August 17, 2011
One of my favorite parts comes from the episode Galentine’s Day (episode 16, season 2) where Amy Poehler delivers blow by blow to her esteemed colleagues.
Not only does she ridicule all the romantic downfalls of their lives, but then she tops it off with this hilarious JFK speech.
Check it :
Leslie Knope : Troops, gather round, great news. The senior center Valentine’s Dance is tomorrow, from five to nine.
Tom Haverford : Are we talking AM or PM? Those people are oooooold. Am I right Justin? (pause) oh, Justin’s not here.
Leslie Knope : It isn’t just a job, gang. We’re gonna learn a lot from these seniors. Some of them have been married for half a century, and, no offense, but everybody here is terrible at love. (Towards Tom) Divorced. (Towards April) Dating a gay guy. (Towards Ron) Divorced Twice. (Towards Anne and Mark) Jury’s still out on you two. (Towards Jerry) And Jerry, who knows?
Jerry Gergich : I’ve been happily married for 28 years. You’ve met my wife, Gale, many times.
Leslie Knope : Whatever. Finally, Anne and Mark, are our special volunteers and they will be available whenever needed.
Mark Brendanawicz : I didn’t volunteer.
Leslie Knope : Yeaaaaa too bad, you got drafted. (In John F. Kennedy voice) Ask not what your old people can do for you, ask what you can do for your old people.
Tom Haverford : Terminator!
Leslie Knope : What? Noooo! JFK. (In Terminator voice) This meeting has been terminated. That is the Terminator.
Ron Swanson : Nice.
Leslie Knope : Where am I going?