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‘Parks and Recreation’ Creator Michael Schur Divulges His Secrets to a Great Series Finale

Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur talks to Rolling Stone about the NBC sitcom’s final season, which premiered this week.

Says Schur, “We watched a bunch of other shows’ series finales in the writer’s room — we’d have lunch and watch the Cheers finale, or the Sopranos finale. It’s not like it’s a magic formula, but my favorite finales had two things. One was that you could imagine what happened to the characters after the show ended — you could extrapolate in your brain, and imagine them still alive and wandering the earth. The other thing was that they were episodes of the show that felt like episodes of the show: I recognize those characters, they’re talking the way that they usually talk and behaving the way that they usually behave.”

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