In August 2015 Acacia Brinley got a tattoo on her arm to represent staying positive even when things don’t go as planned. It says “The Show Must Go Wrong” which is a quote from Chris Pratt’s character Andy Dwyer in the television series Parks and Recreation, Acacia’s favorite show.
She explains: “As most of you would know, I have a very unhealthy obsession with the TV show ‘Parks and Recreation’. That show has made me laugh in the saddest of times for the past 4-5 years. Its always been the thing I turn to and it means the whole world to me. I have never felt this way about another object that isn’t human. So, I took one of my favorite lines and it got it tattooed in a place I will often see it. ‘The show must go wrong.’ Other than being a line from my favorite tv show said by one of my favorite characters, it symbolizes all the hardship I’ve been dealing with for past several years. The line after this one is ‘everything always goes wrong and you just have to deal with it’. Life can be (more than) rough sometimes and you really have to keep pushing through because (forgive me for being cheesy but) things get better and I really wanted to be reminded of that on a consistent basis. If you’re ever looking for a new show to watch, I promise you Park&Rec will not disappoint you. There’s 6 seasons on Netflix! LOVE YOU GUYS!”