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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation
  • Rating: 8.60
  • Year of issue: 2009
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Countries: United States
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Complexity: 9

The silly antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they seek miscellaneous tasks to make their city a much better location.

  • Leslie becomes a political lightning rod when the penguin wedding she sets up at the Pawnee Zoo turns out to be for two male penguins.
  • Leslie sets up a stakeout with Tom to find out who's growing marijuana in the community garden she set up in the pit, but it also gives her an opportunity to scout out Ann and Mark's first date.
  • Leslie serves as a judge in the Miss Pawnee Beauty Pageant but is disappointed with the results, and Ann finds out that her ex-boyfriend Andy is living in the pit.
  • Ann helps a nervous Leslie get ready for her first date with Dave by giving her a “practice date,” while everybody else at the office tries to dig up the juiciest dirt on each other.
  • Leslie welcomes a delegation from Pawnee's sister city in Venezuela, whose goal is to humiliate their hosts.
  • Andy is injured when Leslie goes out on her own to fill the hole, and he decides to sue Pawnee as a result.
  • Leslie tries to stop a high school punk who vandalizes the park every Halloween, but will he get the last laugh? Meanwhile, Ann's Halloween party is a bore until Tom saves the day.
  • Ron's ex-wife uses sex to manipulate Ron and get Leslie's vacant lot to build a library, while Leslie gets Andy a job in the building as a shoe-shine man.
  • After one of the murals in City Hall is defaced, Leslie and the Parks Department compete to come up with a new design. Meanwhile, Andy and Ron share an uncomfortable moment at the shoeshine stand.
  • Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone is away.
  • Leslie accidentally finds out that Tom is getting a divorce and tries to lift his spirits by sending him to dinner and a strip club, but Tom doesn't tell her that it was just a sham Green Card marriage.
  • Leslie is falsely accused of having sexual relations with a sleazy Pawnee councilman. Meanwhile, the rest of the office takes on Leslie's work while she deals with the scandal, and officer Dave has more surprising news for Leslie.
  • Ann sets Leslie up on a blind date with a rude MRI technician, and Mark becomes jealous because he thinks Ann is saving another prospect for Leslie for herself. Meanwhile, Tom helps Ron find an assistant.
  • Did Leslie abuse her power by bringing in community center teachers to her house to help throw a dinner party to impress her new suitor?
  • Leslie and Ron become adversaries when a dishonest candy company vies for a concessions contract, while everybody else in the department reluctantly helps Tom move out of his house.
  • Leslie and Justin try to reunite Leslie's Mom with an old flame for Valentine's Day, only to discover he's a total loon. And Justin's rude behavior during the entire episode causes Leslie to look at him in a new light.
  • Leslie is upset when Ron wins a coveted “Woman of the Year” award, Tom looks for investors for a new night club, and Andy considers moving into his own place.
  • Leslie puts together a task force at the mayor's request to catch a possum at the golf course, while Mark forces Ron to get his personal building up to code.
  • Leslie goes on a crusade to improve park safety after Jerry is mugged, which is later discovered to be a lie. Meanwhile, Ron tries to teach the office self-defense, but winds up injuring Andy instead.
  • Preparing the Summer Events Catalog, Leslie decides to take Ron and the past directors of the Parks Department out for a picnic lunch. Tom enlists the help of Ann and Mark to pose for the cover photo.
  • Leslie goes all out to save a gazebo at a mansion on the historical register from being destroyed, while April gets in trouble with Ron when she accidentally schedules 93 meetings for him on the same day.
  • Leslie struggles to stay awake and fill the overnight hours at a local telethon when Tom and celebrity guest Detlef Schrempf are sidetracked at a nightclub, and the answer to her problems could be a surprise marriage proposal.
  • Everyone is excited about celebrating April's 21st birthday except Leslie, who is preoccupied with the prospect of her budget being cut by the state auditor's office.
  • The government is shut down and the parks are closed, but Leslie tries to skirt the rules to hold a children's concert in the vacant lot. Meanwhile, will April's jealousy of Ann keep her from getting together with Andy?
  • Leslie encourages Ann to go on a date with Chris so that she can ask for money for Leslie's department, while Ron, Andy, and Tom put together a two-team youth basketball league.
  • Leslie gets the flu right before an important fund-raising pitch for the Harvest Festival, Chris tries frantically to avoid catching the bug, and Ron hires Andy to replace April while she is out.
  • A crackpot handcuffs himself to a pipe in Leslie's office and demands that “Twilight” be placed in the Pawnee Time Capsule, and Chris tries to help Andy woo April in spite of Ann's reservations.
  • After Ron breaks up with Tom's ex-wife, he decides to get back together with his Tammy, much to everyone's horror. Meanwhile, Leslie and Ben try to get the local police to donate their services to the upcoming Harvest Festival.
  • Leslie hits the Pawnee media circuit to promote the Harvest Festival, but Ben freaks out on air when his past is exposed. Meanwhile, April threatens Andy that she'll leave for Indianapolis unless he does her chores.
  • Leslie and Ron go to Indianapolis to receive a commendation from the state. While there, Ron finds out his favorite steak house is closed, and Leslie thinks Chris is cheating on Ann. Meanwhile, Tom throws a party for a fragrance designer.
  • On the day before the Harvest Festival, a local Native American leader places a “curse” on the event because Leslie refuses to give in to his demands.
  • Leslie sets up a camping trip to brainstorm for new ideas, but she's the one who surprisingly can't come up with anything. Meanwhile, Chris returns to Pawnee as temporary city manager, causing further confusion for Ann.
  • Andy and April's party turns into a surprise wedding, but Leslie does not approve. Meanwhile, Ben debates whether to stay in Pawnee, and Donna gives Ann advice at a singles mixer.
  • Leslie is matched up with Tom on an Internet dating website, while Chris and Ron compete in a hamburger cook-off.
  • Chris deals with community uproar over Jerry's new painting, which features a nude Leslie, and Ben tries to help teach Andy and April responsibility after he moves in with them.
  • Leslie is forced to deal with a former beloved colleague-turned bitter enemy when a neighboring town separates a shared park with a fence. Meanwhile, Ron fears the worst when Leslie finds out about his birthday.
  • While Tom invites everyone to the Snakehole as he debuts a new drink, Leslie encourages Ann to apply for a job with the city. However, at the nightclub, Leslie and Ann get into a fight over their dating habits.
  • The romantic tension between Leslie and Ben reaches dangerous levels when they take a work-related road trip to Indianapolis, Tom's “game show” creates tension between Andy and April, and Ron teaches government to a nine year old.
  • Leslie's mom makes a pass at Ben, not knowing that he and Leslie are dating. Meanwhile, Chris makes radical changes in the office, and nobody is happy with them.
  • While the department sets up a memorial service for Li'l Sebastian, Ron finds out about Leslie and Ben, Tom considers taking a job in the private sector, and Chris deals with his own mortality after he discovers that he has tendinitis.
  • Leslie decides to run for political office, which means that she has to break up with Ben. Meanwhile, Ron goes into hiding from Tammy 1, and Tom tries to recruit Andy for his latest business venture.
  • Ron becomes a wimp after he and Tammy 1 get back together and Leslie tries to save him, Ben discovers that Tom's business is hemorrhaging money, and Anne has a frustrating experience shooting a diabetes PSA with Chris.
  • Leslie is accused of not being born in Pawnee while she is trying to promote her new book about the city. Meanwhile, Ann tries in vain to have a five-minute conversation with Ron and April.
  • Ron's Pawnee Rangers and Leslie's competing scout group, the Pawnee Goddesses, share a weekend in the wilderness, Ben joins Tom and Donna on “Treat Yo Self Day,” and Chris takes an interest in Jerry's daughter.
  • Leslie's opportunity to stump for votes in the business community is sabotaged by Tom, who wants to promote Entertainment 7Twenty. Meanwhile, Andy and April throw a Halloween party, but don't give Ben advance notice.
  • A cult predicting the end of the world reserves a park, Leslie becomes jealous when another woman takes interest in Ben, Tom throws a huge party for the closing of Entertainment 7Twenty, and Andy and April try to do something stupid.
  • Leslie and Ben argue over their relationship and ruin the high school Model U.N. they are hosting, Chris wonders where his relationship with Jerry's daughter is going wrong, and Ron tries to get Tom to take back his old job.
  • Leslie tries to manipulate a new park project to extend her working relationship with Ben, Tom and Jerry work together to create a new department logo, and Chris tries to find the right college course to sign up for.
  • Chris brings Leslie up on ethics charges for her relationship with Ben.
  • Leslie tries to keep herself busy during her suspension from the department, but gets some bad news about her campaign. Meanwhile, Ben searches for a job in the private sector, and the office makes the perfect Christmas gift for Leslie.
  • Leslie appoints Ann as her new campaign manager, but her attempt to relaunch the campaign goes off to a horrendous start, while Chris discovers that Ben is depressed after leaving his job.
  • Leslie tries to keep Ben from making a negative campaign ad against a popular new candidate, Andy takes a visit to the doctor, and Ron becomes uncomfortable when Chris suddenly starts trying to hang out with him.
  • Leslie unsuccessfully tries to win over a focus group member who made a negative comment by going bowling with him, and Chris gets some bad relationship news while calling for campaign donations.
  • Ann's friends try to set her up on a date for Valentine's Day, while Ron and Andy try to help Ben solve Leslie's series of complicated riddles to reveal the location of their Valentine's Day date.
  • While Leslie tries to get an endorsement from the police chief, Dave returns to tell Leslie that he's still in love with her. Meanwhile, Andy tries to put together a campaign theme song.
  • Leslie's attempts to balance her campaign with her job results in major blunders on both fronts, Chris becomes attached to Andy's dog Champion, and April gets fed up with Tom and Anne coming to her for relationship advice.
  • Leslie and Ben have their work cut out for them when Bobby Newport hires a Washington professional as his campaign manager, while Ron gets the department to tackle a project in Leslie's absence to get Chris off his back.
  • Leslie's campaign could be in big trouble when she records a TV interview after a couple of drinks. Meanwhile, April tries to set Chris up with Andy's women's studies professor, but she has eyes for Ron instead.
  • Leslie could pay a steep political price for saving the Parks Department budget from getting cut, and Chris considers Ron for a promotion–which could actually be short-lived.
  • Leslie's campaign momentum is halted when Bobby Newport's dad dies a couple of days before the election, and Andy tries to figure out who tried to throw a pie at Leslie on the campaign trail.
  • It's election day for Leslie, and Ben is contemplating an offer to help work on a campaign in Washington. Meanwhile, Andy tries to help April rescue the files she deleted from the Parks Department computers.
  • Ron gets married, Leslie goes to London to receive an award, Ben and Andy try to get a grant from a rich Englishman, and Tom discovers the identity of his new business rival.
  • Leslie gloats instead of trying to help when she learns of Eagleton's budget crisis, Ron tries to get himself off the grid, and Ann takes April on a road trip to Bloomington.
  • While the parks department works side-by-side with their former Eagleton counterparts, Leslie is blindsided and heartbroken by the news that Ann and Chris are leaving Pawnee.
  • Leslie and the department get caught in a overblown mini-scandal, Tom falls for a visiting doctor, and Ben tries to help Ron draw up a “real” will.
  • Leslie throws Ben a birthday bash but is forced to leave early for an emergency late-night filibuster. Tom tries to make some memories with his new girlfriend, Ron and Donna go hunting, and April reconnects with Andy.
  • Leslie prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann and Chris for Halloween on the day of the recall vote. Meanwhile, Tom fears the end of Rent-A-Swag and persuades Ron to help save his business
  • Leslie tries to tackle some of her goals, such as hosting an event with the Indianapolis Colts, and adding fluoride to Pawnee's drinking water; Chris and Ron build cribs together.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) goes toe-to-toe with Councilman Jamm in a marathon negotiating session. Ben (Adam Scott) is in between jobs and takes up an interesting hobby to pass the time. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) employs Tom (Aziz Ansari), April (Aubrey Plaza) and Donna (Retta) to help sell his cabin in the woods.
  • Leslie devises a last-second scheme to get back onto the Pawnee City Council.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) both face new challenges on the first day of new jobs. Donna (Retta), April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt) play a prank on Ben, while Tom (Aziz Ansari) prepares for a big presentation. Meanwhile Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) contemplate taking a big leap together.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) fights with Ben (Adam Scott) over questionable sales techniques at the local farmers market. Ann searches for a way to vent about the annoying aspects of pregnancy, while April (Aubrey Plaza) supports Andy (Chris Pratt) in a new creative venture.
  • On Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris's (Rob Lowe) last night in Pawnee, Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws a grand farewell party and attempts to fulfill one last promise. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari), Ben (Adam Scott), Ron (Nick Offerman) and Andy (Chris Pratt) struggle to find the perfect going away gift for Chris (Rob Lowe).
  • Ben tries to surprise Leslie with an anniversary gift; Tom and Andy help Leslie put a positive spin on the merger; April flexes her authority as Donna's boss.
  • Leslie's efforts to take down the wall separating Eagleton and Pawnee yield unexpected results; Ben and Tom meet with possible sponsors for the concert; Ron finds a new hobby.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) aims to create a new town slogan, but runs afoul of local shock jocks (Special Guest Stars Nick Kroll and Matt Besser). Andy (Chris Pratt) scouts bands to play the Unity Concert and discovers an interesting secret about Ron (Nick Offerman), while Tom (Aziz Ansari) looks for a restaurant locale with Donna (Retta) and April (Aubrey Plaza).
  • Leslie throws a hasty Galentine's Day in an attempt to find a replacement for Ann. Tom and Ben look to finalize a deal on tents for the Unity Concert, while Ron finds himself looking after Andy.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) helps organize the high school's Senior Prom, and battles with Ron (Nick Offerman) over the future employment of a bright high school senior. Andy (Chris Pratt) takes an unwilling April (Aubrey Plaza) as his date, and Tom (Aziz Ansari) is tasked with DJ'ing and agrees to let Ben (Adam Scott) help.
  • In the midst of flu season, a sick Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Andy (Chris Pratt) struggle to book performers for the Unity Concert. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari) heads to a wine competition in search of a sommelier for his new restaurant, and Ben (Adam Scott) seeks drunken help from Ron (Nick Offerman) with a personal problem.
  • Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) run a charity auction to raise funds for the unity concert. April (Aubrey Plaza) steps in to manage Andy's (Chris Pratt) schedule, while Donna (Retta) asks Ron (Nick Offerman) for help with her ex-boyfriend (Special Guest Star Keegan Michael-Key).
  • Leslie debates whether to take the job with the National Parks Service during a convention in San Francisco while Ben tries to get free wifi for Pawnee. Meanwhile in Pawnee, Tom decides to open his bistro early.