‘Jimmy Kimmel Live': Nick Offerman Knows You Skimped on Summer Reading (Video)

The "Parks and Recreation" boss sums up classic novels in one sentence or less

Kids, if you blew off your summer reading this year, Nick Offerman from "Parks and Recreation" has got you covered.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday provided a public service by giving the super-brief CliffsNotes version of some of the more popular reads for students during their months off.

One brief summation of Offerman's was, "'Animal Farm': It's like the movie 'Babe: Pig in the City,' but in the end it turns out communism is bad."

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Some other descriptions by the well-read actor:

"'Hamlet': Hamlet Dies."
"'King Lear': King Lear Dies."
"'Romeo and Juliet': They Die."

"Basically if it's by Shakespeare, everyone in the title dies," Offerman summed up.

Finally, the man behind Ron Swanson's mustache ended his lesson, saying, "Now that's all you need to know, and you can spend the rest of your summer smoking weed and YOLOing, whatever the hell that means."

Here's the clip: