Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 7

Greg Pikitis

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on NBC
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Leslie enlists of Dave and Andy to track down a vandal.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Haloween Episode

    8.5
    Another solid episode from the people at Parks and Rec. I love how Leslie gets upset. It comes off as funny and not mean or scary. The role Greg Pikits was a good role. Someone who is a douche. I think it was funny how Andy got upset after talking to Greg. It shows his senstive side. I also liked how Ann likes parties but doesn't know how to throw them. Two things made this epsode very solid. First Leslie and Andy. They are always good togther. Seeing Andy jump into the bushes after tping Greg house was very funny. I also liked Leslie really had fun with it. It shows she is not all work. The second part was seeing Tom's reaction when Wendy told Ron about the divorce party she was having. It showed that Tom has a senstive side. Afther that I was a fan of him. This was a very funny episde with two big moments.moreless
  • PIKITIIIIS!!!

    9.5
    Leslie's crusade against a high school punk was comedy gold. Someone defaces the park statue every year on Halloween and she knows its him. But without evidience, and the reasonable possibility that it could be someone else, left the boy in the power position. The angrier she got, the cuter she got, and the little vandal, the legendary Greg Pikitis, was awesome in the role. He laughed off the attempts of both boyfriend cop Dave, and Andy, who was trying to scare him by saying he was in the FBI. Andy got the biggest laughs with this (his boss is the "President of the United States'), and I was sort of in awe with the somewhat elaborate way this whodunit mystery played out. The craigslist mom was a brilliant touch! Pikitis is king.



    Oh, there was also a Halloween party.moreless
  • Very good, very funny and some subtle character development

    9.0
    While this was just a fun episode that gave the characters a chance to stretch their comedic muscles, it also gave us an interesting look into Tom's marriage again, as well as seeing a more revitalized, albeit stupid, Andy.



    Right from the get-go, we learn about Leslie's hatred for Greg Pikitis. The way he finds her funny and cute in a way makes it all the more funny when she gets angrier and angrier throughout the episode. She knows that he's responsible for the vandalism throughout the town and especially the vandalism on Halloween but has never been able to prove it. However, with her new boyfriend, Dave (played perfectly by Louis C.K), she now has the ability to catch him this year. Also, she has a new company security guard: Andy. And there's nothing funnier in this episode than him impersonating an FBI agent and trying to get Pikitis to admit to the vandalism.



    Also, unlike the Office episode, which chose to focus more on a koi pond incident than the Halloween aspect, Parks and Recreation dedicates one entire half of the episode to straight up Halloween celebration. Ann throws a party that starts off awkward and ends up growing better, due to Tom Haverford and his T-Pain ways. Each part of the episode was equally good, even if they didn't have any connection, and it really showed me how strong of a character Andy is becoming. Also, I really liked it when April's friend showed up as a straight guy and Mark then walked up right next to him.



    It's weird to be saying this, but I actually liked this episode of Parks more than the previous episode of The Office. I never thought I would say that or even think that, but its proof that Parks and Recreation is something that shouldn't just be shoved to the side and forgotten.moreless
  • Vandals and a Failing Halloween Party.

    9.0
    Every, and I mean every single character in "Greg Pikitis" had a time to shine, got subtle development and had great lines. This episode was hilarious like usual, Leslie getting mad about Greg Pikitis and going to school to tell him not to vandalize was great. Her irrelevant accusations were superb and her and Dave were awkward and funny as well-something hard to do right on many shows (if someone could do it, it'd be the writers of "The Office"). Ann getting worked up over having the perfect party was a bit of a look inside her character, and I've found her to be pretty dull and boring most of the time. Tom Haverford and Wendy made this episode superb, though, and they brought the funny. Greg Pikitis hiring a fake mom was something I didn't think about and it was great. Overall, Tom, Wendy, and Leslie brought the funny and this episode is a perfect example of this show's huge improvement from Season One. But may I ask, where's my "Office" moment?moreless
  • Halloween episodes always make me happy.

    8.5
    If I love anything about television seasons, it would have to be Halloween episodes; Halloween is the greatest single holiday, and since childhood I would spend hours watching Halloween episodes (remember Snick on Nickelodeon? They had the best damn marathon). This is one such episode-costumes, a party, vandalism, everything. We see Leslie's strange past, wherein she's been having a feud with a teenager for several years over his supposed vandalism of a park. The fact that the characters of a television show slowly gain back story has always overjoyed me, and this is a perfect example, comparable to any of the old Pete and Pete stories that would crop up out of nowhere and suddenly explain some strange character quirk.moreless
Cody Klop

Cody Klop

Greg Pikitis

Guest Star

Cooper Thornton

Cooper Thornton

Dr. Harris

Guest Star

Jason E Kelley

Jason E Kelley

Maintenance Worker

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Jama Williamson

Jama Williamson

Wendy Haverford

Recurring Role

Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich

Recurring Role

Blake Lee

Blake Lee

Derek

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mark: It's city planning, mostly like regulating things and just making sure people obey the city code.
      Diane: Wanna get out of here? Go back to my place?
      Mark: What? No! I'm dating Ann.
      Diane: Good, that was a test. You passed. Let's celebrate you passing the test with a drink at my place.
      Mark: No, still no.
      Diane: You passed the second test. But we're still watching you.

    • April: (at Ann's party) I passed up a gay Halloween party to be here. Do you know how much fun gay Halloween parties are? Last year I saw three Jonas brothers making out with three Robert Pattinsons. It was amazing.

    • Tom: Tonight, the "T" in T-Pain stands for Tom Haverford!

    • Leslie: Ah, William Percy. One of Pawnee's greatest mayors and a true hero. During the Pawnee bread factory fire of 1922, he ran back into a burning building and saved the beloved secret recipe for Pawnee Pumpernickle.
      Dave: Didn't, like, 30 people die in that fire?
      Leslie: He wasn't Superman.

    • Ann: Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's just the best. And I don't have to work! Hey, slutty teenage girls dressed as sexy kittens -- pump your own stomachs this year!

    • Leslie: And I know it's Greg Pikitis, but I've never been able to prove it. He's like an invisible, adolescent, James Bond super-villain, criminal mastermind. Or maybe someone else is doing it, but I really feel like it's this kid.

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