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  • Trent
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    Many people are giving newfound credit to Parks and Recreation, and very deservedly so. The show has had its best season both critically and ratings wise (despite the show never actually achieving good ratings) and many GoldDerby posters have said that virtually every episode of the season could be winner if included on the show’s submission reel.

     

    In the Comedy Series slugfest video, Tom said with no hesitation that there is a consensus in the industry that Parks is a great show. Many of its actors are also expected to reap nominations, particularly Amy Poehler (who is considered Laura Linney’s toughest/only competition), Nick Offerman, and Rob Lowe.

     

    Parks is on the Emmy radar, it received nods for its theme music as well as Amy Poehler at least years ceremony. Since these nominations, GoldDerby-ites have been quick to put the show in their predictions for all categories, including writing and directing, which many people believe it has a decent shot in.

     

    I am personally predicting Parks and Rec to take The Office‘s slot in the Outstanding Comedy Series category this year. But then again, I am a GoldDerby-ite who knows more about this stuff than most people. So, pretend that you are a normal person, not an Emmy fanatic. Do you think Parks and Recreation will have its breakout year this year? If it does, do you think it could possibly win? What episodes should the show and its stars submit?

     

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I think “Parks and Recreation” will get in, but not at the expense of “The Office.” I think “30 Rock,” “Glee,” and “Modern Family,” are locks. And “The Office” is pretty safe in fourth position.

     

    The last two slots are tricky and I’ve been going back and forth. I think “Big Bang Theory” gets into the fifth slot, and I’ve got “Parks and Recreation” in my sixth slot, right on the bubble ahead of “The Big C” and “Nurse Jackie.” “Parks” has been picking up buzz, and there’s not much in its way. I’d be more confident, but “Parks” has only gotten one nod in two years, so it’s hard to predict it with any confidence, but I think it’ll make it in.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Well, if I weren’t an Emmy fanatic I would assume that Parks would get nominated and win based on being the best comedy of all those I watched this past season.  It’s only because I have some idea of how these things work that I even have any doubts.

     

    I agree that basically every episode this season was great.  The six that I would want to submit, and I’m not married to this, are Flu Season, Ron & Tammy: Part Two, Fancy Party, Jerry’s Painting, and The Bubble, and then one of Media Blitz, Indianapolis, Harvest Festival, or Soulmates.  I’d hate to be the person making that decision.

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    Trent
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    I would go with Harvest Festival. Not only is it great with Li’l Sebastian, it is the ending of an important storyline, and a happy one at that. It shows off the best of the show.

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    NBC is surely making a campaign for Parks and Recreation this season, and deservingly so. They should give it the same campaign they gave to 30 Rock and The Office’s Season 2. I think thta it will get in, but not at the expense of The Office as well.

     

    The Office, Glee, Modern Family, and 30 Rock are solid four already and I expect Parks and Recreation to have the fifth spot. The sixth can be a battle of traditional sitcoms: Hot in Cleveland vs. Big Bang Theory and a battle of Shoetime dramedies: Nurse Jackie or The Big C or any of the four. 

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    Katie
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    Yes.

     

    No explantation required. 

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    Trent
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    If Parks does get in, it will be at the expense of either The Office, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, or Hot in Cleveland. Which one is most likely to get snubbed so Parks can get in?

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    If Parks does get in, it will be at the expense of either The Office, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, or Hot in Cleveland. Which one is most likely to get snubbed so Parks can get in?

     

    Hot in Cleveland

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    Trent
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    [quote=”beausalant”]

    If Parks does get in, it will be at the expense of either The Office, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, or Hot in Cleveland. Which one is most likely to get snubbed so Parks can get in?

     

    Hot in Cleveland

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    Really? I thought most people would say The Big Bang Theory or even Glee before that one.

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    psychadelicboy33
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    [quote=”Psychadelicboy33″]

    [quote=”beausalant”]

    If Parks does get in, it will be at the expense of either The Office, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, or Hot in Cleveland. Which one is most likely to get snubbed so Parks can get in?

     

    Hot in Cleveland

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    Really? I thought most people would say The Big Bang Theory or even Glee before that one.

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    Second would be The Big Bang Theory, I only say Hot in Cleveland because i know a few people who (including myself) who are fans of TBBT and not of Hot in Cleveland.

    The top six i think it will be : 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, and Parks and Recreation.

     

    but who knows??? only time will tell.

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    Ryan Earle
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    I do not get the love for this show. I watched the first few episodes when it first started and didn’t like it. The ratings for it are in the toilet. Amy Poehler only got nominated because of name recognition alone. If she was some no name actor then she wouldn’t have even been nominated. If the show gets a Comedy Series Nod then I will eat my hat, literally. 

    The people hoping for a P&R nom. are like the Desperate Housewives people hoping for a nom., they aren’t using unbiased judgment. Let go of the personal feelings. Oh, and not a lot of people in “Hollywood” like Rob Lowe, so I really don’t think he’ll get nom’d either.

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    Trent
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    RyanEarle, you clearly watched Season 1 of Parks, which is arguably the worst six episodes of television ever produced. Please watch seasons 2 and 3 and you will see the true comedic quality of the show.

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    Ryan Earle
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    Ok beau, I bill give the show a second chance and watch the 2nd and 3rd seasons, but part of P&R problem may be exactly what happened to me. People watched the first season, got bored, and think it’s still the same boring show and don’t want to be bothered to watch it. You think that could be the case too or no?

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    Trent
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    Oh that is definitely the case. The first season destroyed the show’s reputation 100%. Hopefully it can win best comedy this year and change some minds…

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    I think Parks and Rec will break out.  I am currently predicting it for Comedy Series and Lead Actress.  I do think, however, that those saying it will break into Supporting Actor, Directing and Writing are pushing it.

     

    The major reason why Parks and Rec is being expected to breakout is because the Comedy Series category has a weak field this year.  Modern Family, Glee and 30 Rock will of course get in.  I would be surprised if The Office didn’t get nominated (but it is by no means a lock).  The last two slots are wide open, but who will take them?  I guess Hot In Cleveland will get one of those (It did get a SAG ensemble nomination), but it airs on TVLand and we have no idea if the Academy pays attention to that channel and its campaign for the show.  Some may say The Big Bang Theory, but that series had its big chance to break in last year and missed out.  Since then, it has gone way down in the ratings and the series is getting to the point where if the Academy hasn’t nominated them yet, it probably won’t happen.  Then there are the two Showtime series (The Big C and Nurse Jackie).  They both have not recieved much critical acclaim and they might cancel eachother out (and I really think the Nurse Jackie nomination in this category last year was a fluke).  Another show with a reasonable shot is Raising Hope, but I just don’t get the buzz around that show when it comes to the Emmys.  That leaves Parks and Recreation.

     

    Now from the perspective of a non-GoldDerby-ite I would probably be precarious of the chance for a nomination because I would have thought that it would have broken through last year and it didn’t. 

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