8.7
14,473 votes
Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

NBC 2009

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation - S7E13

#1 - One Last Ride (2)

9.08

Season 7 - Episode 13

The Parks gang completes one last task together, before saying goodbye to Pawnee.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 942 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S7E12

#2 - One Last Ride (1)

8.71

Season 7 - Episode 12

The Parks gang completes one last task together, before saying goodbye to Pawnee.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1237 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S6E22

#3 - Moving Up (2)

8.68

Season 6 - Episode 22

Leslie, Ben, and Andy head to San Francisco for a National Parks Conference. Tom opens his restaurant, Ron has another run-in with his ex-wife Tammy 2, Andy lives a rock and roll fantasy, and Leslie makes a huge decision about her future.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 855 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S7E4

#4 - Leslie and Ron

8.59

Season 7 - Episode 4

Leslie and Ron attempt to work out their differences.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1162 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S5E14

#5 - Leslie and Ben

8.48

Season 5 - Episode 14

Leslie and Ben are getting married, and have to cram months of planning into two hours. Ron's temper gets him in trouble.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1446 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S4E22
#6 - Win, Lose, or Draw
8.42
Season 4 - Episode 22

It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie and Bobby Newport are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1378 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S6E21
#7 - Moving Up (1)
8.42
Season 6 - Episode 21

Leslie, Ben, and Andy head to San Francisco for a National Parks Conference. Tom opens his restaurant, Ron has another run-in with his ex-wife Tammy 2, Andy lives a rock and roll fantasy, and Leslie makes a huge decision about her future.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1426 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S5E9
#8 - Ron and Diane
8.25
Season 5 - Episode 9

Ron's nomination for a woodworking award is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Jerry hosts a holiday party and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1434 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S4E20
#9 - The Debate
8.22
Season 4 - Episode 20

Leslie goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport in a debate. Ann, Tom, and Chris work in the media spin room, while Ron goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie's donors.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1404 votes.

Parks and Recreation - S3E16
#10 - Li'l Sebastian
8.20
Season 3 - Episode 16

Leslie and the parks team put together a memorial service for a dearly departed friend. Meanwhile, Tom makes a big life decision, while Chris reacts badly to a health problem.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Parks and Recreation from 1397 votes.

Last updated: feb 24, 2021

Comments

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@BeastleeUK The first few episodes start off a bit shakey and a lot of the characters initially start off a bit dense and/or one dimensional. I would urge you to give it another go and get through a couple of episodes. After that, this show proves it is entirely worthy of the score and praise it gets.

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Really going to miss this show. Despite a rocky start, it turned out to be great. I aspire to be a Swanson!

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It's been months since this ended and I'm still not over it. Just finished rewatching and the finale made me as emotional as the first time I watched it. Absolutely fantastic show

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Just watched the whole show for the first time, fucking loved it. First season was rough, last season was different but the finale was amazing. Teared me up. Great, great show!

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"Any dog under 50lbs is a cat, and cats are worthless." - Ron Swanson ;D

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"You will grow from boys into men, from men into gladiators and from gladiators into SWANSONS." -Ron Swanson

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So, let me just start off by saying that I have tried numerous times to watch this series. Each and every time I would restart it, I found myself disappointed with the quality of the first few episodes. Actually, you could almost say that the experience of watching the first season is... Well... A grinding, difficult few hours of TV to get through. Yet it somehow finds a way to persuade you into the next season. With respect to this, I am proud to say that my last attempt to watch this series was grand. I felt glorious with myself after making it through the first few episodes, and oh man did it pay off! Where do I begin? Greg Daniels and Michael Schur did as great of a job as I have ever seen with developing the characters throughout this series. After each reoccurring actor sets their role in stone and cements their character's personality, you can see why this show, on average, rates higher the further you watch it. The show is centered around ten different individuals, all with completely different personalities (yes, including Chris Pratt's character, a thirty-something year old kid). This brings to light a lot of issues and drama that the cast must work through in each and every episode. The writers went for a punch punch punch type of humor. A little laugh every couple of minutes, and I think that's what makes this such an entertaining show. Just after I felt myself recovering from an extremely funny line thrown at Terry/Jerry/Garry/Larry (they're all the same character, if you can believe it), Andy (played by Chris Pratt) says something out of this world dumb and just makes me lose it again. All in all, I am most certainly going to find myself re-watching this in the future as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Though the first season was a little sub-par, _Parks and Recreation_ only gets better from there. It has some of the best characters I've seen whose actors made amazing performances (Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt). The comedy is hilarious and honestly, I would suggest it to any Comedy fan. Just get through the first season, it's pretty great afterwards.

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Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite tv series and the most amazing hilarious smart brilliant comedy ever made. I admit the first episodes are very different from the rest of the seasons so you could be a bit disappointed knowing the numberless positive reviews ... you just have to give the characters enough time to grow into their well-defined personalities and you'll end up loving each of them. In my opinion, Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope are the best people ever written not just because they are awesome but also because you don't find that kind of characters very often ( closely followed by Andy Dwyer ). Although a bit underrated I'm also totally in love with dorky nerd sweet Ben. In the end, this show is absolutely a must-see !!

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The best comedy TV show I've ever seen.

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