Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir, and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur couldn’t contain their feelings during a post-finale appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
1. Following the Parks and Recreation series finale on Feb. 24, the entire cast, along with executive producer Mike Schur, appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
2. In addition to reminiscing and sharing funny stories from the last seven years, they took turns toasting one another… in a mere 20 seconds. Here are their wonderful words:
3. Aziz Ansari on Nick Offerman
“An incredible person. He had a great mustache, which is fucking gone now. I told him to send it to me and he didn’t. But he’s still an amazing guy and I’m going to miss working with him.”
4. Retta on Aubrey Plaza
“Aubrey Plaza can scare the shit out of anyone with just a look. But she is, in real life, the sweetest, most darling, loveliest, kindest, [with] the biggest heart, and she can make you cry in a moment.”
5. Nick Offerman on Adam Scott
“Adam Scott is incredibly cute. He’s got the funniest dry game. Even during Party Down, when there would be email chains around the cast … I would laugh out loud at his contributions to the email chains. Among the cast, uh, biggest balls.”
6. Mike Schur on Amy Poehler
“Solid B-plus talent. Not gifted. Not naturally talented, but, like, kinda grinded it out. I love her more than anyone in the world and I’m so happy we got to work together.”
7. Chris Pratt on Jim O’Heir
“You are so genuine, incredibly thoughtful. You’re an amazing gift giver. You’re a great listener. You’re a wonderful friend, and you’re a great spokesman for our show. When people hit you up online, you’re always kind to every single person. You’re sensitive and don’t let anyone ever make you feel bad about that. I think that’s awesome.”
8. Aubrey Plaza on Aziz Ansari
“I have Aziz Ansari, and I’m really happy about that because Aziz, I’ve known you longer than anyone in this room. I met you when I was, like, 18 or 19, and we’ve been through so much shit. You’re my bro for life. I just love you more than anything. You’re funny and we’re both diverse, so we have that going for us. You’re the best. And I’m really glad you didn’t fall asleep right here because I’m going to miss you sleeping everywhere. That’s something I’ll never forget.”
9. Adam Scott on Mike Schur
“Mike is an incredibly forgiving person. I auditioned for the pilot of Parks and Rec and did a terrible job and did not get the job. Back then I was on a different show, a very serious show, and I remember when I read … it was the people from The Office doing a new show, I remember calling my agent and I said, ‘I need you to get me off the show I’m on because I want to be on whatever this is.’ Got the audition, blew it, and then, like, a year and a half later, Mike asked me to join the show and it’s just changed my life. I got to work with the best people. I do miss all of you so much. I’m so happy to be your friend, Mike.”
10. Jim O’Heir on Chris Pratt
“Chris Pratt began in a pit; he was laying in a damn pit. Here’s the thing: He was so loving and such a great person then; he’s now one of the biggest movie stars in the freakin’ world and he’s the same person he was in that pit. And I mean that with all the love. There’s no one kinder or more gracious than Chris Pratt. I love him with all my heart.”
11. Amy Poehler on Retta
“A queen. An amazing person, friend, cast member, and represents someone I didn’t know and now I feel like is family. All of you feel like family to me. I am so honored and completely overwhelmed by how much I love you and will love you for life. And this experience on Parks [has] been the best experience of my life … I just want to thank the fans, the people who kept our show on the air, and who watched it till the end. Retta, I love you, and I love everybody here. Congratulations to everyone.”
12. No, thank you, Amy Poehler and the cast and crew of Parks and Recreation for seven funny, touching, and near-perfect seasons!
(And no, we don’t have any idea why Jim O’Heir and Aubrey Plaza were making out in the closing moments of tonight’s show. Consider it one last gift from the people of Pawnee?)