Best Episodes of Parks and Recreation

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1. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Canvassing (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie gets a town hall meeting to discuss her park idea, but she finds out that public reception is less than receptive.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,920

2. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Pawnee Zoo (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,765

3. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Kaboom (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Andy is injured when Leslie goes out on her own to fill the hole, and he decides to sue Pawnee as a result.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,531

4. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Greg Pikitis (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,684

5. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Camel (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,518

6. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Hunting Trip (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Greg Daniels | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,844

7. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Leslie's House (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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?

Director: Alex Hardcastle | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,458

8. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Woman of the Year (2010)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,431

9. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: 94 Meetings (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,536

10. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Telethon (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,481

11. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Go Big or Go Home (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,475

12. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Flu Season (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,874

13. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Time Capsule (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,446

14. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Harvest Festival (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,569

15. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Fancy Party (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Michael Trim | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,813

16. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Soulmates (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie is matched up with Tom on an Internet dating website, while Chris and Ron compete in a hamburger cook-off.

Director: Ken Whittingham | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,495

17. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Jerry's Painting (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,517

18. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Eagleton (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,417

19. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Fight (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,783

20. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Bubble (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Matt Sohn | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,364

21. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Born and Raised (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,343

22. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Pawnee Rangers (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,480

23. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: End of the World (2011)

TV-PG | 27 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,473

24. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Treaty (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,355

25. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Smallest Park (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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 Andy tries to find the right college course to sign up for.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,327

26. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Trial of Leslie Knope (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Chris brings Leslie up on ethics charges for her relationship with Ben.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,359

27. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Comeback Kid (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,475

28. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Campaign Ad (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,303

29. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Bowling for Votes (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Michael Trim | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,382

30. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Live Ammo (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,211

31. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Bus Tour (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,269

32. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Sex Education (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie gets in trouble with her initiative to teach safe sex to senior citizens, Ron tries to help Tom overcome his addiction to social media, and Ben and April suspect that the candidate they work for is a robot.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,246

33. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Halloween Surprise (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie's future with Ben is on hold after he gets a new job offer, Leslie and Ann give Jerry a heart attack, and Ron's new relationship is in jeopardy because of his girlfriend's kids.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,406

34. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Women in Garbage (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie and April volunteer to work on a garbage truck to fight sexism in city government, Ron has a frightening experience babysitting Diane's girls, and Andy and Ben try to teach basketball to Tom.

Director: Norm Hiscock | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,201

35. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Animal Control (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie faces a roadblock while searching for a new head of Animal Control, Ann convinces Ron to go see a doctor, and Ben asks local fragrance mogul Dennis Feinstein for a charitable donation.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,154

36. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Fluoride (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie's new bold attitude as a lame duck costs Ben his job at Sweetums, Ron helps Chris build a crib, and the department tries to find the perfect dog that matches the personality for every Parks Department employee.

Director: Michael Trim | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,116

37. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Ms. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

During a business trip to Washington, April tells Leslie that she wants to quit her job. Back in Pawnee, Andy, Ben and Ron may have found her the perfect new job.

Director: Morgan Sackett | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 1,091

38. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Pie-Mary (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A traditional pie-baking competition causes problems for Ben's campaign, Ron goes on a scavenger hunt to find one of his house keys that April lost, and Gary loses his wedding ring in a drain outside the building.

Director: Greg Daniels | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 1,153



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