February 3rd, 2012, 03:46 PM
Why haven’t every single one of these people won every single Emmy?
Ok, best comedy show. But seriously, are you watching Parks and Recreation yet? What started out as a re-branded version of The Office has morphed over 4 seasons into both the funniest and sweetest show on television, even outshining the consistently hilarious (and award show darling) 30 Rock which airs right before it. I love good comedy, and there is certainly a lot of it on TV right now, from well-crafted standard sitcoms like Modern Family and Up All Night to original and off the wall creations like IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Adult Swim’s Delocated. But in my humble opinion Parks and Recreation stands above them all for constant laughs and characters I can’t wait to check in on weekly, and for my money the recent string of episodes since the holiday break could stand up against any Emmy winning comedy episodes throughout the decades. Of course Parks (much like my beloved, in danger of cancellation Community) has been snubbed by the Emmys, with no awards for the stellar writing and only Amy Poehler earning a nomination among the actors. The fact that Nick Offerman hasn’t been nominated for his brilliant performance as Ron Swanson, probably the greatest character on TV at the moment, is an outrage. Or, as Amy Poehler famously commented, “a hot load of bullsh**”. Well said. But if the shows keeps up this quality, a lack of recognition will be downright criminal.
If you’re still not on board, enjoy this video which proves that Rob Lowe, once stuck in boring old dramas like The West Wing and Brothers and Sisters, is actually one of the funniest men on TV: