Leslie Knope

The works of pop culture we want to experience on our deathbed

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

Lost in Space

Missing Your Fall Shows? Here Are 25 Series You Can Marathon in the Meantime

It's mid-July, and I don't know about you, but I am definitely feeling the effects of the dreaded Summer hiatus taken by shows currently on air, leaving a gaping hole in my schedule and heart. I've had my fun in the sun, taken my bucket list road trips, made those unforgettable memories — now it's …

TV

The Cast of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Diversity, Getting Saved by NBC, and What to Expect From Season 6 [Comic-Con 2018]

Sometimes, you attend a San Diego Comic-Con panel that reminds you that all of the hassle, all of the line-waiting, all of the sunburns from the …

TV

Five Reasons Why 2018 Has Been the Year of the TV Sophomore Slump

2018 has been the year of the sophomore slump. <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, <i>Luke Cage</i>, <i>Westworld</i>, <i>Legion</i>, <i>13 Reasons Why,</i> <i>Jessica Jones</i> and <i>Sneaky Pete</i> were among …

TV

12 celebrities you forgot guest-starred on 'Parks and Recreation'

1/<p>Michelle Obama played herself.<p>Deedle-Dee Productions/IMDb<p>There is very little that can faze Olympic-level overachiever Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), …

Comedy

It's Kristen Bell's Birthday! Celebrate the Actress by Voting for Her Best Comedy Role of All Time

<i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall</i><p><b>Jason Segel's</b> Peter Bretter might be trying to forget Sarah Marshall (<b>Kristen Bell</b>), but we will never forget Bell's …

Kristen Bell

Life After Pawnee: See What Your Favorite Parks and Recreation Stars Are Up To!

Not only did <b>Parks and Recreation</b> give us one of the most badass female characters ever, but it also had one of the best ensemble casts in TV history. Rarely do we find a group of actors who are all hilarious enough in their own right that they can share the spotlight and shine together. We loved …

Comedy

100 Best Instagram Accounts

100<p>steveyeun<p>100 Jump To<p>100-81<br>• 80-61<br>• 60-41<br>• 40-21<br>• 20-1<p>If you guessed that Steve Yeun, a.k.a. <i>The</i> <i>Walking Dead</i>'s gentleman hero Glenn, was a refreshingly …

Kim Kardashian

A Week In Philadelphia, PA, On A $65,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Blue Cheese

Is Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s New Crafting Show The Next GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF?

For the past few years, it’s been pretty quiet in the small town of Pawnee, Indiana. At the very least, we haven’t heard much from the wildly …

Comedy

30 pop-culture references that prove 'Die Hard' is as awesome as ever, 30 years later

Thirty years after John McClane (Bruce Willis) saved his wife and other hostages from German terrorist Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the Nakatomi Plaza, "Die Hard" lives on as a far-fetched action classic.<p>For the movie's 30th anniversary July 15, here are 30 of our favorite pop-culture …

Die Hard

Happily Ever After Starts With One Of These 75 Wedding Hashtags

Happily ever after starts with a hashtag. Yes, nowadays, among all of the wedding planning, you have to consider social media. Finding a soulmate is …

Social Media

Eggo Double Chocolatey Thick & Fluffy Belgium-Style Waffles Are Basically Dessert For Breakfast

Eggo toaster waffles have been a mainstay of American kitchens since they first hit grocery store shelves in the 1950s — but back then, I don’t think …

Breakfast

5 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Mood At Work

With winter in full swing, Australians may find it particularly difficult to find motivation at work and some may even develop Seasonal Affected …

Sex and the City

The Chemistry of Cluelessness in Michael Schur's Sitcoms

None<br>In 1970, President Richard Nixon nominated Circuit Judge G. Harrold Carswell to fill a vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Critics derided …

Comedy

Why it matters that the women on ‘Younger’ and ‘The Bold Type’ focus on careers as much as dating

<i>Note: This post contains spoilers for the current seasons of “The Bold Type” and “Younger.”</i><p>In the first episode of “The Bold Type’s” second season, a fashion assistant decides to break up with her boyfriend, an older man who works for the board overseeing the Cosmopolitan-esque fashion magazine …

Lifestyle

Nick Offerman & Amy Poehler's Craft Pun-Off Is Only the Latest Funny Moment From This Duo That We Can't Help But Love

| Wed., Jul. 11, 2018 12:43 PM<p><b>Nick Offerman</b> and <b>Amy Poehler</b> are two very funny people.<p>The pair has known each other since the early '90s and although …

Comedy

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s Epic Pun Battle Will Make You Want That ‘Parks and Recreation’ Revival Right Now — Watch

Offerman's excruciatingly corny puns would make Ron Swanson proud.<p>Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are baiting “Parks and Recreation” fans with their …

Comedy

15 Free Ways to Learn Something New

If you're still paying off your student loans (or soon will be), learning might feel like more of a chore than fun. The good news is that learning …

Frugal Living

15 Truths About Being High-Functioning Autistic

<i>MGM</i>Hey, I'm high-functioning autistic. No, I'm nothing like Rain Man (don't take me to Vegas, I'd be worse than useless and, for reasons I'll make …

Humor

Thank God For This Driver's Reaction Time As A Man Seems To Apparate Onto The Road Out Of Nowhere

A swirl of factors hid this jaywalker until the last second.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how humans might live …

Brett Kavanaugh

7 shows about politics to watch if you can't get enough of it in real life

Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)<p>Politics begins at home – or at least, it does in American Midwest towns like the fictional town of Pawnee, where …

TV

35 TV Shows That Capture the Insanity of Being in Your 30s

Here's a secret that the world appears to be trying to keep quiet: being in your 30s can be just as confusing as being in your 20s. Despite what the movies tell you, there's an excellent chance you won't have it all together by the stroke of midnight on your 30th birthday. Or your 35th. Or even …

Entertainment

Why Do Sitcoms Make Women Wait to Be Funny?

<i>Cheers</i>‘ Sam Malone enters his bar and our hearts as a snarky but hilarious grump. J.D. and Turk stumble into the opening episodes of <i>Scrubs</i> armed with …

Comedy

English Cottage Meets American Colonial in a Gorgeous Home

<b>Name:</b> Megan Miller, my husband Jesse and our two daughters, Navy and June <b><br>Location:</b> Alliance, Ohio <b><br>Size:</b> 1,250 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4.5 years, …

Thrifting

Dog Is On Cloud Nine After Being Confronted With A Waffle

This labrador loves waffles nearly as much as Leslie Knope loves waffles.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how …

Key West

Meghan Markle seems to have picked up a British accent just two months into her role as a duchess

A recording of the 36-year-old appears to show the former actress imitating a British accent.<p>She may have thrown us a fashion curve ball last night, donning a bright yellow dress by an American designer for the first time since her wedding (above), but it sounds like Meghan Markle might be settling …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

"She" is a turquoise-haired animated character projected onto a special glass screen. Her voice is created by software. Her songs are collaborative …

Dallas

People Think Meghan Markle Has Adopted a British Accent Thanks to This Clip

She pulled a Madonna.<p>Guess Meghan Markle is taking her role as a duchess VERY seriously, because she appears to have adopted a pseudo British accent after just a few months of living in ye olde England.<p>Fans noticed that the former <i>Suits</i> star had a hint of an English lilt in a video recorded in June, …

Celebrity Gossip

23 Characters Who Are as American as Apple Pie

We all love the country we call home, but nobody loves their country more than these TV characters.<p>It's easy to picture them grilling burgers and …

Apple Pie