‘Parks and Recreation’ Goes to “End of the Line” with Traveling Wilburys

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.25.15 in News

Parks and Recreation came to an end last night, and the NBC sitcom didn’t forget its yen for music in the series finale.

After a season that has brought cameos by Questlove and Ginuwine, plus a goofy alternate-lyrics version of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” the Amy Poehler-starring show went out to the cheery jangle of the Traveling Wilburys‘ “End of the Line.” That’s from Vol. 1, the 1988 debut album from this supergroup of George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Incidentally, the former Beatle — who died in 2001 — would’ve celebrated his 72nd birthday today (February 25).

The show has been littered with references over the years to Neutral Milk Hotel, Dave Matthews Band, the Smiths and Daft Punk, plus appearances last year from Ginuwine (again), Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, the Decemberists and Letters to Cleo.

Watch the full Parks and Rec finale below, and scroll down to watch the original video for the song, which also appeared on the final episode of ’90s British sitcom One Foot in the Grave.