How we made Parks and Recreation, by Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Mike Schur

‘Ron is based on a real person: a libertarian with a kick-ass moustache who hates government but loves red meat, hunting and woodwork’

Mike Schur and I worked together at Saturday Night Live; he wrote Leslie with me in mind. She was this optimistic, determined person with very little power but big aspirations. She evolved over time, but the idea of this person who was motivated by the hopeful spirit of the government employee, and how one can stay inspired when they keep getting knocked around – that was there from minute one.

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