How the Pawnee Parks Department Feels About the Government Shutdown

Well here we are: the government is shut down, and with it, our federal parks. The fine folks at the Pawnee Parks Department had their own shutdown a few years back (between seasons 2 and 3), but this federal shutdown is bringing out all sorts of emotions.

Leslie Knope is not happy. First, she was angry:


But now it's more of a resigned hopelessness:


Ron Swanson, however, is relishing the governmentlessness (that is not a word):



Tom Haverford is scared of everything:


Donna is making the most out of a bad situation:


... And she's bringing us the latest updates:


April Ludgate seems to be doing OK:


Andy Dwyer definitely knows what's going on:


And Chris Traeger, well he's got some stuff to figure out:


But of course, this is all Jerry's fault:


How much do you trust the information in this article?

Benjamin Cosman

Ben graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Political Science. He recently traveled through New England looking for pie. His second-favorite pastime is googling pictures of politicians laughing.

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