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"Parks and Recreation's" Shocking Finale Twist



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    Amy Poehler (l.) as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt on "Parks and Recreation"

    Now THAT'S how you do a finale! "Parks and Recreation" blew us away with a series finale-worthy ending to a stellar season.

    The inhabitants of Pawnee delivered everything we could have ever hoped and dreamed for jammed into their star-studded, hour-long finale. Seriously what other show could bring in first lady Michelle Obama, Megan Mullally, Lucy Lawless, Jenny Slate, Mo Collins, Ben Schwartz, Henry Winkler, Duke Silver, and Jon Hamm in for a cameo? (Or should we say Hammeos?! Sorry. That was horrible.)

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    So here's what you need to know: The Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert was a massive success (Does anyone know where we can get one of those pizza burgers?!) and the festival helped rally the citizens to finally approve of the merger. Kudos to whoever came up with the hologram of Lil Sebastian! Tom's restaurant opening was a huge success, April reunited Mouse Trap, and Ron is finally free from the Tammy spell of evil. As for our favorite parks employee? With Ben's blessing, and the FLOTUS' encouragement, Leslie agreed to take the National Parks Department job. Sounds too good to be true right? Just you wait, we're not finished!

    The last three minutes offered fans a HUGE twist: The series time-jumped three years ahead! Leslie convinced the National Parks big-wigs to let her stay in Pawnee and she is now a successful and thriving woman who can do it all. Her three children are beautiful, natch, and Ben now has some sort of fancy-schmancy job, we're just not quite sure what it is yet. Oh and Jerry-turned-Larry is now named Terry. To paraphrase Craig: "Everybody call us Kristen because we are Wiiging out right now!"

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