Making It Brings Back the Best Part of Parks and Recreation

The heart of Parks and Recreation was the relationship between Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, two people with diametrically opposed perspectives on life who still respected and cared for one another. Let’s bring them back together for a competition show, please!

According to Entertainment Weekly, each episode of Making It, hosted by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, will highlight two projects and test their maker’s ability to build and improvise. One project will be timed, the other will be themed, and all will be judged and commented upon by our charismatic former Pawnee townsfolk. The winner gets labeled the Master Maker, a title that will likely involve money of some kind, though I would personally participate in this show for free. In a statement, Offerman threatened that the series would be “pun-heavy.”

In the trailer above, Poehler admits, “I like people who make things.”

“And I love to make things,” Offerman responds, blurring the line between fiction and reality. These two were meant to be together in whatever iteration NBC wants to offer the viewing public. We’ll take it.


Unfortunately, the program doesn’t air until July 31, though it would be the perfect inspirational early-spring show that makes you take on a project you have no intention of completing.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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