Leslie gets sucked into a bet to live in the Pawnee Historical House without modern technology by a citizen after she writes a bill which tries to modernize the towns obsolete charter. Chris forces a reluctant April and Ron to participate in his management training seminar which leads to a series of experiments on Jerry to determine which man has the more effective management technique. Meanwhile, Ben and Ann both try to buy the same waffle iron as a gift for Leslie.moreless
Leslie realizes she forgot about Jerry's last day before retirement so she and Ben spend their entire day off trying to help Jerry accomplish some of his goals. However, Jerry ends up teaching Leslie the most important lesson of all - there is more to life than work. Meanwhile, Tom panics about being the next office Jerry and after freaking out at the fertility clinic Ann and Chris spend the night together.moreless
The Pawnee government realizes that their animal control department can get nothing done, thus Chris fires all employees. Now they must find a replacement crew. Ben attempts to raise money for a charity.moreless
When Leslie uses historical landmark status to save a failing video store, Ron opposes her intervention in the free market and the "bailout." The video store owner takes Leslie's advice to appeal to a greater audience by switching to XXX fare. Ann anxiously awaits an answer from Chris. Meanwhile,April asks Ann for a favor and Ann uses the opportunity to force friendship on April. Tom hires a new employee and has trouble managing her.moreless
Leslie and Ben decide to get married after the gala, but find that their plans are much more difficult to accomplish.
Leslie discovers that her email has been hacked by a reporter. Ben begins his new job with the help of April, Andy, and Tom. Ann decides that she wants Chris to be her sperm donor.moreless
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
Jake finds a stranger who is sick with radiation poisoning and he must make a decision whether or not to help him. The hospital’s generator is running out of gas and the residents find that their supplies are also running low.moreless