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Parks and Recreation Season 3 Episodes

16 Episodes 2011 - 2011

Eternally optimistic government employee Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) sets her sights on a new goal in Season 3: revitalizing the town of Pawnee by throwing a harvest festival. Meanwhile, there's love in the air for just about everyone in the cast: Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) begins dating health-conscious city manager Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe); April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) enter into a whirlwind romance; and Leslie falls for Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), despite the fact that as coworkers, they aren't allowed to date.

Episode 1

Go Big or Go Home

Thu, Jan 20, 2011 30 mins

Season 3 opens as Leslie enlists Ann's help in persuading state auditors Chris and Ben to give the Parks Department more money. Elsewhere, Ron and Andy start coaching youth basketball; and April returns with some surprising news.

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Episode 2

Flu Season

Thu, Jan 27, 2011 30 mins

The flu hits Pawnee, sending Leslie to the hospital and interrupting her preparations for the local Harvest Festival. Elsewhere, Ron and Andy do some male bonding, while Tom spends the day at the spa.

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Episode 3

Time Capsule

Thu, Feb 3, 2011 30 mins

Leslie wants to bury a Pawnee time capsule, but an odd suggestion from a local man (Will Forte) causes unforeseen consequences. Meanwhile, Andy seeks Chris's advice on how to win back April.

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Episode 4

Ron & Tammy: Part Two

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 30 mins

Tom gets revenge on Ron by going out with Ron's ex-wife, Tammy (Megan Mullally). Meanwhile, April is assigned to work with Chris.

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Episode 5

Media Blitz

Thu, Feb 17, 2011 30 mins

Ben is forced to face his past as a teen mayor while doing interviews to promote the upcoming Harvest Festival. Elsewhere, Andy tries win back April's affection.

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Episode 6

Indianapolis

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 30 mins

Ron and Leslie head to Indianapolis, where they'll be recognized for their work on the upcoming Harvest Festival. Back in Pawnee, Tom hosts a launch party for a local cologne maker, hoping to pitch his own idea for a fragrance; and a cash-strapped Andy and April find ways to have fun without spending any money.

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Episode 7

Harvest Festival

Thu, Mar 17, 2011 30 mins

The fate of the Parks Department rests on the success of the Harvest Festival, which is plagued by last-minute problems, including a Wamapoke tribal leader who threatens to put a curse on the event.

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Episode 8

Camping

Thu, Mar 24, 2011 30 mins

Leslie plans a camping trip for the whole department; Chris is appointed city manager of Pawnee; Andy attempts a romantic gesture for April.

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Episode 9

Fancy Party

Thu, Apr 14, 2011 30 mins

Ben seeks career advice from Leslie; April and Andy host a dinner party for all their friends; Ann attends a singles party.

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Episode 10

Soulmates

Thu, Apr 21, 2011 30 mins

Leslie joins an Internet dating site, only to be matched with someone she already knows. Meanwhile, Chris kicks off a health initiative and challenges Ron to a burger cook-off.

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Episode 11

Jerry's Painting

Thu, Apr 28, 2011 38 mins

Jerry's artwork causes a stir at a local art festival; Ben moves in with April; Leslie becomes fed up with Chris and his interoffice dating rules.

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Episode 12

Eagleton

Thu, May 5, 2011 30 mins

Leslie's ex-best friend (Parker Posey) launches an attack on Pawnee, banning residents from visiting a nearby park in the neighboring city of Eagleton. Meanwhile, Ron's birthday is approaching and the last thing he wants is a party.

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Episode 13

The Fight

Thu, May 12, 2011 30 mins

Leslie tries to get Ann a job at city hall, and Ann's lukewarm reaction leads to their first-ever fight. Meanwhile, Tom promotes Snake Juice at the Snakehole Lounge.

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Episode 14

Road Trip

Thu, May 12, 2011 30 mins

Leslie struggles to contain her feelings for Ben when the two embark on a road trip to Indianapolis. Elsewhere, Ron teaches a young student about his views on government.

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Episode 15

The Bubble

Thu, May 19, 2011 30 mins

Chris makes some big changes in the Parks Department and no one is happy, especially Tom, who starts to rethink his career choices. Meanwhile, Ben has a meeting with Leslie's mom.

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Episode 16

Li'l Sebastian

Thu, May 19, 2011 30 mins

Leslie organizes a memorial service for a dearly departed friend in the Season 3 finale. Elsewhere, Tom makes a big decision, and Chris deals with a health problem.

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