A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 14, 2017
“It’s not government work unless you have to do it twice”

The American political comedy television sitcom Parks and Recreation, on the episode “Lucky” that aired on March 8, 2012, had Jerry Gergich (played by the actor Jim O’Heir) say:

“Well, you know, it’s like I always say: it ain’t government work if you don’t have to do it twice.”

“It ain’t government work if you don’t have to do it twice” (often changed slightly to “It’s not government work unless you have to do it twice") became a popular saying. “Close/Good enough for government work” is an older saying that is somewhat similar.


Wikipedia: Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the series aired on NBC from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015, for 125 episodes, over seven seasons.

Wikipedia: Parks and Recreation (season 4)
64 18 "Lucky" Troy Miller Nick Offerman March 8, 2012 3.66 million viewers
Indianapolis journalist Buddy Wood (Sean Hayes) selects Leslie as one of the local candidates whom he profiles in an annual special. Andy prepares for his final women’s studies exam, and both Ron and Chris take an interest in his professor.

Parks and Recreation Wiki
“Lucky” is the eighteenth episode of season 4 of the NBC television series Parks and Recreation. It originally premiered on March 8, 2012 to 3.66 million viewers.
Aired on March 8, 2012
Written by Nick Offerman
Directed by Troy Miller
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Jerry: Well, you know, it’s like I always say: it ain’t government work if you don’t have to do it twice.

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Seth
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“It ain’t government work unless you have to do it twice.” #ParksAndRec
7:54 PM - 8 Mar 2012

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Robbie
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“It’s like I always say: It ain’t government work unless you have to do it twice.” #ParksAndRec
7:54 PM - 8 Mar 2012

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Sam McDougal
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“It’s not government work unless you have to do it twice”
-Jerry Gurguich - Parks and Rec
2:27 AM - 28 Jun 2016 from Brentwood, TN

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