Those who remember the TV series “Parks And Recreation” should know very well what the iconic town hall scenes were all about. Let me remind you real quick. From a lady complaining over a sammich found at the park which didn’t have mayo to a guy demanding more benches at a park ’cause he’d like to sit more, the locals of Pawnee were notorious for raging over quite absurd things.

But truth is stranger than fiction. You see, when residents of Palm Beach County, Florida blew up over a mandatory mask policy at a county commission meeting, it all just clicked. “We’re officially living in a Parks and Rec episode,” tweeted Lawrence Sharma with an absurdist video mashup showing the Palm Beach meeting as if it was a Pawnee town hall.

As you’d expect, the internet went crazy about it, and honestly, it’s hard to believe statements like “I don’t wear a mask for the same reason I don’t wear underwear: Things gotta breathe” weren’t scripted.

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Lawrence tweeted a “Parks and Rec” video edit of Palm Beach residents raging over the mask policy

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You can watch the said video below

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Last Tuesday, residents of Palm Beach County, Florida gathered at a county commission meeting to voice their displeasure over a new mandatory mask policy. The original footage of the fiery debate can be watched here.

Among many arguments laid out against mandatory mask policy, some included: “You literally cannot mandate somebody to wear a mask knowing that that mask is killing people,” and “They want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out the door. You’re all turning your backs on it.”

People on Twitter soon shared their disbelief over just how similar the whole debate was to that portrayed in NBC’s comedy TV show “Parks and Recreation.”  The mockumentary from the creators of “The Office” aired from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015, for 125 episodes, over seven seasons and gained a cult following. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show scored 93% and got 89% as an average audience score.

And people found it hilarious

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