Finally, Network Television Gives Us Something We Really Want


I'll admit that when I first heard that Parks and Rec was going to London for their season premiere, I was sceptical. A sitcom taking the entire cast on a field trip somewhere is usually a sign of either desperation, or network insistence (see: every TGIF show going to Disneyland in the mid-90s). But, since I don't think NBC could insist on a fly getting out of their soup right now, I assumed that it had something to do with the fact that Chris Pratt had to be in London anyway, filming Guardians of the Galaxy, and that the producers of Parks saw an opportunity and took it (and part of me hopes that behind the scenes discussion to make that happen played out much like the episode of 30 Rock where Liz tries to take the gang to Miami). Still and all, the trip to Washington they took a couple years ago jived more with the show's groove. London, not so much, especially Ron, who has went on record saying that "if you want to experience other cultures, use an atlas." 

But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. And I'll be giving it to them next Thursday night, as so should you. It's the decent thing to do. And NBC, oddly, is promoting a show on their network. After the jump, you can see the other two promos, including one where Chris Pratt manages to make an attempted-British Australian accent sound South African. 

The man is an actor.

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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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