'Parks And Rec': 'Treat Yo' Self' Returning For New Episode?

'Parks & Rec' Reviving 'Treat Yo' Self'?

"Parks and Rec" could be treating itself to another round of "Treat yo' self." According to TV Guide, writers have been tossing around ideas to revisit the annual holiday celebrated by Tom (Aziz Asnari) and Donna (Retta).

"We've certainly talked about it because it was a thing that caught on with the fans and the Internet lit up, but it's very risky to do that," Mike Schur, "Parks and Recreation" executive producer and co-creator, told TV Guide. "You can only do it if it's better than the first time, because there's nothing worse than a disappointing sequel."

The Internet certainly lit up over the first "Treat yo' self." Animated GIFs from the episode are routinely passed around Tumblr and the motto made it on HuffPost TV's list of best TV lines from 2011.

"I have someone say 'Treat yo' self' to me about 10 times a day, whether it's on Twitter or in person," Retta told "Paper Magazine." "I always say it's my 'dy-no-mite.' It will probably be on my headstone."

Schur said he thinks the episode, which featured Donna and Tom buying extravagant gifts for themselves and trying to get Ben (Adam Scott) in on the fun, was the funniest Retta's ever been as Donna. However, the show will only "do it if we can do it in a way that feels like it's something new and different and more fun than the first time."

Perhaps the whole parks department could treat themselves? Tell us: Do you want to see "Treat yo' self" return?

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