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Parks and Recreation Review: Off to Indianapolis

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Parks and Recreation viewers reveled in the pain of others on "Indianapolis."

There was Ann and her realization that she was dumped a week ago by someone so chipper that she didn't even understand what took place. Among the highlights from this development: Chris' stone-faced explanation of why there's a ladies' razor in his bathroom, along with Leslie's admission that a guy once broke up with her in the shower.

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There was poor Tommy and his not-so-Fresh idea, which helped incorporate Ben into the group and included the first sitcom scene I can recall that featured one friend dry-heaving over the awful scent of another's self-created fragrance. Someone get that man a Miller Lite!

There was Ron and his disappointment over a lack of real steak in the entire city. Need I even type out what made this storyline so ridiculous and hilarious? No? Good. I need to go round up all the bacon and eggs I can find in case Ron stops by later.

Finally, there was the one sequence of events that was anything but tragic. Andy and April bonding over a competition to steal stuff was downright adorable. Because the latter has been so dour over a majority of the series, the smile on her face in the presence of Andy really says everything that needs to be said about these two.

That, and the fact that they went all Charlie's Angels when returning the tips to the jar.

Among my favorite Parks and Recreation quotes from a great episode:

Tom: His real name is Dante Fiero, but he changed it to Dennis Feinstein 'cause that's way more exotic in Pawnee. | permalink
Ron: You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have. | permalink
Leslie: Skywriting isn't always positive. | permalink
April: You don't have to buy me things. I just like being around you. | permalink

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (16 Votes)

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hahaha janet snakehole was pretty funny.

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Hey! Loved this week's Parks and Recreation, specially some of the quotes, for example "skywriting isn't always positive" (Hi-larious!) and "Smells like chinese food spilled in a birdcage". Also, Jane Snakehole? GENIOUS.

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I don't think Rob Lowe is leaving... he is signed as a main cast member.

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Ben is not that ugly... he's normal. Awesome episode! :)

Fortyseven

Leslie's breakups, And/April in the bar, Chris, Ron, Ben helping/consoling Tom. Funny and entertaining.

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You know what? I don't like Ben... His character is fine but he is too ugly, it bothers me.

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Amazing episode!!! But, is Chris leaving the show?

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Tilly, you are by no means the only one who thinks that Ben is the perfect fit for this lovable, goofy group. In the past couple weeks, his nerdy awkwardness has really helped humanize his character in a way that's unrelated to his burgeoning romantic relationship with Leslie, and that's gonna be the most important factor if he's gonna go long-term in Pawnee. He has to have attachments to Pawnee and its people, not just Leslie (no matter how awesome she is). Honestly, my favorite part of the episode was his sincere surprise that Donna and Tom actually cared about him enough to remember his drink order. Well, either that or "SHUT UP YOU NERD!" The world needs more nerds like Ben Wyatt. :)

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Just wonder what happens to Chris...?

Tilly

Great episode one of my favorite scenes was Ron asking what happened to all the steaks that were left behind when the restaurant closed. Really enjoy April and Andy this season too. Am I the only one who thinks Ben is a perfect fit for the group I hope he stays.