Greg Daniels and Michael Schur are geniuses. They’re both responsible for creating two of the most popular sitcoms television has seen, “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” and we do not deserve them.
Likewise, William Shakespeare was a genius. His nearly-40 plays are the kryptonite to ninth-grade English students everywhere, yet his work is nonetheless celebrated and honored every day.
But Alison Sloan may have just surpassed all of these writers put together.
Sloan took to Twitter recently with a thread titled, “Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Quote from ‘Parks and Recreation,’” and I’m sure you can guess thats it’s LITERALLY perfection (cc: Chris Traeger).
The official “Parks and Rec” account and Schur even gave it a shoutout.
The references go from well-known plays like “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the more obscure ones like “Measure for Measure” and “Troilus and Cressida.”
Though the source content is perfect, this thread template isn’t new to the social media game. User Anja Reese had similar success with two other threads, “John Mulaney as Musicals” and “The Office as Disney Movies.”
Now, Amy Poehler doesn’t have Twitter, but I’m hoping former co-stars like Chris Pratt and Adam Scott will pass this along to her.