6 Episodes 2009 - 2009
This hilarious and warmhearted mockumentary series focuses on the parks-department employees at the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. While the department's workaholic deputy director, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), fervently believes in the government's capacity to do good, her resolve is tested by a modest project that requires her to fight through endless layers of bureaucracy and red tape: filling in an abandoned construction pit and turning it into a new park. Her allies in this cause include nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), whose slacker boyfriend Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) broke both of his legs after falling into the pit; totally apathetic intern April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza); coworker Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), who spends most of his day dreaming up get-rich-quick schemes; city planner and ladies' man Mark Brendanawicz (Paul Schneider); and staunchly libertarian parks director Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), who believes the government has no business trying to improve anything.
In the series pilot, mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) takes on what should be a fairly simple project: turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but navigating the local government of Pawnee, Ind., proves to be quite the challenge. Ann: Rashida Jones. Tom: Aziz Ansari. Mark: Paul Schneider.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 30 mins
Leslie embarks on a door-to-door campaign, hoping to build support for the park project, while Tom resorts to more questionable tactics.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 30 mins
Leslie invites a reporter to cover her park project, but the resulting article isn't what she had in mind. Meanwhile, Tom sucks up to Ron.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 30 mins
Leslie faces an ethical dilemma when she tries to break into the "old boys' club" of politics. Elsewhere, Andy (Chris Pratt) plans a surprise for Ann.
Thu, May 7, 2009 30 mins
A banquet honoring Leslie's mother is held, and Leslie makes a memorable impression---but not a very good one. Meanwhile, Mark and Tom try to pick up some ladies.
Thu, May 14, 2009 30 mins
In the Season 1 finale, Leslie tries to impress a Pawnee bigwig, while the rest of the gang attends Andy's first gig since he broke his legs in the pit.