There are a lot of lessons that watching plenty of TV can offer particularly when it comes to writing. Parks and Recreation is one of my most beloved sitcoms and I have spent years falling asleep to its obnoxious “doot a la doot” theme song.
Here are four things I learnt from the writers of Parks N’ Rec. What I learnt from Parks and Recreation
- The character of Lesley Knope was already formed in creator, Amy Poehler’s head, she just needed to write the TV show that would fit around her and refine how the world and responded to her.
- Fart jokes are always funny.
- Write the lines for the characters, not for the audience.
- A writing project is just like any other project and a project needs a good leader – either in a team or a part of yourself.
Catch all seasons of Parks and Recreation on Stan.