The official Parks & Recreation Tumblr posted this cast photo earlier today with the caption “Their faces say it all… Season 6 is coming,” which, okay, yes, it is a great picture. But it’s also confusing. Some of them seem frightened beyond belief (Tom, Chris, Donna, Ben, etc.), but some of them seem really excited (Leslie, Chris, maybe April?). I … I just don’t know what to make of it. Are some of them, or the characters they portray, actually, like, pants-wettingly scared of their show coming back? Is that what this picture is trying to tell us? Every answer just raises more questions.
So, in an attempt to bring a little more realism to the situation and make sense of things, here is what I think they are looking at based on individual character reactions:
FRONT ROW (L TO R)
Tom Haverford – Someone in a white tuxedo falling in a big pile of mud over and over and over and over…
Andy Dwyer – This GIF.
SECOND ROW (L TO R)
Ron Swanson – Honestly, I imagine this is the face Ron makes every time sometime with a camera says “Smile!” or “Say cheese!”
Leslie Knope – Leslie is looking at a different part of the room, so I’m going to assume there’s a single waffle hanging from the ceiling with fishing wire. This is a trap. She is definitely going to fall for it. Those Eagleton pieces of sh*t.
THIRD ROW (L TO R)
April Ludgate – April is also looking up to the ceiling, seemingly half-excited and half-scared. It takes a whole lot to get this kind of emotion of out her, so my guess would have to be “a huge picture of a goth couple having sex.”
Ben Wyatt – I don’t know. And Adam Scott’s face is terrifying in this picture and I don’t want to look at it anymore. Next.
Ann Perkins – A picture of herself from her red hair phase.
Chris Traeger – See, Chris looks super happy, but he gets this way over everything. It makes it impossible to judge. He could be looking at anything from a pleasant-looking stranger to Lil Sebastian galloping into the room, back from the dead and towing a cotton candy machine behind him. His reverse poker face is just as effective as the standard one in this situation.
FOURTH ROW (L TO R)
Jerry Gergich – This story about the testicle-eating fish.
Donna Meagle - Somebody scratched the Benz. This is the one I’m most sure of, by a mile.
FIFTH ROW (L TO R)
Person In Big Plushy Bear Costume – A frightened Ellen May from Justified.