The Worst Episodes Of Each Season, In accordance To IMDb
Parks and Recreation could have left the air greater than 5 years in the past, however followers and audiences nonetheless flock to any streaming-service that homes the previous NBC comedy because of the exhibits means to not solely stay hilarious after a number of viewings, however to remain culturally related as properly.
Regardless of the comedy being one in every of NBC’s staple exhibits whereas it was nonetheless being produced, identical to another present some episodes are going to be worse than others and the sequence revolving round a bunch of small-town authorities staff in Pawnee, Indiana was no exception.
13 Pilot, Season 1 (7.0)
It is pure to not have a stellar pilot-episode so it is no shock that the very first episode of the sequence can also be the worst-rated of all the first season (out of solely 6 episodes). Audiences are launched to all the core-cast in addition to the story-arc of Leslie making an attempt to construct a park on the empty lot subsequent to Ann’s home.
The 2 future best-friends meet at a public discussion board the place Ann calls for the pit be stuffed in since her boyfriend Andy broke his legs falling into it, and Leslie vows to have the pit stuffed in with a park constructed on prime.
12 Sister Metropolis, Season 2 (7.7)
The second season of Parks and Recreation had three episodes that tied for the lowest-rated and the primary centered across the premise of Pawnee internet hosting authorities officers from their sister metropolis in Venezuela.
Anticipating the officers to be poor and astounded by Pawnee’s wealth, Leslie and the parks gang are thrown for a loop when the officers grow to be vastly wealthy and instantly start openly-disrespecting Leslie and Pawnee itself. Leslie tries to swallow her pleasure and suck as much as the officers for a big verify that will contribute towards their new park – however in the long run she merely cannot do it and tears up the verify.
11 Kaboom, Season 2 (7.7)
Within the second episode of season 2 to tie for lowest-rated the story centered round the truth that Leslie lastly received the empty pit subsequent to Ann’s home stuffed in. Leslie and Ann spend the day “kabooming” a playground, which conjures up them to “kaboom” the empty pit by filling it in.
Sadly, by doing so, they empty a load of dust onto a homeless Andy which leads to him suing town of Pawnee for compensation. Nonetheless, in response, Leslie comes up with a plan the place Andy as an alternative asks for the pit to be stuffed in – which he will get.
10 Galentine’s Day, Season 2 (7.7)
The final lowest-rated episode of season 2 oddly sufficient did not focus on Leslie’s favourite vacation (Galentine’s Day) however slightly across the premise that Leslie and her new boyfriend, Justin, tried to reunite Leslie’s mom with a long-lost-love from when she was 18.
Regardless of discovering the person and arranging a blind date between the 2, Leslie shortly realizes how egocentric Justin is when he does not care about Leslie’s mom’s emotions (or hers) and is simply involved in making a story to inform.
9 Media Blitz, Season 3 (8.1)
The third season of Parks and Rec additionally had three episodes tie for the lowest-rated of the season and the primary adopted the plot that the parks division (in addition to Ben and Chris) had been making an attempt to advertise the Harvest Pageant by occurring tv exhibits and doing radio interviews.
Sadly, the conferences go horribly as all the metropolis of Pawnee finds out about Ben’s former “Ice-City” debacle and start reprimanding him for it. Fortunately, after a shaky begin, Ben is ready to pull himself collectively and does an important job selling the honest.
8 Indianapolis, Season 3 (8.1)
Throughout the second episode to tie for season 3’s lowest, Leslie and Ron discovered themselves touring to Indianapolis to just accept an award for establishing the Harvest Pageant.
Sadly, their journey is derailed once they cease at Chris’ home and Leslie thinks she’s discovered proof that he is dishonest on Ann. When Ann finally ends up confronting Chris, the proof seems to all be circumstantial… nonetheless, Chris then drops the bombshell that (whereas he isn’t dishonest on Ann) he additionally broke up together with her per week prior.
7 Tenting, Season 3 (8.1)
After the success of Harvest Pageant, the third lowest-rated episode of season Three discovered all the parks division on a tenting journey the place they may brainstorm about concepts to bounce again.
When no person comes up with something, Leslie admits that she herself does not have any concepts both and worries if she has peeked with Harvest Pageant. Fortunately, Ron finds a method to reset Leslie’s mind and she or he comes up with one million new nice concepts on the spot.
6 Meet ‘N’ Greet, Season 4 (7.8)
Season Four managed to solely have two episodes tie for the lowest-rated with the primary being the Halloween episode. Whereas Andy and April throw a Halloween social gathering (with out telling Ben), Ron spends all the time fixing the entire issues with the younger couple’s home.
In the meantime, Tom tries to assist Leslie safe funding for her marketing campaign, however then steals the highlight and tries to focus on his enterprise. Not solely does his presentation fail, however Tom then reveals that his firm has gone bankrupt after Four months (it ought to have been sooner).
5 Candy Sixteen, Season 4 (7.8)
It is revealed in the course of the second lowest-rated episode of season Four that Jerry’s birthday is on February 29th, which meant that the parks division determined to throw a shock “Candy-Sixteen” social gathering for Jerry’s 64th birthday. Nonetheless, with Leslie being in the midst of her marketing campaign, she stretches herself too skinny and forgets to ask Jerry to his personal social gathering.
After a number of different issues that add to Leslie’s stress, Ron formally insists that she takes a sabbatical to focus fully on the marketing campaign… which she largely agrees too.
4 Partridge, Season 5 (7.7)
One other season, one other two episodes that tied for the lowest-rated. Throughout this episode, Leslie and Ben return to Ben’s hometown the place he is set to obtain the “Key to the Metropolis” as a former mayor of the city.
Nonetheless, the entire ceremony seems to be a ruse and the city’s present mayor simply needed to make enjoyable of Ben due to his “Ice-City” blunder (which might rating him some factors with the voters). Leslie finally ends up stealing the important thing anyway for Ben to take dwelling, however he decides to throw it in a lake as an alternative.
3 Swing Vote, Season 5 (7.7)
Leslie and Ron battled putt-to-putt in the course of the second lowest-rated episode of season 5 when it is revealed that Pawnee can be reducing their funding to the native putt-putt course.
Nonetheless, within the vote to determine whether or not or to not minimize the funding, councilman Jamm guarantees his swing-vote to both Leslie (who desires to save lots of the course) or Ron (who does not) based mostly on who wins at a spherical of mini-golf. Ron takes dwelling the prize, Leslie stays true to her phrase, and Jamm votes to chop the funding for the course.
2 New Slogan, Season 6 (7.6)
In an try to assist carry the cities of Pawnee and Eagleton nearer collectively throughout their city-merger, the lowest-rated episode of season 6 centered on the premise of the parks division establishing a web-based ballot for the residents to decide on a brand new city slogan.
Sadly, after Leslie goes on a radio-show and presents herself as a buzzkill, the radio hosts get their fan-base to vote for the slogan “Pawnee: Dwelling of the Stick Up Leslie Knope’s Butt.” Fortunately, the city pulls via and decides to pick the slogan, “Pawnee: When You are Right here, Then You are Dwelling” as an alternative.
1 William Henry Harrison, Season 7 (7.5)
Leslie and the Nationwide Parks division had been greedy at any straws they may as a way to receive the Newport land to create a nationwide park in Pawnee, which included claiming that former President William Henry Harrison had a cabin on the land.
All through the episode, Leslie tries to construct up a case (centered round W.H. Harrison) as a way to win the land, however she will get stymied by Ron and Gryzzl within the course of. On the finish of the episode, the gang locks Leslie and Ron within the outdated parks division workplace and will not allow them to out till they settle their variations.
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