Posted by Matt Norlander
The terrific NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" made its long-anticipated return to our televisions with fresh, crisp, new episodes last night. It was cause for much celebration and somewhat of an eye cleanser after enduring Florida-Auburn. "Go Big or Go Home" was a solid episode, but the reason it stood out, for me, was the homage to two of college basketball's greatest leaders.
As you can see below, one of the greatest current characters on television, a legend in his own right, Ron Swanson, has an expanded take on John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. It's the best way — nay, it's the ONLY way to transform boys into to men; men into gladiators; and gladiators into ... Swansons.
"Are the scissors broken in your house, son?" Terrific delivery.
I only wish the Wizard of Westwood had been around to concur or debate with Ron the principles of this Pyramid of Greatness.
Swanson did have a fleeting moment of frustration last night that wasn't Woodenesque, though you could hardly blame him. Ladies and gentlemen, Swanson channels his inner Bobby Knight, red sweater and all.
Well done, "Parks and Recreation." Pretty geeked for next week's episode.