Parks and Recreation
Season 5

s05e01 / Ms. Knope Goes To Washington

21st Sep '12 - 1:30am
Ms. Knope Goes To Washington

Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city - especially after meeting two of her idols. Meanwhile, Ron throws a "thank you" barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

7292 have watched this episode

s05e02 / Soda Tax

28th Sep '12 - 1:30am
Soda Tax

Leslie engages on her first mission as city councilor: passing a city-wide tax on giant sodas. Chris helps Andy get in shape to prepare for his police entrance exam. Meanwhile, Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office.

7239 have watched this episode

s05e03 / How a Bill Becomes a Law

5th Oct '12 - 1:30am
How a Bill Becomes a Law

Leslie negotiates with her fellow councilmen to pass a new law extending the community pool hours. When Chris comes up with a new idea to solve people's problems around the city, Ron finds himself filling a pothole for a local mom. Meanwhile, Ben and April decide to take a road trip to visit Leslie and Andy.

7348 have watched this episode

s05e04 / Sex Education

19th Oct '12 - 1:30am
Sex Education

An STD outbreak amongst Pawnee seniors prompts Leslie to conduct a sex education class. Meanwhile, Ron helps Tom adjust to life without technology after his gadgets are taken away, and Ben and April meet Congressman Murray for the first time.

7295 have watched this episode

s05e05 / Halloween Surprise

26th Oct '12 - 1:30am
Halloween Surprise

A new job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplates their future. Meanwhile, Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating, and Tom searches for a new business idea.

7250 have watched this episode

s05e06 / Ben's Parents

9th Nov '12 - 2:30am
Ben's Parents

After being warned about Ben's divorced parents, Leslie gets nervous as she prepares to meet them. With the help of Jean-Ralphio, Tom prepares to pitch his new business to Ron. Meanwhile, Chris rides an emotional rollercoaster.

7263 have watched this episode

s05e07 / Leslie vs. April

16th Nov '12 - 2:30am
Leslie vs. April

Leslie gets upset when April tries to get Lot 48 made into a dog park. Meanwhile, Tom enlists Ben's help as he tries to launch his new business venture, and Andy hones his crime scene investigation skills.

7237 have watched this episode

s05e08 / Pawnee Commons

30th Nov '12 - 2:30am
Pawnee Commons

Leslie makes a public appeal for park design suggestions, but becomes suspicious when the best design comes from an architect in Eagleton. Tom enlists the help of the office as he sets up his new "Rent a-Swag" business, while Andy finds a way to make his new security guard job exciting.

7185 have watched this episode

s05e09 / Ron and Diane

7th Dec '12 - 2:30am
Ron and Diane

Ron, Diane, and Leslie attend a wood working awards dinner, after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Meanwhile, Jerry hosts a holiday party at his home with his wife, and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.

7251 have watched this episode

s05e10 / Two Parties

18th Jan '13 - 1:30am
Two Parties

Ann throws a bachelorette party for Leslie but her plans are derailed when Councilman Jamm interferes. Chris throws a game night at Ben's but things take a turn when he realizes none of the guys ever had their own bachelor parties.

7300 have watched this episode

s05e11 / Women In Garbage

25th Jan '13 - 1:30am
Women In Garbage

In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie and April handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom enlists the help of Andy and Ben to teach him about basketball, and Ron is left to watch Diane's kids while their babysitter is out of town.

7275 have watched this episode

s05e12 / Ann's Decision

8th Feb '13 - 1:30am
Ann's Decision

After several unsuccessful relationships Ann makes a dramatic life decision. Ben enlists the help of Chris, Tom and Ron to choose a caterer for the wedding, while April has to handle one of Leslie's usual tasks.

7294 have watched this episode

s05e13 / Emergency Response

15th Feb '13 - 1:30am
Emergency Response

Leslie and Ben organize a black tie gala to raise money for their park, but their plans are derailed when a city-wide emergency response drill is called. Meanwhile, Andy prepares to take his Police Academy Exam and Ron fills in for Leslie on Pawnee Today.

7279 have watched this episode

s05e14 / Leslie and Ben

22nd Feb '13 - 1:30am
Leslie and Ben

Leslie and Ben have two hours to complete a yearlong project; at the same time, Ron's temper gets him in trouble. Later, Leslie is at a loss for words after the speech she prepared for a special event is stolen. Meanwhile, Ben begins his new job at the Sweetums Charity Foundation; and Ann summons the courage to ask an important question.

7259 have watched this episode

s05e15 / Correspondents' Lunch

22nd Feb '13 - 2:00am
Correspondents' Lunch

Leslie is at a loss for words after the speech she prepared for a special event is stolen. Meanwhile, Ben begins his new job at the Sweetums Charity Foundation, and Ann summons the courage to ask an important question.

7242 have watched this episode

s05e16 / Bailout

15th Mar '13 - 12:30am

Leslie tries to help a local video store stay in business after the owner is hit by the bad economy. Chris tries to give Tom some fatherly advice in dealing with a difficult employee, while Ann blackmails April into being her friend.

7262 have watched this episode

s05e17 / Partridge

5th Apr '13 - 12:30am

Leslie and Ben travel back to his hometown of Partridge, MN to accept the key to the city. Ron gets served a lawsuit from councilman Jamm, while Ann and Chris take a compatible parenting quiz.

7303 have watched this episode

s05e18 / Animal Control

12th Apr '13 - 12:30am
Animal Control

Leslie decides to give the Animal Control Department a much-needed makeover. Ann tries to get Ron the medical attention he needs, while Ben, Tom and Andy recruit donors for their charity foundation.

7260 have watched this episode

s05e19 / Article Two

19th Apr '13 - 12:00am
Article Two

Leslie works to get rid of outdated laws from the original town charter that no longer make sense. Chris gives April and Ron management training, while Ann and Ben get in a bidding war over a present for Leslie.

7240 have watched this episode

s05e20 / Jerry's Retirement

19th Apr '13 - 12:30am
Jerry's Retirement

When Leslie finds out Jerry is retiring, she struggles with the proper way to commemorate the occasion. Chris and Ann prepare to have a baby together, while Tom worries he will become the office punching bag once Jerry leaves.

7242 have watched this episode

s05e21 / Swing Vote

26th Apr '13 - 12:30am
Swing Vote

Budget-cut proposals submitted by Ron would close down the local minigolf course, which Leslie deems unacceptable. Elsewhere, Andy and Ben celebrate a big donation made to their charity, and Ann tries to solve Tom's girlfriend troubles.

7223 have watched this episode

s05e22 / Are You Better Off?

3rd May '13 - 12:30am
Are You Better Off?

Leslie celebrates her first year as a city councilor. A surprise discovery leads Andy to call the only man he knows who can help with the investigation: retired Special Agent Burt Macklin. Meanwhile, April gets some life-changing news, and Tom debates a big business opportunity.

7264 have watched this episode
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