In challenging times, we must all ask ourselves, “WWLKD?”
Clearly, that stands for “What would Leslie Knope do?”
Well, we’re about to find out. As people around the world adapt to a lifestyle of self isolation and social distancing, Amy Poehler and the “Parks and Recreation” crew are getting back together to show us how to social distance Pawnee style.
NBC will air a special reunion episode of the beloved comedy series Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. As a teaser for the special episode, NBC released a sneak peek of Leslie and Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson video chatting.
According to NBC: “The story comes from the events of the day – Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.”
Alongside Poehler, the episode will include original cast members Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Jim O’Heir, along with “several guest stars from the Pawnee universe.”
The special will act as a fundraiser benefitting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The charity provides food banks with the needed resources to serve local communities during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC and the “Parks and Rec” cast and crew, in partnership with sponsors Subaru and State Farm, will match all donations up to $500,000.
“A Parks and Recreation Special” airs Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC and will be available to stream the following day.
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Charlotte, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.