In October 2021, Reddit user u/NealPhillips_7 went to the Parks and Recreation subreddit to share pictures of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones playing Ann Perkins. The images are from separate Late Night With Jimmy Fallon interviews. Poehler penned a message for Jones urging her to emulate actor Robert de Niro, to which she agreed in the following episode. “Best Couple On The Show,” read the caption of the Reddit post.
Though Poehler and Jones’ characters have never been romantically involved, they have an undeniably strong bond. As fans know, Leslie often showers Ann with specific compliments. It can also be argued that the couple has a codependent relationship. Leslie had a particularly tough time when her best friend and her child’s father, Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe), moved from Pawnee, Indiana.
A few Reddit users took to the post’s comments section to share that they enjoyed Leslie and Ann’s dynamic in Parks and Recreation. “Any relationship goals right there! Whether it’s friends or partners, that’s too cute,” wrote u/mirandawillowe. Another commenter, u/nickyfox13, added, “Their friendship was wonderful and made the show so fun to watch.”
Poehler and Jones may have had an easy time portraying Ann and Leslie’s friendship given their off-screen approach. During a February 2013 interview for Sway In The Morning, Jones offered some insight into her relationship with her Parks and Recreation co-star. “We’re really good friends and we have such a small support system. We’re like chosen sisters,” the actress affirmed.