Rob Lowe received "and introducing" in the credits.
Andy: Let me ask you a quick question. What's the youngest a girl can be that if, uh, we go out, I'm not a total scumbag?
Tom: You know the old rule. Half your age, plus seven.
Andy: Half my age plus seven. Oh, okay. Well, I'm 29 so half of...29...add seven, that's only 20...is-
Andy: 20 years old.
Tom: 21 and a half.
Andy: 21 years old and a half.
Andy: Yep. We got the same thing with the equation on that one. Here's the thing. What if she's slightly younger? Can I go out with someone younger than that
Tom: Please! You totally can.
Leslie: Ron, they're state auditors. They're not gonna come and pat us on the back. They're here to slash and burn.
Ron: Well, I'd be find with that. This government is diseased. It's like a big, fat, angry slob spending money it doesn't have on crap it doesn't need. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Me want more pointless social programs. Yummy, yummy, yum.
Leslie: That's what government does, Ron. It provides services. They're gonna try to eliminate everything we do. We gotta fight these guys.
Ron: Once a year, every branch of this government meets in a room and announces what they intend to waster taxpayer money on. For a libertarian such as myself, it's philosophically horrifying. They also really cheap out on the snacks. Hydrax cookies? Di you know there was an off-brand hydrox? I did not. They're not bad.
Ann: I ended things with Mark a couple of days ago, and...I'm not gonna talk about it.
Leslie: In the words of the great 19th century outdoorsman Jack London, you can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. With those words ringing in our ears, we proudly present our plans for a new park on municipal lot 48.
Ann: That's good.
Leslie: I know. The yearly budge an planning proposal for a city is called the "Master Plan." Ah, isn't that just so awesome you can't stand it It's mostly filled with boring, bureaucratic language, so I try to spice it up a little. "So I say the function of man is to live, not to exist. I would rather that my spark should not burn out in a brilliant blaze that it should be stifled by dry rot.
Ann: (gasps) You wrote that?
Leslie: Jack London, again.
Ann: No, no.
Leslie: Yeah, I mean, you can never have enough.
Ron: She's an adult now. She should know how to responsibly handle and discharge a weapon. That there is a Sig Sauer .22 caliber mosquito, manufactured in Switzerland for their pussy police force. This two-toned, lightweight model is perfect for a skinny, little thing like you.
April: Gee, thanks, Ron.
Ron: I will hold on to this for you until we get you licensed up, and then I'll take you for some target practice.
(To the cameraman)
Ron: Yeah, I do feel a little guilty. I'm re-gifting.
Leslie: This is your original intern application, your original parking pass. this is your original photo I.D.
April: Did you get that out of my purse
Leslie: Doesn't matter. And this is a copy of your very first Paycheck.
April: Who's that from
Leslie: Me. It's from me. Happy Birthday.
Andy: (singing) November, your bangs are cute. November, your voice is a flute. November. Let's pretend the sky is for us. Let's spread our wings and fly on a date. I wanna go on a date with you, November. (stops singing). That song is about April.
Ann: You have my phone number?
Chris: No, you couldn't remember your phone. But you gave me your phone.
Ann: Hey, Ron, did we make out last night?
Ron: Good god, woman, no.
Ben: When I was 18, I ran for mayor of my small town and won. Little bit of anti-establishment voter rebellion, I guess. Here's the thing, thought, about 18-year-olds. They're idiots. So I pretty much ran the place into the ground after two months and got impeached. Worst part was, my parents grounded me.
Leslie: You may hold my fate in your hands like a small bird, but I still think you're an ass.
Ben: You wanna get a beer?
Leslie: It's, like, 10:30 in the morning.
Ben: Yeah. You seem like you could use a beer. Let's get a beer.
Leslie: Hello, Ben.
Ben: Um, look, uh, I kind of feel like we got off on the wrong foot. So I just wanted to stop by and-
Leslie: Yeah, well, save your breath, okay? Just get out of here. Because this is a party with my friends and you're trying to fire all my friends
Leslie: Plus I just talked to everybody in this bar and nobody wants you here
Ben: Um, okay, then I'll-I'll just see you tomorrow
Ben: Sorry to bother you.
Leslie: Get out of here
Anne: Leslie, that was so professional. I'm so proud of you.
Andy: (about April) I thought she liked me. I guess I'm super bad at picking up signals. But that Ralph Macchio guy's a total douche.
John: One time, I waited outside a woman's house for five days just to show her how serious I was about wanting to drill her. Turns out, it was the wrong house. She loved the story anyway. We got to third base. Over the pants.
Ann: I loved Andy. Loved him. Loved him. He was a totally helpless baby when we met. I dated him from three years. Now he's an adult with a job. And some other girl is gonna reap the rewards of my hard work? That's Bull [bleep].
Donna: Go your birthday shot.
April: Oh, thanks. But now that it's legal, I've kind of lost interest.
Donna: Suit yourself (downs the shots).
Ron: (about Ben) What's a not-gay way to ask him to go camping with me?
Ben: Do you have a second?
Leslie: I really like your shirt
Ben: So I'd like to talk about where you think there's waste within your department
(Leslie and Ron scoff)
Leslie: There is none
Ron: Where do I start? What exactly will you be cutting? And how much of it, and can I watch you doing it while eating pork cracklins?
Ben: Okay, let's start with personnel. What can you tell me about Jerry Gergich?
Leslie: He is one of the best people on the planet. He's universally adored here. If you fired him, there would be a revolt.
Ben: Okay, you need to understand that just to keep this town afloat, we probably have to cut the budget of every department by 40% or 50%, okay?
Leslie: Well, but Chris said that you just had to, you know, tinker with things.
Ben: Yeah, he said that because that sounds a lot better than, "We're going to gut it with a machete"
Ron: Okay? (laughing)
Leslie: You're a jerk.
Ben: I'm sorry?
Leslie: I'm sorry, these are real people in a real town working in a real building with real feelings.
Ben: This building has feelings?
Leslie: Maybe. There's a lot of history in this one, maybe it does. How can you be so blasé about it?
Ben: Because I didn't cause these problems, Miss. Knope. Your government did.
Leslie: Chris is the most positive State Budget auditing consultant I've ever met. I mean, I made eye contact with him, and it was like…staring into the sun.
Ron: Leslie. What do we do when we get this angry?
LeslieWe count backwards from 1,000 by sevens and we think of warm brownies.
Ron: Go do that in your office.
LeslieGo do it in your office.
Ron: And we'll we wait for these guys to show up.
LeslieI'll wait for you to show up.
Leslie: The yearly budget and planning proposal for a city is called the Master Plan, Mwah-Ha-Ha-Ha-ee-Ah-Ah-ah-ah (coughing) kind of sounded like a chimp there at the end.
April: Yes, I am 21 years old today. Which is the age that pretty much everyone agrees makes you an adult.
Tom: (about April's party) Yes, I am a good friend for throwing the party. I'm also a genius because I'm using the occasion to stock the club with every available hottie I know. Call me a romantic, but I believe by the end of the night, I will have between one and four new girlfriends.
Tom: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your final warning. Do not miss tonight's April Ludgate birthday bash. 9 p.m. at the world famous Snakehole Lounge. The place the Pawnee general has called the sexiest, most dangerous club in town.
Leslie: That's not what they wrote.
Tom: Fine, I added the word "sexiest," but we've hired better security.
Chris: Our investigation has revealed that things in Pawnee are much worse than we had anticipated.
Ron: Meaning what?
Ben: Well, effective tomorrow morning, the entire government will be shut down until further notice.
Leslie: I'm sorry -- I just started hearing really loud circus music in my head. What did you say?
Ben: How's your head?
Andy: (after consulting Tom about whether or not April was too young for him to date) Tom says it's okay! (thinks for a moment) That probably means it isn't okay.
Andy: Hello birthday girl! I got you a birthday present.
Andy: Yeah. I, ahhh, wrote you a song.
April: Score! What's it called?
Andy: I'm not telling, but I'll give you a clue: it's named after a month out of the year.
Andy: No. (pauses for a moment) That would have been way better.
In "The Master Plan: Producer's Cut" there is 7 minutes 43 seconds of extra footage.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: May 13, 2010 on CityTV
This episode did not credit any camera operators for their work.
User Score: 166
User Score: 1823
User Score: 405
User Score: 241
User Score: 175
User Score: 94
User Score: 82
User Score: 70
User Score: 40
User Score: 37
User Score: 34
User Score: 31
User Score: 28
User Score: 28
User Score: 27
User Score: 26
User Score: 24
User Score: 23
User Score: 22
User Score: 16