Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 20

Summer Catalog

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 25, 2010 on NBC

Episode Recap

Before each summer season, the Parks Department puts out a catalog of activities that will be available for the citizens and tourists of Pawnee. For this year's catalog, Leslie came up with the idea of combining the experience and resourcefulness of all of the still-living managers of the Parks Department (past and present) by inviting them to a picnic lunch and brain-storming session. While she does manage to get the four "living legends" as she calls them to attend, the result was hardly what Leslie had envisioned. The eldest among the four was Clarence Carrington and turned out to be a hopeless male chauvinist, believing that women should not be put in a position where they might have to make decisions. The next was David Moser, who only held the post as a stepping stone for his political career. He claimed he didn't give a rat's backside for the parks of Pawnee, and his attitude was accentuated by his habitual littering as he strolled along. Third was Michael Tamsley, who was SO into nature that he spent a number of months in prison for growing his own marijuana and smoking it in all of the public parks. Only Ron seemed somewhat sympathetic to what Leslie was trying to do, but he was held back by the fact that he hates the fact that the parks department even exists and promised to do everything in his power to eliminate it entirely.