Parks and Recreation

Season 2 Episode 11

Tom's Divorce

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2009 on NBC
6.6
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  • Tom's Divorce Party

    8.5
    This was another brilliant episode. Earlier you find that Tom has a green card marriage and this episode you find out more details about it. In this episode Tom becomes even more likeable. I liked how the whole gang seems to really want Tom to feel better. I loved Leslie's reaction when she went to the Glitter Factory. The story with Ann, Andy, and Mark was also good. Andy is such a dork in this episode. I loved how Ron is not into the the whole strip club thing. When Andy wins the competition it's funny how at first he thinks he broke up Ann and Mark. This storyline is classic sitcom. I also think this episode was important in Andy and Ann's past relationship. A solid episode in a solid season.moreless
  • Tom and Wendy's marriage comes to an end

    9.0
    This episode showed off the dramatic side of Tom in a very comedic way, as he had to grieve over the demise of his green card marriage to Wendy who he has come to really like. It is evident that she doesn't feel the same way and it gets worst when Ron wants to ask her out after the "dust has settled" which is an arc that is continued in the rest of the season. The dinosaur themed restaurant was a nice background for the comedy and the bit with Ann and splitting the bill was a really good use of her character. The whole Andy/Ann/Mark thing is showing signs of ending which is good.moreless
  • Another great installment of P&R

    8.9
    Being busy with college and whatnot, it's been difficult to focus on a lot of my favorite TV shows as of late. However, I'm glad I made Parks and Recreation and the rest of NBC's Comedy lineup my first shows to catch up on. This episode was excellent and was a great way to return to the show for me. It was also proof that this show is really coming into its own and is actually becoming one of television's underrated shows as of late.



    I've praised Aziz Ansari's performance on this show a lot, but for the first time this season, we got a glance at his serious side, and I was pretty impressed. It'd be quick for Tom Haverford to become a one note character, but it's the range of emotions he showed here that launch him from being a boring character to one of the best on the show.



    With that being said, everybody was on their game. April was at her deadpan best, Andy continually made me laugh (especially with his interactions with Mark) and Jerry, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite supporting characters, continues to make a fool of himself without even trying. And who can say enough about Ron Swanson, who deserves some sort of recognition for what he's doing on the show.



    I still love The Office and 30 Rock, but I've found that Parks and Recreation has been consistently awesome while the two former shows have slipped a bit with a few of their new episodes. It feels like Parks is trying to prove a point, and I feel like they have with the wonderful batch of Season 2 episodes they've put out.moreless
  • Jurassic Fork and The Glitter Factory.

    8.0
    This episode wasn't the best episode of "Parks and Rec" by any means. In fact, it was one of the worst episodes of this season-which has been totally interesting, hilarious, and the most improved comedy ever. This episode was pretty dark, Tom being sad was weird. The Jurassic Fork scenes's were really funny and everyone being mean to Jerry continues to be a great running gag that works. Donna and Jerry are some of the best parts of the show. At Glitter Factory, Leslie coming and taking care of Ron and Tom were hilarious, if predictable at times. Leslie thinking Tom is Libyan is also great. But this episode failed at plot development, needed in this series, and was disconnected and while it was hilarious at times, it wasn't so gut-busting at other times.



    I don't mind this series being unrealistic but...moreless
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Jon Paul Burkhart

Pantomime Horse

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Evan O'Brien

Evan O'Brien

Waiter

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Richard Dunn

Richard Dunn

110 Year Old Man

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Retta

Donna Meagle

Recurring Role

Jama Williamson

Jama Williamson

Wendy Haverford

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Jim O'Heir

Jim O'Heir

Jerry Gergich

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Leslie: I did a little research and divorce is the number two most stressful event in a person's life. Of course, marriage is number seven, so, watch out everyone, it's all bad.

    • Jerry: I really wish I could have your body.
      Tom: What?
      April: Eww, like tied up naked in your basement?
      Jerry: No, no I mean you're in good shape and you can eat whatever you want.
      Leslie: That was weird, Jerry.

    • Mark: Hey Andy. What a surprise running into you all day, every day, every single place that we are.
      Andy: Likewise.

    • Leslie: The fourth floor is awful. The BMV; divorce filings; probation offices...ugh! They put a popcorn machine up there just to brighten things up, but they used the wrong kind of oil and a bunch of people had to get their throats replaced.

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