Aubrey Plaza - Hot Video: Prom Date with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - asks Santa Claus for her dead dog back (video)

Behind the scenes of Parks and Recreation. Happy new year!

Aubrey runs at 1:40 left. She's back on as "Tina" at 0:59 to ask Santa for her dead dog back. Then she pulls his beard at the end. Funny stuff!

Ah, the old "run from the camera" gag. I used to do that one a lot. Aubrey does it well.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aubrey Plaza takes the stage - photo (Parks & Recreation)

Here's Aubrey Plaza on Parks & Recreation, season 2, episode 12, "Christmas Scandal."


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - likes this Comcast commercial


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - wants you to watch the new Derrick Comedy "Boy Band"

Warning: Language!

Aubrey says, "NEW DERRICK vid!"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - really likes this video

Aubrey says, "I'm going to marry these kids one day."

On the video she commented, "marry me. both of you. now."


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Photo from Aubrey Plaza's College Humor video

Aubrey says, "shooting video w/ collegehumor people and Sam Reich!"

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - has an amazing viking sister

Aubrey says, "my sister [Renee] is amazing"


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - makes dinosaurs make out

Aubrey says: "i did that for hours."


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Aubrey Plaza wants you to watch this Mystery Team vid

Aubrey Plaza says, "MYSTERY TEAM behind-the-scenes music video..."

Aubrey was in Mystery Men.

She's in this vid at 1 minute, 1:35, she gets slimed at 2:14, and at 2:18.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in corduroy magazine

This season’s crop of television shows have been, in our opinion, miles stronger than in years past. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the return of the TV comedy. NBC’s Thursday night comedy block continues to deliver watercooler-worthy moments and we’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the laughs delivered by sophomore series Parks and Recreation. Though Amy Poehler is the deserving star, we’ve been captivated by supporting player Aubrey Plaza, who’s managed to steal many of the scenes she’s in. Plaza also appeared in this summer’s Funny People, alongside Adam Sandler, and her career’s only taking off from there, with a role in Michael Cera’s next film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.



Monday, December 14, 2009

Aubrey Plaza recommends this amazing review of Parks and Recreation

Aubrey Plaza linked to this great review of the show (apparently she's a crush). Check out the bolded part about Aubrey...

With all due respect to fans of Modern Family, The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm... Parks and Rec is the Wu Tang of Comedy... This, no doubt, comes as a shock to people who dipped their toes in last season and left disappointed. We know. We understand. The first six episodes blew. The creative team has said that run last spring was really one extended pilot. That's true—and a shame. Because it turned off a lot of viewers

But while no one was watching, the focus changed. Amy Poeher's parks commissioner Leslie softened. The limp romance between Mark (Paul Schneider) and Ann (Rashida Jones) moved to the background. The true lunatic weirdness of the show—from Chris Pratt's pit-dwelling, shoe-shining, Deal Or No Deal-auditioning Andy to Nick Offerman's lover of brown haired ladies and breakfast food Ron Swanson—started to emerge. It's got the deepest bench on TV. (Aziz Anzari = brilliant. Aubrey Plaza is our biggest entertainment crush right now.) The best guest stars. (LouisCK, Megan Mullally, Fred Armisan.) And, of course, Amy Poehler, whose warmth and willingness to totally humiliate herself confirmed what we always knew: she's one of the best comedians working today.

For all that, though, the real star of the show is Pawnee. Unlike The Office, which exists in a hermetically sealed lucite box of sadness that hits WAY too close to home these days, Parks and Recreation pulls back the lens and lets the town become a character. Just off the top of my head, here are a few details of what we've learned about Indiana's finest city. It has...

–An anti-semitic past that is celebrated in mural form
–A library department that is a group of "punk ass book jockeys" and the "worst group of people ever assembled"
–Raccoons that aren't nocturnal and tend to attack children
–A sewer department overrun with floozies
–A gay bar and a strip club and a nipple factory and a restaurant named The Jurrasic Fork
–And, of course, a giant pit that the government can't seem to get filled

Reminds you of something, doesn't it? Springfield. And while we know that any comparison's to the Golden Age of The Simpsons is heady praise that borders on sacrilege, it's deserved. Parks and Recreation is absurd. Hilarious. Packed with polished jokes, unexpected turns, and boasting real heart. Simply put, this is the funniest show on television right now. America, start watching. You're missing something special.

(We'll return to our regularly scheduled power rankings when the NBC lineup returns after the holidays.)


Everything here is true. You need to watch it.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in Tree Lighting (Parks & Recreation clip)

After the scandal blows over, Leslie and the gang gather for a tree lighting ceremony.

This is an excerpt from the show. A little funny at the end.

So Aubrey's April character is becoming pals with Andy, and I think it's slowly starting to form more than a friendship. I could see them turning that into a very hilarious relationship when they're done with Andy butting in on Ann and Mark. Heck, they could even make Andy try to make Ann jealous. And they could even make April be okay with it, thinking that it's funny and won't work. They built up some great characters, so pretty much anything they do will be hilarious. I predict this show becoming very popular in the next year or so.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Tom's Safe Bubble (Parks & Recreation)

The Parks Department tries to be there for Tom, while Leslie takes Ann's advice to help him, and Tom eventually comes clean about the true nature of his marriage.

Aubrey says "I love you" to Tom.

This is a Web exclusive, so that means that it got cut from the show. From the "Tom's Divorce" episode.


Friday, December 11, 2009

The Morgans

Aubrey Plaza says, "Has anyone heard about the Morgans?"

Parks & Recreation: Thursday 12/10/09 "Christmas Scandal"

Season 2 : Ep. 12|21:45

The media spins a scandal when Leslie and Council Dexhart are seen out together.

Aubrey Plaza helps bring on the inside jokes. The raccoon investation is under control.

April cracks a smile at 3:15, talking about getting a present for her gay boyrfriend.

The scandal story is pretty hilarious.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - CollegeHumor Interview

After getting her start in hit web series like The Jeannie Tate Show and ESPN's Mayne Street (she's also appeared in a CollegeHumor video or two), Aubrey Plaza currently appears in NBC's Parks and Recreation. She recently finished shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). She made her feature debut this summer opposite Seth Rogen in Funny People, which comes out on DVD this week. She also wouldn't mind if you followed her on Twitter.

In Funny People, you play a stand-up. You hadn't done stand-up before the movie, correct?

The first time I did it was in Queens. I did do it just for the film - I had met with Judd and I knew the only obstacle was that I wasn't a real stand-up. Then, when I was cast, I came out to L.A. and had to immediately start doing shows with the rest of the cast. I kind of got thrown into it, but I really liked it so I kept doing it. I'm still doing it now.

You came up through the UCB Theatre - how do you feel about the relationship between stand-up and improv?

Improv is obviously collaborative because you have support and people around you. For me, stand-up is terrifying and really, really hard and scary because it's all on you and your delivery and what you're writing and how you're saying it and everything so it's kind of unapologetic.

Stand-ups will spend hours writing and rehearsing a joke to make it sound organic, improv is always that way.

Totally. In terms of what I like, I think I like improvising more. I don't like planned things, but I like writing too. It's a good exercise for your comedy brain to write stand-up jokes and see how they work.

Are you writing anything besides stand-up right now?

I've been trying to work on some movie ideas and stuff like that. It's hard to balance it [with Parks and Recreation], but I'm trying to be one of those people who writes and performs and does everything all of the time.

I went to Donald Glover's Comedy Central Presents stand-up special the other week. He definitely seems like one of those comedians who do everything.

He's a good friend of mine, and you're right, he's that guy. He goes to shoot a scene and instead of messing around in his downtime he's writing a million jokes or writing and shooting videos. That's kind of like the ideal comedian right there.

He's definitely doing about as well as someone can do.

He's amazing, and so disciplined. He reminds me of Seth Rogen actually. Seth is like that, he's really disciplined, always writing and always working on something.

You're not doing badly, either. Web comedy can be a bit of a wasteland, but your track record (Jeannie Tate, Mayne Street) is pretty exceptional. Anything we're missing?

I don't think so. I don't have any horrible web series locked away in my basement. Honestly, I'm lucky to be in all of those. Jeannie Tate changed my whole career. It got me an agent, and without that, I don't think I'd even be talking to you.

Liz is awesome. She did a pretty great Sarah Palin for us a while back.

The CollegeHumor videos I've done, too, were so helpful in getting agents and getting people to see me. Any time Sam Reich has a video or wants me to do anything, I'm indebted to him.

So I should cross "dirt on Sam Reich" off my list of questions?

[Laughs] Um, yes.

I just followed your Twitter about an hour ago. Some comedians, like Steve Agee, have almost a million followers. How does that happen?

I don't know. Aziz [Ansari] has a million Twitter followers too. I'm not really great at Twittering, I do it really inconsistently or when I have a link I want people to see. I'm not much of the, "I'm eating a sandwich right now"-type Twitter-er. I don't know how to make myself have more followers. If you find out, let me know.

After doing Internet comedy, how does it feel to shoot a movie and then not see the finished results for almost a year?

It's pretty strange. By the time Funny People came out I had forgotten what I had done, and I had no idea what to expect. It's kind of exciting in that way, though. You work on it and you have to let it go, and you hope that you're going to be happy with the outcome. Luckily, I was, I thought it was really great.

The lead of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, started the UCB Theatre. Do you improvise on set at all?

Our scripts are so good that we don't need to improvise too much, the jokes are there and everything kills at table reads. Usually our directors let us have fun after we have what's in the script and we get to mess around a bit. I think that's important, because you can discover different ways of doing things. It's also fun to try and come up with stuff that will make the other person laugh. It keeps you on your toes, keeps everyone's spirits high and keeps it fun.

Finally I wanted to ask about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright. Edgar, like Judd, is famous for having a pretty distinctive sensibility.

It was amazing. Edgar is so different from Judd, he's really technical and specific in a great way. Edgar's very funny too, he just has a very different style from Judd.

Much more precise.

Totally. And Bill Pope, the DP, did The Matrix and Team America, so that team just knew what they wanted and how it was going to work. Fitting your choices and your comedy style into that, that was something I had to learn how to do, but once it worked, it really worked. I think that movie's going to be the best movie of next summer.



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - interview with Matt Patches

With hard work and dedication, even you or I could become a showbiz success.

Being really funny doesn't hurt either. That's the lesson I've learned from Aubrey Plaza, an actress I had a chance to work with in film school who recently blew up with her role in Judd Apatow's Funny People. I spoke with Aubrey about her recent rise to fame, touching on Funny People and the highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim vs. the World where she plays Julie Powers, the on-again/off-again girlfriend of Scott's bandmate.

Finally, I can fufill my dream of being a name dropper!

Matt Patches: How did you end up working on small comedy projects with schmoes like me, to hot tailing it out of New York and starring in Funny People?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, I'm still trying to figure that out...I don't know how it happened. I kept doing a lot of online videos and I did this one web series called the Jeanie Tate Show and that kind of got me an agent and then I started auditioning. Funny People was the second movie I ever auditioned for.

MP: Oh, wow. What was the first movie you auditioned for?

AP: I don't remember, didn't get it.

MP: Fair enough, don't look back!

AP: Yeah, some romantic comedy. But [Funny People] was kind of a crazy process because I auditioned for it...I put myself on tape in New York thinking that no one would even watch the tape or care, then Judd watched it and really liked it. Also, the part is weirdly just perfect for me. I think there's only so much you can do as an actor and sometimes it's just like when someone writes a part you're perfect for. So the final part was the stand up and I knew that's what they were looking I took it upon myself to start doing stand-up.

MP: I know Judd Apatow is notorious for just shooting, shooting, shooting tons of footage. How much of you're material ended up on the cutting room floor?

AP: For me, every scene I was in made it. I think I only had one scene in the movie that didn't make it in.

MP: So...they love you.

AP: I guess. Or someone was drunk in the editing room.

MP: Do you have any solo projects coming up?

AP: I'm writing. I'm trying to write my own projects, being that person who's creating their own thing. But I've been busy shooting the show, the thick of season 2. After the show, maybe I'll do another movie.

MP: So next year you've got Scott Pilgrim. Everyone I know is head-over-heels for the books and its one of our most anticipated movies for next year. Have you seen any of it?

AP: Yeah, I've seen twenty minutes of it blew me away.

MP: That's what everyone's been saying, but I'm trying to wrap my mind around what's going to be blowing my mind next year.

AP: I think it's a combination. The DP of the film is Bill Pope who shot The Matrix and Team America, so he's kind of a genius. Him combined with Edgar [Wright], who has a very particular directing style...his other movies are very particular and fast, he's unique. And the comic books are really funny. I don't read comics that often, but these made me laugh out loud. So you've got this really funny comic, plus crazy talented director, and then you have Michael Cera who is one of the funniest people in movies. It's a combination of everything that's good for a movie.

MP: Not a bad combo.

AP: In one scene you have an awkward slacker comedy and in the next two seconds it's a crazy ninja action movie.

MP: Did you get to fight in the movie?

AP: No I didn't have any action scenes. I wish though, the other actors got to do fight training for a month. I just fought with my words.

Funny People is currently out on DVD and Blu-ray while we should be seeing Scott Pilgrim sometime next year!



Monday, December 7, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - current biography

Aubrey Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American comedian, writer and actress. She has worked with Liz Cackowski and Bill Hader and plays April Ludgate on the TV sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Plaza is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and is a graduate of Ursuline Academy in 2002 and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. She is of Puerto Rican and Irish/English descent. She has been performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since 2004. She also recently began performing stand-up and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv. In 2008, she was seen in the Improv Everywhere prank "Mobile Desktop", in which she and five other people brought desktop PCs, including a CRT screen, tower computer, keyboard and mouse into a Starbucks and used them just as people use laptops there.

Plaza starred in the online series The Jeannie Tate Show, and ESPN's Mayne Street.

She played Seth Rogen's love interest, Daisy, in 2009's Funny People directed by Judd Apatow. She also has roles in the upcoming comedy features Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (in which she plays Julie Powers) and Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team which debuted at 2009 Sundance.


Killswitch (2006) – Girl with massive head wound
In Love (2006) – Julie
30 Rock (2006, TV) – NBC Page (1 episode, "Tracy Does Conan")
The Jeannie Tate Show (2007, online) – Tina Tate
Mayne Street (2008, TV) – Robin Gibney
Mystery Team – Kelly
Funny People (2009) – Daisy Danby
Parks and Recreation (2009–present) – April Ludgate
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Julie Powers

From wikipedia and imdb.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Parks & Recreation: Thursday, 12/3/09 - "Tom's Divorce"

Leslie tries to cheer Tom up after his divorce from Wendy, but doesn't know that the marriage was a sham.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - at the Gotham Independent Film Awards 2009

Aubrey Plaza arrives on the red carpet at IFP's 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 30, 2009 in New York City.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - was the Wilmington Christmas parade grand marshal

Article here:

This photo was taken by Aubrey:

Aubrey says, "If anyone cares...I was the Grand Marshal of the Wilmington Christmas Parade"


Aubrey Plaza Blog - now it's wider

The blog's wider! That way you can see wider photos and videos! Plus it means you don't have to scroll as much, because more text fits on the screen without having to scroll it.

Take that, HTML of the Internetz!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - spit take photos "Hunting Trip" (Parks & Recreation)

Here are various photos of Aubrey from the Hunting Trip episode of Parks and Recreation. This includes the hilarious spit take at the bottom!

Spit take:


Monday, November 30, 2009

Aubrey Plaza interview - MovieWeb (for Funny People DVD)

The rising comedic star talks about this new DVD, Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and more.

I was wondering how you first heard about Judd's script [of Funny People] and how the whole casting process went about for you? Who was already attached when you first heard about the film?

Aubrey Plaza: Well, I didn't know much. I didn't read the script, I didn't really know anything about it. I knew it was Judd's movie and that Seth (Rogen) and Adam (Sandler) were going to be in it. That's kind of all I knew. Allison Jones cast the movie and I had met her, just kind of generally, a couple of months before. She told me then that she was on this movie, but she wasn't going to tell me what it was until later. I knew something was going on, but I wasn't sure what it was. I was in New York at that point and she had me put myself on tape. I just did the scenes and improvised with my friends and sent it to L.A., just hoping that they would actually watch it. I heard a couple of months later that Judd did watch it and he really liked it, so I came out to L.A. to have a callback and I read with Seth, in front of Judd. That was terrifying but it went really well. I hadn't heard anything for a month after that and I knew I did well but I wasn't really sure what the hold-up was, what they were looking for. I found out that they had really wanted to cast a stand-up comedian. At the time I wasn't doing stand-up, so I kind of took it upon myself to start doing stand-up and taping myself and sending it to him. So that's kind of how I got the part. It was a three-step process, I guess, where the final step was, I think, the most important, sending bits of me actually doing jokes and having him actually see me on stage with a mic, in front of an audience, that it was possible that I could pull it off, to be this young, stand-up comedian.

You have an improv background... What was it like getting into stand-up mode, as opposed to your improv background?

Aubrey Plaza: It was really tough. Improv is so different, it's such a collaborative thing, you're working with other people, nothing is planned and it's kind of this community mentality, whereas stand-up, you're alone and it was really hard. Having to stand in front of an audience and have it be your job to make them laugh, you can't really look to anyone but yourself. It's what you wrote, what you said and how you said it, so it's kind of terrifying, but I liked it. When it goes well, it's the best feeling in the world. When it doesn't go well, it's the worst feeling, but once you get into the rhythm of it, I think it's really fun. Also it's a good exercise for writing, for me, using my brain in that different way.

I know the DVD and the Blu-ray that are coming out are both just packed with extras, with a lot of bonus stand-up material. Is there a lot of these unseen bits from your performances on here then?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, definitely. The first time I ever did stand-up was in Queens and it was the first time I had done it and I taped it and sent it to him. After I got the part, a couple of weeks later, he brought me out to L.A. and I immediately started doing shows with the rest of the cast, having never done it before. So I went from zero to performing with Adam Sandler in less than a month. It was really a crazy interaction to stand-up, but they had camera crews follow me to every show and tape every single show that I did. I went up multiple times a week and I did The Laugh Factory, all these open mic's and they sent camera crews everywhere. There's a ton of shows on the DVD, a lot of me bombing on stage, which I'm sure will be fun for me to watch (Laughs). So yeah, a lot of failure, but it will give you a good idea of how I got to where I am now.

This has to be just a dream movie for any comedic actor. What was a normal day on the set like with all these comedic heavyweights?

Aubrey Plaza: It was really surreal. Adam is one of my heroes and getting to work with Seth and Jonah (Hill) and Jason Schwartzman, every single person in the movie was amazing. It was really scary at first, but everyone was so welcoming. Judd, it's really important to Judd that everyone gets along and it's like a family atmosphere, so he really embraced me and everyone there did, so I felt comfortable immediately. Also coming from UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) and coming from a comedy community like that, it actually was a really smooth transition. It felt like just hanging out backstage with my comedy buddies in New York. Seth and Jonah and those guys, they're just normal, funny guys, you know, but I guess they're also famous movie stars.

I'm also a huge fan of Parks and Recreation and it was quite an interesting episode this past week. Will we see maybe a bit more of April and Andy's relationship continuing for the rest of the season?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, definitely. I can't give away too much, but you'll definitely see more scenes with myself and Andy. I'm glad you like the show, thanks.

Oh yeah. The show has really been hitting its stride this season.

Aubrey Plaza: Yes, definitely. I'm glad people are watching it.

I'm curious if there's any kind of cliffhanger planned for the midseason break, and if you have any thoughts about how your character might be evolving throughout the rest of the season?

Aubrey Plaza: Honestly, I have no idea (Laughs). I don't read any of the scripts until a week or two before, so I have no idea what's going to happen. I do know that there will be more April and Andy, but other than that, I don't know. The scripts are crazy. Each week, the stuff they have us get into, there's always something that totally surprises me, so whatever it is, I'm sure it's going to be really great. But I don't know what it is (Laughs).

There has been a lot of buzz about Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World as well. Can you talk about the overall experience on that film?

Aubrey Plaza: That movie was crazy. It was a crazy experience, working with Edgar (Wright), who I was such a huge fan of, and Bill Pope was the DP, who did The Matrix and Team America: World Police. He was this genius guy and Edgar's a genius and Michael Cera is like a comedy genius guy. I don't know, it was really crazy. It was really different, coming off of Funny People, it was really strange. The styles were so different. Edgar is so precise and everything is faster and really specific. Working with him was really awesome because I was learning how to work in a different way. I was so used to Judd just turning the camera on and just letting it roll forever, so yeah, it was a learning experience, for sure, but it was so much fun. I've seen 20 minutes of it and its like nothing I've ever seen before. I think it's going to blow people's minds when it comes out next summer.

Yeah, I read about that. I believe it was Jason Reitman that said he saw 20 minutes of it and couldn't stop raving about it. I'm really excited for it.

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah. It's really special. It's such a crazy combination of visuals, the comic book visuals with the awkward comedy with the action sequences. It's got everything and there are really great actors like Michael Cera and Mark Webber and Alison Pill. All of those guys are just amazing actors too, so it's got every ingredient. And Edgar puts his own touch to it, so it's going to be good. I don't even know how I ended up in that movie. I don't remember how that happened, but I'm glad it did.

...What would you like to say to maybe your fans from Parks and Recreation or people who might not have seen Funny People... about why they should pick up this DVD?

Aubrey Plaza: They should pick up the DVD so they can see me fail miserably on stage, over and over again (Laughs). They filmed every single stand-up show that I did when I was just starting out and it's going to be very hard for me to watch that, but for other people, I think they'll enjoy watching me totally bomb in front of strangers. I would watch it if it was someone else.

... Aubrey, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season of Parks and Recreation.

Aubrey Plaza: OK. Thanks a lot, man. Bye.

You can bring Aubrey Plaza and a ton of other Funny People home on DVD and Blu-ray on November 24.



Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - parodies Twilight in "Three Wolf Moon"

Why does Aubrey Plaza need to be on SNL, when she keeps appearing in SNL-like sketches online on sites like College Humor?

Here Aubrey plays the Kristen Stewart character in this spoof on Twilight New Moon.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Next episode of Parks and Recreation

"The Fourth Floor" - As Tom's green card marriage nears an end, the parks department takes him out on the town to cheer him up.

Thursday, Dec 3rd 830/730c

Aubrey looks good with makeup:

I think Rashida Jones looks better without bangs:


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Aubrey Plaza and Chris interview part 2

This time, Chris turns the camera on Aubrey.

In this interview Aubrey pulls the "prima donna" card.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Switchblade thinks Aubrey Plaza is Hilarious

Does anyone else have a comedy crush on Aubrey Plaza? ‘Cause I sure do. Week after week she manages to steal the show on Parks and Recreation which is no easy feat when you’re up against Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, and Louis CK. Somehow she does it though because she… is… electric awesome.

What’s that deer? What? You’re an alcoholic? Fine, I’ll enable you.



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza Interview, Part 1

Preparing for a scene with Aubrey with a pre-scene Aubrey.

Aubrey Plaza interviews Chris. Aubrey's pretty quick-witted here. She makes Chris laugh at the end.

They call this Part 1. So I hope a Part 2 is coming!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Parks & Recreation "Hunting Trip" Thursday, November 20, 2009

Hunting Trip

How can it not be funny with this premise: Ron's annual hunting trip is ruined when someone from the Parks Department shoots him in the head.

Aubrey's not on until 2:47.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - gets the tickets (Parks & Recreation clip)

Leslie is taking names for the banquet.

Aubrey doesn't have any speaking parts in her appearance here. This was cut from the show.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - sweet photo

Here's a pretty sweet photo of Aubrey Plaza:


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - The Gift Basket (Parks & Recreation clip)

Leslie comes clean about getting double dirty.

Aubrey doesn't speak but she's in it.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - finds interesting things in the dumpster (Parks & Recreation)

Pawnee Inspiration

Leslie inspires Ann to get artistic and Ron reveals his personal tastes.

Watch when Ron leaves. Aubrey (April) hits her chair. =^)

Web Exclusive, cut from Season 2, Episode 9 "The Camel"


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Parks and Recreation S. 2 Ep. 9 - 11/12/09 "The Camel"

After one of the murals in City Hall is defaced, Leslie and the parks department compete to come up with a new design.

Full Episode:

And here's an excerpt from that episode (no Aubrey though):

Pleasure Principles

Ron learns Andy's comfort zone during a shoeshine.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Parks & Recreation photos

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gabe and Linsday fight about "Parks and Recreation"

Even though Lindsay and Gabe are friends, they very rarely agree on anything. Every day, they have a fight about something. [Today it's Parks and Recreations]

gabe: did you like parks and recreation?
gabe: be honest
gabe: do not do that thing you do
gabe: where you pretend to like something you don't like
gabe: out of some kind of moral obligation
lindsay: well, I was keeping expectations extremely low, so it surprised me with being less mediocre than I expected
lindsay: while still kind of mediocre
lindsay: but I knew it would be?
lindsay: Pilots are always weird.
lindsay: ALWAYS
lindsay: every pilot is weird
lindsay: except eastbound and down
gabe: the first episode of Eastbound and Down
gabe: changed things
lindsay: but every other pilot
gabe: that's not a valid argument anymore

lindsay: haha
lindsay: jinx
lindsay: eastbound and down as an example jinx
lindsay: I'm sure if parks and recreation could have had a naked waterskiiing scene, they would.

gabe: jetskiing
lindsay: sorry!
lindsay: yes
lindsay: but you know what surprised me about parks and recreation?
lindsay: they're making leslie a kind of crazy slut?
gabe: what is that, lindsay?
lindsay: which is great?
lindsay: it's a little bit shocking for prime time network tv
lindsay: still
lindsay: especially for a show that seems like it's pandering a little bit to what it thinks americans want
gabe: obviously there are lots of shows that start out rough and get really great later on
gabe: and i have no problem with personally extending parks and recreation a ton of good will
gabe: but there ARE shows that start out great
gabe: West Wing, for example
gabe: first episode of that was already a winner

lindsay: That was another time!
lindsay: Look at 30 Rock, though
lindsay: I remember feeling awkward and weird about the pilot.
lindsay: But now, you look back
lindsay: and it's all there - all of the elements that make the show great are there in the pilot
lindsay: there's just an adjustment that you have to go through with a new show
lindsay: also, if you tend to like weird stuff, they can't do that with the first episode on a network
lindsay: they have to be as broad as possible
gabe: that's such a weird, network-y attitude to have
gabe: you are basically a spokesperson for NBC
gabe: i mean, i think you're right that there are certain realities that have to be faced for a show to survive
gabe: on a major scale
gabe: but i also think that it's weird to say that a show has to be boring and mediocre
lindsay: I'm not saying it's how it should be!
lindsay: no
gabe: well, you're kind of saying that
lindsay: I don't think it needed to be that mediocre.
gabe: Arrested Development, another great pilot
gabe: also: Friday Night Lights
gabe: all shows with outstanding first episodes
lindsay: haha
lindsay: all shows with terrible ratings
gabe: well, since i don't make any money off of a show's success
lindsay: in fact, all of our good pilot examples have bad ratings
gabe: i personally do not care about ratings
lindsay: me neither
gabe: that argument is completely beside the point
lindsay: I said, it didn't have to be as mediocre as it was
gabe: that's like saying that Extreme Makeover is good
gabe: because it did really well in the target demo
gabe: last week
lindsay: but it is something to notice
lindsay: come on the itch stick guy was hilarious
lindsay: the itch stick!
lindsay: what was on the end of it? gross!
lindsay: that was the best part for me
gabe: no, the itch stick guy was funny
gabe: not hilarious
gabe: that's the problem
gabe: the highlight of the show was "funny"
lindsay: it didn't last long enough
gabe: nothing was hilarious
gabe: oh come on, it lasted long enough
gabe: there was plenty of itch-stick guy
gabe: in the pilot of Parks and Recreation
gabe: it is not Itch Stick Guy and Recreation
lindsay: they should make the entire show about the itch stick guy
lindsay: and aziz
gabe: it is weird how the show is basically a spin-off of the office but isn't a spin-off of the office
gabe: there is a lot of cognitive dissonance there
gabe: i mean, there's already a Jim and a Michael Scott
gabe: basically
gabe: plus the shaky-cam fauxumentary
lindsay: yes
lindsay: I think we should find out that leslie knope is michael scott's half sister
gabe: the thing is, the UK Office
gabe: actually made contextual sense
lindsay: though that would cause problems with rashida jones
gabe: because the BBC had already run documentary shows
gabe: like The Airport
gabe: and there was one about a cruise ship I think?
lindsay: yeah, I think they'll explain though
lindsay: like maybe next week we'll actually meet the crew
gabe: and here it's already detached from that just on The Office
gabe: it's missing that extra element
gabe: so to then divorce it further into this weird subset
gabe: with cross-over acting from Rashida Jones
gabe: it's weird
gabe: the show feels kind of weird
lindsay: well we're supposed to feel uncomfortable
gabe: haha, that's NOT what i'm talking about
lindsay: so maybe they're not making us uncomfortable enough
gabe: the show is not uncomfortable
gabe: the show is weird
lindsay: like, it just feels like an awkward show
gabe: it is weird for structural reasons
gabe: and that makes me worry
gabe: that it's not just PIlot Blues
lindsay: I guess I believe in the team behind it enough that I think they probably have tricks up their sleeve.
lindsay: that next week will be really different
lindsay: I mean, they have to be one step ahead, right?
gabe: one can hope
lindsay: this can't be all there is.
gabe: but they've definitely painted themselves into some corners
lindsay: I mean that literally: I don't believe it is.
gabe: you did not mean that figuratively
gabe: as in Parks and Recreation is a metaphor for the universe
lindsay: well it sounds really insulting to the show
lindsay: when what I mean is I trust them more
gabe: god forbid
lindsay: I'm really naive
lindsay: and idealistic about television
gabe: god forbid you insult people making hundreds and thousands of dollars to provide entertainment to millions of people
gabe: in an IM conversation
lindsay: that they will never see
lindsay: right
lindsay: no, I just don't want to be wrong later
lindsay: when the show takes crazy turns
gabe: well, you could still be wrong later now
gabe: if the show DOESN'T take crazy turns
lindsay: it's true
lindsay: but I believe it will
gabe: the possibility to be wrong in the future is CONSTANT
gabe: i don't think there is anyone in the entire world
gabe: who thinks "Lindsay Robertson hates Parks and Recreation and is giving it no good will towards finding its footing and being one of her favorite shows of all time yay!"
gabe: there are few certainties in this world
gabe: but your undying devotion towards Thursday night NBC comedies is one of them
lindsay: hahaaha
lindsay: wow
lindsay: it's like ben silverman is my boyfriend
gabe: seriously, i don't even know why you're here, you should be working in NBC's publicity department. you'd probably make more $$$$$
lindsay: maybe I do!
gabe: look, everyone wants amy poehler and aziz ansari to succeed

gabe: i'm also a paul schneider fan
lindsay: I figured
gabe: but i don't think that it's inappropriate to remind this show
lindsay: I think the show is going to take a turn for being about personal lives more than boring government
lindsay: hence the "recreation"
gabe: haha, nice close read of the sitcom title
gabe: you should be a professor of Sitcom Title Semantics
gabe: the argument that pilots are always bad just doesn't float for me anymore
gabe: and that doesn't mean i won't give shows more than a pilot
gabe: but it still makes me wonder why a show isn't great out of the gate
gabe: it's been proven that that's possible
lindsay: I can't think of a show I totally loved out of the gate other than eastbound
gabe: a show will almost inevitably get better as you get more involved with it and understand the characters more deeply
gabe: but if you don't get there in the first couple of episodes
gabe: it makes me wonder why not
lindsay: true
lindsay: look at two and a half men.
lindsay: the first episode had only four or five punchlines about semen said in front of a chiild!
gabe: haha
lindsay: Are you going to watch parks and recreation next week?
gabe: yes
gabe: of course i am
lindsay: ok, me too
gabe: ok
gabe: so did we do it?
gabe: did we solve entertainment?


As a treat, Aubry Plaza, if you're reading this, Angela likes your breasts:


April from EB&D has some magnificent breasts no homo and they look real and
it upsets me sometimes but mostly I'm just jealous.