Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman give crafting the Great British Bake-Off treatment

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Although it’s not the return trip to Pawnee that viewers have been yearning for, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s new reality competition series, Making It, positively brims with the goodheartedness of their previous NBC collaboration, Parks And Recreation. The erstwhile Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson host this spirited…

Nick Offerman says he'd return to Pawnee for a Parks And Recreation reunion

With each passing day, another classic sitcom is dusted off in preparation for a reboot or revival. Murphy Brown’s return to the small screen is already in the works, while the creators of The Office and Seinfeld are mulling over the prospect of writing storylines suitable for this post-Twitter world (here’s one from…

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are very cute in the trailer for their new crafting competition show

Out of the many arrows in the Parks And Recreation quiver, one of the most reliable was the show’s highly refined sense of cute. Not just in terms of tiny horses, or affable doofuses, but in its endlessly loving approach to its characters, and the relationships between them. Now, NBC—and the series’ former stars, Amy…

Amy Poehler and Michael Schur politely request the NRA fuck off from posting any more Parks & Rec GIFs

Artists can’t always control who likes or enjoys their work. But that doesn’t mean they have to just sit back and let people who they politically abhor co-opt their beloved characters and universes willy-nilly, either, something Parks And Recreation and The Good Place creator Michael Schur made abundantly clear…

Seth Meyers asks women to lead us into the future in searing Golden Globes monologue

Leading up the ceremonial duties for the largest Hollywood gathering since the revelations of just how deep the culture of sexual harassment (and misogyny) runs in the film and TV industry—and really, anywhere—was going to be a tough task for anyone. And while handing over that kind of platform to a white man again…

Don't try to talk shit about Amy Poehler's The House when Chance The Rapper is around

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s recent “suburban parents break bad” comedy The House came and went from theaters with a quickness, pushed along by a critical consensus that generally asked how such a funny cast—which also included folks like Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, and Allison Tolman—could provoke such a small…

Netflix orders new comedy from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland

Netflix has just announced that it’s bringing Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland together for a new comedy series, with Poehler producing, Lyonne starring, and Headland writing the first episode. The show doesn’t seem to have a name yet, but Netflix’s official synopsis says it’s about “a young woman…

Amy Poehler developing Fox animated comedy about aspirational slacker kid

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Poehler is teaming up with The Simpsons’ Mike Scully and Julie Thacker for a new animated comedy on Fox. The untitled show will reportedly focus on Duncan Harris, an average 15-year-old kid “with dreams of being a UFC fighter, tech billionaire, video game champ—or any job where…

Wet Hot’s 10-year anniversary ends, and ends, and ends happily ever after

The hard part of processing the final act of Ten Years Later is figuring out what exactly happened to the Camp Firewood crew. It’s also the fun part. A lot of stuff happens between “Dance” and “End Summer Night’s Dream,” and for the vast majority of the Wet Hot characters, the conclusion of Ten Years Later is about as…

Wet Hot American Summer has an overpopulation problem...and it’s growing

At some point during these eight episodes of Wet Hot, I’m going to have to get it through my head that Ten Years Later is not a sequel to the movie. It’s a sequel to the entire franchise, including, but not limited to, practically every single character and element introduced so far. I’m half-expecting the legendary…

Ben’s epic nose job is among the surprises when the Wet Hot gang meets Ten Years Later

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The Wet Hot American Summer Cinematic Universe is crammed tightly with goofy gags and absurd premises, many of which could be spun off into their own series. (I, for one, would enjoy a dark origin story chronicling the genesis of Coop’s superhero alter-ego, Miss Patty Pancakes.) Michael Showalter and David Wain chose…

The spirit of Wet Hot American Summer is alive and well Ten Years Later

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Michael Showalter and David Wain have an ear for dialogue. It’s one of the things that makes them such sharp film parodists, the type who don’t settle for re-staging a famous scene or putting a popular film’s words in a new context. They pick up on the bigger picture—how that scene looks, or how those words sound—and…