HOW AMY POEHLER SAVED LESLIE KNOPE
It’s no secret that “Parks & Rec” had some growing pains, even the stars and co-creators have acknowledged it. Co-creator Greg Daniels credits Amy Poehler with saving the character of Leslie Knope and turning it all around.
“We had originally written her character as kind of deluded, but [Amy’s] very aware, very hip,” Daniels told The New York Post. “By Season 2, the character had a lot more of her personality in it. I think about the episode where she was trying to get publicity for the zoo with a penguin wedding, but then the penguins were both gay, and she got into trouble with the community and she went to the clubs to get the support of the gay community. And you saw that this isn’t Amy doing Hillary Clinton. It’s what Amy Poehler would be like in small-town government.”