After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Parks and Recreation took its final bow on February 24, 2015. Pay tribute to Pawnee and discover how Los Angeles played a role in this beloved sitcom.
Standing in for Pawnee’s city hall is the landmark Pasadena City Hall, built in 1927 and a significant example of the “City Beautiful” architecture and urban planning movement of the 1920s. The Civic Center District - including Pasadena City Hall - was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Pasadena City Hall is a longtime favorite location of filmmakers, appearing in movies such as Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and more recently in the 1995 film, A Walk in the Clouds. The famous dome can be seen through the window of the main characters’ apartment building in The Big Bang Theory.
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The star of NBC’s "Parks and Recreation" might be the hungriest man on Twitter. He even tossed his hat in the ring for the vacant New York Times restaurant critic gig (via Twitter, of course), although he later admitted, “I would probably drop way too many F-bombs in my reviews.” As practice we asked Ansari to reveal his favorite L.A. eateries. Read More →
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The "Parks and Rec" show-stealer loves Los Angeles - "literally." Here he tells us where to find great custard pie, how to travel in style, and who the real celebs are in this town. Read More →
Top Comedy Shows Filmed in Los Angeles
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Los Angeles is the television capital of the country, and for decades many of TV’s most successful comedy series have been filmed at famed L.A. landmarks. Read More →
Legendary Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles
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Amy Poehler, who played Deputy of Parks Director Leslie Knope, was a key member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe that she co-founded. Poehler then moved on to help open UCB theaters which are currently regarded as the premier sketch/improv comedy venues in New York City and Los Angeles. Read on for more legendary Los Angeles comedy clubs. Read More →