A clever Twitter user summed up Shakespeare plays with Parks and Rec quotes, and it’s absolute perfection

How often do you rewatch Parks and Rec? At least twice a year? Same. Somehow, the show just gets better with age. We’re forever holding our breath for a Parks and Rec revival (never say never — the entire cast is into the idea). But until then, we’ll take any new Parks-related content we can get. Like this Twitter thread, which is absolute perfection.

A very clever Twitter user named Alison Sloan decided to mash up Parks and Rec with…Shakespeare? Yup, in a genius move, she summed up many of the playwright’s most famous works with classic Parks and Recreation quotes. And every last one is SO hilariously accurate. Needless to say, when we saw the thread, we were over the moon excited. Because, to channel our inner Chris Traeger for a moment, Shakespeare and Parks and Rec are LITERALLY our two biggest interests.

But Sloan didn’t just name a few plays and call it a day. Oh, no. She went above and beyond, matching nearly 40 Shakespeare plays with Parks and Rec quotes. Talk about dedication. She began posting on Thursday, July 19th. Since then, her thread has gone viral. The Parks and Recreation official Twitter account even gave her a shout-out, as did the series’ co-creator Mike Schur. NBD.

Behold: Shakespeare plays, as described using Parks and Rec quotes.

All’s Well That Ends Well

Antony and Cleopatra

As You Like It

Comedy of Errors




Henry IV, Part I

Henry IV, Part II

Henry V

Henry VI, Part I

Henry VI, Part II

Henry VI, Part III

Henry VIII

Julius Caesar

King John

King Lear

Love’s Labours Lost


Measure for Measure

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merchant of Venice

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing


Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Richard II

Richard III

The prologue to Romeo and Juliet

And the rest of Romeo and Juliet

Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

Two Gentlemen of Verona

And finally, the end of Winter’s Tale

Phew. We’re impressed. So is Mike Schur, one of the co-creators of Parks and Rec.

And so is the actual Parks and Rec Twitter account.

Well done, Alison. Leslie would be proud.

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