My visit to the ‘Parks and Recreation’ set

Parks and Recreation

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’!

Tonight’s delicious comedy sandwich

I’ve been using the term “delicious comedy sandwich” ever since I heard Mike Schur say it in his ESPN interview. When food and comedy can come together in one tagline, I’m all for it.

Are we excited for tonight? — two new episodes of ‘The Office’ sandwiching the series premiere of ‘Parks and Recreation.’ It’s a veritable feast!

And … I’ve just been told “make sure to tune in for the very beginning of ‘The Michael Scott Paper Company’ — it’s brilliant.”

OMG I’m so excited! It all starts at 8pm!

P.S. I also just added one little picture to the Spoiler page.

‘The Office’ fun and games

A few little fun items:

The Office Quiz

Link: The Office Trivia Quiz

In case you missed it the first time, I gave PARADE Magazine some updated questions for the quiz that I helped them with last year. But I know it’s impossible to stump Tallyheads, am I right?

The Office Golf GameThe Office Mini Putt Golf Game

This is a game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and costs $1.99. I have not played it myself, so I’m interested to hear your review!

The Office Limited Edition MouseThe Office Limited Edition Mouse Giveaway

John, former prop assistant for ‘The Office,’ wants his mouse to go to a good home, a real Office fan, and introduce everyone to his wife’s great new party site! Giveaway contest ends May 1st.

More from John:

This rare “The Office” TV show computer mouse was a gift given to the cast & crew after winning the Emmy for “Outstanding TV Comedy Series” in 2006.

“The Office” Mouse Description:

“The Office” computer mouse appears to be made out of a clear acrylic. A liquid-encased compartment contains floating shapes with the character faces and names of: Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, and Ryan.
Computer mouse has a right and left click button and a roller button between them.
The middle of the mouse sports “The Office” logo, loud and proud!
Never used and in mint condition with the wrapper still on the cord.
“The Office” mouse comes in an awesome storage box.

The Office Peeps Contest – PRIZEWINNERS

The Office Peeps Contest

The poll is closed, and your votes have been counted.

Here are the three prizewinners of The Office Peeps Contest!

I want to say thank you again to every single person who participated, and please check out the 20 finalists to see some dazzling Peep-istry.

Lastly, I want you to know that when I visited the Parks and Recreation set this past week, I showed your entries to executive producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur. They were amazed!

And now, on to the winners.