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The Best Holiday Episodes On 'Parks and Recreation'

Updated October 1, 2020 653 votes 288 voters 75.3k views9 items

Party with Pawnee, and enjoy the best Parks and Recreation holiday episodes. Whether you're looking for Christmas episodes or Halloween specials, this list of Parks and Rec holiday-themed episodes includes favorites, like "Galentine's Day" and "Ron and Diane."

Vote up the best holiday episodes, and see how they rank among the funniest Parks and Rec episodes of all time.


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: I believe that you're innocent until proven guilty in this country. That's the cornerstone of democracy.
    Andy: Sure.
    Leslie: On the other hand. Greg Pikitis is a little punk. And I kind of want to TP his house.

    Ron: Ann, do you have any Mounds? Because all I can find are Almond Joys. And almonds give me the squirts.

    April: I passed up a gay Halloween party to be here. Do you know how much fun gay Halloween parties are? Last year I saw three Jonas brothers make out with three Robert Pattisons. It was amazing.

    "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 October 29, 2009. In the episode, Leslie attempts to catch a suspected teenage vandal in the act of defacing a public statue. Meanwhile, Ann throws a Halloween party, which turns out to be very boring until Tom livens it up. The episode was written by series co-founder Michael Schur and directed by Dean Holland, an editor on the series. "Greg Pikitis" featured a guest performance by stand-up comedian Louis C.K. as Dave Sanderson, Leslie's police officer boyfriend. It also featured Cody Klop as Greg Pikitis, a...  more
    • Original Airing: Oct 29 2009
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
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    Galentine's Day


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: Prospects for new Pawnee best friend. Donna Meagle. Confident, worldly, we go way back. April Ludgate. Vivid imagination, young, and vibrant. Shauna Malwae-Tweep. Pretty, fragile, makes terrible life decisions. A real fixer-upper, but look, it's not like Ann was doing so hot when I met her. Ethel Beavers. Bit of a dark horse. Crotchety, but probably wise. And then we got Evelyn, aka fake Ann. I don't know her last name. Honestly we just needed bodies.

    Leslie: Okay, it's time for a little Galentine's day Q&A. Donna, you pick first.
    Donna: "What is your favorite TV show?" Well, for live tweeting, it's Scandal. For binge watching, it's Scandal. But for fashion, it's actually Scandal. My answer is Scandal.

    Leslie: The only thing I am crazy about is a magnificent, pregnant manta ray named Ann Perkins. I am ranking topics of conversation for our next phone call. The worst part about your best friend living in another stupid state is the topics really pile up. What do you think should be higher priority? Infinity scarves or whether or not it's worth it for me to get Showtime?

    Leslie throws a hasty Galentine’s Day in an attempt to find a replacement for Ann. Tom and Ben look to finalize a deal on tents for the Unity Concert, while Ron finds himself looking after Andy....
    • Original Airing: Mar 20 2014
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 17
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
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    Operation Ann


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: February 14th, Valentine's Day, is about romance, but February 13th, Galentine's day, is about celebrating lady friends. It's wonderful, and it should be a national holiday. It should be a national holiday. [writes on phone] Dear Congress, it's Leslie again.

    Leslie: April, you're the old married broad here. How's Andy?
    April: Well, last week he was supposed to buy gas, but instead he bought novelty cookie cutters. Now everything we eat is shaped like a dinosaur. [laughs] He's amazing.

    Tom: So, Bill, this stunning woman saves lives for a living. What do you bring to the table?
    Bill: Uh, where to begin? Uh, I'm an amateur juggler--
    Tom: Nope, you shouldn't have begun there. Get out. No one's trying to get with jugglers. Thanks for playing.

    Leslie works to find Ann a Valentine's date. Ron helps Ben with a scavenger hunt, and Chris becomes depressed over his love life....  more
    • Original Airing: Feb 02 2012
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
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    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair minus the angst, plus frittatas.

    Leslie Knope: How often do you get to reunite soul mates? What if I told you that you could reunite Romeo and Juliet? Or Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston? Oh, Jen. I really want you to be happy. Stay away from John Mayer.

    Leslie: It isn't just a job, gang, we're gonna learn a lot from these seniors. Some of them have been married for half a century. And no offense, but everybody here is terrible at love. Divorced, dating a gay guy, divorced twice, jury's still out on you two. And Jerry, who knows.
    Jerry: I've been happily married for 28 years. You've met my wife, Gayle, many times.
    Leslie: Whatever.

    When Leslie hears her mom’s story about an old flame, she and her boyfriend Justin track him down and reunite them on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Andy and his band are nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Center....  more
    • Original Airing: Feb 11 2010
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
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