Welp, today I has a sad, friends. One of my favorite shows is ending! Yes, today is the series finale of Parks and Rec. I’ve decided to pay homage to this funny show with a tribute themed mani! For this Parks and Rec nail art, I’ve recreated some of my favorite funny moments from the show for a skittles look. Can you guess what each finger is? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you 🙂
Here’s what each finger is:
- Thumb: this is my tribute to Lil Sebastian. It’s his little horseshoe, floating in space! Bye, bye Lil’ Sebastian. I’ll miss ya, buddy.
- Index finger: Parks and Recreation argues that breakfast food is the best. And you know what, it really is. I love the episode where Ron says, “Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I’m worried what you just heard was, ‘Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.’ What I said was, ‘Give me all the bacon and eggs you have’. Do you understand?”
- Middle finger: Leslie is totally committed to serving her community in Indiana by building parks. This finger is supposed to look like the opening credits.
- Ring finger: In 2011, Donna and Tom introduce us to Treat Yo Self. Donna is wearing a fabulous pink animal print scarf.
- Pinky finger: Cones of Dunshire. Enough said.
Here are some of the things I freaking loved about this show:
- Leslie Knope is an unstoppable force of nature. She is a lady and she’s a total bad ass, and she shows us that she can get sh!t done. She loves the Supreme Court (I’m not going to lie, I tried to do a Ruth Bader Ginsburg nail, but it just didn’t really look like her) and is committed to creating the kind of world she wants to live in. And at the same time, she has a sense of humor and is kind of ridiculous. She’s a fabulous character.
- Donna Meagle is my idol. She’s kind of sassy, and she’s big and sexy and she knows it. And you know what, she doesn’t let anybody make her feel bad about herself.
- Friendship is a major theme of the show. Leslie and Ron foster an unusual friendship (the committed government worker and an off the grid antigovernment stalwart), and Leslie and Anne’s friendship reminds me that it is possible to hold on to the people you love.
- We all have value. Even Gary/Jerry/Larry, whose constant blundering is the source of teasing (and almost bullying, to be honest), finds some comeuppance in the end. He’s kind of dopey, but we realize that he’s a sweet, lovable man.
- The writing is great, and Amy Poehler is a genius.
Parks and Rec, you will be missed!