I have watched the entire series of Parks and Recreation at least 7 times through. I can tell you not only what episode a quote is from, but also the season and placement with embarrassing accuracy. I cannot fully explain what is so perfect about this show, but it has been my go to Netflix binge whenever I’m feeling sad, overworked, hung over, or just super uncool. I think part of the appeal—aside from the spot on humor—is Leslie Knope’s shinning positivity. Whatever problem is thrown at her, Leslie rolls up her sleeves, makes a color-coded chart, and gets shit done. She is the feminist rant spewing, waffle-loving, Ka-booming badass that women needed in television. And she will be sorely missed.
Leslie Knope became the hero we could all look up to because:
She gave us a new national holiday.
So pour out a shot of Snake Juice for our one true unicorn goddess, presidential princess, Leslie Knope.