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The Funniest Running Jokes on Parks and Rec

If you're a diehard fan of a comedy series, there's nothing like following along every episode and being rewarded with running jokes that feel like they were written just for you. Whether you quote these running jokes to your friends, watch YouTube compilations of them over and over, or just feel a sense of superiority when you catch one that no one else would, a good recurring bit on TV is like nothing else. 

For fans of Parks and Recreation, the best running jokes are all at once bizarre, complex, and delightfully simple. The funniest running jokes on Parks and Rec wouldn't make much sense to the people who have only seen a few episodes of the show, but to the rest of us, they are masterpieces threaded throughout a warm Pawnee-made quilt of genius. The Parks and Rec jokes that we love are there for us through the ups and the downs, the off-the-wall humor and the heartbreaking drama, all rooted in the characters that we love to spend time with and love even more to laugh at. 

So grab a plate of waffles, light 5000 candles in the wind, and try not to get run over by a Lexus, because it's time to vote in the local Ranker election and cast your ballot for the best running jokes on Parks and Rec.

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  • Ben's Constant Quitting of his Accounting Job
    1

    Ben's Constant Quitting of his Accounting Job

  • Duke Silver
    2

    Duke Silver

  • Li'l Sebastian
    3

    Li'l Sebastian

  • Jerry, Gayle, and Their Kids
    4

    Jerry, Gayle, and Their Kids

  • City Hall's Awful Murals
    5

    City Hall's Awful Murals

  • Burt Macklin, FBI
    6

    Burt Macklin, FBI

  • Ron's Love of Breakfast
    7

    Ron's Love of Breakfast

  • All the Tammys
    8

    All the Tammys

  • The Pawnee Eagleton Rivalry
    9

    The Pawnee Eagleton Rivalry

  • Leslie's Compliments to Ann
    10

    Leslie's Compliments to Ann

  • The Angry Town Hall Meetings
    11

    The Angry Town Hall Meetings

  • Calzones
    12

    Calzones

  • The Cones of Dunshire
    13

    The Cones of Dunshire

  • Tom's Business Ideas
    14

    Tom's Business Ideas

  • Garry? Larry? Jerry? Terry?
    15

    Garry? Larry? Jerry? Terry?

  • Leslie's Hatred of Librarians
    16

    Leslie's Hatred of Librarians

  • Andy Breaks Every Screen
    17

    Andy Breaks Every Screen

  • Ya Heard? With Perd!
    18

    Ya Heard? With Perd!

  • Leslie's Love of Ben's Butt
    19

    Leslie's Love of Ben's Butt

  • Jean-Ralphio's Songs
    20

    Jean-Ralphio's Songs

  • Lit-rilly!
    21

    Lit-rilly!

  • Orin
    22

    Orin

  • Chris Pratt Becoming Star Lord Fit
    23

    Chris Pratt Becoming Star Lord Fit