Havelock House, located on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, is the former headquarters of Wireless Group Ltd, UTV, which occupied the building from October 1959 to June 2018. Wireless Group's local radio service U105 was based here from its launch to 2018 when it was transferred to new studios at City Quays 2, where the registered office of Wireless Group and the studios of UTV are now located, it is planned. Before the building was converted into a television studio complex, Havelock House was the former site of a hemstitching warehouse. During World War II, the building was the billet for troops to provide cover for Belfast's bridges. Ulster Television acquired the premises at the cost of £17,000; the building contained one studio. A second studio was opened in the building in 1962. Construction of an extension to Havelock House began in 1992 in preparation for the station's new franchise period and its upcoming rebranding; the extension was opened on 4 June 1993, the day the station rebranded itself from Ulster Television to UTV, the official opening of the extension was performed by former UTV newsreader, Gloria Hunniford.
For many years, UTV's studio base at Havelock House was used by television film crews around the world to process and edit film footage of "The Troubles". ITN reporters were regularly seen reporting on the rooftop of Havelock House, including former UTV reporter John Irvine; the building is up for sale The local news programme UTV Live was broadcast from Studio 1 until June 2018. Studio 2 was used for many years for production of the Kelly series, the Friday night chatshow on UTV hosted by Gerry Kelly from 1989-2005; the studio was used for light entertainment programmes such as McKeever and May McFettridge specials. However in recent years due to cost cutting, UTV has stopped making these types of shows and thus Studio 2 has remained unused. Havelock House houses a smaller studio with a chroma key background, from where short UTV News bulletins and continuity announcements were broadcast until October 2016; this studio, which formed part of UTV's Central Technical Area, had been in use since 2002 when it replaced Studio 3, another smaller presentation studio used for in-vision continuity and shorter news bulletins.
The location of the old Central Technical Area and Studio 3 were renovated in January 2003 and converted into office space for UTV Internet, which moved from a leased office site in Bruce Street in March 2003. Among other series recorded in the studios at Havelock House include School Around the Corner, McKeever and All Mixed Up
"Sweetums" is the 15th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, the 21st overall episode of the series. It aired on NBC in the United States on February 4, 2010. In the episode, the Parks and Recreation Department hosts a public forum to discuss a sponsorship agreement with local candy manufacturer, Sweetums. Leslie and Ann warn the public of the dangers of nutritious snack bars called "Nutriyums", which are filled with simple sugars, notably high fructose corn syrup; the episode was directed by Dean Holland. "Sweetums" addressed several issues including the politics of corporate sponsorship, the use of propaganda and free gifts to manipulate public opinion, the dangers of corn syrup-related products, which are available in vending machines at public places, such as schools, parks or municipal buildings. The episode featured a guest performance by Justin Theroux as Justin Anderson. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Sweetums" was seen by 4.87 million households, drew the season's highest rating among viewers aged between 18 and 49.
The episode received positive reviews from critics. The Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department considers a potential sponsorship deal with Sweetums, a local candy manufacturer hoping to market "nutritious" snack bars to park visitors. Ron supports the deal as he advocates governmental privatization and emphasizes consumer choice over public safety. Leslie supports the deal as well, until Ann informs her they are filled with unhealthy corn syrup. Leslie arranges a public forum for Pawnee park visitors so they can make an informed choice about Sweetums products. Ron is unhappy with the arrangement, gets angry with Leslie worrying about how much he is drinking during a recent outing, feeling she is stifling his personal freedoms. During the forum, Sweetums representatives screen propaganda films, highlighting consumer satisfaction, while Leslie responds by screening a 30-year-old Sweetums film which discusses how corn syrup and other snack bar ingredients make cattle unhealthy. At the end of Leslie's screening, Sweetums brings in its commercial's primary actor, the company's CEO Nick Newport Jr. and his son and daughter and Dakota.
Denver instructs the forum audience members to look under their seats for candy. The forum audience exclaims with excitement and votes in favor of the sponsorship deal. Ron taunts Leslie by eating two unhealthful servings of steak, but she remains genuinely concerned for his health. Ron apologizes to Leslie for having "been a horse's ass". For the B-plot, Tom attempts to move out of his home after his divorce from Wendy. Tom again hesitates to reveal his feelings for his ex-wife, whom he married to protect from deportation. Mark reluctantly helps Tom through the moving process as he is a truck owner and could not think of a "valid excuse". Donna, April and Andy join to assist Tom move his many boxes to his new home, while Tom himself works little. At the end of the episode, Tom learns that his new home has a gas leak and that he is unable to move into his new home until Monday. Tom asks the department members to take the boxes into their own homes, but they bring his possessions and leave them in the Parks and Recreation Department office.
Throughout the move, April continues to develop romantic feelings for Andy, who remains oblivious to her affections. When April's boyfriend Derek and his gay boyfriend Ben arrive at Wendy's house, they mock Andy, which prompts April to refer to their behavior as "really gay for a gay couple." In their final appearance in the episode, Andy asks April to watch him roller-blade after work, but April declines his offer, implying that the comments of her boyfriend and his boyfriend may have confounded her feelings towards Andy. "Sweetums" was directed by Dean Holland. The episode addresses the supposed dangers of corn syrup-related products, which are available in vending machines at public places, such as schools, parks or municipal buildings; the issue has been the subject of several town meetings like those featured in the episode, companies use propaganda videos similar to that used by Sweetums in the episode. "Sweetums" featured one of a string of slated guest appearances by Justin Theroux as Justin Anderson, a love interest for Leslie, although Theroux only appeared in the cold open scene of "Sweetums".
In one scene, Ron builds a wooden harp to prove to Leslie what he is capable of doing while drinking alcohol. This element of Ron's character was inspired by actor Nick Offerman, who in addition to comedy runs an independent carpentry business called Offerman Woodshop. Michael Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, said he planned to incorporate it into Ron's character soon after learning about Offerman's carpentry skills. A Sweetums stand is visible during a scene in the future Parks and Recreation episode "Park Safety", a reference to the outcome of the "Sweetums" episode. During one scene, Leslie is treated in a hostile manner by the librarian; this is a reference to the previous second season episode, "Ron and Tammy", which established a long-standing feud between the Pawnee parks and recreation department and the town's library system. Ron commented that all government should be privatized and parks should be run by Chuck E. Cheese's, a chain of family entertainment centers; this is a reference to the Parks and Recreation pilot episode, in which Ron said all government should be privatized and follow the Chuck E.