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Parks and Recreation

Series Summary
Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: NBC

  • Season 7, Ep. 12 : One Last Ride Feb 24, 2015

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    Before bidding Pawnee farewell, the gang must complete one last task together.

  • One Last Ride: Producer's Cut Feb 24, 2015

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    Before bidding Pawnee farewell, the gang must complete one last task together.

  • Season 7, Ep. 11 : Two Funerals Feb 17, 2015

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    Leslie helps Tom prepare for a big evening; April and Ben conduct interviews; Donna and Andy assist Ron with a life change.

  • Season 7, Ep. 10 : The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show Feb 17, 2015

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    The last episode of Andy's TV show brings his friends together.

  • Season 7, Ep. 9 : Pie-Mary Feb 10, 2015

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    Leslie and Ben are criticized for taking part in a Pawnee tradition; Ron and April go on a scavenger hunt; Donna and Garry reminisce.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • NBC did renew Parks and Recreation and, like a small miracle of second-act redemption, it comes back on Thursday as a fully realized and very funny sitcom. show more

  • Poehler and the writers have finetuned Leslie's character to be more sharp-tongued, less clueless, and more fearless. show more

  • Parks was disappointing in its first year but tonight's episode and one airing next week--with a storyline inspired by the Henry Louis Gates-cop kerfluffle--show that the program is making steady, funny progress. show more

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21 Times Andy Dwyer Was the Best Part of 'Parks and Recreation'

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jan 20th, 2015 6:30PM

Andy Dwyer is the living embodiment of awesomesauce, and as NBC's "Parks and Recreation" says goodbye with its final season, there's no better time to honor the mildly illiterate legacy of the show'...

The 'Parks and Recreation' Season 6 Finale Is 'Insane'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 21st, 2014 9:00PM

It's been an eventful year for Leslie Knope on NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation": She lost her City Council seat; her best friend, Ann (Rashida Jones), and Ann's fiance, Chris (Rob Lowe), moved away a...

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