Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama) stars as Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town - and advance her career - Leslie takes on defensive bureaucrats, cranky neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much. From Emmy Award-winning executive producers/writers Greg Daniels (The office, King of the Hill) and Michael Schur (The office, Saturday Night Live) comes a comedy about a place where nothing always gets done... small town government.
Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama) stars as Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town - and advance her career - Leslie takes on defensive bureaucrats, cranky neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much. From Emmy Award-winning executive producers/writers Greg Daniels (The office, King of the Hill) and Michael Schur (The office, Saturday Night Live) comes a comedy about a place where nothing always gets done... small town government.

Season 2 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Pawnee Zoo

    Original air date: 09/17/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/17/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min. When Leslie (Amy Poehler) decides to marry two penguins to promote the local zoo, she inadvertently causes an uproar when both penguins turn out to be male. Meanwhile, Mark (Paul Schneider) puts Ann (Rashida Jones) in an awkward situation when he asks her to go see a movie. Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 2. The Stakeout

    Original air date: 09/24/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/24/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min. While tending to the new community garden, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Tom (Aziz Ansari) discover someone has planted marijuana among the vegetables. In an effort to catch the people responsible, they pull an all-night stakeout. With Leslie’s permission, Ann (Rashida Jones) decides to go on a date with Mark (Paul Schneider). Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 3. Beauty Pageant

    Original air date: 10/01/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/01/2009 Runtime: 21:32 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) looks forward to picking a new Miss Pawnee, but has to battle the other judges, who have a very different standard of "the ideal woman." While on a date with Mark (Paul Schneider), Ann (Rashida Jones) learns that Andy (Chris Pratt) has been living in the pit. Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, and Nick Offerman also star.

  • 4. Practice Date

    Original air date: 10/08/2009 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 10/08/2009 Runtime: 21:29 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) is nervous about her first date with Dave (guest star Louis C.K.), so Ann (Rashida Jones) takes her on a practice date to help her prepare. Meanwhile, after a local councilman is caught up in a sex scandal, Tom (Aziz Ansari), Ron (Nick Offerman), April (Aubrey Plaza) and Mark (Paul Schneider) decide to see who can uncover the worst dirt on each other.

  • 5. Sister City

    Original air date: 10/15/2009 Runtime: 21:26 min.

    Original air date: 10/15/2009 Runtime: 21:26 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) plays host to the Parks and Recreation department from Pawnee’s sister city, Boraqua, Venezuela, and is shocked at the cultural differences. Tom (Aziz Ansari) becomes an errand boy, and April (Aubrey Plaza) plays hard to get. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider and Nick Offerman also star.

  • 6. Kaboom

    Original air date: 10/22/2009 Runtime: 21:25 min.

    Original air date: 10/22/2009 Runtime: 21:25 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ann (Rashida Jones) and the rest of the Parks Department volunteer to help the organization KaBOOM! build a playground for a neighboring town. After building an entire playground in one day, Leslie gets frustrated at the (lack of) progress with the pit, and takes some advice from Mark (Paul Schneider) to cut through the red tape. Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 7. Greg Pikitis

    Original air date: 10/29/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 10/29/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) enlists the help of Dave (guest star Louis C.K.) and Andy (Chris Pratt) in order to catch a local teen vandal. Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) struggles to make her Halloween party fun, and gets help from an unlikely source. Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza also guest star.

  • 8. Ron and Tammy

    Original air date: 11/05/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 11/05/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) is upset when she learns the library department wants to take over her lot. Making matters worse, the library is run by Ron's (Nick Offerman) ex-wife Tammy (played by Offerman's real-life wife, Megan Mullally), who still has a powerful emotional hold on him. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) gets a job in hopes of winning Ann (Rashida Jones) back. Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 9. The Camel

    Original air date: 11/12/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 11/12/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min. After one of the murals ("The Spirit of Pawnee") in City Hall is defaced, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and the Parks Department compete to come up with a new design. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ron (Nick Offerman) share an uncomfortable moment at the shoeshine stand. Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 10. Hunting Trip

    Original air date: 11/19/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 11/19/2009 Runtime: 21:31 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron’s (Nick Offerman) annual hunting trip, but things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt) bond in the office while everyone is away. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider and Aziz Ansari also star.

  • 11. Tom's Divorce

    Original air date: 12/03/2009 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/03/2009 Runtime: 21:35 min. Ron (Nick Offerman) sends Leslie (Amy Poehler) up to the DMV and she happens to see Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Wendy at divorce court. Leslie enlists the help of everyone in the department to take Tom out on the town so he can forget his sadness. Meanwhile, Tom has an epiphany about his marriage. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 12. Christmas Scandal

    Original air date: 12/10/2009 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 12/10/2009 Runtime: 21:43 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) designs the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival, but has to hide from the press when a meeting with a disgraced Councilman lands her in the middle of a sex scandal. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) offers to cover for Leslie for the day, and quickly discovers how much work she really does. Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 13. The Set Up - Producers Cut

    Original air date: 01/14/2010 Runtime: 27:19 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/2010 Runtime: 27:19 min. Ann (Rashida Jones) sets Leslie (Amy Poehler) up on a blind date with a co-worker (guest star Will Arnett), which does not go as well as Leslie hoped. An old friend of Ann's (guest star Justin Theroux) makes Mark (Paul Schneider) feel insecure. This Extended Producer's Cut features extra footage with Guest Star Will Arnett, funny improvs, extra dialog with Ron and Tom, and an extra scene with Leslie and Ann! Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 14. Leslie's House

    Original air date: 01/21/2010 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/2010 Runtime: 21:30 min. After an amazing date with Justin (guest star Justin Theroux) in Indianapolis, Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to impress him with a dinner party at her house. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 15. Sweetums

    Original air date: 02/04/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/04/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min. The Parks Department forms a partnership with a local company to sell energy bars at the parks in Pawnee, but Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to stop the deal when she discovers how unhealthy the snacks are. Mark (Paul Schneider) reluctantly agrees to help Tom (Aziz Ansari) move out of his house. Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 16. Galentine's Day

    Original air date: 02/11/2010 Runtime: 21:22 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/2010 Runtime: 21:22 min. When Leslie (Amy Poehler) hears her mom’s (guest star Pamela Reed) story about an old flame (guest star John Larroquette), she and her boyfriend Justin (guest star Justin Theroux) track him down and reunite them on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and his band are nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Center. Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 17. Woman of the Year

    Original air date: 03/04/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min. Leslie (Amy Poehler) is outraged when Ron (Nick Offerman) wins a "Woman of the Year" award for a project she started. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari) is desperate to find some money to invest in a local Pawnee club. Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza also star.

  • 18. The Possum

    Original air date: 03/11/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min. When a possum bites the mayor’s dog on a golf course, Leslie (Amy Poehler) is asked to form a task force to catch the pesky animal. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) is upset when Mark (Paul Schneider) refuses to bend the rules for him. Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, and Rashida Jones also star.

  • 19. Park Safety

    Original air date: 03/18/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min. After Jerry (Jim O’Heir) gets mugged by a bunch of kids, Leslie (Amy Poehler) meets with the head park ranger (guest star Andy Samberg) in hopes of improving park safety. Meanwhile, everyone tries to be nicer to Jerry once he returns to the office. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

  • 20. Summer Catalog

    Original air date: 03/25/2010 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2010 Runtime: 21:31 min. Leslie plans a picnic lunch for Ron and former directors of the Parks Department; Tom poses for the cover of the summer events catalog.

  • 21. 94 Meetings

    Original air date: 04/29/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/2010 Runtime: 21:32 min. Ron becomes upset when April mistakenly schedules meetings for him; Leslie fights to preserve a historic landmark.

  • 22. Telethon

    Original air date: 05/06/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min. When she hosts the late-night shift of a local telethon, Leslie gets a former professional basketball player as a celebrity guest; Mark has big plans for his relationship with Ann.

  • 23. The Master Plan

    Original air date: 05/13/2010 Runtime: 29:55 min.

    Original air date: 05/13/2010 Runtime: 29:55 min. Leslie is disappointed when her new park plans are put on hold by a visit from two state auditors. April has plans for Andy at her birthday party, and Ann tries to piece together a romantic mystery.

  • 24. Freddy Spaghetti

    Original air date: 05/20/2010 Runtime: 25:13 min.

    Original air date: 05/20/2010 Runtime: 25:13 min. When Ben prevents Leslie from holding a children’s concert, she takes matters into her own hands. Mark makes some big decisions about his life, and Andy gets some unexpected romantic attention.