The Top Ten Episodes of Parks & Rec

I’m a huge fan of Parks & Rec and I’ve watched the season quite a few times, so I thought I’d pull together a list of my favorite episodes (though let’s be honest, they are all fucking great).

10. The Treaty | 4×07 – 8.2/10 IMDB

Leslie and Ben argue over their relationship and ruin the high school Model U.N. they are hosting, Chris wonders where his relationship with Jerry’s daughter is going wrong, and Ron tries to get Tom to take back his old job.



9. Harvest Festival | 3×07 – 8.8/10 IMDB

On the day before the Harvest Festival, a local Native American leader places a “curse” on the event because Leslie refuses to give in to his demands.

8. The Comeback Kid | 4×11 – 8.6/10 IMDB

Leslie appoints Ann as her new campaign manager, but her attempt to relaunch the campaign goes off to a horrendous start, while Chris discovers that Ben is depressed after leaving his job.


7. Lil’ Sebastian | 3×16 – 8.9/10 IMDB

While the department sets up a memorial service for Li’l Sebastian, Ron finds out about Leslie and Ben, Tom considers taking a job in the private sector, and Chris deals with his own mortality after he discovers that he has tendinitis.


6. Sister City | 2×05 – 7.8/10 IMDB

Leslie welcomes a delegation from Pawnee’s sister city in Venezuela, whose goal is to humiliate their hosts.

5.  Flu Season (I) | 3×02 – 9.1/10 IMDB

Leslie gets the flu right before an important fund-raising pitch for the Harvest Festival, Chris tries frantically to avoid catching the bug, and Ron hires Andy to replace April while she is out.
chamber of secrets

4. The Debate | 4×10 – 8.9/10 IMDB

The candidates debate on television; Chris, Anne and Tom act as Leslie’s “spin team” for the media. Meanwhile – Ron, April, Donna and Andy throw a party for Leslie’s campaign supporters, but experience a few set backs in the process.
the debate

3. Pawnee Rangers | 4×04 – 8.4/10 IMDB

Ron’s Pawnee Rangers and Leslie’s competing scout group, the Pawnee Goddesses, share a weekend in the wilderness, Ben joins Tom and Donna on “Treat Yo Self Day,” and Chris takes an interest in Jerry’s daughter.

2. Telethon | 2×22 – 8.5/10 IMDB

Leslie struggles to stay awake and fill the overnight hours at a local telethon when Tom and celebrity guest Detlef Schrempf are sidetracked at a nightclub, and the answer to her problems could be a surprise marriage proposal.

1. The Fight | 3×13 – 8.9/10 IMDB

While Tom invites everyone to the Snakehole as he debuts a new drink, Leslie encourages Ann to apply for a job with the city. However, at the nightclub, Leslie and Ann get into a fight over their dating habits.

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