Aubrey Plaza, who plays the quirky, low-key April Ludgate on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” stopped by “The Tonight Show” Tuesday night (Jan. 18). She was definitely channeling her character, as she brings Jay a gigantic rose and stiltedly talks about her weird family.

She informs Jay her name came from the song “Aubrey” by the band Bread. “It’s a little depressing and kind of a down song. It’s about a guy whose in love with a girl named Aubrey and he’s never met her before … but my mom liked it, I guess.”

She goes on to talk about using her much-younger sister as “my evil little experiment.” It’s pretty delightful, if you have 10 minutes, watch both clips. “Parks and Rec” returns to NBC Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.  

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."