Here’s What All Your Fave ‘Parks and Recreation’ Characters are Doing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

by Jeremy Spirogis
A screenshot from "A Parks and Recreation Special" on NBC.

“A Parks and Recreation Special” is perhaps the most effective tv moments to occur since quarantine started. It’s additionally the primary time we’ve seen a present put the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster right into a scripted episode of one thing. The particular aired on NBC on April 30 in an effort to boost consciousness about greatest practices in the course of the pandemic, however most significantly to boost cash for Feed America. 

And, in fact, it introduced again everybody’s favourite Pawneeans. There have been some particular company audiences didn’t learn about beforehand, like Paul Rudd as Bobby Newport, together with acquainted faces. And in case you have been questioning: sure, Bobby is in his personal world, not realizing concerning the virus in any respect. Here’s how all the opposite characters are holding up. 

A screenshot from "A Parks and Recreation Special" on NBC.
Screenshot from the solid of “A Parks and Recreation Special” — Pictured is Jon Glaser as Jeremy Jamm, Jay Jackson as Perd Hapley, Ben Schwartz as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubry Plaza as April Ludgate, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Retta as Donna Meagle, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Jim O’Heir as Jerry Gergeich, Jason Mantzoukas as Dennis Feinstein -| NBC

Leslie Knope

Like the true drive of nature she is, Leslie Knope is in command of the cellphone tree that checks on everybody from the unique present. She’s head of the Department of Interior, so on prime of checking on her nearest and dearest, she’s additionally heading tons of conferences, calls, and interviews. Not to say, she has triplets to boost. She’s trying nice off of two hours of sleep, however nothing much less is anticipated of Leslie. 

Ben Wyatt

Ben is a little bit off his rocker on this particular. Remember when he went via a little bit of an episode and created a claymation “film” that took all day however solely lasted a couple of seconds? Well, he’s already at that stage, once more, besides he needs to mix that along with his sport, Cones of Dunshire. Yeah, there’s lots happening in his head. But he’s a congressman and makes it his job to teach the individuals as properly, together with Leslie. They’re (fortunately) nonetheless fortunately married. 

April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer

You know who else are nonetheless collectively? April and Andy. And April, being who she is, is in a darkish, mystical-looking den whereas Andy can be on model and locked inside a shed. He, Bert Macklin FBI, refuses to get assist from April. On prime of that, Andy makes a particular look as Johnny Karate on Perd’s morning present, and lets everybody know washing your arms is essential. Which it’s, nevertheless it’s been essential. He apparently simply bought that memo. 

Ron Swanson

In a latest interview with Seth Meyers, Nick Offerman mentioned that Ron Swanson could be hiding out in his cabin. And he was proper! Ron is out in his cabin along with his household, residing off the land for essentially the most half, and killing animals so he doesn’t should go to the grocery retailer. He additionally has a shock intruder: Tammy II, his evil ex-wife (performed by Offerman’s real-life spouse, Megan Mullally). And behind his robust exterior, as normal, Ron finds a option to give again to Leslie for all she’s executed.  

Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger

Ann and Chris are nonetheless “Life Partners” residing in Michigan, and Ann really went again to nursing in the course of the pandemic, to assist any means she will. Because of this, she has to self-isolate from Chris and their two children in order that she doesn’t get them sick if she’s carrying it from the hospital. Chris’ intense well being routine has paid off in additional methods than one, as a result of he’s donating tons of blood to assist these in want, together with Megan Rapinoe and a panther? Either means, it checks out throughout.  

Garry Gergich

Oh, poor Garry, as soon as Larry and Jerry. No one needs to name the poor man, despite the fact that he’s now the Mayor of Pawnee. Mayor or not, he’s nonetheless good ‘ole Garry. Thank goodness he canceled a lick-and-pass occasion on the town, in any other case Pawnee may need seen an enormous spike in instances. 

Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle

Tom and Donna have an amazing reunion, with Tom in “Bali,” the place he was alleged to be along with his ebook tour, nevertheless it bought canceled. Donna resides it up in her good house together with her cute husband Joe. She states how a lot academics must be making as a result of it’s lots of onerous work. 

Overall, the Parks and Recreation particular episode reunion was pleasant for followers in every single place. It type of contextualized the pandemic in a Pawnee means, and made the world a little bit happier for the 30 minutes it was on.

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