Parks and Recreation takes on Silicon Valley in final season
February 6, 2015 - Supermoon
It’s not new for Silicon Valley to be a theme for Hollywood. From a tangible TV array Silicon Valley, to one off episodes in array like Veep, to a eery Black Mirror, a flourishing energy of record and a maturation of a attention make for good comic and thespian fodder.
The latest is long-lived NBC favorite Parks and Recreation. The feel-good uncover — starring Amy Poehler as Pawnee, Indiana Parks worker Leslie Knope — is going after Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google in a multiepisode storyline stretching opposite a final season. The tech party is represented symbolically as one in a association called Gryzzl, that bids for a hulk cube of land nearby Pawnee that Leslie wants to spin into a inhabitant park.
The year is 2017 and Gryzzl’s fingerprint is everywhere. The characters corkscrew by their collapsible, pure tablets, surf free Gryzzl Wi-Fi, and communicate through Gryzzl’s amicable network. Gryzzl’s accidentally dressed, immature execs cocktail adult via a episodes, dynamic to win their $90 million bid to spin a Pawnee park into their subsequent tech campus.
But Leslie, in her raging try to better them, comes opposite that classical consumer tech Achilles Heel: Data remoteness issues. Pawnee residents start freaking out when Gryzzl delivers creepily personalized, giveaway gifts to any of them by drone.
Pawnee, Indiana, is ostensible to paint a ultimate prophesy of Middle America. Despite being created in Hollywood, it gives us some satirical discernment in how a rest of America views tech companies and information remoteness issues in particular; far some-more so than a tangible uncover Silicon Valley.
Without serve ado, a funniest tech jokes in Parks and Rec’s final season:
1) Gryzzl’s motto
2) When a Siri-like AI on Gryzzl’s inscription malfunctions
Robot: “Thank we Jessica. we adore we too. we adore your skin. Give me your skin!!!!”
Gryzzl exec: “There’s still a integrate bugs with a AI software. Maybe only spin it off before we go to sleep.”
3) The treadmill desk, beanbag chair, and cereal dispenser ornate bureau of Gryzzl’s “VP of Cool New Shiz”
4) Gryzzl’s press conference, featuring soap-box lights, coma music, and counter babe-esque dancers. Kinda reminded me of TechCrunch Disrupt. A local luminary spouted nonsense hum difference that resembled The Verge SuperBowl trailer.
Local celeb repping Gryzzl: “Fresh, innovative, place making, disposable duvets, expansion hacking, super moon, Gryzzl. Now come with me as we binge watch a future.”
5) The articulate Gryzzl worker delivering creepily personalized presents to a residents of Pawnee. Basically Amazon and its worker smoothness plans.
Leslie: “Oh my God Ben! We’re about to die! The robots have come for us!”
6) The Pawnee residents angry about their advance of remoteness during a Town Hall meeting. The male who collects fondle pigs dressed like film stars stole a show.
Pawnee resident: “This is Hamuel L. Jackson from a pierce Pork Fiction. They have no right to give me something we will value a rest of my life!”
7) Gryzzl’s new facial approval program that tracks your expressions and knows your mood, suggestive of Facebook’s newsfeed emotions testing.
Gryzzl exec: “If a camera senses that you’re in a bad mood afterwards we could geomatch we to contend a nearest crater of honeyed collect me adult java. If you’re in a good mood afterwards we could geonudge we to a honeyed coffee emporium and we could keep a good times going.”
Ben: “So it’s unequivocally only a coffee sales app?”
Gryzzl exec: “Yeah! We’re partnering with Starbucks.”
8) And this about sums adult a mainstream perspective of tech:
Gryzzl exec: “I wish we can see now theres zero frightful about Gryzzl. we only wish to learn all about everybody and lane them everywhere they go and expect what they’re about to do.”