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10 plot holes and inconsistencies you might have missed on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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  • The comedy "Parks and Recreation" aired on NBC from 2009 until 2015.
  • The mockumentary-style show documented the everyday lives of the employees working at the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana.
  • While highly praised by critics, "Parks and Recreation" wasn't free from its share of factual goofs and continuity errors over the years.
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Beloved by many for its cast of lovable and eclectic characters, "Parks and Recreation" finished its seven-year run on NBC in 2015 and is still finding new fans on streaming services to this day.

While highly praised by critics, however, "Parks and Recreation" wasn't free from its share of factual goofs and continuity errors over the years.

Here are 10 inconsistencies and errors viewers may have missed while watching the hit TV show.

Eagleton appears to change location on later seasons.


On season two, episode six, "Kaboom," it's said that Pawnee's wealthier counterpart of Eagleton is located two towns over — but later on the show it's clear that the towns border each other.

On season five, episode eight, "Pawnee Commons," Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) shows the camera crew the dividing line between the two towns. The sign on Eagleton's side of the border reads, "NOW ENTERING PAWNEE: Good Luck With That."

On "The Treaty," England is named as a lone nation during model U.N.


On season four, Leslie and Ben (Adam Scott) help run a high school's model U.N.

During the conference, England is said to be part of the Security Council as a lone nation — but in reality, England is represented on the Security Council as only part of the United Kingdom, alongside Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It's reasonable to assume self-professed nerds like Leslie and Ben would've known better.

Jerry's real name is said to be Gary, but even his own family calls him Jerry.


On season four, episode one, "I'm Leslie Knope," Jerry Gergich (Jim O'Heir) reveals that his real name is Gary. He says he only goes by Jerry because he didn't want to correct a supervisor when he first got his job at the Parks Department.

However, Jerry's adoring family calls him "Jerry" at home. It seems far-fetched that he would change his name both at work and amongst family to appease a boss.

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