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Parks and Recreation Review: "Sweetums"

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Parks and Recreation had a lot to live up to after Leslie's amazing dinner party two weeks ago.  While not as funny as the previous episode, this week still had plenty of laughs, some solid character development, and brought us much closer to an April-Andy pairing.

In this week's episode, "Sweetums," the show took on the ongoing concept of government privatizing its concession stands.  Heck, Ron Swanson was ready to privatize the parks while he was at it.  Put in a token, see a duck!


We've definitely seen the effects of privatization at our local park and appreciate the satire, but let's be honest, we watch the show for the jokes.  Don't worry, Ron Swanson and crew were able to bring in the main story line.  Turf and turf?  Amazing.

Meanwhile, in the side story, Tom manages to sucker the rest of the office into helping him move and introduce to the hilarious concept of DJ Roomba. We also got to see April jump at the chance to help Tom move when she found out Andy was involved.  Watching her awkward attempts at flirting and telling off her gay boyfriend(s)?  Great.

Overall we thought it was a great episode, but not nearly as good as last week's outing.  Now for some of our favorite Parks and Recreation quotes from the episode after the jump.

Ron: I think the entire government should be privatized. Chuck E. Cheese could run the parks. Everything operated by tokens. Drop in a token, go on the swing set. Drop in another token, take a walk. Drop in a token, look at a duck. | permalink
Tom: Why don't you get some Canadian bacon on it, since you're from Canada, and sausage, because I'm brown and spicy. | permalink
Ron: After I got home, I drank six more glasses of whiskey and then I finished crafting this mall harp, using a bandsaw, a spokeshave and an oscillating spindle sander. | permalink
Leslie: The first line, by the way: Oh captain, my captain. Ron Swanson, a swan song. Yeah. It gets better from there! | permalink


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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (11 Votes)

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