“Galentine’s Day” is the sixteenth episode of the second season of the American satire television series Parks and Recreation, and the 22nd in general episode of the series. It initially broadcast on NBC in the United States on February 11, 2010. In the episode, Leslie and her beau Justin seek to rejoin Leslie’s mom, Marlene, with her high school fire. In the mean time, April’s feelings for Andy keep on blossoming, while Ann appears to be becoming separated from Mark.
The episode was composed by series co-maker Michael Schur and coordinated by Ken Kwapis. “Galentine’s Day” included a guest appearance by John Larroquette as Frank Beckerson, the tragically deceased love of Marlene Griggs-Knope, who was played by Pamela Reed. It also included the last in a string of guest performances by Justin Theroux as Leslie’s adoration interest, Justin Anderson.
With February comes Sweethearts and Snickers season. Be that as it may, this season can also bring some pre–Valentine’s Day stress. Possibly it’s a great opportunity to get all adored up and post pics with bae. Or then again perhaps it’s a great opportunity to adore yourself up. In any case, not everything in the long stretch of adoration is about that unique individual. Regardless of whether you’re observing V-Day or dodging it, it’s certainly time to say “season’s greetings” to your fave single-safe holiday: Galentine’s Day.
Considering Galentine’s started just 10 years back (don’t stress, we’ll get into that), it’s feasible not springing up in a notice from your iCal. In any case, just because is anything but an “official” holiday doesn’t mean it’s not significant (like *coughs* the most significant). Really, in case you’re going to pick one “counterfeit” holiday to get siphoned about, it shouldn’t be National Pizza Day, Star Wars Day, or whatever else…it should be Galentine’s Day. What’s more, why would that be, you ask? Because it’s everything about lovin’ up on your ladies! While it’s all enjoyment and charming to get flowers and chasm yourself on chocolates (still do that, plz), it’s much progressively amusing to get dressed up, get a beverage, and shower your fave ladies with affection! They’ve been here through everything and they deserve your fondness in that “it’s authentic” sort of way.
How it’s created:
The best thing about Galentine’s Day is that it was made by an anecdotal character: Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. In 2010, the second season of Parks and Rec incorporated an episode called “Galentine’s Day,” where Leslie gathers a gathering of her closest lady pals for an early lunch of waffles and love. “Each February 13, my woman friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Leslie says in the episode. “Ladies praising ladies.” And thus, Galentine’s Day was informally added to everybody’s schedule. No, seriously: According to The Atlantic, it’s such a generally perceived phony holiday that some companies presently run Galentine’s Day promotions. What could be more genuine than that?
How would I celebrate?
OMG! Try not to be stressed. First off, just like Valentine’s Day, you are allowed to skip Galentine’s Day. Be that as it may, considering it’s everything about showering your friends with fondness, for what reason would you need to?
There’s no incorrect method to celebrate. You could pay tribute to Leslie Knope, the foremother of Galentine’s Day, by hosting a waffle early lunch. Or on the other hand you could assemble your pals for a wine-and-cheese party time, reserve a spot at an extravagant restaurant, make a gathering mani-pedi arrangement, or pop champagne and praise that it is so incredible to be in a room without men for a couple of hours. It’s your Galentine’s Day and you can celebrate anyway you need.
Is Galentine’s just for LaDiEs?
Nah. Anybody and everybody can observe Galentine’s Day. At its gooey heart, Galentine’s Day is a festival of friendship and the individuals who stick close by as sentimental relationships go back and forth. Like the holiday it precedes, it’s a day committed to showing the most notable individuals throughout your life the amount you care about them. It’s cliché. It’s cheesy. Furthermore, that is the thing that makes it incredible.
“Galentine’s Day” was composed by series co-maker Michael Schur and coordinated by Ken Kwapis. The episode highlighted a guest appearance by John Larroquette as Frank Beckerson, the tragically deceased love of Leslie’s mom, Marlene Knope.When Parks and Recreation co-maker Greg Daniels reported the casting in January 2010, he described Larroquette’s character as “He’s the person who got away.””Galentine’s Day” also incorporated an appearance by Pamela Reed, who has played Marlene Knope in several episodes,and the last of a string of slated guest appearances by Justin Theroux as Justin Anderson, an adoration interest for Leslie.The episode denoted the arrival of Andy’s band, “Mouse Rat”,which was previously included in the first season finale “Rock Show”. His bandmates are played by Mark Rivers (drums), Andrew Burlinson (guitar) and Alan Yang (bass), the last of whom serves as a screenwriter for Parks and Recreation.
At the party, a senior resident approaches Ron Swanson and asks for a signature from Duke Silver. This is a reference to the previous second season episode, “Practice Date”, which establishes Ron’s secret way of life as a jazz musician.Leslie alluded to her Galentine’s Day breakfast custom as “Lilith Fair minus the angst and plus frittatas”, a reference to the show visit and voyaging music festival. She also said the romantic tale among Marlene and Frank makes the 2004 sentiment film The Notebook seem as though the 2008 blood and gore movie Saw V.Mark gets Ann an accessory similar to the Heart of the Ocean, the anecdotal gems given to Kate Winslet’s character in the 1997 sentimental dramatization film, Titanic.During one scene in “Galentine’s Day”, Leslie does a voice impersonation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. At the point when Tom mistakes the impression for that of the Arnold Schwarzenegger character Terminator, he prompts Leslie to do that impression as well.
“Galentine’s Day” has transcended the television screen and get established in everyday culture. On February 13, Galentine’s Day, a nonofficial holiday, is commended as a day for “ladies observing ladies.”Businesses such as Sprinkles Cupcakes, Lyft, Shari’s Berries, and Target advanced the holiday on Twitter in 2017, with Target in any event, selling Galentine’s Day themed products.Awareness of the holiday spread thanks to social media, with #GalentinesDay slanting on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr on February 13, 2017, seven years after the first episode publicized.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws her yearly “Galentine’s Day” party for her female friends, praised the day prior to Valentine’s Day. She asks her mom, Marlene (Pamela Reed), to recount to the story about how she experienced passionate feelings for a lifeguard that saved her from suffocating in 1968, yet the two needed to sever it over objections from Marlene’s parents. Leslie later tells the story to (Justin Theroux), who is astounded by the story and wants to join the two. He successfully tracks down Marlene’s past love interest, Frank Beckerson (John Larroquette), and convinces Leslie to go with him to Illinois and rejoin the two on Valentine’s Day at the Senior Center Valentine’s Dance, which the parks division oversees.
Leslie and Justin meet Frank, a strange and depressed man who has constant fits of anxiety. Leslie begins to have doubts about carrying him to her mom and tries to cancel it, yet Justin insists that they should “let this unfurl”. At the party, where Andy’s (Chris Pratt) band Mouse Rat is playing, Frank meets up with Marlene, who is repulsed by Frank’s past, current joblessness and generally speaking disappointment at life. She turns down his idea at a second possibility at affection, provoking him to storm onto the stage and revile her over the mouthpiece. Leslie apologizes to her mom for bringing Frank. She is later upset with Justin, however has inconvenience pinpointing the reasons for her dissatisfaction. Ron (Nick Offerman) explains that Justin is a “tourist,” implying that he takes “vacations in individuals’ lives” and just cares about recounting to interesting stories to impress others, which makes him selfish. Two more seasoned ladies at that point perceive Ron as jazz saxophonist Duke Silver, yet he denies it. Leslie later breaks up with Justin, which Tom (Aziz Ansari) takes especially hard, responding as if his parents were getting separated.
Prior to the senior move, Tom invites his ex Wendy (Jama Williamson) to his office to at last disclose his sentimental feelings for her, however she rejects him. Not satisfied with the result, he attempts to coerce her into a date using a divorce settlement lawsuit as influence. Tom and Wendy are later shown embracing and presumably offering some kind of reparation, in spite of the fact that their conversation remains indiscernible. In the mean time, April’s (Aubrey Plaza) beau Derek (Blake Lee) and his sweetheart Ben (Josh Duvendeck) mock the senior citizens, causing April to question why their interactions must constantly be “shrouded in like 15 layers of incongruity”. They accuse her of “lameness”, which they ascribe to spending time with Andy, and furnish her with several ultimatums. She breaks up with them in response. Ann (Rashida Jones) and Mark (Paul Schneider), at the same time, praise their first Valentine’s Day together. In a meeting with the camera team, Ann describes the relationship as “great”, yet her manner of speaking and non-verbal communication around Mark negate her statements. She later becomes jealous when Andy dedicates a song to April, in any event, venturing to such an extreme as to question April about the possibility of a sprouting relationship among April and Andy, to which April responds restlessly.