Parks and Recreation Review: "Hunting Trip"
Last night during "Hunting Trip", Leslie Knope proved what she's set out to do throughout Parks and Recreation: she's just one of the guys. When Ron tried to have his annual hunting trip with just the guys, Leslie decided to tag along.
One of the things we like about Parks is that despite its mockumentary roots and obvious parallels to The Office, they actually allow their cast, and in particular, Leslie to have moments of competence. In this case, she's actually an excellent hunter.
Despite Leslie being able to just use her ability to hunt Ron, she decides to take the fall for Tom when he accidentally shoots Ron. In the end, however, it proved more of her worth to Ron than anything else she could have done.
All in all we thought this episode had some great lines and we loved seeing the new potentially odd couple of April and Andy flirting. Not the best, but certainly one of the strong of the season.
Check out our favorite Parks and Recreation quotes from the episode, including the amazing Leslie monologue of why she shot Ron:
Leslie [giving excuses why she shot Ron]: I got that tunnel vision that girls get. I let my emotions get the best of me. I cared too much, I guess. I was thinking with my lady parts. I was walking and it felt icky. I thought there was gonna be chocolate. I don't even remember! I'm wearing a new bra, and it closes in the front, so it popped open and it threw me off. All I wanna do is have babies! I'm just going through a thing right now. I guess when my life is incomplete, I wanna just shoot someone. This would not happen if I had a penis! Bitches be crazy. I'm good at tolerating pain; I'm bad at math, and... I'm stupid. | permalink
Ron: You know, Leslie, the Super Bowl is in a couple months. I usually watch it with my brothers, maybe you can come by during halftime and shoot me in the head? | permalink
Leslie: I think this is gonna be a really good bonding experience with Ron. Guys love it when you can show them you're better than they are at something they love. | permalink
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