Parks and Recreation Quotes: Best of Season One

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The six-episode first season of NBC's Parks and Recreation started off a bit slowly, but towards the end, it started to come into its own, giving us hope for the Amy Poehler-led quirky comedy when its second campaign kicks off in the fall. It's actually pretty decent.

Below are some of our favorite lines from this spring. Be sure to check out our library of Parks and Recreation quotes for the best quotes from each of the six episodes!

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Leslie Knope: When I go through these doors, I need to be "on" like the White House Press Secretary. Are you ready?
Tom Haverford: Yes.
Leslie Knope: OK! Here we go! (pulls on the door, looks into the camera) It's locked. | permalink
Leslie: I don't want to be overdramatic, but today felt like a hundred years in hell and the absolute worst day of my life. | permalink
Jim: I love Great lakes wine.
Tom: You can have the wine. I'm wanna take that cheese and do terrible things to it. | permalink
Ron: I enjoy government functions like I enjoy getting kicked in the nuggets with a steel toed boot. But this hotel always served bacon wrapped shrimp. I'd go to a banquet in honor of those Somali pirates if they served bacon wrapped shrimp. | permalink
Tom: Yes, I'm married. But my wife understands that a good politician has to be appealing to the ladies. The fact that I haven't even gotten close to cheating on her is a disappointment to both of us. | permalink
Ron: I like your hairdo, Leslie.
Leslie: Thank you, Ron.
Ron: It's just like my brother's. He's an officer in the Air Force. | permalink
Leslie: These people are members of the community that care about where they live. So what hear when I'm being yelled at is people caring ... loudly at me. | permalink
Leslie: (showing a mural of a Native American chief)This is called "The Trial of Chief Wamapo." It was painted in 1936 and this is Chief Wamapo. He was convicted of crimes against the soldiers. I'm always amazed at his ... quiet dignity right before he's killed by a cannonball. | permalink
Tom: [on Mark] That dude has stuck it in some crazeee chicks. | permalink
Leslie: When I was in sixth grade, I was voted best dressed by 87 votes. And there were only 63 people in my class. | permalink

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Parks & Rec Quotes

April: You know what? I think men are better than women.
Ann: She's kidding.
April: No I'm not. They provide for us and we must obey them because they are our masters.

"I guess I kind of hate most things. But I never really seem to hate you. So I want to spend the rest of my life with you, is that cool?"