The hit NBC series Parks and Recreation delivers classic quotes, sharp writing, and a strong female lead in Amy Poehler. But one thing is for sure, there’s no shortage of dynamic men in Pawnee, Indiana. From the swagger-dripping Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) to the peppy, marathon man Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe), here’s why we wish TV was real life.
Played by Nick Offerman
With that epic moustache, his “Brawny Man” persona, and strong, silent nature, Ron Swanson displays that classic tough guy of yesteryear. He knows what he likes and if you’re a brunette you already have a leg up on the competition. He could treat you to a date of steak and wood whittling, or play some pretty smooth saxophone if he lets you enter the world of his jazzy alter-ego Duke Silver.
Played by Chris Pratt
Okay, he’s married to April on the show, but that’s no reason you can’t imagine what it would be like with this goofy, but loveable, Indiana boy. The rock star/shoe shiner/pseudo-FBI Agent with a heart of gold is playful as a puppy and stays loyal to those he loves… which is everyone in Pawnee.
Played by Aziz Ansari
The former CEO of a failed entertainment company, Tom — or “Tommy Fresh” — never stops dreaming. Rehearsed in everything fly and sway, this pint-sized boy-next-door will have you sipping Dom Pérignon at Pawnee’s hottest nightclub the Snakehole Lounge. If you’re into bluster, brag, and swag, Tom is the young man for you.
Played by Rob Lowe
Played by Adam Scott
Played by Ben Schwartz
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