Leslie is selected to act as a judge in the annual Miss Pawnee Pageant. When news of this reaches Tom, he immediately calls in a few favors to get himself on the judging panel as well. While Leslie is looking forward to fulfilling her responsibilities of finding the ideal woman to represent Pawnee, Tom and the other judges are far more interested in the "other qualities" that the contestants possess. The differeing points of view clash as Leslie tries to find a contestant with intelligence and poise, while the other four judges (especially Tom) are interested solely in their sex appeal.
In the meantime, while out on a date with Mark, Ann finally discovers that her ex-boyfriend Andy has been living in the pit.