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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 has one week to raise $50,000 or the lot will become a fast food restaurant. As she prepares an event to raise the money, she is taken away for an official emergency drill. The rest of the gang must try to put the event together without destroying everything.
Leslie and Ben decide to get married after the gala, but find that their plans are much more difficult to accomplish.
Leslie and opponent Bobby Newport hold a debate.
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.
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.
Leslie creates an all-girl wilderness group to rival Ron's boy only group; meanwhile Tom and Donna try to teach Ben how to relax.
Leslie & Ben compete to see who can make the better campaign ad. Andy & April go to the hospital after Andy hurts his head.
Leslie releases her book about Pawnee, but she hits a snag in the road when Joan claims there is an error which leads to a shocking discovery.
Leslie invites Ben, April, and Andy to host the Pawnee Central High School Model U.N. Ron interviews potential replacements for Tom's job. Chris enlists the help of Donna, Jerry, and Ann regarding his relationship with Jerry's daughter.
Leslie throws a birthday party for Jerry after everyone had forgotten about his special day. Tom is surprised to learn that he and Ann do not have the same taste in music.
Leslie and April work a garbage route to show the sexist government officials that women are qualified to do so; Tom needs help from Ben and Chris on how to appeal to more athletically-inclined teens; Ron needs Ann's help when he's stuck babysitting Diane's daughters.
Leslie and Ben travel to Ben's hometown of Partridge, Minnesota so he can be honored with the key to the city, where Ben learns to make peace with his past. Meanwhile in Pawnee, Ron is being sued by Councilman Jam for damages after punching him in the face. Chris and Ann try to figure out if they would be compatible co-parents.moreless
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 Knope (Amy Poehler) has a tough time dealing with negative feedback from the community, and decides to improve her image by hosting a fun-filled evening at a bowling alley. Meanwhile, Leslie's campaign volunteers get into a little unfriendly competition while trying to beat each other's overall campaign fund earnings.
April and Andy host a halloween party at the house they share with Ben-without telling him about their plan. In other news, Tom promotes Entertainment 720 while helping out at a campaign event for Leslie.
Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ben (Adam Scott) and Chris (Rob Lowe) visit Eagleton to discuss financial matters with city councilor Ingrid de Forest (guest star Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) takes April (Aubrey Plaza) to vet school orientation and Ron (Nick Offerman) works to “get off the grid.” Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star.moreless
Following her suspension from the Parks Dept., Leslie forms a citizen action group in hopes of improving Pawnee as a citizen. Ben entertains several job opportunities after his resignation. The rest of the gang searches for the perfect Christmas present for Leslie after years of her thoughtful and fantastic gifts.
It's Halloween and things are a little grim for some. Ron and Diane's relationship hits a snag, Jerry suffers a 'fart attack' and Ben's return home gets delayed... indefinitely. The uncertainty of Leslie's future has her worried until she's asked something that totally changes everything.
Leslie is appointed Merger Czar as Eagleton is reabsorbed into Pawnee. Each Pawnee government department is partnered with their equivalent from Eagleton as staffing decisions are made. Leslie becomes obsessed with loyalty after Ann tells her that she and Chris are considering moving. Ron and April are able to convince their counterparts to leave, while Tom realizes he could be replaced with a computer program and tries to save his job. Ben and Chris enjoy auditing a town again but realize how far they have come.moreless
Leslie names Ann her new campaign manager, but things are not off to a good start. Ben picks up a new hobby after his recent job loss. April and Andy adopt a pet.
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 overly enthusiastic Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Leslie Knope discovers an abandon pit in her town and becomes dead set on turning it into a new park. After calling in favors and quite a bit of cajoling, Leslie gets permission to start an exploratory sub-committee for the project.moreless
Leslie and Andy travel to Washington, D.C. to visit Ben and April as they work on a congressional campaign. Leslie is intimidated by the national politicos she meets, and feels like her work is unimportant after she is denied a meeting with a senator, however, she gets to meet some of her heroes. Back in Pawnee, Ron throws the annual employee appreciation picnic in Leslie's absence, and it's not quite what people are used to. Ann and Tom fight with each other as they try to hide their breakup from their friends.moreless
Leslie and Ben begin to worry when Bobby Newport hires a campaign manager from D.C. to run his election bid.
In the fourth season premiere, Leslie struggles with forbidden relationship with Ben as she fears it will jeopardize her future run for office. Meanwhile, Ron has to deal with the arrival of his first wife, Tammy.
Leslie's efforts to create a new town slogan catch the unwanted attention of two local shock jocks; Andy uncovers an interesting secret about Ron while scouting bands for the Unity Concert; Tom, Donna and April tour possible restaurant locales.
With less than a month left before her term in office ends, Leslie, determined to keep her dream project alive, attempts to work out a deal with Councilman Jamm regarding The Pawnee Commons. As Ben begins his new job at the accounting firm, Ron agrees to let Tom, April and Donna help him sell his cabin.moreless
Leslie runs into an old boyfriend when she stops by the police department to ask for an endorsement. Andy recruits Ron and April to record the campaign song.
The sex education classes for seniors run afoul of Pawnee's morality watchdogs when they attempt to teach more than simple abstinence.
Ben and Lesley get surprising news about their pregnancy, while Andy desperately tries to keep their secret. Ron and Donna help out at a primary school.
Leslie throws an engagement party for her and Ben, but Ben is panicked about his long divorced parents being in the same room together. Leslie tries to mend old wounds with a unity quilt. As Tom tries to get Ron to invest in his new business he starts to realize he may be outgrowing Jean-Ralphio. Chris is overly emotional due to therapy and Ann tries to keep him from ruining the party.moreless
Ben wants to surprise Leslie on the day before her anniversary, but Leslie is too busy to notice.
Leslie holds her first town hall meeting about the park and to build support Leslie and the sub-committee go canvassing around Pawnee. Tom uses his charm to questionably recruit some local businessmen hoping to gain favors. After Leslie alienates some local residents she filibusters her own meeting to prevent a vote by her detractors.moreless
Instead of enjoying the '90s-themed rollerskating party she's throwing for Ben's birthday, Leslie finds herself fighting for voters' rights by filibustering the city council. Elsewhere, a frustrated Andy returns from England for a brief visit, Ron shows Donna the finer points of hunting and Tom spars with Ann over a stuffed bear.moreless
In the Season 6th Premiere, The Pawnee Parks Dept. Travels to London, England in a special One Hour Episode.
Leslie campaigns to improve the quality of Pawnee's water supply.
A replacement BFF for Ann is sought by Leslie, who decides to throw an impromptu Galentine's Day with new friends. Elsewhere, Tom and Ben try to make a deal on tents for the Unity Concert; and Ron looks after Andy.
After Donna forgets to log out of the Parks and Rec twitter account she sends a sexually explicit message to a fireman. When the tweet comes out to the public, Council Jamm starts public hearing's to try and score political points which leads to Donna's other tweets coming to light. Leslie is instantly hurt by the messages Donna posts about her.
Ron tries to make a will but does not want to leave all his money to his family and spoil them.
A high-school senior prom is saved by Leslie and the parks crew. As they help organize the event, Leslie and Ron compete to hire a soon-to-be graduate, April reluctantly agrees to go with Andy as his date, and Tom lets Ben help with DJ duties.
Leslie and Andy battle the flu while trying to book performers for the Unity Concert; Tom searches for a sommelier for his new restaurant at a wine competition; and Ben seeks Ron's help with a personal matter.
Leslie throws a farewell party for her best friend but another department threatens to derail Leslie's special secret party highlight. While the girls work to get that event back on track, the guys have their own crisis as they struggle to come up with a thank you/farewell gift for Chris.
Leslie and Ben begin new jobs.
Leslie and Ben argue about the right way to sell products at the farmers market. Meanwhile, Ann searches for a way to vent about her pregnancy, while April supports Andy as he starts a new creative venture.
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
Chris tasks Tom and Jerry with redesigning the Parks and Recreation logo while Leslie designs the smallest of parks from the space left behind by public phone booths. Andy decides to start taking classes at community college.
To keep from stressing out over the pending recall vote, Leslie throws herself into transforming city hall into a Halloween haunted house. Ron finds himself on the receiving end of some unwanted notoriety when a local trendsetter singles out his handmade chairs and Tom must make a decision after his competitor offers to buy out his floundering company.moreless
On Leslie's last day on city council, a new sex scandal breaks for councilman Dexhart and Leslie decides to run for his seat. However, no one supports her decision and an old friend helps to consider her options. Tom searches for new business ideas. Andy returns from London, but has a hard time adjusting and Ann and Chris find out the sex of the baby.moreless