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Nothing can stop Leslie Knope, not even a pandemic.

Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt and other original cast members of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” are back for a one-time special April 30 (8:30 EDT/PDT).

The beloved comedy, returning five years after the series finale, will be the first broadcast scripted show to address today’s world of social-distancing and other coronavirus restrictions.

And, let’s face it, Poehler’s Leslie Knope is the kind of government official many would like to hear from and recreation is a concern for many, as citizens across the country follow stay-at-home orders during the pandemic.

“In such uncertain times, we can’t think of anyone better than Leslie Knope to unite our country with her unbridled enthusiasm and compassion,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, tco-presidents of NBC Entertainment scripted programming.

And the residents of Pawnee, Indiana are just like us – they are social distancing. 

“A Parks and Recreation Special” will show how Knope stays connected with her friends while quarantining.

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The half-hour programwill help raise funds for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which provides food and funds to food banks across the country.

“Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money,” executive producer Michael Schur said. 

“Parks and Recreation” aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 2009 to 2015.

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