Parks and Recreation: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 22
2011

I'm Leslie Knope

Leslie is torn between Ben and her dreams of running for public office, while Ron braces himself for the arrival of his first wife, the original Tammy.

2 Sep 29
2011

Ron and Tammys

Ron’s first ex-wife, Tammy One, reenters his life and tries to control his every move. Meanwhile, Ben helps Tom balance the books at his new company, and Ann makes a

3 Oct 06
2011

Born and Raised

Leslie’s book about Pawnee comes out just in time for her campaign. Ann tries to bond with Ron and April.

4 Oct 13
2011

Pawnee Rangers

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.…

5 Oct 27
2011

Meet 'n' Greet

Andy and April host a Halloween bash at their house. Tom emcees an event for Leslie’s campaign. Andy and April receive an unusual wedding present from Ron and Ann.

6 Nov 03
2011

End of the World

A local Pawnee group predicts the end of days, causing chaos in the Parks department.

7 Nov 10
2011

The Treaty

Leslie enlists the help of Ben, Andy and April to host a Model U.N. for Pawnee Central High School. Chris asks Ann for her advice on love when a date cancels on him. Meanwhile,…

8 Nov 17
2011

Smallest Park

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 revam…

9 Dec 01
2011

The Trial of Leslie Knope

Leslie has to face an ethics committee about her secret relationship with Ben after they come clean to Chris.

10 Dec 08
2011

Citizen Knope

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 f…

11 Jan 12
2012

The Comeback Kid

Leslie enlists everyone’s help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben takes up a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet.

12 Jan 19
2012

Campaign Ad

Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie and Ben disagree on the content of her first campaign ad. Ron is very uncomfortable when Chris tries to befriend him, while Andy and Apr…

13 Jan 26
2012

Bowling for Votes

Leslie and Ben host a bowling night after receiving feedback about Leslie’s campaign. April, Chris, and Jerry hold a competition to see who can raise the most funds.

14 Feb 02
2012

Operation Ann

Leslie works to find Ann a Valentine’s date. Ron helps Ben with a scavenger hunt, and Chris becomes depressed over his love life.

15 Feb 16
2012

Dave Returns

While trying to get an endorsement from the Chief of Police, Leslie and Ben awkwardly run into Leslie’s old flame, Dave. Meanwhile, Andy and the rest of the office work o…

16 Feb 23
2012

Sweet Sixteen

Leslie realizes that the department has forgotten Jerry’s birthday and decides to throw a party for him at a special location. Meanwhile, Tom is flabbergasted when he fin…

17 Mar 01
2012

Campaign Shake-Up

Leslie and Ben are caught off guard when her opponent Bobby Newport hires a powerful campaign manager from Washington. Chris forces Ron to start interviewing replacements for L…

18 Mar 08
2012

Lucky

Leslie and Ben are thrilled when Buddy Wood wants to interview Leslie for his Indianapolis talkshow. April and Ron prep Andy for his final exam in his Women’s Studies course.

19 Apr 19
2012

Live Ammo

Leslie discovers that the Parks Department budget is about to be cut, and she later meets the City Council member she is running to replace. Chris and Ron visit a meditation ce…

20 Apr 26
2012

The Debate

Leslie goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport in a debate. Ann, Tom, and Chris work in the media spin room, while Ron goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie’s donors.…

21 May 03
2012

Bus Tour

An important person in Pawnee dies while Leslie is on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign. Meanwhile Andy investigates a security threat, and Chris finds a cure for hi…

22 May 10
2012

Win, Lose, or Draw

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 th…

About Parks and Recreation

The series follows Leslie Knope, the deputy head of the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Knope takes on a project with a nurse named Ann to turn a construction pit into a park, while trying to mentor a bored college-aged intern. However, Leslie must fight through the bureaucrats, problem neighbors, and developers in order to make her dream a reality, all while with a camera crew recording her every gaff and mishap.

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