Parks and Recreation
Season 4
2011

The ever-enthusiastic Leslie Knope (Poehler) has her sights set on the City Council, but political campaigns are never easy - Leslie must deal with shady journalists, a deep-pocketed opponent, bus accidents, and even a still-smitten old flame.
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The ever-enthusiastic Leslie Knope (Poehler) has her sights set on the City Council, but political campaigns are never easy - Leslie must deal with shady journalists, a deep-pocketed opponent (guest star Paul Rudd), bus accidents, and even a still-smitten old flame in her quest to serve her beloved hometown.

22 Episodes Collapse episodes

  • 1. I'm Leslie Knope 30 mins
    Leslie is torn between Ben and her dreams of running for public office, while Ron braces himself for the arrival of his first wife, Tammy One.
  • 2. Ron and Tammys 30 mins
    Leslie is pulled into Ron's personal life as Tammy One (Patricia Clarkson) exerts malevolent influence on him, and seeks out help from Ron's mom Tammy Zero.
  • 3. Born & Raised 30 mins
    Promoting a book she has written about Pawnee, Leslie falls victim to Joan Callamezzo's "Gotcha!" journalism, but also learns a horrifying fact about her personal history.
  • 4. Pawnee Rangers 30 mins
    Ron and Leslie get into a feud over their rival youth camp programs, with Ron's spartan Pawnee Rangers up against Leslie's supportive and indulgent Pawnee Goddesses.
  • 5. Meet n Greet 30 mins
    Ben is mad when Andy and April decide to throw a Halloween party at their house without asking him. Tom emcees an event for Leslie's campaign but manages to also promote his company. Meanwhile, Ron and Ann give Andy and April an unusual wedding present.
  • 6. End of the World 30 mins
    A local Pawnee group predicts that the end of the world is coming, causing Leslie and others to contemplate their lives.
  • 7. The Treaty 30 mins
    Leslie and Ben are excited about the opportunity to lead a Model United Nations conference, but their post-dating relationship becomes the major crisis of the event. Elsewhere, Andy and April uniquely lend a helping hand at the conference.
  • 8. Smallest Park 30 mins
    Leslie attempts to delay completion of Indiana's smallest park in order to spend more time with Ben before he transfers out of the parks department.
  • 9. The Trial of Leslie Knope 30 mins
    Leslie and Ben finally tell Chris about their relationship, leading to Leslie's trial by the board to see whether she took advantage of him to get ahead.
  • 10. Citizen Knope 30 mins
    Leslie must ask for help in order to stage a major event to re-establish her campaign. Ben uses his new-found freetime to explore new hobbies, alarming Chris with their uselessness and causing him to step in and help.
  • 11. The Comeback Kid 30 mins
    Leslie must ask for help in order to stage a major event to re-establish her campaign. Ben uses his new-found freetime to explore new hobbies, alarming Chris with their uselessness and causing him to step in and help
  • 12. Campaign Ad 30 mins
    The race for City Council is shaken up by the entry of Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), the wealthy and good-natured son of the town's largest employer, as a candidate. Leslie and Ben have a fight over the tone of their campaign ads
  • 13. Bowling for Votes 30 mins
    Leslie and Ben host a bowling night after receiving feedback about Leslie's campaign. April, Chris, and Jerry hold a competition to see who can raise the most funds.
  • 14. Operation Ann 30 mins
    Leslie works to find Ann a Valentine's date, finding only the run of the muck strange Pawneeans. Ron helps Ben with Leslie's difficult Valentine's scavenger hunt, and Chris becomes depressed over his love life.
  • 15. Dave Returns 30 mins
    Leslie and Ben run into Dave (Louis C.K.) while meeting with the Chief of Police. Andy searches for a song to represent Leslie's campaign.
  • 16. Sweet Sixteen 30 mins
    After realizing everyone forgot Jerry's birthday, Leslie decides to throw him a party; Tom is shocked to learn Ann doesn't share his taste in music.
  • 17. Campaign Shake-Up 30 mins
    Bobby Newport hires a new campaign manager (Kathryn Hahn). Leslie courts the support of a powerful Pawnee senior citizen (Carl Reiner). Ron must search for a new deputy director.
  • 18. Lucky 30 mins
    Indianapolis journalist Buddy Wood (Sean Hayes) selects Leslie as one of the local candidates whom he profiles in an annual special. Andy prepares for his final womens' studies exam, and both Ron and Chris take an interest in his professor.
  • 19. Live Ammo 30 mins
    Leslie discovers that the Parks Department budget is about to be cut, and she later meets the City Council member (Bradley Whitford) she is running to replace. Chris and Ron visit a meditation center.
  • 20. The Debate 30 mins
    Leslie and Bobby Newport hold a debate.
  • 21. Bus Tour 30 mins
    The father of Bobby Newport dies suddenly while Leslie is on a critical campaign swing through the city.
  • 22. Win, Lose, or Draw 30 mins
    The results of Pawnee's City Council election are announced.

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