Status
Ended
Network
NBC
SEASON
EPISODE

Comedy

DESCRIPTION

Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.

Season 1

Aired 12 years ago - May 14, 2009

Leslie attends what she believes is a business meeting with an elderly local government bigwig, unaware that her mother has secretly set her up on a blind date. Andy plays his first gig since breaking both of his legs in the pit.

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And we'd love it If you came by.
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i'm sorry,two weeks ago?
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In just a minute, Scarecrow boat Is gonna rock it out.
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Puppy pendulum. Possum pendulum. Penis pendulum.
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it's refreshing To be with someone Who likes talking about Government issues.
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I'm coping, But it was tough on the kids.
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This is beth, My ex-wife tammy's Better-looking sister.
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uh,don't hold it against me.
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Have a little taste of chicken. Just a bit.
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baby,hey,uh, We're just about to start. Could you grab me A triple whiskey water?
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I've been changing,too
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My friend andy is playing In a band tonight, And i kind of wanted to go.
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you and me together
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All right,take five,guys. I'm gonna go acoustic.
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My only criticism... I hate the name the band.
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But there's tons of guys Out there who have jobs
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so you are hitting on me? no,i'm not I promise you.
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to spend the week with-- that's enough,that's enough. Look,i was not trying To ask you out,i promise.
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We all fell in the pit
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i'm george. I'm leslie's date.
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my buddy todd went there, Maybe you know him. What year did u graduate?
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oh,i'm so sorry That i missed your songs.
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ihe dead...or asleep?
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Don't think I'd go out with her again.
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Home. It's been A really crappy night.
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A play area for the kids. god,that sounds wonderful. I would live in that park.
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yes,it is. Look around,leslie. I mean,there's crap everywhere.
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Go-- go and chuck it.
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And you could've had Your cast off two weeks ago. that is not true. It's just--
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could i have gotten My cast off two weeks ago? Technically... Yes,but...
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Arr gonn Turn it into a park?
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Frankly. don't you?
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leslie,it's not That big a deal.
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wow. are you okay?
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Seriously,it's pretty bad.
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Aired 12 years ago - May 07, 2009

During a banquet honoring her mother's public service, Leslie tries to convince a local zoning official to support her proposed park project. Meanwhile, Mark and Tom try to meet some ladies.

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So maybe start off With something like that. Okay,so i start of I'm leslie knope,
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Marlene griggs-knope Has not five, But seven asian friends.
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How about this one?
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Andy being in casts Has definitely put a crimp In our social life.
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How dressy is this exactly? To the max.
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Salvatore manfrelotti Has been cutting hair Across from pioneer hall Since 1958.
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My feet hurt. Classic salvatore.
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What the hell else Would you call it?
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Oh,we are in rarified air To Rarified air.
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And justeing who you are-- I wish i had your courage.
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But this hotel always serves Bacon-wrapped shrimp.
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I mean,ann, You look stunning. But leslie,wow.
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Oh,thanks,i'm okay. I wasn't offering.
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At that table are all eight Living tellenson award winners.
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If a bomb went off in here, It would definitely make The indianapolis papers.
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I'm gonna pretend to be Janine restrepo. You be you,go.
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Okay,well, I think it would be a good idea To have a multi-use Community park.
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It's fun to pretend To be zoning board members.
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Oh,right. Leslie's new friend. Yeah,friend. She's-- wre friends.
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I think she could be Very useful. What's my?
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Okay,the two things U have going for you Is your connection with me, Of course,
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Marlene griggs-knope Is my mom.
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I mean,the list includes Such amazing people As zoning board member Janine restrepo.
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And i am just so psyched That janine restrepo Is here.
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This is my evening. I'm leslie's trophy wife.
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I would have guessed We were getting married.
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Okay, Well,call my secretary And maybe we can Set something up for next month.
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I'm serious.
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Instead,i'll be delivering A speech of facts.
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Uh,it's 9:30 on A friday night in pawnee.
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You hit on chicks, For real? All right, You know what?
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That's great,honey. She's blowing us off.
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And she's trying To keep it quiet.
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I don't think I could do that.
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Bert winfield Was a blackmailer, And dawn krink slept her way To the top of the d.m.v.
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That she has a husband Who likes to vroom And glug Glug glug glug glug.
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You just go to work And people come in And you heal them.
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Make any pancakes lately?
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Before he lost The power of speech.
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Well,'cause i don't think I can find a store that's open That sells slippers.
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Basically, I'm wearing something That kind of makes me stand out, Like a peacock.
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I think we're gonna meet A little earlier Than what you said.
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What do you want?
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Stacy.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 30, 2009

Leslie attempts to break into the political "old boy's club," causing an ethical dilemma. Meanwhile, Andy plans a surprise for Ann.

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oh, my god, his favorite Movie isdances with wolves. okay, we're good.
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It can be very upsetting, Especially because Of that guy.
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eh, my wife Got me this shirt. She swears it makes me Look thinner.
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what, do you really like Red tape and uphill battles?
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i'm ann, everyone. I don't work here.
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I kinda feel like I'm already in the boys' club. I mean, look at those bitches Clean up after me.
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oh. that crowd. oh, i like this. Is is banter.
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ahh, that's the cue. See you later, leslie.
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and cheese. all: hey!
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I realize i have let down Every female Public official in america,
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Tammy baldwin, Democrat, wisconsin, I'm so sorry, tammy.
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Double shift, remember? So I won't see you till tomorow.
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ann is amazing.
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So i made this list, And basically This place is gonna be Like a sparkling palace When she returns.
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Leslie knope, usually such A prudish stickler For the rules.
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it's a nice basket. what would you Put in there?
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ron, I have a very important And very long story To tell yo
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The minimum punishment for this Is an official reprimand From the city manager.
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What do you suggest we do? You think we should Cover this up?
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Good afternoon.
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I've also attached a link To the pit's web page Just to remind people Of all the good work that i do.
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doing a little Experiment tonight To see what will Get me drunker--
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because i was waiting For my sister and i was bored, And my hair Looked rllgood.
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april might get dismissed. You could get fired. oh, my god. Oh, my god. Oh, no. Oh, god.
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it'll-- hang in.
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so the disciplinary Committee awaits.
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How many drinks do you have Per week on average? zero.
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this is a deposition-style Hearing, ms. Knope. Nothing is off-limits. You have to answer. Now how many sexual partners Have you had in the last year?
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Is he, like, a regular ron Or is he half-ron, half-animal, Like a ctaur? what?
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thank you for your ti, Ms. Knope. You're fired.
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ms. Knope. yes.
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"after one and a half beers, "awash in the glow Of acceptance Into this elite, Exclusive club-- "
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"i made A very unwise decision, "a decision that will live In infamy.
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"she had not been invited to The meeting of the boys' club. "i repeat, Notbeen invited.
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And the intern Did drink the wine. Please don't blame her For my mistake.
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Um, i can't really Get into a shower, So i got this idea From my parents.
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It's gonna be playing when she Walks through the door today.
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it's my boom box now. I asked you nicely. you did not ask me nicely.
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well, we don't know yet. Frankly, we've got A lot more questions.
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You wanna live In north korea, You can live in north korea. I don't want to.
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No, i didn't do it For leslie. I did it because I hate bureaucracy.
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The man is chosen Based on some kind of iq test And maybe also A physical tournament, Like a decathlon.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 23, 2009

Leslie arranges for a reporter to do a story about her park project, but she and her committee have the worst time staying on topic. She then calls Mark to help her save the story, but it ends up hurting more than helping. Meanwhile, Tom does all he can to suck up to his boss.

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Oh,no. I don't count that.
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Okay,now should I give her a tour of the building? How many discussion questions do you have there?
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You did an amazing in-depth article on the raccoon problem here in pawnee.
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So,uh,can I give you a quick tour before we get started? I've been here before. A few times.
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I am always amazed at his... quiet dignity.
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About what?
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They're the real heroes of this story.
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So leslie,you're in charge of the committee.
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And I was taking the shortcut home,and I thought I saw a toaster lying in the pit.
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You knew that. I didn't know that,no. You should've told me,
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Hey,I just got your 15 texts.
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and she's writing a really bad article and it's gonna destroy us all.
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Let me tell you something,tom. You suck at scrabble.
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Hey,leslie. Um,I have to go. Let's do the interview tomorrow morning at the pit.
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All right. 'Cause I hate driving.
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Hi. Sorry I'm late. Oh,no problem.
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I don't mean to complain,but I think shauna is being a little unprofessional.
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So how big is this lot?
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I don't-- I guess I don't know anything.
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You dropped a z in there? April.
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Crap on a stick. Okay,technically,yes,it was nepotism.
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Hey,leslie. You're home.
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So how'd it go? She didn't ask about andy being drunk,did she? Uh,no.
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Shauna malwae-tweep and mark brendanawicz had sex with each other last night.
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he doesn't like her.
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Good idea,ann. I bet he didn't use a condom.
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It's unethical and it's irresponsible for a public servant to have sex
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Hi,this is deputy director of parks and recreation-- Leslie?
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So...I was hoping we could have a do-over interview.
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Yeah,well it wasn't a mexican burrito.
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we're trying to turn a dangerous eyesore into a beautiful community park
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You seem a lot more confident than some of the other people I've spoken to.
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"Hey,you should write an article on unicorns,because they're more likely to exist than this park."
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"You should write an article about the sun falling out of the sky."
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Well apparently,the reporter is gonna print everything you said to her.
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You know we'd really appreciate it if you didn't print that stuff
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That park is never,ever,ever gonna get made."
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Oh,that's great. Thank you so much. You're welcome.
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Ron swanson Tom.
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I knew that couldn't have been you. You don't have the vocabulary.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 16, 2009

Leslie decides that she and her committee need to go door-to-door to gain support for the park project as well as support for an upcoming town hall meeting, but their mission does not go as planned. Meanwhile, Tom wanders away from the canvassing group and uses his own creative recruitment tactics.

Aired 12 years ago - Apr 09, 2009

Indiana government worker Leslie Knope is given the assignment to convert an abandoned quarry pit into a community park. A documentary film crew follows Leslie through her mishaps and gaffes as she tries to make her assignment a reality.

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We're having a meeting in here.
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Well,it's a great day,because,uh,last month they put me in jail.
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Now,I have a few t ngs I want to say about laura linney.
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So there's just this giant pit,and it's been there for almost a year.
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So your boyfriend fell down into this pit,right?
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- You probably feel like you need to move on.- Why--
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I've spent a lot of time with them.And I just-- I--I don't know.
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and it's ugly,and it's dangerous,and it's government-owned,and you need to do something about it.
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and we will fill in that pit,and then when that's done,we're gonna put a park on the land.
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Recently I led a city-wide drive to disinfect the sandbox sand after we had those problems with the cats.
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Um,problem is,anything over $25 I have to report.
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I'll see you on saturday for the,uh,ultimate frisbee game.
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I am from bennettsville,south carolina.
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Yeah,'cause committees are power,and committees make things happen.
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Okay,read it back to me.
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- Which mark? - Which mark?
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What's up,brendanawicz?
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Let's get down to brass tacks.
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I checked it out like a month ago.
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Uh,homeowners' associations,anti-government nuts,bureaucrats,miles of red tape--
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Mark and I-- it's complicated.
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No.
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'Cause they're gonna be here soon.
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I'm talking about the pit you fell in.
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I'm here.
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And the entire government of pawnee would like to let you know that we will do everything we can to help you.
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Doesn't this neighborhood deserve a first-class park?
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We could do some of those things.
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The key to any fact-finding mission is to get right into the battle zone,you know?
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Leslie,are you okay?
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I'm fine.
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It's not broken.
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Ooh,are pancakes being made?
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Give me my shot.
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When I visited the bottom of the pit on a fact-finding mission.
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I don't want this parks department to build any parks because I don't believe in government.
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She's like A... little dog with a-- a chew toy.
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Oh,this is a classic.
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Leslie is unique.
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and I think I'm about to break one of those rules.
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It's called pioneer hall.