Parks and Recreation cast then and now

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Can you believe it's been five years since Parks and Recreation bid farewell to Pawnee?

Indeed, the hit NBC series created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur aired its last episode ever on February 24, 2015, after seven seasons of heartfelt and hilarious comedy, already having turned some of its cast members into household names since the show's debut in April of 2009.

The show went on to score dozens of award nominations, including one for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy at the 2014 Golden Globes. And while Emmys and Golden Globes mysteriously (and unfairly) eluded the show outside of a Best Actress win at the Globes for Amy Poehler in 2013, Parks did go on to a Peabody in 2012. Not too shabby.

After 125 episodes, fans may have said goodbye to the Parks Department of Pawnee, but that doesn't mean the show stopped living on in the hearts of fans. 

In fact, the possibility of a reunion or revival continues to be whispered about, fueled by moments like the ladies of Parks celebrating Galentine's Day earlier this month. "It felt like the most important thing I would ever do," Schur said of the show and a possible reboot during a panel at PaleyFest last year celebrating the show's 10th anniversary. "So I would never, ever, ever say never—the chance, should it arise, would be incredible...but as tempting as it is, I don't want to make more episodes just to do it."

While the ultimate fate of the series remains up in the air, we can always take a walk down memory lane and revisit our favorite stars from the show. 

Drum roll please!

Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Amy Poehler

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Chris Pratt

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Aubrey Plaza

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Nick Offerman

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Adam Scott

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Rashida Jones

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Aziz Ansari

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Parks and Recreation cast then and now, Retta

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Jim O’Heir, Parks and Recreation, Where Are They Now

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Paul Schneider, Parks and Recreation, Where Are They Now

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Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation, Where Are They Now

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Billy Eichner, Parks and Recreation, Where Are They Now

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(Originally published on April 9, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. PT.)

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