Dean is excited to spend a real Thanksgiving celebration with the family, but his meddling uncovers a major, surprising family secret. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama and the show's subsequent cancellation.moreless
Stewart tells Dean that to be considered a "regular guy," he needs to stop relying on his famous reputation, but Stewart has a change of heart when they wind up in trouble and Dean's celebrity may be their only way out. Meanwhile, Debbie hires a new assistant, who needs more assistance from Debbie to do her job.moreless
Instead of following in his father's footsteps and joining the backstage technical crew, Ethan auditions for a role in the school play. Meanwhile, Stewart questions his father about why he gave Dean and him two different takes on how to live their lives.moreless
Eli and Warner's lives are turned upside down when their fathers move in.
As her first official act as a city councilwoman, Leslie proposes a tax on soda to combat Pawnee's rampant obesity, but the restaurants counter by threatening to lay people off if the tax passes and Leslie is torn about how to vote until Ron reminds her of her true nature. Chris and Tom help Andy train for the physical entrance exam into the police academy. Ben and April are still working in Washington D.C., where Ben struggles to gain the respect of the interns on the campaign.moreless
The guys meet resistance when they try to return the baby clothes Bryan bought against David's advice and Shania makes a new friend when she wears a baby outfit to school.
Shania tries to adapt to her new surroundings; Bryan and David plan a night out on the town after reminiscing about when they first met; Jane makes a disturbing discovery.
Leslie and Ben begin to worry when Bobby Newport hires a campaign manager from D.C. to run his election bid.
Leslie throws a birthday party for Jerry after everyone had forgotten about his special day. Tom is surprised to learn that he and Ann do not have the same taste in music.
The family are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into town, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home in this milestone 500th episode.moreless
Leslie runs into an old boyfriend when she stops by the police department to ask for an endorsement. Andy recruits Ron and April to record the campaign song.
Pedro offers to be interviewed once Deb has been notified that the school newspaper is close to being shut down. However, their friendship will be put to the test when a quote by Pedro gets the entire city mad at him.moreless
When Napoleon needs money to replace his grandmother's broken lenses, he must get a job, and what better place than a liger farm? But as normal, he creates havoc, when he stills a newborn cub.moreless
Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) has a tough time dealing with negative feedback from the community, and decides to improve her image by hosting a fun-filled evening at a bowling alley. Meanwhile, Leslie's campaign volunteers get into a little unfriendly competition while trying to beat each other's overall campaign fund earnings.moreless
Leslie & Ben compete to see who can make the better campaign ad. Andy & April go to the hospital after Andy hurts his head.
Napoleon discovers he is impervious to pain after he tests out his own FDA-unapproved acne cream.
Napoleon's teacher uses "love data" from her students to match them up.
Leslie names Ann her new campaign manager, but things are not off to a good start. Ben picks up a new hobby after his recent job loss. April and Andy adopt a pet.moreless
Following her suspension from the Parks Dept., Leslie forms a citizen action group in hopes of improving Pawnee as a citizen. Ben entertains several job opportunities after his resignation. The rest of the gang searches for the perfect Christmas present for Leslie after years of her thoughtful and fantastic gifts.moreless
Chris tasks Tom and Jerry with redesigning the Parks and Recreation logo while Leslie designs the smallest of parks from the space left behind by public phone booths. Andy decides to start taking classes at community college.moreless
Leslie invites Ben, April, and Andy to host the Pawnee Central High School Model U.N. Ron interviews potential replacements for Tom's job. Chris enlists the help of Donna, Jerry, and Ann regarding his relationship with Jerry's daughter.moreless
April and Andy host a halloween party at the house they share with Ben-without telling him about their plan. In other news, Tom promotes Entertainment 720 while helping out at a campaign event for Leslie.moreless
Leslie creates an all-girl wilderness group to rival Ron's boy only group; meanwhile Tom and Donna try to teach Ben how to relax.
Leslie releases her book about Pawnee, but she hits a snag in the road when Joan claims there is an error which leads to a shocking discovery.