PARKS AND RECREATION Season 7 Gag Reel Is Full of Laughs, Tears, and Farts

     June 5, 2015

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It’s only been about three months since Parks and Recreation went off the air, and while there have been some swell comedies in the interim like The Last Man on Earth, Veep, and Inside Amy Schumer, I’m still really feeling that Parks and Rec void. Over the course of seven seasons, executive producers Michael Schur and Amy Poehler and the rest of the cast and crew crafted not only one of the best shows on television, but one of the most humanistic. The show celebrated good people working hard to do good, and that’s not something that’s overly present on the TV landscape these days.

But in addition to being sweet and emotionally impactful, Parks and Recreation was also really, really funny. A gag reel has surfaced online for the show’s final season, and it offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at a number of moments on set that range from hilarious to touching. The most notable piece of information gleaned from this reel is perhaps the fact that Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman were prone to out-farting one another on set. But of course.

The end of the gag reel chronicles the final day of shooting, as Schur calls a series wrap on the various cast members and we see Poehler give a tearful speech about her time on the show—though she makes clear that shooting those talking head sequences were a chore for all involved.

The video is a tad long, withe audition footage and bloopers from the previous six seasons playing at the beginning, but it’s worthwhile if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan.

Embedding is disabled on the gag reel at the moment, so click on the screenshot below to watch on YouTube (via Adam Scott). Go ahead, treat yo’ self.


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