<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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'Parks and Recreation' history, Part 1: Perd, Joan and the other Pawnee crazies

Co-creator Mike Schur looks back on characters big and small

A few weeks ago, while working on my review of the “Parks and Recreation” episode “Save JJ’s,” I asked people on Twitter for the name of one of the show’s weirder recurring characters, the creepy, heavily-tattooed owner of Pawnee’s pawn shop. My followers identified him as Herman Lerpiss — and, better, pointed out that there have been a lot of characters named Lerpiss in Pawnee over the years, often with far more elaborate biographies than has ever been suggested on the show itself.

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<p>Patton Oswalt and Timothy Olyphant in Justified</p>

Patton Oswalt and Timothy Olyphant in Justified

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Sounding': Don't tase me, Bob

Ava tries to run, Boyd seeks help from family, and Constable Bob rides again

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as that guy aplexes me...

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<p>Jim O&#39;Heir</p>

Jim O'Heir

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'Parks and Recreation' co-star Jim O'Heir: 'It was the best place to be.'

The long, strange saga of the man who would be Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry/Garry Gergich

In a parallel universe, Jim O'Heir could have spent the last seven seasons on "Parks and Recreation" not as office punching bag Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry/Garry, but as Ron Swanson. That's the role he auditioned for at the start, and while he didn't get it, Mike Schur and Greg Daniels liked his audition enough to hire him as a background character with the potential to do more, much like Stanley, Phyllis and Meredith on "The Office."

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Johnny Karate/Two Funerals': Good byes

The series' last two regular episodes go in crazy directions

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double-header coming up just as soon as I collect my change from your wife...

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<p>Jack and Triumph</p>

Jack and Triumph

Credit: Adult Swim

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 267: 'SNL,' 'Odd Couple,' 'Jack and Triumph' & more

Dan and Alan also preview the Oscars and get scooped by HBO and John Oliver

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Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! It isn't often that a whole Firewall & Iceberg Podcast gets completely dated between when Dan and I record it and when we publish it, but it happened today, as we wrapped up this week's show — including a segment on why John Oliver won't go back to "The Daily Show" — about 20 minutes before HBO renewed "Last Week Tonight" for two more seasons. The larger point is the same, but the information's dated.

Also, with "Parks and Recreation" ending next week, we may need to do either a super-long podcast, or two of them. Either way, we welcome your "Parks and Rec" questions.

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<p>John Oliver</p>

John Oliver

Credit: HBO

HBO renews 'Last Week Tonight,' so John Oliver won't go back to 'The Daily Show'

Two more seasons for Oliver's weekly HBO comedy series

HBO has officially put to rest any speculation that John Oliver might go back to Comedy Central as the new "Daily Show" host by renewing "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" for two more seasons.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Nacho': I'm at a payphone, trying to call home

Jimmy's good deed goes awry, while Mike has a hunch about a missing persons case

A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I do the sex robot voice...

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<p>Gotham</p>

Gotham

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Gotham' - 'The Blind Fortune-Teller': Is the Joker wild?

Gordon investigates a circus murder that could lead to the greatest Batman villain of all

A few quick thoughts on tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as you take me to see a circus brawl...

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<p>Bill Murray on SNL</p>

Bill Murray on SNL

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special' is 'SNL' in microcosm

Lots of highs, a few lows, and longer than it probably needed to be

Some thoughts on last night's "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" coming up just as soon as I assume Jon Lovitz is dead...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Them': Why can't we be friends?

Grief, thirst and depression consume the group

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I fix your music box...

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