If you needed any more validation that Parks and Recreation is literally just the best, here it is. Not only was it an A+ comedy show, but it was also a clairvoyant. That’s because back in the show’s final season, when they pushed the show into the future to the year 2017, they correctly predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the world series.
According to Vulture, Parks and Rec creator Mike Schur explained to the Washington Post that the prediction wasn’t a random throwaway line but, rather, a very real prediction written in by Schur, who spent years side-hustling on the baseball blog Fire Joe Morgan.
Via The Washington Post:
“As soon as we decided to throw the last season of ‘Parks and Rec’ into the future, into 2017, we sort of started calculating what the world might be like … I was the only person on the staff who cared about baseball enough to track the Cubs’ minor league system.” Still, Schur emphasized that his prediction doesn’t exactly fall into the the “spooky accurate” realm, since apparently if you actually know anything about baseball, the Cubs’ climb to the top ain’t exactly a shocker. “Every baseball writer in America knew the Cubs were going to be good. I can’t emphasize enough how little credit I feel like I should take for that prediction,” he said. But, hey, those quotes were given before the Cubs actually won the Series, and now that they have, may Mike’s humble facade softly fade. It’s time to get braggin’.
Parks & Rec man. Not only are they responsible for Ron Swanson, but they’re woke AF about baseball.