The works of pop culture we want to experience on our deathbed

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

More Lil’ Sebastian: Parks And Rec and 9 other shows we could’ve watched for eternity 

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Aubrey Plaza made a half-hour ASMR video, and a lot of it is about killing Jerry from Parks And Rec

Today, in “Maybe the weirdest thing we’ve ever had to watch for work” news: W Magazine recently recruited Parks And Recreation and Legion star Aubrey Plaza for its ongoing, aurally uncomfortable video series, “Celebrity ASMR,” which is exactly what it sounds like. But where folks like Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie,…

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…

Okay, now the rest of the Parks And Recreation cast is telling the NRA to eat shit

Last night, the NRA tweeted out a thank you to spokeswoman Dana Loesch for “being the voice of over 5 million #NRA members.” This was in response to a town hall on CNN on which Loesch got her ass handed to her by a whole cavalcade of Parkland shooting survivors. The NRA accompanied this thank you note with a GIF from …

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…

This Galentine’s Day, we pick our favorite episodes about female friendships

In 5 To Watch, five writers from The A.V. Club look at the latest streaming TV arrivals, each making the case for a favored episode. Alternately, they can offer up recommendations inspired by a theme. The reasons for their picks might differ, but they can all agree that each episode is a must-watch. In this…

At least Disney can finally make Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/X-Men/Avengers crossover dreams a reality

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the far-reaching consequences—some weird, many worrying—of Disney’s decision to buy a big chunk of 21st Century Fox this week, bringing any number of beloved properties under its omnipresent umbrella. Still, even as worries about media monopolization gnaw at our hearts, it’s…

Ron Swanson has a bone to pick with FCC chairman (and Parks And Rec fan) Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is a lot more than just a corporate stooge and detestable harbinger of internet deregulation. He’s also a big Parks And Recreation fan. He’s invoked the NBC sitcom in at least one official statement and even has a framed copy of Ron Swanson’s…

“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…

What’s your pop-culture comfort food?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Mike Schur apologizes for having Louis CK on Parks And Rec, despite having heard the rumors

As the allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis CK finally made their way from “open secret” to just plain “open” today—courtesy of a new piece in the New York Times, which saw five women allege that the stand-up star masturbated in front of them or while talking to them on the phone—a number of people are being…