‘Parks & Recreation’ will complete its seven season run on Feb. 24, but wipe away those tears. Fans are going nuts sharing their favorite moments from the comedy, so we aren’t going to cry that it’s over, we’re going to smile (and hysterically laugh) that it happened at all!
Bye byeee, Lil’ Sebastian…and Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ron (Nick Offerman), and everyone else in Pawnee, Indiana. We are seriously sad to say goodbye to Parks & Recreation, the zany NBC comedy which has positioned waffles and wood to be of equal importance as Joe Biden for years now (that means a lot of importance). Apparently, other fans of the series are just as heartbroken to see it go. To celebrate seven great seasons, we’ve compiled some fan favorite memories and, one thing is clear: We will always have JJ’s Diner!
‘Parks & Recreation’ Best Moments
Gone, but certainly never to be forgotten. We’ve compiled some fan favorite moments of the series, which will certainly live on in our hearts forever.
Joy & Sorrow
On Feb. 19, Parks & Recreation producer, writer and occasional actor Harris Wittels was found dead in his home. His cause of death has not yet been confirmed, however, it is suspected to be due to an overdose.
The devastating news came less than one week prior to the airing of the series finale of the show which Harris worked so hard on. The same evening that the news broke, star and producer Amy was being honored at an event hosted by Variety.
Though she was being honored, Amy used the opportunity to speak about her fallen friend. “Today, I lost a friend,” she said. “I lost a dear, young friend in my life who was struggling with addiction. I’m sharing it with you because life and death live so close together, and we walk that fine line every day. So, I don’t really feel like telling any jokes. I’m kind of sad, and it’s really great to be here tonight and listen to all of you, and listen to the great work that you do and be reminded why we live in this bizarre planet called ‘Hollywood.’”
So sad. And yet, like Amy said, life and death live close together, and we’re happy that Harris could see Parks through to the end.
Are you sad to see Parks sign off?
— Casey Mink