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The Andy Dwyer Mystery That's Never Solved In Parks And Recreation

Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) of Parks and Recreation is not a complicated man. He's stuffed his entire hand into a jar of marshmallow fluff and once proclaimed that every time he eats more than 80 pieces of sushi, he throws up. The lovable lug is first introduced as Ann Perkins' (Rashida Jones) boyfriend, who's unemployed and dreaming of a life as a world-famous rock star. He lands gigs here and there with his band Mouse Rat, but he truly fills the jobless void in his life when he becomes Pawnee, Indiana's City Hall shoeshiner. It turns out to be the first of many jobs he takes over the course of the series' seven seasons. Although not the most glamorous position, it's important because of the opportunities it leads to and the people he meets — namely his future wife April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) and his father-figure-slash-mentor (of sorts) Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman).

Come the show's seventh and final season, Andy and April relocate Washington, D.C. — a move motivated by April's career. She's signed up for the American Service Foundation, dedicated to helping those on the job hunt discover what they want to do with their lives. But it's unclear what Andy's career is at that point. He and April have a toddler and another baby on the way by the time the Parks and Recreation series finale rolls around, so ... what's he up to? Well, Parks and Rec never really gives viewers a straight answer.

And he lived happily ever after ... right?

As mentioned, Andy holds a number of jobs over the course of the show: musician, shoeshiner, assistant to both Ron and Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), weekend security guard, charity associate, and, of course, the lead of Johnny Karate's Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show. He may not be "traditionally intelligent," per se, but Andy's certainly got it going as a jack-of-all-trades.

Music is an irreplaceable cornerstone for Andy for as long as Parks and Rec viewers know the guy, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that he continued walking the music-for-kids route — or that he brought his childish side to the parenting table. Depending on what April's starting salary at the Foundation looked like, Andy may have even been a stay-at-home dad for a while.

Whatever Andy ultimately decided to do, one thing is clear: He may always be a child at heart, but his sense of responsibility is far greater by the end of Parks and Rec than when viewers first meet him on Ann's living room couch. There's little doubt he and April are doing just fine, personally and financially. Were anything to go awry, however, he could always slip on the shades of his alter ego Burt Macklin to settle affairs as only he can.