Is This Quote From “The Office” or “Parks and Rec”?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
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Is This Quote From “The Office” or “Parks and Rec”?
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About This Quiz

Do you know a thing or two about iconic comedy shows? Maybe you're thinking about "Friends," "The Good Place" or "Cheers," but we're thinking about something a little more ... authentic. You know, a TV show that has that documentary-style vibe to it. And that's what "The Office" and "Parks and Rec" both have in common.

Whether you're a fan of Michael Scott or Leslie Knope, we're about to dissect more of their famous lines. But we're going to include some other cast members as well, because these shows are both known for their quirky, odd and charismatic characters. Some of them are more chill and easygoing like Pam Beesly from "The Office," while others are serious and stern all of the time, like Ron Swanson. But as Leslie once said, "One person's annoying is another's inspiring and heroic." Now if you disagree with her, then you might side with Michael Scott, who famously said "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." But maybe these quotes are a little too easy for you to guess, so let's kick things up a notch with this fun "Which show said it?" quiz!

10_Not the same moon How about this one: "Just remember, every time you look up at the moon, I, too, will be looking at a moon. Not the same moon, obviously, that’s impossible."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Andy Dwyer may be a naive character, but his bright spirit knows how to charm the entire Parks Department (for the most part). But we sometimes wonder about his thought process with the above quote ...

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34_Gap Kids are just too flashy Can you name the show behind the quote: "Sometimes the clothes at Gap Kids are just too flashy."
"The Office"
Angela Martin is known for her petite height and body type, so she often has to shop at kid's stores for clothes. But apparently she doesn't like the bright and vibrant clothes at Gap Kids.
"Parks and Rec"

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03_tune myself out How about this hilarious quote: "I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to tune myself out."
"The Office"
Kelly Kapoor said this on "The Office," and although she had a lovable and adorable charm to her, she was also known for talking way too much sometimes. She's also played by Mindy Kaling.
"Parks and Rec"

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01_too much bone marrow Where will you find this quote: "I never thought I’d say this, but I think I ate too much bone marrow."
"The Office"
Everyone's favorite character, Dwight Schrute, apparently had a full stomach when it came to eating bone marrow. Don't worry Dwight, you still have your beet farm to cleanse your digestive system!
"Parks and Rec"

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05_shirk from all other responsibilities What show is known for this famous quote: "There’s nothing we can’t do if we work work hard, never sleep, and shirk from all other responsibilities in our lives."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
The word "shirk" actually means "avoid/dodge," so Leslie Knope is telling people to "avoid their other responsibilities." We're not sure if that's the wisest approach, but we still admire Knope for her strong work ethic.

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15_Do I look like I drink water Let's make things a little tougher now: "Do I look like I drink water?"
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Donna Meagle was a quirky character with a lot of sass in "Parks and Rec." She was also the office manager in the Dept. of Parks and Rec, and apparently, she doesn't need to drink water.

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04_women is a fool What show is this line from: "Any man who says he totally understands women is a fool. Because they are un-understandable."
"The Office"
Michael Scott was ... quite the character. He said some pretty interesting stuff on "The Office," and this quote highlights his understanding (or lack thereof) of women. Don't worry, he eventually finds love after all.
"Parks and Rec"

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06_prawn who yawns at dawn Can you guess where this quote came from: "Oh, it is on, like a prawn who yawns at dawn."
"The Office"
We also wonder what Andy Bernard from "The Office" meant with this quote. The character is played by Ed Helms, who has also appeared in "Vacation," "The Hangover" and "We're the Millers."
"Parks and Rec"

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02_waffles and work Which show made this very clear point: "We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Leslie Knope said this on "Parks and Rec," and she was definitely known for being outspoken and vocal about her views. And in this case, it would be waffles and friends, minus the whole work stuff.

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07_I think you’ve got several options What show is this quote from: "I think you’ve got several options. They’re all terrible … but you have them."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
We admire Chris Traeger for having layers to his character since his outward appearance differs from what he's going through in real life. But he can also be outspoken every once and while, especially with the quote above.

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08_You look like a trout Which show had the better insult here: "Close your mouth, sweetie. You look like a trout."
"The Office"
Phyllis had a subtle and passive-aggressive sense of humor, which is evidenced by this quote from "The Office." The character is also played by Phyllis Smith (did you know she's a casting associate)?
"Parks and Rec"

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09_beauty in ordinary things Test your luck with this quote: "There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?"
"The Office"
Pam Beesly was a sweet and caring person on "The Office," and it looks like she always had an eye for details. And it shows in this quote, since she sees the beauty in everyone and everything.
"Parks and Rec"

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11_I was born in the US of A baby Which show made this quote iconic: "I already won the lottery. I was born in the US of A baby. And as backup, I have a Swiss passport."
"The Office"
Creed Bratton always seemed like he had something up his sleeve, and in this quote, it seems like he's ready to fly to Europe should things go south in the "US of A." He was always such a mysterious character ...
"Parks and Rec"

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12_I love inside jokes Where is the origin of this quote: "I love inside jokes. I’d love to be a part of one someday."
"The Office"
Michael Scott was a bit oblivious sometimes, but he just wanted be loved and adored by his coworkers. Hence, why he wanted to be a part of an inside joke — so he could feel included.
"Parks and Rec"

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13_pointless and nothing matters Where did this true-to-life quote come from: "I’m fine. It’s just that life is pointless and nothing matters and I’m always tired."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Andy Dwyer from "Parks and Rec" may be lovable and charming, but he gets a little serious with this quote. And for such a naive character, he makes some interesting points about life itself.

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14_decision to avoid salada If you love ____________, then you're going to love this quote: "I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
We're going to guess that Leslie Knope from "Parks and Rec" has a distaste for salads. But this quote also reveals her true character, as she's strong, feisty and true to her word.

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16_I do not apologize Which show is this quote from: "I do not apologize unless I think I’m wrong, and if you don’t like it, you can leave."
"The Office"
Stanley Hudson was always known for being the serious and passive-aggressive character on "The Office." He was also the type of person who said whatever he wanted without a care in the world.
"Parks and Rec"

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17_no TV after breakfast We're only going to give you the second half of the full quote with this one: "There’s no noise allowed on Mondays. And no TV after breakfast."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
April Ludgate from "Parks and Rec" is known for her deadpan line delivery, which isn't too different from the actress who portrays her: Aubrey Plaza. The character also has a tendency to never smile ... ever.

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18_Strippers do nothing for me Which show made a pretty good point here: "Strippers do nothing for me … but I will take a free breakfast buffet anytime, anyplace."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
For being so manly, we're surprised to learn that strippers don't do anything for Ron Swanson. But rest assured, the man does crack a smile when it comes to free breakfast buffets (with a shot of whiskey on the side).

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19_I am a black belt in gift wrapping Which show has such a gifted character from this quote: "I am a black belt in gift wrapping."
"The Office"
Jim Halpert prides himself on being a "black belt in gift wrapping," but it's mainly to annoy Dwight Schrute, his favorite coworker. And almost every single time, he gets away with it, too.
"Parks and Rec"

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20_pig in a blanket How about the origins of this quote: "I wanted to eat a pig in a blanket, in a blanket."
"The Office"
Kevin Malone was known for saying some questionable stuff, and this quote was one of them. But he's actually a sweetheart who was kind to all of his coworkers in "The Office" (for the most part).
"Parks and Rec"

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21_Hogwarts is fictional Where did this quote come from: "No, that’s Buckingham Palace. Hogwarts is fictional. You do know that, don’t you? It’s important to me that you know that."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Ben Wyatt loves a whole bunch of nerdy things, like "Batman" and "Game of Thrones," but it looks like he also loves "Harry Potter." But in addition to his nerdy qualities, he's also considered to be one of the most rational characters.

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22_married in a tent like a hobo Which show is this line from: "I don’t want to be married in a tent like a hobo."
"The Office"
Angela Martin from "The Office" always seemed like she was in such a bad mood, and she definitely wasn't afraid to speak her mind (even if that meant hurting her coworkers' feelings).
"Parks and Rec"

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23_Catholicism be without the popes We'll give you the second half of the full quote here: "A boat that sets sail without two captains. Where would Catholicism be without the popes?"
"The Office"
Oscar Martinez seemed like a vulnerable and sensitive character on "The Office," but that didn't stop him from speaking his mind about Catholicism. The character is portrayed by actor Oscar Nuñez.
"Parks and Rec"

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24_Well, I salsa your face Which show made this quote famous: "Well, I salsa your face."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Ann Perkins, portrayed by Rashida Jones, is Leslie's BFF in "Parks and Rec." She's also a nurse who has a "chameleon" personality. In other words, her demeanor depends on the type of person she's dating.

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25_duking on my chest How about this line: "Are you duking on my chest right now?"
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Jeremy Jamm is a councilman on "Parks and Rec," and his character can be described as a selfish and arrogant man who always has a hidden agenda up his sleeve. He's also an orthodontist.

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27_about a car wreck Can you guess the show if we only give you the first half of the full quote: "You know what they say about a car wreck, where it’s so awful you can’t look away?"
"The Office"
Pam Beesley from "The Office" said this, and she finished the quote by saying "The Dundies are like a car wreck that you want to look away from but you have to stare at it because your boss is making you."
"Parks and Rec"

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26_about to piss tears How about this difficult one: "I hope you brought a change of clothes because your eyes are about to piss tears."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Jean-Ralphio Saperstein was played by Ben Schwartz, and his character was known for being confident, arrogant and terrible at rapping a song. He also has a twin sister named Mona-Lisa Saperstein.

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28_I don’t hate it We'll give you a hint—a male character said this line: "I don’t hate it. I just don’t like it at all and it’s terrible."
"The Office"
Michael Scott certainly had a way with words in "The Office," and he was also pretty good at beating around the bush in the most blunt manner. But that's what everybody loved about him.
"Parks and Rec"

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30_more room for me on the low road Where did this line come from: "I have never taken the high road. But I tell other people to 'cause then there's more room for me on the low road."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Tom Haverford from "Parks and Rec" is known for his sarcastic personality, which seems very similar to the actor who plays him: Aziz Ansari (who is a comedian). He also has a habit of saying "boo" to his significant other.

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31_clean out my desk in five seconds How about this one: "If I had to, I could clean out my desk in five seconds, and nobody would ever know that I’d ever been here. And I’d forget, too."
"The Office"
Ryan Howard started off as the shy temp on "The Office," but he's become more vocal throughout the series. But he probably doesn't think anyone cares for him, as evidenced by the quote above.
"Parks and Rec"

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32_I’m allergic to sushi Which show makes a decent point here: "I’m allergic to sushi. Every time I eat more than 80 sushis I barf."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Fans have probably questioned Andy Dwyer's thoughts one too many times, and we're pretty sure that eating 80 pieces of sushi would make anyone barf (but we don't recommend this route if you're actually allergic).

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33_Who is Justice Beaver What show is this famous line: "Who is Justice Beaver?"
"The Office"
It looks like Dwight isn't well-versed in modern pop culture since he mistakes Justin Bieber for Justice Beaver. Dwight is portrayed by actor Rainn Wilson, who starred in "The Meg" and the highly regarded "Six Feet Under" series.
"Parks and Rec"

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35_bottomless pit of despair Which show said it: "If I keep my body moving, and my mind occupied at all times, I will avoid falling into a bottomless pit of despair."
"The Office"
"Parks and Rec"
Chris Traeger said this on "Parks and Rec," and the character is played by actor and director Rob Lowe. Rob also starred in "The West Wing," "The Outsiders" and "Holiday in the Wild."

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