Recently, I started re-watching old episodes of Parks and Recreation. When I got to the “Galentine’s Day” episode in season two, I had an epiphany: Leslie Knope may have predicted something about Jennifer Aniston’s love life.
Stay with me. This one’s a bit of a stretch. In this episode, Leslie and her then-boyfriend Justin set out to reunite Leslie’s mother, Marlene, with her teenage flame Frank. As Leslie and Justin are about to approach Frank’s home, she delivers an aside to the camera.
She’s expressing how romantic it is to bring soul mates back together. “”What if I told you that you could reunite Romeo and Juliet? Or Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston?” Leslie then gets a bit sad. “Oh, Jen. I really want you to be happy. Stay away from John Mayer.”
Aniston did date John Mayer for a while. But, who’s that guy playing Leslie’s boyfriend Justin? IT IS JUSTIN THEROUX — Aniston’s now-fiancé.
Here’s where it gets interesting. This Parks and Rec episode aired on February 11, 2010, which is Aniston’s birthday. She started dating Theroux just three months later, and they were engaged in August 2012. It is like this episode was specifically designed for Aniston herself.
Leslie Knope really is a rocket ship.
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