Sunday, March 16, 2014

What I’m Watching: Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation: Season 6, Episode 16 “New Slogan” (B+)

In the neverending saga that is the integration of Pawnee and Eagleton, it makes sense that the new town would need a slogan, a predictably challenging task given the fact that the populations of the towns still don’t see eye-to-eye. Creating a poll to vote on the slogan did have the adverse side effect of actually gathering public opinion. Leslie is no stranger to the talk shows in Pawnee, and she actually did okay with Perd Hapley and Joan Callamezzo, but it was Crazy Ira and the Douche who created the biggest problems for her. Ben’s suggestion to let Jerry handle the meeting turned out great, though Leslie was about to convulse at the idea of leaving one grammatical mistake and adding two more instead of correcting it. That the sign got installed with no mistakes but facing the wrong direction is an accomplishment, and I enjoyed seeing the confused passengers stop to ask if they were leaving or entering because they had been driving around for hours. Donna and April going to show Tom places for his new restaurant but sabotaging their own efforts because they didn’t want him to go far was fun, and I really can’t wait to see how much of a blast Tom’s Bistro will be. Andy seeing Duke Silver and at first thinking that Ron had a twin brother was hilarious, but what I loved most was Andy’s list of confessions designed to make Ron feel like he could trust him. The best confession was definitely Andy’s admission that he doesn’t know what the other 98% is in 2% milk.

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