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Script vs Screen takes a look back at another older show that has already had an extremely well run on tv – the Amy Poehler vehicle Parks and Rec. Originally supposedly called Public Employees the show did not want to make fun of government employees and so the name changed to Parks and Rec in the fictitious town of Pawnee, Indiana. 

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Several text to production changes aside the cast was a power house of incredible talent. Aziz Ansari and Rashida Jones were already cast before their roles were assigned and the true gem found in Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson. 

Take a listen to learn some more interesting aspects that transformed the script to the screen. It’s phenomenal! 

Pop Culture References:

Mental Floss Article on Parks and Rec – 18 Things you Might Not Know about Parks and Recreation

Andy Samburg Brooklyn Nine-Nine show

Aziz Ansari and Kayne (and his cousin Darwish)

Aziz Ansari – Modern Romance Book

Kim Kardashian – Broke the Internet

Showrunner: The Art of Running a TV Show

Human Giant – Aziz Ansari

Amy Poehler – Yes Please!

Epic Rap Battles of History

Final Grades: 

Alex Script B- / Screen B

Jason Screen B / Screen B+

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