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Is Parks and Recreation the Wu-Tang Clan of Comedy?

I saw this video yesterday and foolishly didn't post it up on here until today. It's music related --  enough so that Pitchfork decided to dedicate a post to it

It's really saying something when anyone, especially RZA, calls your show "the Wu-Tang Clan of comedy." We all know the man could act, if Ghost Dog, Funny People and Coffee and Cigarettes are any indication. Yet his turn as Leslie Knope is just subversively hilarious, especially as he repeats "girl power" while Rashida Jones wholeheartedly joins in.

It's a funny little bit, made all the more hilarious by Amy Poehler's entrance, taken aback by RZA's presence and declaring, "I've heard the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with." "That's right, we're the motherfucking ruckus," he replies, and this sketch's fate is forever sealed.

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Michael Lopez