The Ballad of Ron and Leslie: A Friendship We All Need

I have a lot of gripes about TV, movies, games, books, pretty much everything. I’m basically April Ludgate but with more smiling and swearing. One of my oft-used complaints is how males and females never seem to be able to friends without romance budding between them and RUINING EVERYTHING. (Yea, Homeland, I’m still mad. I PLEADED with you and still you betrayed me.)

Yet, all the while, there was Parks and Recreation right under my nose with all of these phenomenal male/female friendships that just make my heart swell and I haven’t even taken the time to properly recognize all of them: Ben and April, Tom and Donna, April and Ron, Leslie and Andy, and of course, the big kahuna, Ron and Leslie.

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate their friendship and celebrate the end of a three-year-long rift between these two fantastic people.

They’re completely in sync

They aren’t afraid to divulge their feelings (even if one is more outgoing about it than the other)

They share the big moments

They know how to handle one another

They bond over a mutual hatred of others


They make music together


Jen Stayrook
Jen Stayrook
Don't let the fancy nerd duds deceive you; Jen’s never been described as “classy.” You can find her on Twitter where she stalks all of her favorite celebrities: @jenstayrook. Or you can find her on Steam or Xbox dying in every game she plays as "Rilna." Email:

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