Give the internet a chance to make a multitude of memes and they will race for the opportunity. So naturally, when Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States this morning, fans of Parks and Recreation started to produce a batshit amount of Leslie Knope memes. But hey, it’s what she deserves.
So why Leslie Knope? Well, throughout the series Amy Poehler‘s character makes it no secret that she has a massive crush on the then Vice President of the United States.
Biden actually made an appearance in the 2015 series finale, but his most hilarious cameo was in 2012, when Leslie Knope is gifted with his presence as an engagement gift from her fiancé, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott). You can catch the clip below, which will remind you why today would be such a big deal for the fictional character.
In fact, there were so many tweets about Parks and Recreation and Leslie Knope that the character name became a massively trending topic on Twitter. The power of memes knows no limits.
so true. ???? pic.twitter.com/09DBop8DMD— out of context parks & rec (@nocontextpawnee) January 20, 2021
Let us all take a moment to revel in the sheer delight that would be Leslie Knope right now seeing Joe Biden become inaugurated as President of the United States. She’d be ecstatic!
Leslie Knope is trending right now she deserves this pic.twitter.com/GYWbH98Urf— ally (@smaIIestpark) January 20, 2021
No longer do we have an actor from Home Alone 2 as president of America, but now we have an actor from Parks and Rec. There’s no business like show business baybee.
Joe Biden is the first actor from Parks and Recreation to become the President of the United States.— out of context parks & rec (@nocontextpawnee) January 20, 2021
Happy Leslie Knope Day!— Regina Phalange (@FightOnGaga) January 20, 2021
Look I’m not going to say that Leslie Knope’s ideal man sounds perfect, but Leslie Knope’s ideal man sounds perfect.
My one wish is for Amy Poehler to reprise her role as Leslie Knope to react to today's inauguration. pic.twitter.com/GX58Ls6Od6— Natalia Navarro (@NataliaVNavarro) January 20, 2021
Today we are all Leslie Knope. pic.twitter.com/ptarUSoDMN— The Geeky Waffle Network (@Geeky_Waffle) January 20, 2021
*EXCLUSIVE LEAKED FOOTAGE OF LESLIE KNOPE AFTER WATCHING THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT BIDEN* pic.twitter.com/xInL6LvCUy— vic (@dcnnapavlsen) January 20, 2021
good to see that joe biden’s security kept their promise to leslie knope pic.twitter.com/9qDCUEWzla— nell (@lesIiebens) January 20, 2021
Let us not forget the framed picture of Joe Biden that definitely made an appearance in the show, and wasn’t just a fever dream I had one night.
how do you think leslie knope is doing today pic.twitter.com/vqnQsAwJuC— jill (@jillianbergin) January 20, 2021
Honestly, despite Leslie Knope being OTT with her love of Biden, it truly is a lovely day in history, and I too am simply sobbing at the thought of it. I’m not in hysterics, but I’m crying gently, and on the inside.
Leslie Knope right now watching Joe Biden's inauguration. pic.twitter.com/QUxbNBjxkA— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 20, 2021
We hope that everyone is having an extremely good day today, especially Leslie Knope. Perhaps it’s time to watch Parks and Recreation as a way to celebrate this momentous occasion.
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