poehler dropped the potentially good news at her Smart Girls' 10th anniversary celebration dinner earlier this week.

"I am technically available," she said, somewhat teasingly.

"I have like six of Leslie's blazers in my closet, so anytime."

Only thing is, it sounds like the probability of any reunion depends largely on Parks and Rec's co-creator Mike Schur.

"Our king is busy doing his highly successful show, The Good Place," Poehler continued.

"We really can't jump without Mike. So when Mike is good and ready, I'm sure we'll show up like good soldiers."

Amy's also been thinking about Leslie's storyline - although not necessarily that seriously, joking that by now she's probably busy being 'President of the Moon'.

Earlier this year, Poehler and her former co-star Nick Offerman - who played the wonderfully grumpy Ron Swanson - appeared on The Ellen Show, where they were inevitably asked about the prospect of a reboot.

Initially, Offerman said that team was committed to come back, but only if Beyonce would play the mayor. Hmmm.

Thankfully, host Ellen DeGeneres didn't back down and pushed them for more of a serious answer, to which Poehler said: "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it. I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing."

Plus, depsite Offerman's reluctance to admit it, it sounds like he's actually up for it as well.

He was asked about bringing Parks and Rec back to our screens at this year's South By South West Festival, where he told the Daily Beast: "They're bringing every show back now, maybe they'll want to bring our show back. If that were ever to occur, it would be thanks to brains much larger than mine.

"Brains that I trust with my life. And so, if Mike Schur and Amy Poehler want to bring the show back and they think it's a good idea, I will certainly sign on...I will eat more meat at their behest."

Come on, guys, make it happen. You want it as much as we do.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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