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Parks and Recreation Season 2 Episodes

24 Episodes 2009 - 2010

The creative staff of "Parks and Recreation" recalibrated the tone of the series in its second season, transforming lead character Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) from a hopelessly ineffective bureaucrat to an inspirational force for good who actually gets things accomplished. Meanwhile, her coworkers at the parks department slowly become a makeshift family who support each other. Over the course of the season, they cohost a telethon, collaborate on a mural for city hall and help Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) get over his divorce. And the biggest change to the show came at the end of Season 2: City planner Mark Brendanawicz (Paul Schneider) leaves Pawnee, while two new government officials played by Rob Lowe and Adam Scott join the cast.

Episode 1

Pawnee Zoo

Thu, Sep 17, 2009 30 mins

In the Season 2 opener, Leslie tries to drum up publicity for the Pawnee zoo by arranging for two penguins to wed, but she inadvertently causes an uproar when both penguins turn out to be male. Elsewhere, Mark sets his sights on Ann and asks her out on a date.

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Episode 2

The Stakeout

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 30 mins

Leslie finds marijuana planted in her new community garden, so she holds an all-night stakeout to catch the culprit. Meanwhile, with Leslie's permission, Ann agrees to go on a date with Mark.

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Episode 3

Beauty Pageant

Thu, Oct 1, 2009 30 mins

Leslie judges the Miss Pawnee beauty pageant and finds herself in conflict with the other judges on what defines an "ideal woman". Meanwhile, Ann learns some interesting news about Andy during a date with Mark. Louis C.K. guest stars.

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Episode 4

The Practice Date

Thu, Oct 8, 2009 30 mins

Leslie goes on a practice date with Ann in preparation for her night out with Dave. Elsewhere, a sex scandal involving a local councilman unfolds, prompting Tom, Ron, April and Mark to see who can dig up the most dirt on each other.

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Episode 5

Sister City

Thu, Oct 15, 2009 30 mins

The Parks and Recreation department from Boraqua, Venezuela, Pawnee's sister city, visits, and Leslie is shocked by the cultural differences. Meanwhile, April plays hard to get.

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Episode 6

KaBOOM!

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 30 mins

The department helps the non-profit group KaBOOM! build a playground in a neighbouring town. When the entire project is completed in one day, Leslie grows frustrated with the lack of progress of her own pit, prompting her to seek advice from Mark on cutting through the red tape.

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Episode 7

Greg Pikitis

Thu, Oct 29, 2009 30 mins

A teenage vandal torments Leslie, so she enlists Dave and Andy to help her catch the young lawbreaker. Elsewhere, Ann decides to throw a Halloween party and gets help from an unlikely source.

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Episode 8

Ron and Tammy

Thu, Nov 5, 2009 30 mins

Megan Mullally guest stars as Ron's ex-wife Tammy, who runs the local library and wants to take over Leslie's lot. Also: Andy tries to win Ann back by getting a job.

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Episode 9

The Camel

Thu, Nov 12, 2009 30 mins

A mural depicting the "Spirit of Pawnee" is defaced at City Hall, prompting the Parks Department to come up with a new design. Elsewhere, Andy and Ron share an uncomfortable moment while getting a shoeshine.

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Episode 10

Hunting Trip

Thu, Nov 19, 2009 30 mins

Hoping to prove she can hang with the guys, Leslie invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip. Back at the office, April and Andy bond while everyone else is away.

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Episode 11

Tom's Divorce

Thu, Dec 3, 2009 30 mins

Leslie learns that Tom is getting divorced, so she organises a night out on the town to cheer him up.

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Episode 12

Christmas Scandal

Thu, Dec 10, 2009 30 mins

An innocent meeting with a disgraced councilman lands Leslie at the centre of a sex scandal, disrupting her plans for the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival. Louis C.K. guest stars.

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Episode 13

The Set Up

Thu, Jan 14, 2010 30 mins

Leslie goes on a blind date with one of Ann's colleagues. Meanwhile, Mark becomes insecure when an old friend of Ann's re-enters her life.

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Episode 14

Leslie's House

Thu, Jan 21, 2010 30 mins

Leslie throws a dinner party at her home, hoping to impress Justin, her new love interest.

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Episode 15

Sweetums

Thu, Feb 4, 2010 30 mins

Leslie fights to stop a local company from selling unhealthy energy bars at the parks in Pawnee. Meanwhile, Mark reluctantly agrees to help Tom move.

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Episode 16

Galentine's Day

Thu, Feb 11, 2010 30 mins

Leslie's mum shares a story about an old flame, which inspires Leslie and Justin to track him down and reunite the long-lost lovers on Valentine's Day. Elsewhere, Andy's band lands a gig at the seniors' centre.

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Episode 17

Woman of the Year

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 30 mins

Ron wins a "Woman of the Year" award for a project Leslie started, and she's not happy about it. Meanwhile, Tom decides he wants to invest in a local club.

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Episode 18

The Possum

Thu, Mar 11, 2010 30 mins

Leslie heads a task force to catch a pesky possum after it bites the mayor's dog on a golf course.

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Episode 19

Park Safety

Thu, Mar 18, 2010 30 mins

Jerry gets mugged by some kids in the park, and Leslie responds by scheduling a meeting with the head park ranger to improve park safety.

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Episode 20

Summer Catalog

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 30 mins

Leslie hosts a picnic lunch for past directors of the Parks Department, hoping they'll provide inspiration as she prepares the annual summer events catalogue.

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Episode 21

94 Meetings

Thu, Apr 29, 2010 30 mins

Ron is furious with April when she accidentally fills his schedule with meetings, forcing him to actually have to do his job for a change. Meanwhile, Leslie tries to save a historical landmark.

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Episode 22

Telethon

Thu, May 6, 2010 30 mins

Leslie hosts a local telethon and lands former basketball player Detlef Schrempf as a celebrity guest. Elsewhere, Mark has big plans for his relationship with Ann.

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Episode 23

The Master Plan

Thu, May 13, 2010 30 mins

Two state auditors arrive in Pawnee and slash the budget of the Parks and Recreation department, putting Leslie's plans for a new park on hold. Meanwhile, April has plans for Andy on her birthday, and Ann tries to solve a romantic mystery.

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Episode 24

Freddy Spaghetti

Thu, May 20, 2010 30 mins

Leslie wants to hold a children's concert, but Ben gets in her way in the Season 2 finale. Meanwhile, Mark makes some big decisions regarding his life. Rob Lowe guest stars.

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