Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 18

The Possum

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2010 on NBC
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After a possum bites the mayor's dog on Pawnee's golf course, Leslie is asked to deal with the pesky varmint.

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  • A posum is taken care of or not

    8.0
    After the past few episodes that been good, this one was lacking a bit. I thought Leslie flip floped too much in this episode with the possum. Leslie has always been a caring person but in this episode she seemed to care too much about a possum. There were still funny parts with it. Andy going after it and Tom running away when Leslie pointed it out. Also funny was all the poses Andy did when the creature captured. The B Storyline was good too. Before Leslie would be the one who would annoy Ron, this time its Mark. The sign Ron has at house needs to be seen. While this episode, it was lacking.moreless
  • A possum on the loose

    9.5
    I love when the Park and Rec Department interacts with other sections of the gov't because it highlights the fantastical and realistic things about the shows. The laziness of animal control is hilarious and watching them contend with Leslie is just great. Having Andy then come out and act as the hero was really funny and I loved April getting jealous of him during the interview which lead to their really sweet moment at the end which is such a cute development which they are doing really slowly and making it very realistic. A great episode with some nice plot developments.moreless
Alison Becker

Alison Becker

Shauna Malwae-Tweep

Guest Star

Paul Raci

Paul Raci

Eugene

Guest Star

Harris Wittels

Harris Wittels

Harris

Guest Star

Retta

Retta

Donna Meagle

Recurring Role

Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The "Most Wanted Pests List" included the following critters:

      Poopy: Racoon; wanted for defecating in the high school cafeteria.
      Vlad: Indiana bat; wanted for defecating on the City Hall Bell Tower.
      Fairway Frank: Possum; wanted for biting dogs, people...everything.
      Zorro: Raccoon; wanted for garbage rummaging and thievery.
      One Paw Papa: Raccoon; wanted for contamination of reservoirs with fecal matter.
      Spyke: Porcupine; wanted for leaving used needles in the public parks.
      Wirey Riley: Raccoon; wanted for tripping the elderly.
      Jangle Bo Jingles: Feral cat; wanted for being a streetwalker & infecting domestic cats for three years.
      Leanor: Crow; wanted for excessive noise violations.
      Nutz: Raccoon; wanted for chucking acorns at young children and the eldely.

    • When Tom hands Ann her gift, the bag is marked as being fron "Cooper Surveillance Equipment."

    • Aside from the oily rags that Mark had pointed out over Ron's wood-burning stove, Ron also had a propane tank right next to his lit stove.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Leslie: Possum! There was a possum. We captured a possum and we brought it into your house and it got out and it might have laid eggs in your bed.
      Ann: What?
      Leslie: And it went into your laundry and your kitchen and it touched all your bras and I'm so sorry, it's our fault. We captured it and it got out and it ran around and it was a possum. Okay?

    • Mark: There's no drainage; doesn't seem to be any ventilation; you've got hazardous chemicals over here...
      Ron: Yeah, which only I'm breathing. It's the same liberty that gives me the right to fart in my own car. Are you gonna tell a man that he can't fart in his own car?!

    • Tom: I used to love Tiger Woods because he was a great champion. But after that sex scandal, the man is a GOD!

    • Leslie: Eugene! Boy, we have a really important job for you.
      Eugene: We'll get to it first thing Monday.
      Leslie: Today's Wednesday.

    • Leslie: Ma'am, the next time we speak, we shall be dancing on the grave of a possum.

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