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Infinite Jest in Parks and Recreation

Update: Some new links below with analysis of the episode.

So the latest ep of Parks & Recreation (Season 5 episode 17) got 'some attention' on twitter yesterday after Michael Schur tweeted this:

(Also, for you David Foster Wallace fans, tonight's contains a few IJ references. ["A few" = like 18])

You can see some screen caps of references over at Items of Potential Interest, but they mostly appear to be just that - references. I've not caught the episode yet, but it doesn't sound like there's much of a thematic link present.


New links:



Don't forget that back in 2011 (Was it really that long ago?) Schur directed a Decemberists music video that tried to capture the Eschaton scene from Infinite Jest.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 11:59