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Parks And Recreation: Season Five

by Tony Pinizzotto
Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
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Fans of NBC’s hilarious comedy "Parks and Recreation" have it easy. The sitcom starring SNL alum Amy Poehler is arguably one of the best written comedies on television. Now out on DVD by NBC/Universal Home Video is the complete "Parks and Recreation Season Five" DVD box set. This 3-disc set has the complete season of 22 episodes from the 2012-2013 season totaling over 8 hours of material, including 90 minutes of Bonus Features.

Although Poehler is the only actor from the series nominated for a 2013 Emmy Award, viewers cannot deny the incredibly strong and talented comedic ensemble that this half hour one-camera sit-com showcases from week to week. Season 5 finally sees Leslie Nope (Poehler) wed Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) in a mid-season climactic celebration. Their wedding scene is the sweetest bringing together of two sit-com characters, in recent memory, that I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing. Season 5 also has small town power couple Ben and Leslie’s long distance relationship from Washington D.C.; Nope’s first elected year in office as City Councilor; their work getting in the way of their wedding plans; evil in-laws; and a season finale unveiling plans for the city to impeach Nope from her beloved City Councilor throne.

Fans of NBC’s hilarious comedy "Parks and Recreation" have it easy. The sitcom starring SNL alum Amy Poehler is arguably one of the best written comedies on television.

The bonus features in the set are abundant with fun scenes. Highlights include: Webisodes of "Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) Presents: The Mysteries of Washington D.C.: An Investigation: By Andy Dwyer - on location with Andy"; Promos the gang shot while on location in D.C.; a hilarious PSA by figurehead Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) on the importance of hoarding bacon; P&R’s clever contribution to NBC’s Summer Games promos; Gag Reels; tons of deleted scenes and more. My favorite offering is an almost 9-minute long, side-splitting one-take filibuster by comedian and "Parks and Recreation" guest star Patton Oswalt. It is not to be missed.

"Parks and Recreation Season Five"
$29.99 DVD box set

A native of the South Jersey/Philadelphia area Tony Pinizzotto holds a BA in Speech Communications, with a double major in Theatre Arts, and a minor in vocal performance from Rowan University, NJ. Pinizzotto began his career in Chicago, writing in Marketing and Promotions for numerous TV/Film/Theatrical companies including; ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Weigel Broadcasting Co., Paramount Studios, and LarsErik Films; and was a co-founder of Chicago’s critically acclaimed Close Call Theatre. Pinizzotto currently works as a Actor/Writer/Producer in Los Angeles. In his spare time Tony collects vintage classic motion pictures on 16mm film, Hollywood ephemera, and 60s Polynesian Tiki memorabilia. He is a member of The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and The Los Angeles Conservancy, preserving the art, history, and restoration of vintage LA movie palaces. Pinizzotto also writes for his classic film blog WTFCinema.blogspot.com and is the leading biographer for 50s character actor Jules Munshin. Tony Pinizzotto currently lives with his Domestic Partner of 18 years, and their puppy Tiddly.


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