tbt: 2x22 - “telethon” was the first P+R episode i ever saw. i was flying from london to minneapolis on a red-eye, and i was exhausted but too wired and anxious to sleep (and i might have just eaten an entire package of dark chocolate biscuits). “parks and recreation” was on the only “free” viewing section of my seat back display, so i plugged in.
there was something about the episode that i really connected to immediately — it felt like just the thing to watch when you’re full of sugar, unable to sleep, and a captive audience at 36,000 feet. it was imbued with the surreal feeling that comes with being awake for an alarming number of hours straight. the end sequence when leslie crashes out on ann’s sofa was so delightfully perfect that two things happened for me simultaneously:
1. i fell in love with the show (and leslie and ann specifically)
2. i knew exactly what was going to happen when i got to the minneapolis airport.
if only i’d had the ann to my leslie with me to draw a moustache on my face.