The Best Leslie Knope Terms of Endearment

The friendship of Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins is one of my favorite things about Parks and Rec. Leslie had some strange, but heartwarming ways to describe Ann. Here are my favorites.
  1. 1.
    “Ann, you beautiful tropical fish. You’re smart as a whip and you’re cool under pressure.”
    I love the use of a tropical fish as an indicator of Ann's beauty. A Leslie Knope pep talk like this is something we all need every once in awhile.
  2. 2.
    “Ann, you are such a good friend, you’re a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk-ox.”
    I truly don't know what a musk-ox is, but Leslie makes it sound like something you long to be compared to.
  3. 3.
    “Ann, you cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish.”
    I'm not sure what she means by pliable in this scenario, but I love the visual this entire sentence creates.
  4. 4.
    “Ann, you’re a genius! Your brain is almost as perfect as your face.”
    If someone ever said this to me, they would become my favorite person immediately.
  5. 5.
    “Oh, Ann. You beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn baby.”
    Whoever wrote this joke is a genius.
  6. 6.
    “Ann, you poetic, noble land-mermaid.”
    This one is my all time favorite and I have used it to describe things that I find beautiful (ex: I once used it in a tumblr post to describe an outfit Taylor Swift wore around LA)
  7. 7.
    “Oh, Ann, you beautiful, rule-breaking moth.”
    I love this one because a rule-breaking moth is not something that I would ever put together organically.
  8. 8.
    “Ann you devious bastard."
    Leslie had several variations of this sentence and I found each one so funny. Because it is coming from Leslie, the "bastard" really seems endearing rather than insulting.
  9. 9.
    "Ann, you beautiful spinster. I will find you love."
    I love that despite calling her a spinster, she declares that Ann is beautiful and that she wants to help her.
  10. 10.
    "Ann, you wild, majestic unicorn."
    I love this one because I feel like it could be used organically and not be completely weird.