Best Galentine’s Day Moments ‘From Parks and Recreation’

Seize your BFFs, it’s Galentine’s Day!

Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, invented the vacation in 2010 to have fun sisterhood sooner or later earlier than Valentine’s Day each February — and followers are nonetheless toasting their gal buddies yearly.

“What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s solely the perfect day of the yr. Each February thirteenth, my woman mates and I go away our husbands and our boyfriends at residence, and we simply come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Leslie defined throughout season 2, episode 16 of Parks and Rec, which first aired in 2010. “Girls celebrating girls. It’s like Lilith Honest, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

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Leslie made positive to present her BFFs considerate presents annually, together with a “bouquet of hand-crocheted flower pens, a mosaic portrait for every of you constituted of the crushed bottles of your favourite food regimen soda and a personalised 5,000-word essay of why you’re all so superior.”

Poehler, in the meantime, revealed that she celebrates the special occasion along with her personal mates — lots of whom had been on the NBC sequence.

“I’m having dinner after the present with Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza and Kathryn Hahn,” the Massachusetts native revealed throughout a February 2020 look on Jimmy Kimmel Stay! “I don’t suppose there must be [gifts], however Leslie Knope did [give them].” (Jones performed Ann Perkins, Plaza performed April Ludgate and Hanh portrayed Jennifer Barkely on the sequence.)

The Inside Out actress famous that it “form of caught on as a enjoyable pretend vacation, identical to Valentine’s Day, which can also be a pretend vacation.”

After host Jimmy Kimmel proposed a male model of the vacation, Poehler quipped: “I really feel like males are so delicate now, you might have your personal Galentine’s Day model of it.”

That very same month, Poehler confirmed throughout an look on The Kelly Clarkson Present that she does “have fun Galentine’s Day on a regular basis.”

The Saturday Night time Stay alum joked: “If you happen to’re homosexual then each Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day.” Kelly Clarkson replied, “Girls are a great time. Homosexual or not, it’s a enjoyable time.”

Poehler added, “I feel it’s enjoyable to make up your personal holidays.”

Parks and Recreation aired for seven seasons from 2009 to 2015. The previous NBC sequence is at the moment streaming on Peacock.

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