The Office executive producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur premiere their new show Parks and Recreation tonight. The pilot episode “follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town, Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project: help local nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) turn an abandoned construction pit into a community park.”
I had an opportunity to visit the ‘Parks and Recreation’ set on Friday.
I visited a location shoot in the morning, and then hung out in the studio for the rest of the day, alternating between watching them shoot Episode #4 scenes on the first floor, and hanging out with the writers on the third floor. They even cleared off a desk for me so I could use my laptop throughout the day!
By the end of the day, I felt like I worked there. It would be so easy …
In any case, here are my random notes and photos from the day. Thank you Greg and Mike!
And remember to watch the ‘Parks and Recreation’ series premiere tonight, in between two new episodes of ‘The Office’!