It was an episode that saw Leslie (Amy Poehler) vacate her seat as Pawnee city council member, Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) learn the sex of their baby and Andy (Chris Pratt) return home from London. So, yeah, kind of a big night.
But when Zap2it caught up with “Parks” creator Mike Schur at the big 100th episode cake-cutting celebration back in October, we wanted to look to the future. So, we asked him where he imagined Leslie Knope would be should the series make it to 200 episodes.
“In episode 200? Oh my God,” he responds with a laugh. “She would be the Secretary General of the United Nations and she’d be, like, in Uzbekistan, talking U.N. peace-keeping troops through how to avoid World War 3. If we made it to 200, that would be the 200th.”
After the advice Leslie got from returning guest star Kathryn Hahn‘s Jennifer Barkley to let go of Pawnee and think bigger, Schur’s prediction may not be too far off the mark.
Of course, we didn’t want to avoid a moment to reflect on the show’s past, either. Asking Schur the near-impossible question of which moment from the past 100 episodes would be his favorite, he revealed some surprising sentiment.
“It’s extremely hard to answer that question. I mean, I have joke favorites, like just favorite jokes and moments. Like, I think the episode where Ron admitted that he loved puzzles, for whatever reason, is a favorite of mine,” he says.
“Parks and Recreation” airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.