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The Best Seasons of 'Parks and Recreation'  

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We're sad that it's over, but what is the best season of Parks and Recreation that you love to go back to? It's hard to argue that Parks and Rec isn't an amazing show, especially since it launched the careers of Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari. It also put Nick Offerman on the map, with Ron Swanson being compared to some of the funniest TV characters of all time. The series also had some hysterically funny women, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Aubrey Plaza. That being said, which season is your favorite?

For this poll we're ranking the top seasons of Parks and Recreation, with the help of your votes. Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the final one, vote up your favorite Parks & Recreation seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry (although none of them were and you know it).

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Parks and Recreation - Season 3

The third season of Parks and Recreation premiered on January 20, 2011 and contains 16 episodes. This season finds Leslie striking up a romance with Ben and reviving the Pawnee Harvest Festival.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Media Blitz," "Eagleton," and "Li'l Sebastian."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Ben's interview that questions his past.
  • An online dating site matches Tom and Leslie.
  • Leslie is depicted as a nude goddess in a painting.
Is this the best season?
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Parks and Recreation - Season 4

The fourth season of Parks and Recreation premiered on September 22, 2011 and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Leslie eyeing a seat on the city council.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Pawnee Rangers," "Smallest Park," and "Citizen Knope."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Ron's first wife, Tammy-One arrives.
  • The department has a water-balloon war.
  • The Leslie debates Bobby Newport.
Is this the best season?
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Parks and Recreation - Season 5

The fifth season of Parks and Recreation premiered on September 20, 2012 and contains 22 episodes. This season focus on Leslie's new role as a Pawnee Councilwoman.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "How a Bill Becomes a Law," "Pawnee Commons," and "Women in Garbage."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Ann is pregnant.
  • Councilman Jamm crashes the wedding.
  • Ben and April make career moves to Washington, D.C.
Is this the best season?
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Parks and Recreation - Season 2

The second season of Parks and Recreation premiered on September 17, 2009 and contains 24 episodes. This season finds the department still grappling with the pit while two state auditors (who we learn to love as Ben and Chris) shut down the government.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Beauty Pageant," "The Camel," and "Christmas Scandal." 

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Andy is found living in the pit.
  • Ron receives a Woman of the Year award.
  • Ron speeds through 93 meetings in one day.
Is this the best season?