thoughts on parks and recreation: sweet sixteenPosted: February 24, 2012
Previously on Parks and Recreation: Dave Returns
I will miss this show when it makes way for the return of Community, but luckily we have two more episodes left before the brief hiatus and come April, we’ll have both shows on at the same time. Comedy win.
Sweet Sixteen was the perfect Jerry-centric episode. It should have been all about him and his special day, but instead we watched Tom and Ann’s ongoing love affair, Chris and Andy bond over Champion, Leslie try and prove she could handle all of her growing responsibilities and Donna show off her huge family cabin. And of course Jerry would have a Leap Year birthday, completely fitting for the character. So let’s jump right into my favorite moments (and quotes) of yet another solid episode (I have to note that this show has been increasingly consistent in terms of being hilarious.)
- “Oh Ann, you beautiful rule-breaking moth.” Leslie’s names for Ann never get old.
- “Boss, I need your Herbie Hancock on this.” Andy being dumb is also something that never gets old.
- Wheels for Meals on Wheels. I’m sure someone over at that nonprofit wishes this was real.
- Lollipopping does sound like something the kids are doing, but not in the way Leslie meant it.
- Andy’s face when Chris described Champion (who is a mutt aka half amazing and half terrific), in German.
- Jerry’s ridiculous shirt. By the way, they mentioned he’d be retiring in four years, but if I recall Jerry’s retirement and full pension should be coming up in the next year.
- Donna Meagle, cousin of Ginuwine, has the SWEETEST family cabin.
- Tom’s “My Oh-No-No’s” List #3: Not loving 90s R&B music (This isn’t really all that outrageous and should be an important part of anyone’s deal-breaker list)
- The minimal acceptable thread count for sheets? If you’ve seen Intimate Moments, you already know that 700 count is like ‘sleeping in lotion’ and 296 count is ‘sandpaper’. Other Ann faux-pas: Never seen a Paul Walker movie. Doesn’t care about Blu-ray. Owns less Uggs than Tom. Goodness Ann, that’s just ridiculous. Except for the Blu-ray thing, which can be overrated. There’s no reason anyone ever needs to see Crazy, Stupid, Love on Blu-ray. Ever.
- “Thank you alcohol.“
- They may suck at making signs, but Sign-tologist is a GENIUS company name.
- “Everything you just said makes me like me more.” Tom’s response to Ann’s complaint that he has 20-inch rims on his Volkswagen Golf and calls himself the “Brown Gosling.”
- Did anyone else think Ben had company on that couch when he popped up?
- Organic gluten-free soy bones. Chris is so adorable.
- This is a really childish request, but can we pllleeeassseee see Tom and Ann kiss?
- Tann or Haverkins? I’m a little partial to Tann.
- “Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.” Ron Swanson, who was a man even at the tender age of 11.
- Jerry loves Muncie, Indiana. I’ve never been, so I’ll withhold any judgment on that one.