The Parks & Recreation Premiere
In the end tag, Ron gives a tour of his office, which represents how he feels about government. A sawed-off shotgun that used to belong to a local bootlegger is mounted on a pivot on his desk, so if anyone comes in to ask him for anything, they have to stare down the barrel at it. He asks if the film crew received a grant to make this documentary. To explain the huge poster of a screaming basketball coach, which has hovered over his shoulder the entire episode, he says, "This is my basketball court. I don't want to see any double-dribble, I don't want to see any three-second violations." He points at the poster like Elvis and shouts "Bobby Knight!" Is he quoting him? Or just saying his name? I assume that's who's on the poster; I don't follow basketball.
All in all, I liked it! But then, I still like The Office, whereas some of my co-workers are so done with it. So, to make the inevitable water-cooler comparisons to The Office easier, here's where we stand:
Leslie = Michael Scott
Ann = Pam
Mark = Jim
Ron = Creed Bratton
Tom = A young Creed Bratton
April = Season One Ryan
Ann's Boyfriend = Roy
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