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The Best Parks and Recreation Characters  

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Who are the best characters on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation? Well, that depends. The town of Pawnee is full of colorful characters who are beloved by fans and all have their own fun quirks and traits. The award-winning NBC sitcom ran for seven wonderful seasons and this list of the the top characters from Parks and Rec offers the definitive answer to who is better: Ron or Leslie, Ann or April, Andy, or Jerry?

From Parks and Recreation's main characters, like Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt, and Ron Swanson, to the excellent supporting cast, including Perd Hapley, Joan Calamezzo, and Orin (remember Orin?!), fans of Parks know that choosing their favorite Pawnee citizens is a real Sophie's Choice. They're all great in their own ways, but someone has to be the best.

Whether you think the greatest Parks and Recreation character is Donna, or you'd like to discuss the darker side of life with April Ludgate, everyone has their favorite Parks characters. One of the coolest things about the Parks and Recreation cast is how different all the characters are.

No matter who you think is the coolest cat in Pawnee, this list of Parks and Recreation characters needs your votes. Cast them now for the characters you think are the absolute best from NBC Parks and Recreation to have your voice heard on this ultimate ranking of the greatest characters from one of the best TV series of all time.

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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Offerman
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Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Pratt
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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aubrey Plaza
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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Poehler
5
Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Adam Scott
6
Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rob Lowe
7
Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aziz Ansari
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Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jim O'Heir
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Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Retta
10
Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Trioxin245 added Li'l Sebastian
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Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
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Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rashida Jones
13
Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Boal added Champion Lucy the dog
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Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Megan Mullally
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Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Rudd
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Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jay Jackson
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Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Lucy Lawless
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Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jon Glaser
19
Mona-Lisa Saperstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
PhilWa added Mona-Lisa Saperstein Jenny Slate
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Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
wmathis63 added
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Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
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Orin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Orin Eric Isenhower
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The Douche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Kroll
24
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
benny719 added Alison Becker
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Craig Middlebrooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Brandon Gorrell added Craig Middlebrooks Billy Eichner