I wanted to start this thread as an apology for bashing it in the Community thread. As I saw Community before P&R, some of my unkind comments were based soley on season one, which was terrificly unfunny. From the cold open with Amy rapping out Parents Just Don't Understand, the KNOPE posters in the style of the Obama HOPE posters, the gay marriage theme, and so on and so forth, the season premiere of P&R was something like a gajillion times funnier than season 1 in total, which isn't that big of a feat considering I laughed exactly once during the entirety of season 1 (when Rashida Jones' boyfriend was listing the history of his ever changing band names -- "Just the Tip" had me howling). P&R was such a chore to get through that if a) it hadn't been the Thursday night comedy block sandwiched between two shows I wanted to watch and b) the new TV season isn't quite yet in full swing so I had the 24 minutes to spare, this might have been deleted from my DVR. I think this show is so much better when Leslie is someone you want to root for -- last season, she was such a pathetic wannabe that her presence was grating. Seeing her take a real stand made her more likable and a better center for the show. Freeing her from the will they/won't they dynamic with the tall white guy is also a plus -- he was too much of a tool for anyone to want to see them hook up. When 30 Rock returns, the lineup of P&R, 30 Rock, The Office, and Community will be about as solidly funny as any 2 hour block in recent TV history.