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Amy Poehler and pals raise $3.5M from Parks And Recreation reunion

por Karolyn Proby (2020-06-17)


Amy Poehler and her Parks And Recreation costars were on to something with their video chat reunion special.

The 48-year-old comedian and her friends raised a whopping $3 million so far for the food bank charity Feeding America.

In addition to those funds, the cast, NBCUniversal, State Farm Insurance and Subaru all agreed to chip in half a million dollars in matching funds.






For a good cause: Amy Poehler, 48, and her Parks And Recreation costars raised an impressive $3 million from their virtual reunion on Thursday, plus half a million in matching funds


As impressive as the donations are, they're likely to go even higher, as fans can donate to FeedingAmerica.org/ParksAndRec up through May 21.

Chris Pratt, who graduated from Parks And Rec to leading Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, took to Twitter to express his thanks on Friday.






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'Thank you to everyone who has donated!' he wrote.

'It's not over. Let's get that number up! There are a lot of wonderful pay check to pay check folks struggling to feed their kids right now. We're making them stay home from work to protect our most vulnerable. They've earned our help.'






Doing his part: Chris Pratt took to Twitter on Friday to urge fans to continue donating through May 21 to Feeding America to help the 'wonderful pay check to pay check folks struggling to feed their kids right now'







Good cause: The cast of Parks and Recreation reunited virtually for a brand new episode on Thursday to help a worthy cause, Feeding America







Cast: The episode reunited all of the main cast members - Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Jim O'Heir - along with a slew of memorable guest stars














The episode reunited all of the main cast members — Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Jim O'Heir — along with a slew of memorable guest stars.  

The special begins with Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) speaking from his family's private fox hunting estate in Switzerland.

He says that his friend Leslie asked him to read a message, asking fans to give to Feeding America website.

The obtuse Bobby asks someone off camera if 'something is going on,' adding he hasn't been watching the news lately, when he looks at the person, aghast, and says, 'What?'






Bobby returns: The special begins with Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) speaking from his family's private fox hunting estate in Switzerland







Website: He says that his friend Leslie asked him to read a message, asking fans to give to Feeding America website


It's revealed that the episode takes place in April 2020, as Leslie video conferences with Ben (Adam Scott), who says he has the most amazing idea.

He brings out his old Cones of Dunshire game, adding he wants to make a Cones of Dunshire claymation movie.

Leslie asks if he's put the caps back on all the cleaning supplies, as she leaves to call Ron, whose number is blocked.






Leslie: It's revealed that the episode takes place in April 2020, as Leslie video conferences with Ben (Adam Scott), who says he has the most amazing idea

















Cones of Dunshire: He brings out his old Cones of Dunshire game, adding he wants to make a Cones of Dunshire claymation movie


He wants to talk 'far less,' adding he wants to chat once with a photo of the day's newspaper.

He adds he's been at his cabin hunting meat, so he doesn't have to go to the grocery store.

Leslie, who works for the Department of the Interior still, says she has shut down every national park in the country, while creating a slew of committees (and chairing all of them) but she is only getting two hours of sleep instead of her usual four.


















Far less: He wants to talk 'far less,' adding he wants to chat once with a photo of the day's newspaper







Interior: Leslie, who works for the Department of the Interior still, says she has shut down every national park in the country, while creating a slew of committees (and chairing all of them) but she is only getting two hours of sleep instead of her usual four


Ron then calls April, instead of Garry like he was supposed to, as Andy is in another room. When Ron asks why he's in another room, he says he locked himself in a shed.

They call Chris and Ann, who are in separate rooms as well, as Chris reveals Ann has gone back to work as a nurse.

'I'm just helping with outpatient care. We have to do what we can.'
















April: Ron then calls April, instead of Garry like he was supposed to, as Andy is in another room. When Ron asks why he's in another room, he says he locked himself in a shed







Chris and Ann: They call Chris and Ann, who are in separate rooms as well, as Chris reveals Ann has gone back to work as a nurse


Chris asks if he's just 'giving' his blood out to anyone, as Chris reveals he's a 'super healer,' one of three along with Megan Rapinoe and a panther at the Miami zoo

Leslie calls Ann, telling her that CHris has been a 'real trooper.'

Ann says they should really call Gary, but she doesn't want to, so they call Tom, who has supposed to be in Bali on his book tour.








Super healer: Chris asks if he's just 'giving' his blood out to anyone, as Chris reveals he's a 'super healer,' one of three along with Megan Rapinoe and a panther at the Miami zoo







Tom: Ann says they should really call Gary, but she doesn't want to, so they call Tom, who has supposed to be in Bali on his book tour


He says he's going through entrepreneurial ideas, like 'teeny tiny iPads for each finger' and lasagna that doubles for toilet paper.

Since time has no meaning, he wonders if a clock that just spins would be a good idea.

Tom is told he has to call Gary, but he just laughs and calls Donna instead, who says that every teacher deserves a new Mercedes, after seeing what her man Ron has been doing in quarantine.






Ideas: He says he's going through entrepreneurial ideas, like 'teeny tiny iPads for each finger' and lasagna that doubles for toilet paper







Tom and Donna: Tom is told he has to call Gary, but he just laughs and calls Donna instead, who says that every teacher deserves a new Mercedes, after seeing what her man Ron has been doing in quarantine


Donna asks who is next on the phone tree, and she calls Garry, who is still the mayor of Pawnee.

Garry inadvertantly puts a dog filter on his head, and he tries to change it and turns into a juggalo.

Leslie says they're doing a media blitz so she wants to include Pawnee, as Gerry has turned himself into a poo emoji, as he starts to get a bit emotional.








Mayor: Donna asks who is next on the phone tree, and she calls Garry, who is still the mayor of Pawnee

















Filter: Garry inadvertantly puts a dog filter on his head, and he tries to change it and turns into a juggalo







Poo: Leslie says they're doing a media blitz so she wants to include Pawnee, as Gerry has turned himself into a poo emoji, as he starts to get a bit emotional


Joan Callamezo (Mo Collins) returns with her At Home with Joan show, as Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knoppe come on to talk about social distancing, but Joan tries to sing.

Leslie says people who are alone are susceptible to mental issues, as Joan claims to have an EGOT - revealing she has been banned from all four ceremonies.

Dennis Feinstein (Jason Mantzoukas) returns with a commercial for 'Miracle Cure' that will cure anything, as Perd Hapley (Jay Jackson) returns with his show, Ya' Heard with Perd.

Ben reveals that he is polishing a script that may be the most ambitious claymation movie, but Leslie cuts him off.

Leslie also pleads for folks to donate their time, money and energy.






Joan returns: Joan Callamezo (Mo Collins) returns with her At Home with Joan show, as Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knoppe come on to talk about social distancing, but Joan tries to sing







No EGOT: Leslie says people who are alone are susceptible to mental issues, as Joan claims to have an EGOT - revealing she has been banned from all four ceremonies

















Dennis and Perd: Dennis Feinstein (Jason Mantzoukas) returns with a commercial for 'Miracle Cure' that will cure anything, as Perd Hapley (Jay Jackson) returns with his show, Ya' Heard with Perd


A commercial for Dr. Jeremy Jamm (Jon Glaser) comes on, wearing a robe and sporting a weird mohawk, stating he's doing a home dental delivery, saying he will drop off equipment and then talk them through it on the phone.

Jean Ralphio (Ben Schwartz) returns with a commercial, stating he's flush with cash after he was hit by a Porsche, as he reveals his phone number (930) 1-RALPHIO.

He adds that he's also been banned from Cameo for doing his videos naked. 

'Please call me I am very sad,' Ralphio says.






Dental delivery: A commercial for Dr. Jeremy Jamm (Jon Glaser) comes on, ?????? wearing a robe and sporting a weird mohawk, stating he's doing a home dental delivery, saying he will drop off equipment and then talk them through it on the phone









Flush: Jean Ralphio (Ben Schwartz) returns with a commercial, stating he's flush with cash after he was hit by a Porsche, as he reveals his phone number (930) 1-RALPHIO.







Banned: He adds that he's also been banned from Cameo for doing his videos naked







Lonely: ‘Please call me I am very sad,' Ralphio says


Andy comes on the show as his popular kids persona Johnny Karate, who tells kids to 'stay strong and be nice to your parents.'

Andy reveals he's never washed his hands in his entire life, with Leslie questioning that, as Andy says things will go back to normal… adding it 'might never happen, but it will eventually.'

Perd ends the segment by saying he's going to look at 'funny photos of doggies.' 


















Stay strong: Andy comes on the show as his popular kids persona Johnny Karate, who tells kids to 'stay strong and be nice to your parents'







Normal: Andy reveals he's never washed his hands in his entire life, with Leslie questioning that, as Andy says things will go back to normal… adding it 'might never happen, but it will eventually.


Leslie calls Ron again, as Ron reveals a 'forrest varmint' broke into the cabin, as he reveals his ex Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally) broke in, hopefully to join them in bed.

Ron calls April, saying he has an idea and he needs her help, as April starts playing drums.

Leslie calls Ben, and Ben says his screenplay makes no sense, and he needs to pay attention to his emotional sense.






Tammy 2: Leslie calls Ron again, as Ron reveals a 'forrest varmint' broke into the cabin, as he reveals his ex Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally) broke in, hopefully to join them in bed

















Idea: Ron calls April, saying he has an idea and he needs her help, as April starts playing drums


Another call comes in and it's the whole cast, as Ron says Leslie needs something to lift her spirits, as Andy breaks into his song Bye Bye Lil Sebastian.

Ben is not a fan of the song, but everyone else chimes in and sings the song together, as some start getting emotional towards the end of the song.

Everyone else clicks off as Ron says he said she needed help, and he told them she needed help and they all dropped everything to help.






Cast: Another call comes in and it's the whole cast, as Ron says Leslie needs something to lift her spirits, as Andy breaks into his song Bye Bye Lil Sebastian

















Ben: Ben is not a fan of the song, but everyone else chimes in and sings the song together, as some start getting emotional towards the end of the song


He said she should stop worrying about everyone else, and focus on herself, once in awhile.

Awkwardly, Garry comes back on with a weird filter, asking for help with his phone.

The cast then comes back as themselves, asking their fans to please donate to FeedingAmerica.org/ParksAndRec, as the special comes to a close.

It was previously announced that Subaru, State Farm and NBC will match all donations up to $500,000, with all proceeds going to Feeding America.






Filter: Awkwardly, Garry comes back on with a weird filter, asking for help with his phone







Cast: The cast then comes back as themselves, asking their fans to please donate to FeedingAmerica.org/ParksAndRec, as the special comes to a close







Match: It was previously announced that Subaru, State Farm and NBC will match all donations up to $500,000, with all proceeds going to Feeding America


 



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