Rashida Jones and I have a game: We decide for three months how we’re going to dress, like Japanese Executive, Little House on the Prairie, Female Sailor on Leave. A couple of months ago, our look was Eighties Art Dealer: Black blazers with shoulder pads, high-waisted jeans, air-dried hair and big eyebrows.
We often talk about the idea that “Parks” didn’t really become “Parks” until season 2 (or, really, the season 1 finale, “Rock Show”), and that it took the writers a half-dozen episodes to figure out how to dial in Leslie as something other than a female Michael Scott. But watching “Ann and Chris” — which featured a few flashbacks to that long-ago pilot episode — it almost felt as if this wasn’t a case of a TV writing staff finding their way with a character, but of a lonely and intense woman needing a new friend to bring out the best in herself.
By Alan Sepinwall, in his review of “Ann and Chris” (via uwotmviii)
“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it… Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”
Hey, maybe we wouldn’t have gotten together if we were in high school. But that’s because kids in high school are idiots. The only thing that matters is that we found each other, right now. And it’s the best.
By Andy to April on their prom night (via suck-it-nerds)
"I disagree that talented people are nice to be around. I think especially when they’re number one on the call sheet, I think that’s the truth. Most of the time when people who’re really talented and the top dog actor, the first name that’s come up on the screen, basically Amy’s position on the this [the show], they’re not always nice; and the fact that you are and the fact that you have made everybody feel good and you always laugh at jokes; I’ve never seen you in a bad mood, it all rolls down hill. This whole family vibe and everyone getting along well it comes from you. It’s always come from you." - Chris Pratt to Amy Poehler (x)
Chris [Pratt] never uses a spit bucket. When you do scenes where a character is eating, you eat and then spit it out into a ‘spit bucket.’ Chris just keeps eating. If you see Andy eating a cheeseburger in a scene, you should know Chris Pratt ate like 8 cheeseburgers. I love that guy.
By Aziz Ansari (via tastefullyoffensive)