Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 21

94 Meetings

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

After April schedules a huge number of meetings for Ron, he is faced with the horrifying possibility of actually being forced to do his job.

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  • Many many Meetings

    This was another good episode but the start and the end of it, is what took it down a bit. We find out that Mark is getting more serious with Ann (despite some cracks). Leslie says she is happy but doesn't seem to be. I thought at this point she is over Mark but I guess love is a hard thing. This was still a funny episode. It's funny how Andy is trying to justify not wanting to date April. The way he treats her was not mean but funny to watch. I liked how Andy is the reason why April comes back. I enjoyed April's parents. It's great how they are this super happy people despite having two daughters who are very apathetic. I also enjoyed Leslie's storyline. I liked how she chained herself to the gate but it had no effect on stopping the reconstruction. The best part of this episode was Ron. Seeing him deal with people was very funny. I liked how he got everyone to help him but told Jerry to go home. Despite the start and end, this was still worth watching.moreless
  • Getting better

    This episode, while not as good as the last one, was a good way to start after a hiatus. I loved that it really showed each character's personality so well: Ron and his horror at having to interact with members of the public (and seeing how eccentric Pawnee residents are, I can see why), Leslie and her gung-ho attitude when trying to save a historical building from being remodeled, Tom in his trying to flirt with the gold-digging beauty queen who was trying to remodel said home...

    Basically, any Ron-centric episode will do for me. And the ending was especially touching.moreless
  • Ron ACTUALLY does some work

    This episode wasn't my favorite Parks and Rec ever, but it was still funnier than most things on TV. Leslie and the Gazebo wasn't my favorite but the reference to the mural and Tom's attempt at gold diger digging were hilarious. I loved the bit where she chained herself to the fence but I could have gone without the big speech. Ron was at his best but I hated when him and April were fighting, he was a bit too mean for my liking but when they made up, it was well worth it. Her knowing who Duke Silver was was great which shows off their special bond.moreless
  • Good balance.

    This episode had a great balance. We got screen time with all our strongest characters, fantastic comedic timing (the lulls in action were spaced in fantastic order), and moments from each character expressing themselves exactly as they should--the characters, here, are full, well rounded, something that this show has a problem consistently pulling off.

    April, surprisingly, is turning into one of the strongest, most interesting parts of the show--her strange attraction to Andy is quickly becoming one of the reasons to watch the show.

    Strange that the show's mythology (for lack of a better term) is slowly being realized: returning bit characters and entities (our beauty queen and Sweetums) give the show a good dash of permanence in an otherwise impermanent medium.moreless
Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray

Nick Newport Sr.

Guest Star

John Ellison Conlee

John Ellison Conlee

Larry Ludgate

Guest Star

Terry Hoyos

Terry Hoyos

Rita Ludgate

Guest Star

Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dan: Excuse me. I had a meeting with Ron Swanson yesterday, but I had a little car trouble.
      April: Sorry, he's busy right now
      Dan: Oh. Uh, well, well, can I reschedule?
      April: Sure. Hmm. How about June 50th?
      Dan: Sorry?
      April: Do you think you could come back today at 2:65? He's available then
      Dan: What is going on?
      April: Looks like the only other day he has open is March-tember one-teenth. Does that work, sir?

    • Ron: Bye, Zuzu
      April: Bye Duke Silver. My mom has all your albums. I recognized you the day we met.
      Ron: Have you told anyone?
      April: No
      Ron: Good girl.

    • Leslie: Every time a couple gets married, two single people die. I'm about to lose two good friends.

    • Ron: April was supposed to be the moat that kept the citizen barbarians form Swanson castle. Instead, she blew up the castle and stabbed me in the face.

    • Leslie: Councilman Howser. I saw your penis.

    • Tom: That floppy old bag of money is gonna be dead in, like, a month. And who's going to comfort Jessica and her millions of dollars? Yeah, Jessica's a gold digger, but I'm a gold digger digger.

    • Andy: April is the best. But she's 20. When April was born, I was already in 3rd grade. Which means if we were friends back then, I'd have been hanging out with a baby. I don't know anything about infant care. My god, I could have killed her.

    • Leslie: I'm sorry, Ron. As much as I would like to go for the all-time City Hall single day meeting record, there is an emergency. Someone is trying to alter a gazebo.

    • Leslie: In 1897, the progressive Reverend Turnbill officiated a wedding between a white woman and a Wamapoke Indian Chief. The secret ceremony was beautiful and romantic. But then word got out and the reception was a bloodbath. Fortunately, there were two survivors. Unfortunately, they were both horses.

    • Leslie: I am NOT a stick-in-the-mud! I just want to stop a party from happening!

    • Ron: Why are there six people outside who say they're waiting to meet with me?
      April: So, you know how you love me because you haven't had a single meeting with anyone since I became your assistant? That's because every time someone calls and requests a meeting with you, I always schedule it for March 31st.
      Ron: Why?
      April: Because I didn't think March 31st existed.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Star Trek
      Leslie: May all your future gazebos live long and prosper.
      A playful use of the Vulcan greeting of Live long and prosper.