Parks and Recreation

Season 3 Episode 9

Fancy Party

8
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 14, 2011 on NBC
7.3
out of 10
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April and Andy host a dinner party for the Parks Department; meanwhile Ann tries to move on from Chris at a singles' party.

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  • They Get Married

    8.5
    This was a wonderful episode. Although I think this could have been better. I can't remember an episode of any TV show where the wedding was the main story where there was no buildup and the wedding so blah. Then again this was April and Andy. The only part I was not a fan of was with Ann and Donna. These are two good actors but this part didn't click with me. I think it's weird that Donna was able to get guys so much more easily then Ann. Granted Ann is coming off two big relationships (Andy, Chris) and Donna has loads of confidence, but it's just weird that Ann can't a guy's number, even a douchey one. I also didn't like Donna's advice to Ann.

    Now the wedding itself was something that you may never see. From a outsiders prospective, you may think that NBC and Parks and Recreation missed a chance with the wedding, you don't know Andy and April. Yes, there could've been a bigger buildup, but remember that this was a short season. When April made the speech of why it happened so quickly, that's why there was no buildup. For them (at least for now) it works. I thought the wedding was unique. I loved how Andy had several best men. I also loved how despite her objections, Leslie didn't interrupt the wedding. The dance that Ron had with April was perfect. Also funny in this episode was Orion. It was funny that he was creped out by Chris. I could go on about this wedding but I don't want to take too much of your time.

    If you are a true Parks and Rec fan, you would like this episode. If not watch from the pilot and you will be.moreless
  • Can't Hardly Wait

    10
    "Don't think feel"



    Bruce Lee

    "Enter the Dragon"



    "Do or Do Not there is no try."



    Yoda

    "The Empire Strikes Back"



    You can learn a lot about people and yourself in parties, but also a lot of unexpecting things can happen which can change things forever.

    This episode is one of my favorate of the series and I personally think a bit underrated. The only weak spot would be the subplot for Ann which I thought was boring and did nothing for me. But this is a minor weakness I can get past since there are only a few scenes with her, other than that everything else was fine.



    This episode is as funny as the film "Can't Hardly Wait" like in that movie it was about a party and a series of characters that have misadventures. There are a lot of little things that are funny like Ron who once again shows sadness and disproval over the food Rob Lowe's character (name escaped me sorry)made which is anther dietary supliment vegetable cake, I just love how Rob's character gives Ron unintetional grief. And of course that dance that Rob's charcter does cracked me up.



    But the really comiedy was with Andy and April. Both of them are my first and second favorite characters of the show but most of all my favorite couple. Their sort of a ying yang couple, strange yet sweet, both just fit with each other because they fill in that other half of their personas as well as chalange it. What they did next I'll admit took me by supprise, both were getting married. I thought wow these two move fast. Kinda like the charcters Max and Milia in the anime TV show "Macross" (a.k.a. Robotech) where both had one date and then got married not kidding.



    I like the fact that most of the characters actually support what the two are doing. But I actually like what Andy and April say about their reasons on why their doing it. They said they didn't think about it they just simply decided to do it; but that they simply loved one another so why wait. I like what they said because there is truth to that, sometimes when you want to do something you don't always plan it you do it because you want to. Like deciding to go out with your friends or significant other despite what other plans you have. And the wedding was actually beautiful, yes it's small yet big. I loved those wedding vows both said to one another which were daft, funny, yet sweet and true. And of course after the wedding there was some congradulations from people my favorate was with April's sister, what she said was hillarous but sweet. It also gave me a small look on April's family life. Well there is nothing more I can say, April and Andy best to both of you. Will both of them be truly happy and make it, well that's up to them but also all of us.moreless
  • Not a lot of funny moments but managed to keep me interested.

    7.5
    The fancy party turns out to be a wedding party for Andy and April. Leslie tries her best to dissuade April from marriage,to no avail. She predicts a quick divorce, but loses that bet. In the meanwhile, Leslie is asked to give career advice, but at first she is resistant.



    This episode did not provide a lot of "laugh out loud" moments. The funniest bits were at the fancy party, where Andy chose every male he knew to be his "best man". Leslie seemed subdued, and you definitely got the feeling that she was feeling a little sorry for herself. Next week, we will see her try a dating service, so it's obvious she wants a soul mate.moreless
  • 309

    8.0
    A great episode of Parks and Recreation. We got a surprise wedding and a lot of laughs along the way. From the "dead bird" gag to the fantastic cold opening, this episode was hilarious.



    We also got a lot of heartwarming moments that this show seems to bring week by week. The Leslie & Ben thing has been very entertaining, loved that he took the job and stayed.



    Ugh, I really could have done without the Ann & Donna scenes. Why does Ann HAVE to be in a relationship? Every story line regarding Ann has to be about her in a relationship, is anyone else annoyed by this? Overall, this was a noteworthy episode of the season, looking forward in seeing how the rest of the season plays out.moreless
  • April and Andy host a party for their friends.

    10
    This episode was just so AWESOME!!!. It was funny and very unexpecting with what andy and april had planned. I thought them getting married was so sweet and i think it'll last. they seem really happy and those vows were just TOO SWEET! I also loved everyone making fun of Jerry's shirt. it was such a bad shirt and i cracked up at every joke they had. Also i loved chris's dancing. it was suprising to say the least. Another good thing was ben and leslie. they r really cute together and im glad he's staying in pawnee. in conclusion this is a must see episode. it'll keep u laughing from the beginning to the end.moreless
Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Ben Wyatt (Season 3+)

Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich (Season 3+, recurring previously)

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Leslie Knope

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Ann Perkins

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Chris Traeger (Season 3+)

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

Tom Haverford

Shawn Parsons

Shawn Parsons

Brian

Guest Star

Frederick Stoverink

Frederick Stoverink

Aaron Dwyer

Guest Star

John Ellison Conlee

John Ellison Conlee

Larry Ludgate

Recurring Role

Blake Lee

Blake Lee

Derek

Recurring Role

Jason Mantzoukas

Jason Mantzoukas

Dennis Feinstein

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ron: The key to burning an ex-wife effigy is to dip it in paraffin wax and then toss the flaming bottle of isopropyl alcohol from a safe distance. Do not stand too close when you light an ex-wife effigy.

    • Leslie: One time I fell madly in love with a Civil War reenactor that I had only known for six hours, and then I found out that he wore those clothes all time! And he was married. But the clothes thing really bothered me.

    • April: We've been dating for almost a month, so we just decided to do something special.
      Andy: And dinner parties do combine two of our favorite things: dinner and parties. It's like if you could have an Xbox pancake.

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