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Chris Pratt's Best Moments on 'Parks And Recreation'

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By Stephanie Elmir

Chris Pratt is now an A list star, playing Star-Lord in several Marvel franchise films. Before that, one of his most beloved roles was that of Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation", the hit NBC show helmed by Amy Poehler.

He plays a silly and enthusiastic employee of the parks and rec team, finding ways to insert himself hilariously. He's basically a giant man child who's trying to find his own version of adulthood without compromising his fun and chill perspective.

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Burt Macklin


Pratt does a recurring bit where Andy's secret identity is that of Burt Macklin, an FBI agent. His wife April Ludgate, played by Aubrey Plaza, is his nemesis Janet Snakehole. They usually run around chasing each other, running fake ploys and schemes to defeat each other.

It's childlike and trademark to their marriage, two goofballs pretending to murder the other in cheap costumes. It's also a new brand of marriage, where younger generations want to marry partners they enjoy spending time with.

5,000 Candles

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After the death of Pawnee's greatest icon, Lil Sebastian, Andy is tasked with writing and performing a song as good as "Candle In The Wind" for the pony's memorial. Throughout the episode, Pratt portrays a worried Andy as he last minute put together the perfect song to pay to tribute to a legend.

His song "5,000 Candles In The Wind" gave a generous and hilarious send off to the miniature horse. The town of Pawnee wept at the gesture and memory of their lost friend.

Broken Computer And Light Switch

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An episode where Andy sneaks into the rival town's office for sealed files, he jumps over a desk and accidentally throws over a computer screen. This was Pratt's mishap in real life, not meaning to destroy it. The blooper reel also shows a shot where Pratt throws a briefcase backward but hits the light switch and shatters it.

Amy Poehler and Rob Lowe stare and laugh in awe, the light switch completely wrecked in the wake of his chaotic movements.

Error Improv


The creator and writers of the show often cite Chris Pratt's improvised line as the best line in the series history. Poehler's Lelie Knope was sick and the office wanted to know her symptoms, and Pratt looked it up on a computer with no wifi, and delivered "it says you could have 'network connectivity problems'".

This was not only a power move but Pratt's best actions out of his gut instincts. It's moments like these that make the show so fun to watch.

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