Parks and Recreation

Season 5 Episode 19

Article Two

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2013 on NBC
7.1
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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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Filbustering

    10
    I'm probably going to be in the minority on this but this is one of my favorate episodes of Parks and Rec. I like the plot which is daft as usual, where they have a lot of laws in Pawnee that are ridiculous and should be deemed obsolete. My favorite one no doubt was the Ted Party which was actually suppose to be Tea Party but this is possible all because some Pawnee official didn't proof read the charter. It kinda makes me feel a little sorry for anyone named Ted as according to the charter one with that name has to be thrown into a lake each year. Word of advice to all the Teds, if you live in Pawnee and that day comes leave town immediately.



    However what made this great is Patton Oswolt himself. I really like the comedian, he really steals the show in this episode. He's funny, a geek whom has not just an appreciation for comics and movies but a strong one for Pawnee history and the old ways. It was funny and interesting seeing how at home he was as both Leslie and him were taking on the bet of living of the land the old fashioned way. One really funny moment was seeing him play with the wheel and stick and what he says is funny. But his character is also sympathetic as we see the poor guy despite all his knowledge he has no social life. So of course in the end both Leaslie and him reach some sort of compromise and both get what they want.



    I know this was a bit short but there really wasn't much to say in that matter. Of course the highlight was no doubt the Fillbuster. I couldn't help but laugh my head of it was just fraking hillarous, you can see the full uncut 8 mins online (hopfully an extra on the season 5 DVD). It was amazing because that was all improved it wasn't scripted, that's not an easy feet. I won't say too much about it but it was basically a proposal on what the new Star Wars Episode 7 should be and I'm a Star Wars fan so you can tell it was a ball for me. I agree on one could Bobba Fett should come back, though the other things he says on Marvel and Star Wars universe combining is a huge stretch and unfilmable, though it make an interesting fanfiction. Overall, it was just comic gold all the way.moreless
  • nice but still.....

    7.0
    The episode was funny but the highlight was Patton's SW filibuster which can be seen on youtube for the full 8 mins. As good a rant as it is, he grossly mispronounced two of the SW planet names, force ain't strong in that one.
  • Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 19, Article 2

    7.0
    great show, thanx to NBC Sponsor this show watch full episode length 5
  • the review prequel

    10
    I am looking forward to this episode not just because I like the show, but because I saw one of patton Oswald's improvised rants for his filibuster scene, and it was great

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