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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 6, Ep. 21 : Moving Up Apr 24, 2014

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    Ben, Leslie and Chris go to San Francisco for a National Parks conference; Tom's restaurant opens; Ron has another encounter with Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally); Leslie makes a big decision about the future.

  • Moving up: Producer's Cut Apr 24, 2014

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    Watch the Producer's Cut of the season 6 finale, featuring 10 additional minutes of hilarious deleted scenes.

  • Season 6, Ep. 20 : One in 8,000 Apr 17, 2014

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    Ben and Leslie organize a charity fund to raise money for the concert; April manages Andy's schedule; Donna turns to Ron for help with an ex-boyfriend (Keegan-Michael Key).

  • Season 6, Ep. 19 : Flu Season 2 Apr 10, 2014

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    While the flu ravages Pawnee, Andy and Leslie must book performers for the concert; Tom looks for a sommelier for his restaurant; Ben turns to Ron for help with a personal problem.

  • Flu Season 2: Producer's Cut Apr 10, 2014

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    While Leslie battles the flu, the rest of the crew heads to a local vinyard. Featuring eight additional minutes of Parks hilarity!

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  • What makes these episodes feel extra-special is the sense of purpose to them. There's a big story being told here--not one that requires you to watch every episode (though your funny bone will thank you if you do), but one that seems to raise the stakes for everyone involved, and which makes the jokes funnier, the characters richer, in the process. show more

  • Parks, in a sense, is Li'l Sebastian: shaggy, small-boned, charming and lovably stupid. [31 Jan 2011, p.39] show more

  • This season, the writers have taken her even further away from the cliche of the incompetent boss--currently being flogged to death by The Office. Leslie is now both realer and more amusing, the humor of her character stemming from the fact that she's good in a profession that no one, including her boss and her subordinates, seems to care too much about. show more

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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...

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