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Parks and Recreation Season 4 Episodes

22 Episodes 2011 - 2012

Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) runs for a seat on Pawnee's city council in Season 4, but she'll need every bit of help she can get from her friends to beat her opponent, local golden boy Bobby Newport (recurring guest star Paul Rudd). Even worse, Leslie knows that she has to break up with Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) or risk a scandal, since government coworkers aren't allowed to date. Meanwhile, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) leaves the parks department to found an outlandish entertainment company, but the day-to-day responsibility of running a business soon turns his dream job into a disaster.

Episode 1

I'm Leslie Knope

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 30 mins

Leslie is faced with a difficult decision when she considers running for office in the Season 4 opener. Meanwhile, Ron prepares for the return of his first wife (Patricia Clarkson); and Ann dispenses medical advice after making an unexpected diagnosis.

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Episode 2

Ron & Tammys

Sun, Jan 26, 2014 30 mins

Ron's first ex-wife, Tammy One (Patricia Clarkson), reenters his life and tries to control his every move. Meanwhile, Ben helps Tom balance the books at his new company; and Ann makes a PSA, with help from Chris. Megan Mullaly also guest stars.

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Episode 3

Born & Raised

Thu, Jan 23, 2014 30 mins

Leslie's book about Pawnee comes out just in time for her campaign; Ann tries to bond with Ron and April.

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Episode 4

Pawnee Rangers

Thu, Jan 23, 2014 30 mins

Ron takes his boys-only troop of Pawnee Rangers into the wild. Not wanting the girls to feel left out, Leslie also takes her troop of Pawnee Goddesses on an adventure weekend. Meanwhile, a reluctant Ben joins Tom and Donna for a day of relaxation, and Chris spends some time with Jerry.

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Episode 5

Meet N Greet

Mon, Jan 27, 2014 30 mins

Andy and April host a Halloween bash at their house; Tom emcees an event for Leslie's campaign; Andy and April receive an unusual wedding present from Ron and Ann.

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Episode 6

End of the World

Thu, Nov 3, 2011 30 mins

A local group predicts that the end of the world is near, prompting everyone to reflect on their lives. Tom decides to throw a huge party, while April helps Andy check items off his "bucket list."

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Episode 7

The Treaty

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 30 mins

Leslie hosts a Model United Nations at a Pawnee high school; Ron searches for a replacement for Tom; Chris seeks Ann's advice on love after a date cancels on him.

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Episode 8

Smallest Park

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 30 mins

Leslie builds the smallest park in Indiana in hopes of attracting tourists; April and Ron encourage Andy to go to college; Tom and Jerry are tasked with redesigning the Parks and Recreation Department logo.

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Episode 9

The Trial of Leslie Knope

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 30 mins

Leslie goes on trial and defends her actions.

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Episode 10

Citizen Knope

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 30 mins

Frustrated by how hard it is to get things done from inside the Parks Dept., Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office tries to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for Leslie.

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Episode 11

The Comeback Kid

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 30 mins

Leslie stages an attention-getting event. Meanwhile, Andy and April adopt a pet, and Ben takes up a new hobby.

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Episode 12

Campaign Ad

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 30 mins

Leslie and Ben clash while working on her first campaign ad. Elsewhere, Chris tries to befriend Ron, making Ron very uncomfortable, while April and Andy take a trip to the doctor.

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Episode 13

Bowling for Votes

Thu, Jan 26, 2012 30 mins

Feedback from a focus group prompts Leslie to host a bowling party in hopes of gathering support for her campaign. Meanwhile, April, Chris, Donna and Jerry begin cold calling voters while competing to see who can raise the most money for Leslie's campaign.

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Episode 14

Operation Ann

Thu, Feb 2, 2012 30 mins

Leslie makes it her mission to find Ann a date for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Ben turns to Ron for help in figuring out Leslie's elaborate Valentine scavenger hunt, and Chris is troubled by the status of his love life.

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Episode 15

Dave Returns

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 30 mins

Leslie and Ben have an awkward run-in with Leslie's old flame Dave; Andy writes a theme song for Leslie's campaign.

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Episode 16

Sweet Sixteen

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 30 mins

Everyone forgets Jerry's birthday. To make up for it, Leslie throws him a post-birthday party at a special location. Meanwhile, Tom is shocked to learn that he and Ann have very different tastes in music.

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Episode 17

Campaign Shake-up

Thu, Mar 1, 2012 30 mins

Leslie and Ben are caught off guard when her opponent hires a high-power campaign manager from Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Ron reluctantly interviews replacements for Leslie after things start falling through the cracks at the office.

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Episode 18

Lucky

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 30 mins

Leslie lands a big interview on an Indianapolis talk show. Meanwhile, Andy preps for his final exam in his women's studies course, with help from Ron and April.

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Episode 19

Live Ammo

Thu, Apr 19, 2012 30 mins

When Leslie learns that the Parks Dept. budget is about to be cut, she persuades Councilman Pillner to make the cuts elsewhere, but there are unforeseen consequences for her campaign. Elsewhere, Ron and Chris visit a meditation center together.

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Episode 20

The Debate

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 30 mins

Leslie squares off against her opponent, Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), in a televised debate. Ann, Tom and Chris keep busy in the media spin room, while Ron works to save a party for Leslie's donors. Amy Poehler wrote and directed the episode.

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Episode 21

Bus Tour

Thu, May 3, 2012 30 mins

Leslie embarks on a bus tour on the final day of her campaign, but she becomes distracted by the sudden death of an important person in Pawnee. Elsewhere, Andy investigates a security threat, while Chris discovers a surprising cure for his depression.

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Episode 22

Win, Lose, or Draw

Thu, May 10, 2012 30 mins

Election Day arrives in Pawnee, and the race between Leslie and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) is neck-and-neck in the Season 4 finale. While waiting for the results, everyone reflects on what the future might bring.

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