2012-2015 – Parks and Recreation

Paul as Bobby Newport
Created by: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Original Network: NBC
Number of Episodes: 5 (that Paul has starred in)
Production year: 2012-2015
Original release: April 9, 2009 – February 24, 2015
Running time: 22 minutes
Other cast: Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie’s colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he’s a bureaucrat himself.