The final episode of Parks and Recreation aired nearly four years ago, so it’s about time that the Internet begins to focus on a possible reunion. Unlike pop culture’s daily struggle to convince Steve Carell to go back to The Office, Amy Poehler says she’s ready to return to the Pawnee, Indiana parks department. Like, she just needs a few minutes to change.
“I am technically available,” Poehler said on Monday at Smart Girls’ 10th anniversary celebration dinner. “I have like six of Leslie’s blazers in my closet, so anytime.”
Perhaps it’s easy for Poehler to say she’s ready to be Knope again considering how much Leslie-like work ethic she’s applied this year. She hosted a reality crafting completion, wrote and directed a couple things for Netflix and produced a few projects as well. If someone who works that much considers herself available for a reunion, that’s a great sign.
But it’s not even the first time this year she’s mentioned it. While promoting Making It, with Nick Offerman, she said that everyone would do a reunion. So what’s the hold up?
“Our king is busy doing his highly successful show, ‘The Good Place,’” Poehler said. “We really can’t jump without Mike. So when Mike is good and ready, I’m sure we’ll show up like good soldiers.”
So the only thing standing between us and new Parks and Recreation is Mike Schur figuring out the meaning of life / the afterlife and then distilling it into a perfect ending for The Good Place. Then, with no more worlds to conquer, it sounds like we can all return to Pawnee.