Bill Murray Is Totally the Best Fictional TV Mayor of All Time


By Jessie Peterson

It’s always hard to s​ay goodbye. ​Thankfully, the folks in Pawnee understand that.

The seventh and final season of the Amy Poehler­-led P​arks and Recreation has been a love letter to the show’s fans, complete with callbacks, cameos and, eventually, a conclusion.

Speaking of cameos, last week’s episode, “Two Funerals,” introduced us t​o the show’s oft­-referenced but never-seen ​Mayor Walt Gunderson, who was played (as a corpse and a pre­recorded message) by Bill Murray.

Murray’s status as Pawnee mayor has long been something of a pipe dream for Poehler. Murray was first mentioned as “a dream get” as early as 2011 during a PaleyFest panel. Poehler’s gone as far as offering Murray “$250 to do one episode of my show.”

Murray’s appearance on Parks and Rec instantly elevated that cameo to near-mythic status. It also inspired us to consider all of the other great fictional mayors of television. Below is our list of the all-time best (sorry Jerry Springer, you’ll have to wait for our list of notable real life mayors).

Read the 8 reasons why he’s the best fictional TV Mayor on Radio.com

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