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The Most Inappropriate Murals from Parks and Recreation


The return of NBC's Parks and Recreation for a third season on January 20 also brings back one of television's best running gags: the intricate murals displayed on the wall of the town hall commemorating the bloody, morally repugnant, and laugh-out-loud history of Pawnee, Indiana, the fictional town where Parks takes place.

Series writer Norm Hiscock and production designer Ian Phillips reveal the comedy mind-set behind the creation of the tastefully tasteless art. (Click Enlarge for a closer look)

Jan 13, 2011

Sunday Boxing
"The idea of women getting really into boxing men just seemed funny to us, and everyone was behind it. What I love about the mural is that everybody watching seems really happy and into it. The woman's really going for it—she's pulling his hair." —Norm Hiscock

Photographs courtesy of NBC. Production Design: Ian Phillips.

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