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Leslie Knope’s ‘Parks & Rec’ Wedding Dress: Better Than Liz Lemon’s?

Fri, February 22, 2013 12:01pm EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Leslie Knope Wedding Parks And Rec
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Two of NBC’s most awkward princesses said ‘I do’ to their equally awkward princes this season — but who dressed best?

“Normal” isn’t a word I would use to describe either of NBC’s comedy queens — Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) on Parks & Recreation and Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) on the late-great 30 Rock — so I certainly wouldn’t expect either of them to sport a normal dress on their wedding day. We saw Liz tie the knot earlier this season, and on the Feb. 21 episode of Parks & Rec, we got to see Leslie swap vows with Ben (Adam Scott). Which of their unconventional get-ups did you like better?

Leslie Knope’s Wedding Dress On ‘Parks & Recreation’

Because Leslie and Ben’s wedding happened last-minute, she didn’t have a lot of time to plan — and that included shopping for a dress — so she tasked Ann (Rashida Jones) with whipping up the perfect gown.

“I was thinking the sensuality of Eleanor Roosevelt combined with the animal magnetism of Leslie Stahl,” she told Ann, which is exactly what she got.

The finished product was a dress made from all the “meaningful bills, pictures, documents and memos” from Leslie’s career, and she literally couldn’t have been more thrilled with it.

“It is the most beautiful object I’ve ever seen,” Leslie proclaimed. “It is the Ann Perkins of dresses. It is amazing.”

Liz Lemon’s Wedding Dress On ’30 Rock’

Arguably even weirder than Leslie’s newspaper dress was the Princess Leia-style dress Liz wore to her own nuptials in late 2012. Actually, scratch that, it wasn’t a Princess Leia-style dress; it was just a straight-up Princess Leia costume. The last time we saw Liz in all her Star Wars glory was when she tried to crazy her way out of jury duty back in 2008, which totally worked.

But as a wedding dress? Once again, it only worked because of the fine lady wearing it. And if there’s one thing I learned from 30 Rock, it was to accept absurdities without question. I mean, in what reality would Liz Lemon ever end up with James Marsden?

— Andy Swift

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