<p>All in the Family</p>

All in the Family

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What was the best network comedy bloc ever?

In the wake of the "Parks and Recreation" finale, a Twitter follower asked me if the period when NBC had "Parks," "Community," "The Office" and "30 Rock" on the same night was the best comedy bloc ever. I replied that at least two other very strong alternatives immediately came to mind: NBC Thursdays for a few seasons in the mid-'80s with "The Cosby Show," "Family Ties," "Cheers" and "Night Court" (a night that also had "Hill Street Blues," and is therefore frontrunner for Best Overall Night of Network Programming Ever), and CBS Saturdays in the 1973-74 season with "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show."

Call it, friendos: is one of those the best of all time? Is there another bloc — and all four comedies have to be great, as opposed to what "NewsRadio" creator Paul Simms once dubbed the "double decker shit sandwich" where "Friends" and "Seinfeld" were flanked by the likes of "Jesse" and "Veronica's Closet" — that you would argue belongs in the discussion?

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 268: Farewell to 'Parks and Recreation'

Should you watch season 1? Which was better: 'Parks' or 'The Office'?

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! It's not often that we devote a whole Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to a single show, but it's not often we say goodbye to a show as brilliant as "Parks and Recreation." Hopefully, we'll have time to record another podcast for tomorrow dealing with "House of Cards," "Last Man on Earth" and more, but for now, enjoy a whole lot of talk about Leslie Knope, Ron effing Swanson and the rest of the gang from Pawnee.

No rundown, since it's all the same topic, but enjoy 82 minutes of Pawnee goodness.

As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. You can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Agent Carter</p>

Agent Carter

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Season finale review: 'Agent Carter' - 'Valediction': Listen to the radio

Howard Stark returns, and Peggy finds herself in a familiar situation

A quick review of last night's "Agent Carter" season finale coming up just as soon as I offer you Rosalind Russell's private number...

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Alive Day': Train in vain

Choo-Choo has a crisis of conscience, Boyd falls in a hole, and Limehouse makes a call

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I come across a chupacabra...

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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Series finale review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'One Last Ride': End of the line

Leslie and the parks staff do one more job together, and we see what the future holds for all

And so "Parks and Recreation" has come to an end. We published many stories about the show over the last week, including an Amy Poehler interview, an essay on the show's greatness, and a whole lot more, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as you give me a pair of your gym socks...

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<p>Pee-wee Herman</p>

Pee-wee Herman

Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens to make new Pee-wee Herman movie for Netflix

Pee-wee Herman is coming to Netflix, in a new film produced by Judd Apatow.

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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Farewell to 'Parks and Recreation': All the links

Interviews, essays and a lot of rememberances of all things Pawnee

"Parks and Recreation" comes to an end with tonight's hour-long series finale, premiering at 10 on NBC. Over the last week, we've run a lot of stories about the show — mostly happy, but one very sad — and wanted to put easy links to them in one place on finale morning. So without further ado:

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Hero': Copy, right?

Jimmy comes into some money and spends it on... a billboard?
A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I file this under Miscellaneous Expenses..
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<p>Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation</p>

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation

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'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler: 'It's kind of ruined me for anything else'

Looking back over seven seasons of Leslie Knope

When Amy Poehler says that "Parks and Recreation" "kind of ruined me for anything else," it's not hard to understand why. For seven seasons, she was the star, producer and emotional tone-setter (on screen and off) for one of TV's best comedies, in a job that allowed her to do ridiculous things but also play big dramatic moments, that let her work with a wonderful ensemble, that gave her opportunities to write, and direct and constantly exercise her muscles as a master improv comic. One day, Poehler may be able to find another character as rich and tailored to her skill-set as Leslie Knope, but to do that in a project with all the other benefits of this one seems like it would require an astonishing amount of luck.

The series finale airs Tuesday night at 10 on NBC. Early last week, Poehler and I spoke about the show's bumpy origin story, Leslie's relationships with Ann and Ron and Ben, her least favorite part of the job, and a lot more. 

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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How 'Parks and Recreation' found all-time greatness in simple goodness

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A classic of the form defined by its indomitable heroine

Early in the debut episode of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope turned to the camera and announced, "It's a good time to be a woman in politics: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, me, Nancy Pelosi. I like to tell people, 'Get on board and buckle up, because my ride's going to be a big one.'"

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