'A Parks and Recreation Special' leaves fans in tears: 'It was the best 30 minutes of television in months'

The reunion saw Leslie Knope video calling her friends to check up on them, making sure they are practicing safe social distancing and are also doing okay mentally


                            'A Parks and Recreation Special' leaves fans in tears: 'It was the best 30 minutes of television in months'
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All of Pawnee's finest aka the cast of NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation' just reunited to raise funds for the Feeding America charity amid the COVID-19 crisis and fans, in general, have united to confess how this reunion titled 'A Parks and Recreation Special' was "just what we need" right now. While it was mostly the classic Li'l Sebastian tribute in the end that had fans emotional and bawling like the first time ever, the rest of it also did not disappoint. 

The reunion saw Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) video calling her friends to check up on them, making sure they are practicing safe social distancing and are also doing okay mentally. From her husband Ben Wyatt (Andy Scott) coming unraveled trying to write scripts on Cones of Dunshire to Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) having stored 12 years supply of venison jerky in his cabin where he's pretty much-winning quarantine, everything was just as classic and hilarious as ever. Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) has managed to lock himself in the shed, while Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) has gone back to nursing and of course, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) is living his best life but kind of starting to lose it with business ideas popping into his head without any outlet to put them into use. 

It was in the very end when Leslie too showed some signs of this whole quarantine hitting her hard, mentally, that the rest of them decided to get on a group call and check up on her, with Andy belting out the timeless Li'l Sebastian song and that was the cue for waterworks to start. "And THAT was the mood boost I needed," tweeted a fan after the 25 minutes of the special. Another chimed in: "I miss #ParksAndRec. I know why they stopped, but seeing them together again even for one special...god, it's so bittersweet." A third simple screamed, complaining in all caps: "I CANT EXPECT THEM TO COME BACK AND LEAVE AGAIN CAN IT."

Summing it up for everyone else, another fan wrote: "Hearing the Pawnee fam sing “5000 Candles in the Wind” was all I needed from this bonus ep..Thanks #ParksAndRec for giving us all a smile during this strange time." Overall, the general consensus was: "That #ParksAndRec special episode was pristine. It was the best 30 minutes of television in months. I’m going to miss my #Pawnee family."

'A Parks and Recreation Special' aired on Thursday at April 30 at 8:30 pm only on NBC.

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