Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 22

Telethon

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 06, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Leslie pulls a stint as a host for a late-night local telethon and manages to get Indiana Pacer Detlef Schrempf as a celebrity guest.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Pawnee has a telethon (warning contains spoilers)

    8.0
    This was another funny episode that was better then the last one. In the last episode you seen to think that Leslie still has feelings for Mark. I think this episode any feelings that she had for him are now gone. It's one of many reasons why this was a good one. Speaking of relationships Andy and April's (or lack thereof) is shown. I enjoyed the spat they had. April was not acting like your typical teenager. I like that their fight was not explosive. A part I really liked is when Andy told Joe from sewage to go home after April invited him. It shows that they both have feelings for each other. I was not sad to see Ann and Mark's relationship end. It was not a bad one just not a great one. Leslie, as usual was great. My favorite part was at the end. It's one of the funnier parts of the season. His sleep fighting was funny. His part in the telethon was so wonderfully acted. Detlef Schrempf was also good. He worked really well with Tom. An overall great episode.moreless
  • Raising Money and Breaking Hearts

    9.5
    My favorite moment from this entire episode was drunk Tom with his "celebrity" guest. He was so funny and I love how the guest dead panned him in all the reactions as he told us that he had two light beers. Donna, Jerry, and April were hilarious as they worked the phones and Andy's song was all types of ridiculous. The drama, of course, came from Mark and Ann whose relationship fell apart. I felt so bad for Mark, but I have never liked his character and felt like this was the best way to write his character after the show.moreless
Andy Milder

Andy Milder

Freddy

Guest Star

Kirk Fox

Kirk Fox

Joe

Guest Star

Jim Meskimen

Jim Meskimen

Martin

Guest Star

Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich

Recurring Role

Retta

Retta

Donna Meagle

Recurring Role

Mo Collins

Mo Collins

Joan Callamezzo

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Joan: You just love flashing your ass, don't you?
      Leslie: When it's for a good cause, Joan.

    • Ron: I suffer from a disorder called "Sleep Fighting."
      Leslie: Who, that must be terrible.
      Ron: Only when I'm losing.

    • Leslie: Donna, someone good?
      Donna: No, I'm taking to my brother George.
      Leslie: You're not supposed to receive personal calls.
      Donna: Oh, I called him. He's in Liberia visiting my uncle. Wants to know what happened on Lost.

    • Leslie: There are two types of diabetes, but only one type of caring. Type 1 Caring. And tonight, god willing, we will all be stricken with that.

    • Leslie: My Nana, she used to say the best stuff. "Don't work yourself into a lather." "Look where it is and you'll find it." "Don't put me in a home." "Tell the truth and shame the devil." "The Devil knows where you're hiding." "If you take enough rides with the devil, pretty soon he's gonna drive." She was really into the Devil.

    • Leslie: So, Tom, you're in for tonight, right?
      Tom: I forgot to tell you I can't make it to the telethon tonight because I have no interest in being there.

    • (Singing with his band, Mouse Rat)
      Andy: You got Sex Hair, you gotta it from me, yeah, you got Sex Hair.

    • Jerry: Leslie, please. Tonight's kind of a big night. All my kids are awaaaaaayy...
      Tom: GROSS! NO! It's Jerry's sex night! That ruins sex AND tonight!

    • Ron: Look, I love a good dog as much as the next guy, but this building doesn't allow animals. Andy, take him outside.
      Andy: What, and shoot him?!!
      Ron: No. Just keep him outside.
      Tom: (in a cutesy, southern voice and holding the puppy to Ron's face) Awww, c'mon Ron. I'm just a little puppy. I ain't done nothin' wrong. I'm just a puppy. I like your moustache. (The puppy begin to lick Ron's moustache) I wish I could have one, but I can't, cuz I'm just a little puppy.
      Ron: Okay, take him out and shoot him.

    • Ann: (as Leslie lies unconscious on Ann's couch) I love her so much, but I think I'm going to draw a moustache on her face.

    • Ron: Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish...and feed yourself. He's a grown man. And fishing's not that hard.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 6, 2010 on CityTV

    • In the car, Tom mentions that Detlef Schrempf appeared in two episodes of the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (though mispronounced by Aziz Ansari). In real life, this episode of Parks and Recreation is Schrempf's first acting job.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Friends
      While trying to fill time during the telethon, Leslie recaps the storyline of the Friends Season 4 episode The One with Chandler in a Box.

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