With "5,000 Candles in the Wind," Li'l Sebastian Tops Elton John's Ode to Princess Diana

For the second week running, NBC's Parks & Recreation has massaged music dorks' heartstrings. Although the Neutral Milk Hotel gag was a good one, last night's season finale episode decided to top Elton John & Bernie Taupin's song for Marilyn Monroe that was later updated and expanded to honor Princess Diana after her death in 1997. By a mere 5,000.

HUGE SPOILER ALERT: "What's 5,000 times better than 'A Candle in the Wind'?" Andy Dwyer asks seemingly rhetorically. And then he launches into the powerful, Toby Keith-esque tribute to the now-departed Li'l Sebastian, "Pawnee's favorite miniature horse."

Nevermind what trading legs for angel's wings would look like, or any other kicking a dead horse jokes. And you knew a Facebook tribute page wouldn't be far behind. Watch the entire episode with additional "producer's cut" footage here.

Follow County Grind on Facebook and Twitter: @CountyGrind.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Reed Fischer
Contact: Reed Fischer