Not a ton of people watch Parks and Recreation—at least according to Nielson's ratings, which tend to favor viewers who watch TV on its original live run; i.e. "old people"—and it's a near-miracle that the show has survived to a sixth season. But thank God it has. It's given bros a lifelong treasure in Ron Swanson, the Ubermensch with a fondness for silence, grilled meats, and old wooden sailing ships ("they're beautiful"). It's provided more exposure to Aziz Ansari, who's become a bonafide, Jay Z and Kanye-bonding star over the last six years. And it's been the perfect leading vehicle for Amy Poehler, who once thrived on SNL and wisely moved from a Michael Scott impersonation in the show's first season, to the character she is now—a goof who every guy secretly wants to marry.
A major reason why the show works so well is the ease in which the cast plays off each other. The jokes are well-written, of course, (especially when compared to network TV shit like 2 Broke Girls), but there always seems to be lines that had to be improvised. Season five's gag reel, collected in five parts below, isn't only just hilarious—it shows that those great interactions really well.
(Also, Perd Hapley is the best obscure character in TV history. Just need that on the record.)
[H/T: Complex's Angel Diaz]