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Ever wondered how the citizens of Pawnee have been doing?

Parks And Recreation is a beloved political satire show that was originally televised in 2009 with an amusing cast portraying public officials of a small Indiana town.

Unsurprisingly, our days seem to get better as we watch these characters try to make their town a better place for its residents.

If you miss the cast that once made you burst out laughing, you may catch them in any of these projects they appeared in, following their success in Parks And Recreation:

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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope radiated so much positivity and happiness that it wasn't surprising when the actress was cast as Joy in the popular Disney animated film, Inside Out. Despite Parks and Recreation ending in 2015, Poehler was still game when it came to producing its special TV short in 2020. She has also founded Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, an organisation focused on helping young girls with their problems online and offline.

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Aubrey Plaza

Everyone loved Aubrey Plaza's deadpan humour in Parks and Recreation. But despite her mean reputation, Plaza has a personality that makes her affable. After appearing in the show, many loved her in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and the latest adaptation of the classic horror film, Child's Play. Plaza also recently married director Jeff Baena, her long-time boyfriend in May. 

Nick Offerman

Some believe Nick Offerman's personality is somewhat close to Ron Swanson, the delightful (yet rarely smiling) character he plays on Parks and Recreation. Jokes aside, Offerman does share a few interests with the character he portrays like his love for playing the saxophone. In fact, he still appears in interviews with the instrument. He has also announced the release of his book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play.

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Chris Pratt

After departing from the cast of Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt has appeared in various films where he's truly made himself known including Passengers and Jurassic World. The actor has also joined a different family, particularly Marvel, a few years later. Pratt is also busy being Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. 

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones still charms the audience, whether it's in television shows or movies. If you've been following her ever since, you'd know that Jones has a great speaking voice that's allowed her to become a great voice actor in various projects, including Duncanville, an animated series starring TV favourites like former co-star Amy Poehler and Ty Burrell. Jones is also the executive producer of the recently premiered show, Kevin Can F**k Himself. 

 

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is quite a comic in real life. Up until now, Ansari has been performing live stand-up. His specials, such as Aziz Ansari: Right Now and Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive, are also on Netflix. You'll also enjoy watching him as Dev in the hit series Master of None, where he also writes several episodes.

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Adam Scott

Following his exit from Parks and Recreation, Adam Scott appeared in other TV series including The Good Place, Big Little Lies, and Severance. He also often participates in podcasts including How Did This Get Made and U Talkin' Talking Heads 2 My Talking Head, which he and Scott Aukerman host together.

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