The Office and Parks and Recreation are both bonafide classics of the sitcom genre, with devoted audiences still regularly rewatching them to this day. And for good reason – both shows have a timeless sense of humour and characters that are so well written that you can’t get bored with them.
Even though they are unique shows that stand on their own, there can be no denying that there are a lot of similarities between the two. After all, Michael Schur was involved in creating them, and he brought his distinct mockumentary style to both. Furthermore, they are two workplace comedies revolving around an ensemble of quirky, relatable characters.
Aside from the main stars, The Office and Parks and Rec were brilliant in defining their side characters. People that don’t appear in every episode, but when they do, they steal the show. And two of those people are definitely Jean-Ralphio Saperstein and Ryan Howard.
Jean-Ralphio is the cocky and party-loving young man that Tom recommends for the role of Ron’s assistant in season two of Parks and Recreation. He goes on to make numerous guest appearances that further the character’s ridiculous backstory. On the other hand, Ryan is the moody temp introduced at the start of The Office who goes through a lot of changes throughout the show.
We’ve selected fifteen quotes that sound like they could have been said by either one of them, so good luck with this one!