Ginuwine's 'Pony' Performance on 'Parks & Recreation' Might Have Been the Sweetest Musical Moment on TV All Year

(NBC) The season finale of Parks and Recreation featured a stunning number of cameos, including everyone from Michelle Obama to Jon Hamm. The majority of the special guests were featured during a "Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert," which included performances by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Letters to Cleo (yes, they're still together — and Ben Wyatt loves them), the Decembrists, and Ginuwine.

Those who've been following the show for a while know that they've been setting the stage for a Ginuwine cameo for a few years now. Retta's character Donna has bragged about being the R&B singer's cousin in previous episodes, a fact that never fails to impress Aziz Ansari's character Tom Haverford.

In a most perfect move, Ginuwine performed a snippet of his 1996 megahit "Pony" in honor of the deceased mini pony who captured the townspeople's hearts, Li'l Sebastian. For the last number, all the bands took to the stage to perform "Five Thousand Candles in the Wind" in Lil Sebastian's memory — and were joined by a Li'l Sebastian hologram. 

Check out the full episode below. The Ginuwine performance goes down around 25:30.

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