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The rest of these have been posted now:

Here:

Part One - http://www.avclub.co...-and-rec,81404/

Part Two - http://www.avclub.co...-and-rec,81456/

Part Three - http://www.avclub.co...-and-rec,81531/

Part Four - http://www.avclub.co...-and-rec,81611/

Part Five - http://www.avclub.co...-and-rec,81648/

My favourite bit in today's part:

AVC: While Ron’s trying to fix the cable so the debate can be watched at a party for Leslie’s supporters, Andy entertains the partygoers by reenacting movies. How much additional footage of Chris Pratt acting out action flicks from the ’80s exists? Or is it all in the episode?

MS: It’s pretty much all in the episode, because we ended up making the Rambo one the tag. He did that as an alt for that scene, but we liked it so much that we made that the tag. There’s certainly other takes of it, but they’re all similar. Amy went to him and said, “There’s this beat in this where you reenact a movie, what movie do you think Andy would reenact?” And before she finished the sentence, he said, “Road House.” She started writing it and—this is another awesome thing she did as the writer of the episode—she watched the movie, and then she was like, “This is ridiculous. I’m doing this all wrong.” She went to Pratt and said, “Tell me about the end of Road House,” and she essentially transcribed what he said, and it was in much better and funnier language than you could ever write.

That whole sequence is like a cadenza in a piano concerto. Here’s the setup: Chris Pratt, reenacting the end of Road House. Aim two cameras at him, and have him do it 10 times. Some of the funniest things in that were things that he improvised only in that take. Pratt never does the same thing twice. In the take we used, the thing where he was like, “Swayze’s like, ‘Not this time, bro!’” that subtext—“He doesn’t actually say that”—that moment was improvised. And the moment where he says, “Tears out the esophagus. You can’t eat. You’ll starve to death.” [Laughs.] This year, Chris Pratt staked his claim to being one of the funniest people on television. I’m clearly biased, but he is one of the funniest people on TV. Week after week after week, everything that guy does is funny. I think he’s destined to be like an enormous, enormous movie star. That’s my prediction. You heard it here first. Or maybe like 50th, if you’ve heard other people saying that.

They did one of these for season 3 too.

Part 1 - http://www.avclub.co...ecreatio,59372/

Part 2 - http://www.avclub.co...ecreatio,59439/

Part 3 - http://www.avclub.co...ecreatio,59543/

Part 4 - http://www.avclub.co...ecreatio,59585/

Enjoy!

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Really?

For me the show just gets better and better, though I haven't yet seen the new one. What I like about the show is that the minor characters like Jerry and Donna have been fleshed really slowly so by the the 4th season they were not merely background characters who got the odd funny line but people you actually cared about.

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I started watching this maybe two weeks ago? Caught up last weekend and I absolutely love it. It's fantastically hilarious but I genuinely like most of the characters.

Ron Swanson's reaction to hearing Tammy 1 was around was majestic.

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