21 Things You Didn't Know About Parks and Recreation

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Upvote the interesting trivia facts about NBC's hit sitcom Parks and Recreation that you were most surprised to learn.

One of the funniest sitcoms to ever air on NBC (and on television in general), Parks and Recreation features one of the best ensembles in comedy. Lead by Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope and Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson, the show has become a fan favorite and a cultural phenomenon, but how much do you really know about the people of Pawnee, Indiana? This list is full of Parks and Recreation trivia, facts, and Easter eggs to delight even the most hard-core fans of the popular TV series. And don't worry, this list is calzone free.

Among these Parks and Recreation facts are behind the scenes tidbits about Amy Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, which spawned the show's stars like, Aubrey Plaza and Ben Schwartz, and whose other founding members have guest-starred on the show. Treat yo' self with the real story behind the character of April Ludgate, and learn which other famous actors were up for roles like Ann Perkins and Donna Meagle.

This Parks and Rec trivia is best consumed alongside a plate of waffles from J.J.'s Diner (which isn't located where you might think!), or maybe a plate of "all the bacon and eggs." No matter your preference, enjoy these fascinating Parks BTS facts and be sure to vote for the ones that were most surprising. If you don't, you'll be forced to play Cones of Dunshire with Jean Ralphio.