Yo La Tengo on Parks And REc

Last night, the great NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation ended its sixth season with an hour-long finale. All season, the show has been building up to the Pawnee Unity Concert, an effort to bring the show’s town of Pawnee, Indiana after it merged with Eagleton, its neighboring rival. And so the show went out big, loading it up with musician guest stars: Yo La Tengo (as Bobby Knight Ranger), the Decemberists, Tom Haverford favorite Ginuwine, Ben Wyatt favorite Letters To Cleo, and former Andy Dwyer bandmate Jeff Tweedy. Michelle Obama is in there somewhere, too. Watch the full episode below.

As the Matablog points out, the Yo La Tengo/Amy Poehler connection goes way back. Poehler posed for the cover of the band’s “You Can Have It All” single way back in 2000, before she was on Saturday Night Live.

Comments (3)
  1. Surely I’m not the only one that discovered Yo La Tengo through the old Upright Citizens Brigade TV show?

  2. Jeff Tweedy plays a member legendary pawnee band “Land Ho!” and Andy convinces them to reunite. Andy was in the band “Mouse-Rat” who also reunite during the episode.

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