Parks and Recreation's resident cool kids Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz) like to think of themselves as quality businessmen. Over the years, though, all they've been able to do is exhibit a shared knack for coming up with ridiculous, always rejected ideas, but recent episodes have shown things might be changing a bit.
Tom is starting a company called Rent-A-Swag that allows teenagers to rent designer duds so their parents don't have to spend crazy amounts of money on clothes they'll soon outgrow. As for Jean-Ralphio, he dropped out of the project, which makes it seem like an even more legitimately good business idea.
Still, Tom's step forward doesn't mean we should forget all of the terrible ideas he and Jean-Ralphio cooked up in the past. Before you see how Rent-A-Swag does when the show returns for its mid-season premiere tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC, take a look back at Jean-Ralphio and Tom's 10 Best Bad Ideas From Parks and Recreation. After all, learning from others' mistakes is a big part of life.
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Written by Tanya Ghahremani (@tanyaghahremani)