Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague, Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself.

S2, E1

Pawnee Zoo

Hoping to promote the local zoo, Leslie arranges a penguin "wedding," but things don't go as planned when they realize the birds are both male.

S2, E2

The Stakeout

Tom and Leslie discover marijuana planted in the community garden; Ann gets permission from Leslie to go on a date with Mark.

S2, E3

Beauty Pageant

Leslie eagerly anticipates her role as a judge in the Miss Pawnee Pageant but finds herself disagreeing with the other judges about what constitutes an ideal woman.

S2, E4

Practice Date

Leslie, nervous about her first date with Dave (Louis C.K.), goes on a practice date with Ann; Ron, Tom, April and Mark try to find dirt on one another.