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Rob Lowe: I’m Leslie Knope (S4E1)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

About this Episode

Welcome back to Pawnee! Today Rob Lowe ushers in a new era of Parks and Recollection, handing over the reins to our new hosts: the great Jim O’Heir (Jerry Gergich himself!) and writer/script coordinator Greg Levine. Our hosts discuss the show’s jam-packed season four premiere, featuring the start of Leslie’s city council campaign, the first appearance of Tammy One, and an important revelation about Jerry’s, ahem, package. Got a question for the Pawnee Town Hall? Send us an email: ParksandRecollectionTownHall@gmail.com or leave a 30-Second voicemail at: (310) 893-6992.

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Jim O'Heir
host

Jim O'Heir

While mostly recognized for playing the office punching bag on “Parks and Recreation”, Emmy winner O’Heir has graced the small screen on a regular bases for the last 30 years. Partial credits include; “Better Call Saul,” “Brooklyn 99,” “911,” “Boston Legal,” “Friends,” “Criminal Minds” “Ally McBeal,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” Star Trek Voyager,” “Just Shoot Me,” and countless other critically acclaimed shows. Jim can also be seen in a number of feature films. He worked with Stephen Soderbergh on “LUCKY LOGAN”. He has played alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Focus Features’ “SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD” as well as starring in Ned Crowley’s feature film MIDDLE MAN which won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival. As for life off screen, O’Heir stays busy with a mix of activities including; boating, travel, poker and seizing as many opportunities as possible to cross paths with old Hollywood greats. He is also a self-proclaimed pet lover and supports various organizations that work to protect the well being of animals. You might not want to carpool with Jim, as he is very open about his appreciation for Barry Manilow and the occasional Broadway show tune.

Greg Levine
host

Greg Levine

Greg Levine is a writer and producer hailing all the way from North Hollywood. He wrote on “Parks and Recreation,” having worked on the series for all seven seasons. Greg has had roles in “I Love You, Man,” “Arrested Development,” and “Parks and Recreation” — as a guy on a Jewish dating website, a Jewish lawyer, and a guy named “Jewish Greg”... so if you see a pattern here, please let his rabbi know what it is. In his free time, Greg enjoyed seeing live music, volunteering at his old summer camp, and discovering new restaurants despite his weak stomach. Then he became a dad and time was no longer his. R.I.P. Free Time.

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