Before the winter break, one of the primary story lines for NBC's fantastic comedy Parks and Recreation followed Leslie Knope's political aspirations. In the final episode, the charming go-getter (played perfectly by Amy Poehler), who genuinely cares about all things Pawnee, finally came clean about her relationship with her superior Ben (Adam Scott), even though it meant her campaign consultants jumped ship. But never fear, the rest of the Parks Department was there!

That's right, Leslie was uncharacteristically ready to throw in the towel until the rest of the team - and Entertainment 720 - decided they weren't going to stand idly by and let that happen. The good people that populate the offices of the Pawnee Parks Department, and some that don't, are pinching in to ensue that Leslie is at least in the running. And today, with the big campaign bus billboard reveal (thanks to EW), at the Television Critics Association gathering in Pasadena, it seems like everything is back on track.

Everyone should be ready to Vote Knope because, as her glorious slogan says "Knope We Can in 2012!" The whole design and direction of her political career is obviously a parody of Obama's hope campaign and once again reinforces Doug's brilliant claim on how the show represents a snapshot of failing America. Take a look at the campaign bus and tell me you're not excited for Parks and Recreation to return next week.



Parks and Recreation airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. It stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, and Rob Lowe. It was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur.

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