Parks and Recreation’s Completely Random Salute Your Shorts Reference

Nineties Nickelodeon summer camp show Salute Your Shorts was randomly name-dropped in the “Ben’s Parent’s” episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation (Season 5, Episode 6).

Tom Haverford’s goofy friend Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz) made the reference after being introduced to Ron Swanson as a business partner in one of Tom’s schemes.

As he usually does, Jean-Ralphio started talking nonsense and somehow ended up doing free word association with Forever 21.




Naturally, Ron was unimpressed.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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