WARNING: If you have not caught up with Parks & Rec do not read this.
I cried over last week’s Parks & Rec episode.
Because you know what? Ben and Leslie are perfection incarnate, as far as fictional characters go. I just couldn’t even. I lost my ability to even. I was coherent, and then I wasn’t. It was so good. It felt like my heart was bursting. Oh my god, you guys, I am way too emotionally invested in the Leslie Knope universe. On my list of heroes, Leslie Knope is Numero Dos (J.K. Rowling is Numero Uno, she’s a queen, Leslie would agree).
Ben and Leslie are my favorite TV couple, ever. Like, EVER. Rachel and Ross are peasants in comparison to Ben and Leslie. I didn’t think that anyone could ever dethrone Pam and Jim, but there you have it. I adore that Ben and Leslie are so in sync and, obviously, so in love. When they finally got together I may or may not have done a happy dance. Last season, when Ben announced that he was going to be in Washington D.C. for this season, my first thought was, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” You just never know what the TV gods are going to do and if they split Ben and Leslie up, I would have wrecked my TV. In a fit of rage, I would have destroyed my TV, or computer, really, whatever was closest to my unforgiving hand.
However, it all worked out. And now they’re engaged! It was so sweet and perfect. Leslie’s reaction was magnificent. Ben got down on one knee and it was fireworks, puppies, kittens, cupcakes and rainbows after that. I was not expecting that to happen at all. Then I started crying.
I swear, this is the only TV show that has ever made me cry. Lies, The Office made me cry too. The Pam and Jim proposal was glorious. It just so happens that I’m not as emotionally involved with The Office as I am with Parks & Rec. I still cried though. I just like seeing people happy, okay? Even if they’re fictional characters.
Let’s talk about the imminent Ben and Leslie wedding. There’s two scenarios that I can see:
1. Leslie is going to throw an elaborate and crazy party.
2. Leslie is going to plan an elaborate wedding only to get overwhelmed and get married to Ben in Vegas.
Actually, you know what? I don’t know what’s going to happen. Here’s what I what do know: it’s going to be GOOD. Also, I’m probably going to cry again. No shame. I’ve already decided that I’m going to throw a wedding party whenever that episode airs. I’m going to watch that episode with my friends and toast to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Knope’s happiness.
All I know is that I’m going to love it because Parks & Rec will not fail me. I am so excited!
(Now, all I need is for Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins to get together, and my fictional character ships will be fully realized. It needs to happen. Get it together.)
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