The citizens of Pawnee stand with the SAG-AFTRA and WGA. And yes, that includes town treasure L’il Sebastian. On Aug. 11, several members of the “Parks and Recreation” cast reunited on the picket line to strike for fair pay outside of Amazon Studios in Culver City, CA. Among the cast members on hand were Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Jim O’Heir, Retta, and Ben Schwartz. They were joined by several actors with guest-starring roles on the long-running NBC sitcom including Sam Elliott, Alison Becker, Joe Mande, Susan Yeagley, Kirk Fox, Allan McLeod, and Colton Dunn.
O’Heir, who played Jerry, shared several photos from the picket line on his Instagram alongside a shout-out for the adorable L’il Sebastian. “Such a great day. Got to hang with some of my Parks cast, crew, writers, producers and guest stars to support SAG/AFTRA and the WGA’s fight for a fair contract. We also brought along the cutest lil’ horse to ever walk a picket line,” he wrote.
Cute as L’il Sebastian was, he was far from the only “Parks and Rec” reference made by the cast. For instance, the always game Plaza leaned into her April Ludgate persona by carrying a sign that read “Ann Perkins works for the AMPTP,” a nod to her character’s disdain for Rashida Jones’s Ann. Retta also got in on the Easter egg action with her sign slogan: “I sold that little red thing for health insurance,” a reference to one of her character Donna’s lines.
Even Chris Pratt, who couldn’t make it to the picket line, showed his support for his “Parks and Rec” family on Instagram. “The Parks gang went picketing today. I couldn’t be there, but I stand in solidarity with them,” he captioned a group photo from the strike-line reunion.
Check out the gallery ahead to see photos and videos from the “Parks and Rec” cast’s strike reunion.