Parks and Recreation

Season 5 Episode 14

Leslie and Ben

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2013 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Tom: I assume, and hope, that you prepared your own vows. Ben, you want to say some stuff about Leslie?
      Ben: In my time working for the state government, my job sent me to 46 cities in 11 years. I lived in villages with eight people, rural farming communities, college towns. I was sent to every corner of Indiana. And then I came here. And I realized that this whole time, I was just wandering around, everywhere, just looking for you.
      Tom: Leslie, do you want to say some stuff about Ben now?
      Leslie: Okay, well, the first draft of my vows, which I wrote the day after we got engaged, clocked in at around 70 pages, but I don't have them with me today. Although maybe there's a copy of them in my office.
      Ben: That's fine, that's fine. I think we can just keep going.
      Leslie: Okay. Here's what I'll say then. The things that you have done for me, to help me, support me, surprise me, to make me happy, go above and beyond what any person deserves. You're all I need. I love you and I like you.
      Ben: I love you and I like you.
      Jerry: And now with the power vested in me by the state of Indiana, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the-- (Leslie and Ben kiss)

    • Ann: (about Leslie's wedding dress) I gathered up all the meaningful bills, pictures, documents, and memos from your career. What do you think? Is it okay?
      Leslie: It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It is like the Ann Perkins of dresses.

    • Chris: I have something for you.
      Ben: All right.
      Chris: It is the letter from the State House telling us that we have been assigned to Pawnee, dated May 1st 2010.
      Ben: No way.
      Chris: We were suppose to be here eight weeks. I'm so happy those eight weeks turned into three years, and that you met Leslie, and that we both found a home.

    • Leslie: Ron, listen to me very carefully. I lost my father when I was ten, I don't have any brothers, and Ken Burns never wrote me back. So I am not getting married without you there to walk me down the aisle. End of discussion.

    • April: Ooh, found the marriage licenses. And I am going to take all of them. I don't want anyone else in this town to get married because it makes it less special for us.

    • Donna: Look don't tell anyone, but I booked a special surprise. There's a Lil' Sebastian look-alike on the way, what?
      Jerry: What? Oh my g--(laughs) Oh, oh...
      Donna: Did you just pee your pants?
      Jerry: Just a dab.

    • Ben: Oh, wait, before we get married, there is something we need to discuss. I mean, we've never talked about it, but I really want you to take my last name.
      Leslie: Oh! Oh. Okay. Really?
      Ben: Yeah, it's just really important to me, symbolically, that Leslie Knope disappears and becomes Leslie Wyatt. Or Councilwoman Mrs. Ben Wyatt. That's fine too. It's a deal breaker.
      Leslie: (pause) Wait, are you messing with me?
      Ben: Yeah, sorry, I had to give it a shot.

    • Ron: People who buy things are suckers.

    • Andy: Close only counts in horse grenades.
      April: What?
      Andy: It's a saying cause if you're playing horseshoes and then you throw a grenade at a horse, it doesn't have to be that close and you can still blow the horse's legs off. It's from the movie Seabiscuit."

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