Parks and Recreation Season 5

Season 5

Parks and Recreation Season 5

First Air Date: September 20, 2012

First Aired on    :   2012
Episodes    :   22 episodes

The show follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat turned City Councilwoman, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.



Episodes

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5x22 Are You Better Off? (May 02, 2013)


Leslie celebrates her first year as a city councilwoman. Retired Special Agent Burt Macklin is recalled to action. April gets some life-changing news. Tom debates a big business opportunity.


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5x21 Swing Vote (April 25, 2013)


Leslie deems Ron's budget-cut proposals unacceptable. Andy and Ben celebrate a big donation made to their charity. Ann tries to solve Tom's girlfriend troubles.


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5x20 Jerry's Retirement (April 18, 2013)


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. Tom worries he will become the office punching bag once Jerry leaves.


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5x19 Article Two (April 18, 2013)


Leslie works to get rid of outdated laws from the original town charter. April and Ron receive management training from Chris. Ben finds himself in a bidding war against Ann to win a present for Leslie.


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5x18 Animal Control (April 11, 2013)


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


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5x17 Partridge (April 04, 2013)


Leslie accompanies Ben on a trip to his hometown which has offered him a key to the city. Ron deals with a lawsuit filed against him by Councilman Jamm. Ann and Chris take a parenting compatibility quiz.


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5x16 Bailout (March 14, 2013)


Leslie is determined to help a local video store stay in business, while Chris offers Tom advice on how to deal with a difficult employee. Elsewhere, Ann resorts to blackmail to get April to be her friend.


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5x15 Correspondents' Lunch (February 21, 2013)


Leslie's speech she prepared for a special event is stolen. Ben begins his new job at the Sweetums Charity Foundation. Ann summons the courage to ask an important question.


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5x14 Leslie and Ben (February 21, 2013)


Leslie and Ben are getting married, and have to cram months of planning into two hours. Meanwhile, Ron's temper gets him in trouble.


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5x13 Emergency Response (February 14, 2013)


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.


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5x12 Ann's Decision (February 07, 2013)


Ann tries to get to know herself as Leslie meddles in one of her biggest life decisions. Meanwhile, things go south when Ben enlists the guys to help choose a caterer for the wedding.


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5x11 Women in Garbage (January 24, 2013)


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.


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5x10 Two Parties (January 17, 2013)


Ben and Leslie's rival bachelor and bachelorette parties each take on a very different tune.


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5x09 Ron and Diane (December 06, 2012)


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.


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5x08 Pawnee Commons (November 29, 2012)


Leslie and Ben meet with an architect from their rival town, Eagleton, about designs for a new park.


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5x07 Leslie vs. April (November 15, 2012)


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.


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5x06 Ben's Parents (November 08, 2012)


Leslie is nervous about meeting Ben's divorced parents. Tom prepares to pitch his new business to Ron with Jean-Ralphio's help. Chris rides an emotional rollercoaster.


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5x05 Halloween Surprise (October 25, 2012)


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.


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5x04 Sex Education (October 18, 2012)


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.


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5x03 How a Bill Becomes a Law (October 04, 2012)


Leslie helps a local swim team get more practice time by working on a new law that extends the hours at the community pool; Ron finds himself filling a pothole for a local woman (Lucy Lawless) as part of Chris' new plan to solve citizens' problems around the city; April and Ben take a road trip to Pawnee.


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5x02 Soda Tax (September 27, 2012)


Leslie decides to wage war on obesity in Pawnee in her first mission as city councilor by passing a city-wide soda tax. Meanwhile, Andy tries to get in shape for his police-entrance exam, and Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office.


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5x01 Ms. Knope Goes To Washington (September 20, 2012)


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.




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