Adam Scott on the Set of “Parks and Recreation”

Posted on November 18, 2013

This is both adorable and a little surreal.


Adam Scott steps back in time filming a scene for “Parks and Recreation” in Los Angeles.


We’re resisting the urge to criticize the execrable fit here.

We just recently got on the Parks and Recreation bandwagon, having sped through most of the seasons on Netflix. We’re not caught up yet, but we’re impressed by how the show almost literally gets better with each episode. We can’t recall a more obvious and consistent improvement to a TV show.

Also: Not gonna lie. A little jealous of his hair.



[Photo Credit: Miguel Aguilar/PacificCoastNews]

    • Andrew Schroeder

      Will excuse the fit because it’s probably something they pulled from the racks of Western Costume.

      • Ann VerWiebe

        I was just thinking the same thing! “Get me an olde tyme costume that says ‘prince’!”

    • Verascity

      I’m gonna assume you’re not yet to the prime Chris Traeger years if you’re still putting an “almost” in front of “literally”…

      • songstarliner

        Oh sorry, that’s not a woman – just a very beautiful man.

    • Danielle

      I get the feeling this is Adam Scott’s regular, everyday wear.

      • diane {a spot of whimsy}

        Maybe not Adam Scott’s, but definitely what Ben Wyatt wishes he could wear every day.

        • FeminineLipstique

          Ben Wyatt would be wearing a Batman costume.

          • diane {a spot of whimsy}

            not if he’s in a Game of Thrones/Princess Bride-type mood!

    • Bethany Mavronicles

      Parks and Recreation is hands down, the best comedy on television with the most developed characters and ensemble cast. The first season was a little rough but I am loving watching them on FXX right now to see how far everyone has come, character-wise and plot-wise.

      • charlotte

        I love it except for the Jerry bullying.

        • TAGinMO

          Enh…while the Jerry (Larry?) bullying did seem over-the-top at first, the writers wisely softened the blow over time by establishing that outside of work, life in the Gergich (Gingrich?) household is pretty great…what with his beautiful wife; brilliant, equally gorgeous daughters; and giant schlong.

          • charlotte

            People keep saying that, but I don’t think that makes it right.

            • lrober03

              I think the Larry thing is taking it too far. Are we supposed to believe that calling him Larry one time erases every character’s memories of calling him Jerry for years?

            • How to Faint

              Nah; we’re supposed to believe it’s an over-the-top in-joke.

          • Heather

            Yes, Christie Brinkley is great as his wife!

          • StarburstLady

            I think you mean Gary.

            • TAGinMO

              Pretty sure they were calling him Larry on last Thursday night’s episodes.

            • adnama79

              They are calling him Larry. Gerry is not his name. Larry is also not his name.

        • Bethany Mavronicles

          Nick Offerman also rips on him in his book too. I think it’s funny because he seems like the sweetest man ever. They have no reason to all hate him besides the fact he is a doofus. I have a girl on my team that is very Jerry-ilke and making fun of her is what bonds the rest of us together. Sad, but true.

    • Nicoclaws

      The gay costumer seems depressed by that fit.
      Welcome on the Parks&Rec train ! It’s a beautiful, beautiful ride.

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      • alyce1213

        My take on it is that the show’s costumer got it just right, and kept it funny. This is a small-town parade, probably a community or school theater costume — “Here throw this on.” No bothering with alterations. Ill-fitting clothes are funny.

        • adnama79

          I’m hoping it’s a giant, corny romantic gesture for Leslie. I love them as a couple.

      • Carly Warnock

        A beautiful ride that has turned into a train wreck recently. This season is absolutely dreadful.

        • Nicoclaws

          That’s because they introduced a villain. And a stupid one. He brings the whole thing down.

        • LP

          Agreed. I got my bf into it and we’ve been watching this season while he catches up through season 5 and he’s like “whoa the show was way better before.”

    • International Model

      “You do your thang, Baby Smurf.” is a phrase I can apply to almost any situation. Bless you, Adam Scott.

    • Cortney Dean

      Oh my GOD I love me some Parks & Rec. So good. And so many quoteables. (Next time though, consider phrasing it as LIT-rally, its much more in keeping with Chris Traeger)

    • crash1212

      Love the show. Love him. LOVE the third picture down.

    • jmorino08

      Don’t you mean LIT’RLY?

    • gabbilevy

      Don’t know why. DO. NOT. CARE. So much love.

    • Clueless_Jock

      The proportions are also execrable.

    • Tatiana Luján

      This looks as Adam Scott in the set of Once Upon a Time.

      • MoHub

        If it were Once Upon A Time, he’d be dressed more modern.

    • misstressofsylar

      It is lit’rally one of the best comedies to come out of TV land. And yes, it gets better, esp. after Chris Traeger and Ben Wyatt joined the gang. I adopted a kitten last year and named her Anne Perkins. I always insist for my friends to address the cute thing by its full name.

      • sweet_potato

        Your kitten must be a beautiful land mermaid.

        • misstressofsylar

          sometimes it also is a delicious stack of waffles. on good days it is a wild, majestic unicorn.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        That is LIT’rally, the cutest thing I have ever heard.

      • porcupie

        Your kitten sounds like a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.

      • Heather

        That is hilarious!

    • Rand Ortega

      Completely poised to hate this show when it was 1st announced (told it was going to be a direct spin off from “The Office” which I despise). Too 1 look at the Ronstache & the Knope & I was completely hooked. Best writing on TV.

    • marlie

      The hair is the only thing about these pictures that I like.

    • TAGinMO

      It’s a shame Parks & Rec‘s first season was so middling, because I think it lost a lot of its potential audience and never got it back.

    • alyce1213

      The fact that the fit of his costume is execrable is FUNNY. It’s the Parks & Recreation department of small-town Pawnee, Indiana.

    • jilly_d

      I am soooo not into nerdy dudes, but I make an exception for Ben Wyatt on P&R. He is utterly adorable in that role.

    • MilaXX

      Still doesn’t beat his Batman costume. Treat yo’self is still one of my favorite episodes .

      • misstressofsylar

        Ben as Batman crying will never be not funny!

        • enuma

          I think I replayed the moment Ben came out of the dressing room a hundred times, purely for the look on Donna’s face when she sees him. Best. Expression. Ever.

    • Violentcello

      That is some seriously good hair. That’s like, Charlie Day good.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I’m assuming, given the goofiness of the show, that his outfit is supposed to be ill-fitting and a little weird. He still looks adorable.

    • In_Stitches

      It’s fun to go back and watch the first season now. It’s so much better when informed by the knowledge of who the characters will become.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      He’s not my type at all, but I frickin’ love him on Parks and Rec. I love a good geeky guy. They are ranked above the beefy ones every time.

    • Sarah

      Two words: Lil’ Sebastian. ‘Nuf said.

      • matildarf

        “Write a song like “Candle in the wind” only 5000 times better!” I love that song!

    • diane {a spot of whimsy}

      BAHAHA oh now I cannot WAIT for this episode.

    • misstressofsylar

      I’m happy for Chris Pratt’s career taking off (and with Marvel no less) but dang it, I miss Bert Macklin!

    • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      Love that show except that Jam guy drives me nuts.

    • imspinningaround

      If you love Adam Scott now, you will love him even more in Party Down. Steve Guttenberg’s Birthday Party is one of my top five half hours of comedy EVER.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      As I lifelong lover of costume and history I really can’t forgive the insanely awful fit, here. Okay, so maybe they did rent it from Western Costume. Their people would have altered it for them, if they had asked. Grrrrrrrrrr.

      • alyce1213

        Kiltd, I thoroughly and faithfully respect your costume expertise, but I maintain the bad fit is meant for funny, over-puffy sleeves and all. Less like they ordered it from a costume company, more like they pulled it from the community theater shop and said “Wear this.” I think the bad fit is good for comedy.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          I hear ya. And I get that that may have been the intent. If so, for me anyhow, the fit should have been even worse. lol

          And thanks for the sweet remark, alyce1213, Its much appreciated.

          • Monabel

            I don’t want to imagine how this could fit worse…

      • MilaXX

        But not in Pawnee.

    • reddhouston

      I love Parks & Rec, my favorite show right now!

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      Ben Wyatt is the best fantasy boyfriend/husband in the world. And this cheap ill-fitting costume proves it once again!

    • Mismarker

      Adorable. Parks and Rec became so much better when they pulled the focus off Leslie and made it more about the ensemble. One of my favorite shows, ever. Treat yo self!

    • Matt Bailer

      Amen to everything you said. His hair is a force of nature.

    • Kato16

      I just love him. And his hair.

    • Monabel


    • Heather

      He’s a cutie pie.

    • Carleenml

      Speaking of costumes and Parks & Rec — when Rob Lowe wore his Outsiders ensemble to the early 90s party…I fell off the couch.

    • stubbornthoughts

      The fact that TLO is on the Parks & Rec bandwagon makes me an even bigger fan of this site. I’m totally moving your bookmark to a higher position now.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Netflix is correcting multitudes of sins, apparently.

    • BookishBren

      Parks and Rec = best comedy on tv.

    • adnama79

      Best show on television.

      I want to be Leslie Knope (but I need too much sleep).