And here Ron Swanson thought he was going to get a day off from parenting!
When Andy (Chris Pratt) intrudes on Ron's quiet time during Thursday's Parks and Recreation (8:30/7:30c on NBC), he'll end up paying the price, falling from the monkey bars at the park and dropping on his face...
Parks and Recreation is preparing for what can only be called an epic season (thankfully not series) finale.
Not only will First Lady Michelle Obama appear, but there will be plenty of other familiar faces popping up in Pawnee for the upcoming Unity concert, which will include a special performance by Donna's (Retta) cousinGinuwine and — possibly — Duke Silver!
Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's first departure from its traditional comic book roster. Based on a popular franchise, the film's leads are a far cry from the clean-cut Golden Age Avengers. Most of them aren't even human.
Here's the thing about satire: Parody has a sharper sting if what's being ridiculed is actually relevant. And while it looks like everyone's having a grand time lampooning the old-school histrionics of the classic TV miniseries "epic" in IFC's elaborate all-star Funny or Die put-on The Spoils of Babylon, I'm afraid the fun isn't all that contagious, in part because the joke is such a stale one to begin with.
The whole enterprise, which consists of six half-hour chapters (the first two airing back-to-back starting Thursday at 10/9c), has the musty whiff of one of those movies derived from so-so Saturday Night Live sketches. Each installment opens with a staged intro, featuring a heavily made-up Will Ferrell as a rotund Orson Welles-like egomaniac impresario (described as "author, producer, actor, writer, director, raconteur, bon vivant, legend, fabulist" — and that's just the first episode's credits) who sinks further and further into his (wine) cups as he reflects on his lost late-'70s "masterpiece," which he self-financed as if he were Scrooge McDuck.