Stranger Things Steve Jean-Ralphio video

Stranger Things has given way to a great many conspiracy theories, but perhaps none more convincing than “Steve is really the father of Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation.” The evidence is incontrovertible: the two guys kind of look alike, and both characters hail from Indiana, and… actually, that’s about it. Okay, so maybe it’s not all that airtight after all. But Ben Schwartz (a.k.a. Jean-Ralphio) and Joe Keery (a.k.a. Steve) are more than happy to run with it, and that’s what matters.

Earlier this week we oohed and ahhed over a bunch of snapshots of father and son being reunited thanks to The Late Late Show With James Corden, and now there’s video footage of their special encounter — including the moment they realized that, yes, they are related after all.  Read More »

Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation - Ben Schwartz Meets Joe Keery

Fans of Stranger Things who also happen to be fans of the comedy series Parks and Recreation have noticed that Joe Keery (who plays Steve on Netflix’s sci-fi show) looks an awful lot like Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC comedy series. Fans hypothesized that since Stranger Things is set in the fictional Indiana town of Hawkins in the 1980s, it only made sense that he would turn out to be the father of Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation‘s fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.

Thankfully, Ben Schwartz took the time to confirm this theory on The Late Late Show with James Corden back in August, and now we get to see father and son reunited in a series of photos posted to social media by the two actors.

Check out some of the Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation “reunion” photos after the jump. Read More »

Jean-Ralphio as BB-8

Just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, we learned that Bill Hader helped bring BB-8 to life by providing real dialogue for the droid that eventually was just turned into various bleeps and bloops that the little ball droid made. Hader was credited as a vocal consultant along with Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz, who opened up about the process with a little more details in a Reddit AMA video back in February. And with that knowledge, one fan decided to have some fun with footage of BB-8 from The Force Awakens.

For those who may not know, Ben Schwartz played a hilarious character on Parks and Recreation named Jean-Ralphio. And friend of the site Jesse Carp has taken some of his dialogue and given it to BB-8 in the scene when Rey saves the droid from being turned into scarps by the scavenger Teedo. Believe it or not, it makes BB-8 even better. Read More »

Parks and Recreation Series Finale Gift

There are plenty of fans who expect Nick Offerman to be just like his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson. And while the two do share some similarities, Offerman is a decidedly warmer person than Swanson, though the latter did show his true feelings from time to time on the show, albeit begrudgingly. But one of the key traits that Offerman shares with his on-screen alter ego is an affinity and fondness for woodworking, and if you don’t know just how gifted he is with nature’s building material, check out the Parks and Recreation series finale gift that he’s just now giving to some of the cast and crew. Read More »


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The UCB Show

If you’re a comedy fan, then you’ve probably heard of the Upright Citizens Brigade. The improv troupe formed by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Adam McKay, Rick Roman, Horatio Sanz and Drew Franklin emerged out of Chicago in the early ’90s and went on to get its own TV show on Comedy Central for three seasons, as well as open two world-famous improv theaters in Los Angeles and New York City.

Now Poehler, Roberts, Walsh and Besser are back with a new project called The UCB Show for an exciting new online comedy subscription service called You will undoubtedly find something in the comedy world that you love on the site, whether it’s old favorites like Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock or just plain old stand-up and improv. Check it out! Read More »

Chris Pratt Jurassic World

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Chris Pratt jokingly predicted that he would star in the fourth Jurassic Park film back when he was working on Parks and Recreation in 2009. We posted the video last year, but now Pratt has commented publicly about his prediction. Watch him talk about it after the jump.

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Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

It’s been tough living life without Ron Swanson ever since Parks and Recreation ended earlier this year. But thankfully, the actor who effortlessly brought one of television’s greatest characters to life is returning to the small screen with a stellar guest role.

Nick Offerman will be stopping by Brooklyn Nine-Nine in November. However, as the precinct deals with fluctuating captains following the transferring of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), Offerman won’t be playing the new supervisor as he does in the 21 Jump Street movie series. His role might actually be even better. Find out more about Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine below! Read More »

2015 Emmy snubs and surprises

This morning brought the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, and while the winners (and losers) won’t be revealed until September 20th on Fox, the nominations themselves are enough to stir up some conversation.

When it comes down to itt’s all a matter of personal preference, and the opinions of average viewers don’t always match up with what the Emmys have cooked up. But we can’t help but notice some of the more annoying snubs, as well as some wonderful surprises, in this year’s round of honorees.

Check out our list of 2015 Emmy snubs and surprises after the jump! Read More »

Parks and Recreation - Ron and Jean Ralphio

This week’s Parks & Recreation finale proved a worthy sendoff for the show’s main characters. But as we say goodbye to Leslie, Ron, and the rest of the gang, we also wanted to take a look at some of our favorite side characters through the years.

Parks and Recreation has maybe the deepest bench of supporting players this side of The Simpsons — far too many to honor here. So after the jump, we’ve listed our 20 top 20 Parks and Recreation recurring characters, plus our 5 favorite single-episode guest stars. Read More »

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