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List of the best Parks and Recreation episodes, as determined by voters like you. Leslie Knope and her undying love of the City of Pawnee may have started as a The Office copy, but it soon became it's own remarkable show in it's own right. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Parks and Recreation episodes of all time are. Fans of Parks and Recreation are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

With episodes ranging from "Hunting Trip" to "Summer Catalog", this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. What is the best Parks and Recreation episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
May 19 2011 Leslie and the parks team put together a memorial service for a dearly departed friend. Meanwhile, Tom makes a big life decision, while Chris reacts badly to a health problem.

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Flu Season is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Jan 27 2011 "Flu Season" is the second episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 32nd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on ...more

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Andy and April's Fancy Party is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Apr 14 2011 "Andy and April's Fancy Party" is the ninth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 39th overall episode of the series. It ...more

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The Fight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
May 12 2011 "The Fight" is the thirteenth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 43rd overall episode of the series. It originally aired ...more

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Leslie and Ben is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Feb 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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Hunting Trip is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Nov 19 2009 Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron’s annual hunting trip, but things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone ...more

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The Comeback Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Jan 12 2012 Leslie enlists everyone's help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben takes up a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet.

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Harvest Festival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Mar 17 2011 It's make it or break it for the Parks Department at the Harvest Festival which is full of surprises.

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Ron & Tammy: Part Two is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Feb 10 2011 "Ron & Tammy: Part Two" is the fourth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 34th overall episode of the series. It ...more

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Telethon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
May 06 2010 Telethon is the 22nd episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 28th overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the ...more

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Pawnee Rangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Oct 13 2011 Ron takes his boys-only troop of Pawnee Rangers into the wild. Not wanting the girls to feel left out, Leslie also takes her troop of Pawnee Goddesses on an adventure weekend. Meanwhile, a ...more

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Two Parties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Jan 24 2013 Ben and Leslie's rival bachelor and bachelorette parties each take on a very different tune.

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End of the World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Nov 03 2011 A local Pawnee group predicts the end of days, causing chaos in the Parks department.

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Media Blitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Feb 17 2011 While advertising for the Harvest Festival, Ben has to deal with some troubling questions about his past. Meanwhile, Andy continues to try to win April back.

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Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 3 Episode 16: Super-Sized Producer's Cut! Leslie says goodbye to a special friend.

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Win, Lose, or Draw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
May 10 2012 It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie and Bobby Newport are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their ...more

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Greg Pikitis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Oct 29 2009 "Greg Pikitis" is the seventh episode of the second season of Parks and Recreation, and the thirteenth overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on ...more

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Smallest Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Nov 17 2011 Leslie uses her new tourist attraction as a way to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, Ron and April encourage Andy to go to college, and Chris tasks Tom and Jerry with revamping the Parks and ...more

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The Trial of Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Dec 01 2011 Leslie has to face an ethics committee about her secret relationship with Ben after they come clean to Chris.

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Citizen Knope is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Dec 08 2011 Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office brainstorms ideas for what to get ...more

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One Last Ride is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 7 Episode 12: The Parks gang completes one last task together, before saying goodbye to Pawnee.

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Article Two is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Apr 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 ...more

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The Camel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Nov 12 2009 After one of the murals in City Hall is defaced, Leslie and the Parks Department compete to come up with a new design. Meanwhile, Andy and Ron share an uncomfortable moment at the shoeshine

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Camping is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Mar 24 2011 Leslie takes the whole department camping in order to brainstorm new ideas. Meanwhile, Andy attempts a romantic gesture for April, while Ann gets nervous when Chris returns to Pawnee as the new ...more

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The Flu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 3 Episode 2: The whole town is coming down with the flu as Leslie is trying to pitch her idea for Harvest Festival to local business owners.

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London, Part 1 & 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 6 Episode 1: Leslie heads to London.

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Ron and Tammys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 4 Episode 2: Tammy One returns to wreak havoc on Ron -- Patricia Clarkson, Megan Mullally, Detlef Schrempf and Roy Hibbert guest star.

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Time Capsule is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Feb 03 2011 Leslie wants to bury a time capsule that encapsulates life in Pawnee, but an odd suggestion from a local man causes unforeseen consequences. Andy seeks help from Chris about how to win back

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The Stakeout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Sep 24 2009 While pruning the new community garden, Leslie and Tom find that someone has been growing marijuana. To find those responsible, they decide to have an all-night stakeout of the garden. ...more

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Eagleton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
May 05 2011 "Eagleton" is the twelfth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 42nd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on ...more

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Practice Date is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Amy Boal added Oct 08 2009 "Practice Date" is the fourth episode of the second season of Parks and Recreation, and the tenth overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on ...more

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Jerry's Painting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 3 Episode 11: Jerry's painting causes a stir at the local art festival.

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Leslie And Ron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 7 Episode 4: Leslie and Ron attempt to work out their differences.

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Pawnee Zoo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 2 Episode 1: Leslie's penguin marriage at the local zoo causes a stir in Pawnee.

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Ron Swanson vs. Food is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
A loving (and hilarious) tribute to Ron Swanson and all of his favorite foods!

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Moving Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 6 Episode 20: The Parks department puts on a Unity Concert.

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Woman of the Year is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 2 Episode 17: Ron Swanson wins "Woman of the Year".

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Park Safety is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 2 Episode 19: Leslie leaps into action when Jerry is mugged in a park - Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") Guest Stars.

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94 Meetings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 2 Episode 21: Ron faces the nightmare of having to do his job.

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Dammit Jerry! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Don't be such a Jerry. Learn from his mistakes with this Jerry video mashup!

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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 5 Episode 4: Leslie tries her hand at Sex Education.

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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 3 Episode 14: Leslie and Ben take a road trip to Indianapolis.

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The Cones Of Dunshire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 6 Episode 8: Leslie won't take "No" for an answer.

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Bowling For Votes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 4 Episode 13: Leslie holds a bowling event to gather support for her campaign.

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Animal Control is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 5 Episode 18: Leslie takes control of Animal Control.

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Ms. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Wash... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 7 Episode 8: While Leslie and April take a business trip to Washington, April wrestles with her future. Back in Pawnee, Andy tries to find April the perfect job.

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Jerry's Retirement is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 5 Episode 20: Leslie tries to commemorate Jerry's retirement.

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The Johnny Karate Super Awesom... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 7 Episode 10: On the last episode of Andy's TV show, his friends wish him luck with whatever comes next.

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 3 Episode 6: Leslie and Ron head to Indianapolis.

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Leslie vs. April is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Parks And Recreation Episodes
Season 5 Episode 7: Leslie fights with April over a dog park.