It made local government slightly more glamorous and acceptable at a time of anti-Washington sentiment and provided the springboard for Chris Pratt's meteoric rise to Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
Now, after seven seasons, NBC's Parks and Recreation has wrapped up filming for good, bringing to an end the enjoyable exploits of grown-up Tracy Flick-esque Leslie Knope and her army of Parks department misfits.
Set in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, the show mainly follows the ambitious Knope as she attempts to transform her town as well as forging a notable political career. Knope is played by Amy Poehler, who won a Golden Globe for her performance this year, kissing Bono as she went up to accept the award.
The show received one Primetime Emmy Award along with five nominations for Outstanding Comedy. Having started off to little attention, the show went on to become one of NBC's most popular shows and one of its flagship Thursday night comedy programmes.
The show, the creation of Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the latter who was also a writer on the American Office, returns to NBC for its final season on January 13 2015.
On the final day of filming, the show's famous cast grew evidently nostalgic as they tweeted photos of their last few hours of filming together.
In one fitting tribute, a video shows Chris Pratt singing the song "5,000 Candles in the Wind", a ballad for the miniature house Li'l Sebastian, who was beloved of the people of Pawnee and whose character died at the end of season three.
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