Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 3

Beauty Pageant

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2009 on NBC
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Leslie find herself on the judging panel of the Miss Pawnee Beauty Pageant, but has severe differences of opinion with the other panelists when it comes to selecting a winner.

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  • Beauty Pagent

    8.0
    This was another episode but not as good as the first two. Like with some of the episodes in season 1, this one is better when you watch the entire series. Seeing April dressed up was good to see. It was something you didn't see before. Originally when I saw this, I was not a fan of April when I saw this. At the time, I thought she was too "whatever" teen for me. But like I said earlier, it's something you appreciate when you watch more episodes. You also see more of Tom's side as a "player." Unlike in season 1, it comes off as good. The part with Mark and Ann and Andy was very funny. Seeing Andy leave the house after Ann invited him in and slowly walk away was very funny. While this episode not as good as the first two, this was enjoyable to watch.moreless
  • Not bad, but not my favorite at all..

    8.5
    With Parks and Recreation's ratings so low, I've learned to appreciate each new episode and find the merits in them, because it seems like it's dangerously close to being canceled.. and while this episode was not bad, it was definitely disappointing. The show will have to do better than this if it wants to stick around.



    Probably the biggest upside I could see to the episode was Aziz Ansari. The bad news? That's what I say every episode. Usually, it's him that's consistently giving the biggest laughs.. it's not like everybody else in the show is not funny, it's just that they're not given as much funny material to work with.



    The plot was sort of sub-par, but I do like the continuity of the show. They brought back Dave, the police officer, as well as Ron's hernia operation. Any other show would've just forgotten about it, but this show does a good job keeping all of their ideas in order.



    It's disappointing to see the show doing so poorly with ratings, but there's no doubt that the show has gotten more powerful over the weeks. I'm expecting an eventual cancellation, so I guess I'll keep watching for Aziz Ansari's lines..moreless
  • Leslie's attempt to have the Pawnee Beauty Pageant represent something more than just a hot bod and nice tan is derailed by the other judges; namely, Tom. Ann learns that the biggest gopher of all time is living in the pit.moreless

    7.5
    Tom and Leslie's relationship drives the humor on Parks. They are developing into the Michael and Dwight, Liz Lemon and Jack, etc. combo who seem to consistently elicit the biggest laughs from week to week. Loved Ann learning Andy lives in the pit. Is is just me or does "Nice Mark" also equal "Boring Mark?" Rashida Jones is so good on this show. I get the feeling Andy is hanging around because she and Chris Pratt are funnier together than she and Mark are. Will be interesting to see how long they keep Andy in his current transient status. Don't see how he'll survive the winter in the Pit. :)moreless
  • Emerging as one of the comedies to watch

    8.0
    I'm still new to this show, but of the 3 episodes I've seen so far, I've been enjoying Parks and Recreation more than many of the other comedies on TV, and the show seems much funnier that what we got last season.



    Leslie get's to judge a beauty pageant this week, which is an easy plot device, sure, but I still liked it. I like Leslie here, who continues to impress me with how different she is from a similar character- Michael Scott from The Office. Her pro-feminist views give her a layer of intelligence and integrity that make her a winning lead. But most of the laughs will come from Tom who gets himself to be a judge too, only to oogle the eye candy. "36A? How'd you get in here?" Lol!



    Also very amusing was Andy crashing in on Ann and Mark's dinner date. Mark seems very dull to me. I loved his musings back in the pit afterward. This character could be a major standoutmoreless
  • Pretty good.

    8.0
    This episode was a pretty good episode, it was funny in some moments. My favorite part is the B plot with Mark & Ann's relationship developing. While Ann finds out Andy has been living the pit, that was some development as well. It looks like Andy hasn't given up on Ann just yet. Leslie judging the pageant was pretty funny as well. I liked how Tom did all those things for the hot one. And the whole key thing. "I've been robbed twice" I laughed so hard on that part. The cop asks out Leslie and now we have to wait till the next episode to see how that turns out.moreless
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