Archived from on January 4, 2011. The episodes were approximately 22 minutes long each, all of which aired at 8:30 p. Leslie tries to veto the deal when she later learns how unhealthy the snacks are. Archived from on January 22, 2011. However, when he realized that he no longer recognized the people of the Pawnee Parks Department, he realized that even he needs to be part of something bigger than himself. Several reviewers called the second season one of the most impressive comebacks in television history. It has been billed as a companion piece to Daniels' and Schur's other comedy,.
However, the heat between them could only stay a secret for so long as this episode gives us the first kiss between the two after hours of buildup. Archived from on February 9, 2011. Meanwhile, everyone in the Parks Department decides to try to be nicer to Jerry when he returns to work. The writers made several other changes going from season one to season two, including making the scripts more focused around the entire cast rather than just Leslie. When his first ex-wife Patricia Clarkson comes to town, Leslie enlists the help of his mother. Archived from on January 22, 2011.
Archived from on January 22, 2011. Archived from on January 25, 2011. Like the first season, it focused on and her staff on the parks and recreation department of the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. The episode also gets a hefty dose of comedic star power thanks to reliable lunatic Jason Mantzoukas as fragrance mogul Dennis Feinstein. This episode is at its best when it's showcasing just how extreme and over-the-top the town can truly be and how above and beyond Leslie and her team will go to give them the parks they deserve. Whether it was the impossibly optimistic Leslie Knope Amy Poehler , stern libertarian Ron Swanson Nick Offerman , swag-obsessed Tom Haverford Aziz Ansari , indifferent April Ludgate Aubrey Plaza , loveable dimwit Andy Dwyer Chris Pratt , incomparable Donna Meagle Retta , level-headed Ben Wyatt Adam Scott , relentlessly positive Chris Traeger Rob Lowe , rainbow-infused space unicorn Ann Perkins Rashida Jones , and even perpetual prank victim Jerry Gergich Jim O'Heir , each character was good at what they did in their way and always tried to help their fellow citizens. This episode deserves top marks for giving fans a lot more insight into the character that would eventually win Leslie's heart.
It was declared the best comedy of the television season by Entertainment Weekly writer Henning Fog and The Star-Ledger television columnist Alan Sepinwall. Bringing to light the careers of Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari and many others plus featuring some of he best television cameos ever , the warm-hearted and progressive comedy that has brought us so much joy will have its final episode tonight. Archived from on January 22, 2011. Archived from on June 19, 2011. Archived from on May 22, 2011.
He now lives in a tent pitched in the pit next to Ann's house, so he can watch over her. Archived from on November 15, 2010. It's a shining example of the group putting each other first. Ron and Andy share an awkward moment at Andy's new shoe-shine job. Although it's a series of jump cuts, Poehler's comedic slurs are true art in and of themselves. An old friend of Ann's reappears and makes Mark insecure about their relationship.
She and Tom divorce and she pursues a romantic interest in Ron. Archived from on November 15, 2010. This bottle episode is sweet because it really explores not only Ron and Leslie's close relationship, but reveals that Ron, for all his lone-wolf tendencies, is just as dependent on the group as they are on him. Commentators said the supporting cast was now working with better material and that Poehler's character had improved and become less over-the-top and more human than in the first season, and more distinct from Michael Scott. The season was produced by and , and series co-creators and served as executive producers.
Schur said Mullally's appearance was well received and not overly distracting to viewers, which made the Parks and Recreation producers feel more comfortable about using future guest actors. By the end of the season, the average viewership for the 24 episodes of season two was 4. Meanwhile, Leslie helps Tom prepare an epic marriage proposal to Lucy before she returns for Philadelphia. While this doesn't really come up again, it turns out her propensity to throw herself full time into her work has made her home situation a… let's just say, hoarder's nightmare. During the season it is revealed that his marriage to his wife Wendy is a , and he and Wendy go through a divorce after she obtains her citizenship.
In the end the nuptials unfold as planned. Archived from on March 8, 2011. Many reviewers praised Offerman's subtle and understated style of comedy, and said he was often the funniest part of the scenes he was in. Archived from on January 25, 2011. The rivalry is deep, and Leslie is typically at the front lines. They become drunken messes faster than anticipated.
Like the , it focuses on and her staff on the parks and recreation department of the fictional town of Pawnee. Aubrey Plaza received a Best Supporting Actress in Television nomination from the , which honors positive portrayals of Latinos in entertainment, but the award went to for her role in 2009. Ben is a man who does great work and thrives in a government environment. Also in 2010, Parks and Recreation received two nominations from Entertainment Weekly's : one for Best Comedy Series, and one for Nick Offerman as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust into the debate over gay marriage. Six season three episodes were filmed in this fashion. When Chris steps in a bear trap, he fires both of them.