Daily Archives: April 18, 2009

Out-Of-The-Blue-Kid-Book-Sightings: The Phantom Tollbooth


This week’s episode of “Parks and Recreation” (a new NBC show starring Amy Poehler) featured none other than Norton Juster’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth.  Amy’s character Leslie, a town bureaucrat attempting to get a park built in an abandoned construction site, holds a town meeting where she attempts to distract the nay-sayers with, of all things, this classic.  You can see the whole episode here.


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