Amy Poehler Set to Write the 100th Episode of Parks and Rec With Co-Creator Mike Schur
12:12 pm, September 4th | by Colette McIntyre
I’ve have found the news that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving Parks and Recreation incredibly hard to swallow, and that’s not just because my glands have swollen to the size of a POG slammer. (#SummerSickness #ThisIsWhyICantHangOutWithAnyOfMyFriendsWhoAreDoingTeachForAmerica #TheirStudentsAreTooStickyAndSniffleyAndSmallAndLikelyToCarryDiseases #LikeGutterRatsThatKnowHowToRead) While Jones’ and Lowe’s impending departures have sullied my excitement for Parks’ sixth season, there is some good news to be shared: the wacky people of Pawnee are set to celebrate their 100th episode! Amy Poehler and Parks co-creator and showrunner Mike Schur will mark this major milestone by co-writing the special episode together.
“We didn’t want to be super meta about it,” Schur told TV Line. “We just wanted it to feel like all of our characters had reached a milestone in their lives, so that was the idea of the story going in. It’s a really good story with a lot of juicy stuff in it.” Poehler has previously written three episodes for the series but this will be the first that she and Schur work on together. The milepost is currently slated as Episode 7, which just slightly precedes Jones’ and Lowe’s exits in Episode 13.