Watch Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler Reprise Their Roles in “Parks and Recreation” on “SNL.”


Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler reprised their favorite roles in “Parks and Recreation” in a parody on yesterday’s (January 21) SNL.

Plaza and Poehler played April Ludgate and Leslie Knope, respectively, in the NBC sitcom about the workplace, which ran for seven seasons from 2009 to 2015. Along with Plasma and Poehler, the show starred Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott and Rob Lowe.

Yesterday, Plaza was the host of the Saturday Night Live show, and in a parody during the show, she took on the role of April and welcomed her old colleague Leslie to the show.

“When you work for the local government, doing the minimum means doing your part,” Plaza said in the image of Ludgate, regaining her confused expression.

When asked what she would do if she really wanted to work hard, April replied: “I don’t know, just ask my old boss Leslie Knope.”

“Who knew SNL had cameras?!” Knope then responded by mentioning Poehler’s time on the series when he was working on a weekend update with Seth Meyers.

“I used to watch Weekend Update when Seth Meyers was doing it with no one else…” she joked.

See the sketch below.

Last year, Poehler expressed interest in reprising her role as Leslie Knope in a possible reboot of Parks and Recreation.

Answering a question about the possibility of returning to the character at the premiere of the second season of Netflix’s Russian Doll, the actress said she was “always ready” to revive the sitcom. “Every time someone gives me the word, I get lost,” Poehler told People Magazine.

The cast reunited in 2019 to celebrate the show’s tenth anniversary at PaleyFest, where they discussed a potential revival of the series.

Speaking at the event, one of the creators Michael Schur said: “I think that in the world we live in now, nothing disappears. I felt the show had an argument, and the argument was about teamwork and friendship. I don’t feel like we left anything on the table.

“I would never say never. The chance to do it again, if it arose, would be incredible, but we would only do it if everyone felt that there was something forcing us to do it. If at least one person had said no, we wouldn’t have done it.”

Since then, the actors have also reunited in a video chat in May 2020 to raise money for the Feeding America charity.


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