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Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (2013-2014)

Seasons:
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100

Average Rating: 8.9/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 0

Consistently bouyed by strong character work and an overarching optimism, Parks and Recreation remains a charming, fun and funny half hour to spend with Leslie Knope and co.

100

Average Rating: 8.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

Consistently bouyed by strong character work and an overarching optimism, Parks and Recreation remains a charming, fun and funny half hour to spend with Leslie Knope and co.

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Average Rating: 4.6/5
User Ratings: 299

My Rating

Season Info

Season 6 finds Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) forced to make the toughest, most-unpopular decision of her political career: merging Pawnee with its hated rival town of Eagleton. The blowback from this choice causes Leslie to be removed from her position as city councilwoman, leaving her rudderless and unsure about her future. The show also deals with another major shake-up this year, as longtime cast members Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones depart halfway through (their characters move to another town to

Network: NBC

Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2013

London (Episode 1)

In Part 1 of the two-part sixth-season opener, Leslie travels with Ben, Andy, April and Ron to London to accept an award. Back home, Tom is on the hunt for the mysterious businessman who's trying to shut down Rent a Swag, while Ann and Chris adjust to the next phase of their relationship.

2
Air date: Sep 26, 2013

London

In the conclusion of the sixth-season opener, Leslie travels with Ben, Andy, April and Ron to accept an award. Back home, Tom is on the hunt for the mysterious businessman who's trying to shut down Rent a Swag, while Ann and Chris adjust to the next phase of their relationship.

3
Air date: Oct 3, 2013

The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic

Trouble follows Leslie, Ben and Chris on a trip to Eagleton to discuss financial matters with a snooty city councilwoman. At the same time, Ann takes April to her orientation for vet school; and Ron sets his sights on getting off the grid.

4
Air date: Nov 14, 2013

Filibuster

Leslie is forced to leave the birthday party she's throwing for Ben and attend an emergency late-night filibuster. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to make some lasting memories with his new girlfriend; Ron and Donna go hunting; and April and Andy reconnect.

5
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

Gin It Up!

"Gin It Up!," 10/17/2013: Scandal abounds when Donna accidentally tweets a lewd message from the Parks Department's Twitter account, fueling the Recall Knope movement. HD Version

6
Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Recall Vote

"Recall Vote," 11/14/2013: It's Halloween in Pawnee, but Leslie is too preoccupied with her recall vote to enjoy her favorite holiday. HD Version

7
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Filibuster (Episode 7)

Leslie sets out to check off some of her biggest goals on city council, including hosting an NFL Play 60 event with the Indianapolis Colts and finally getting fluoride added to Pawnee's drinking water. Meanwhile, Chris attempts to bond with Ron over impending fatherhood as they build cribs together.

8
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Fluoride (Episode 8)

"Fluoride," 11/21/2013: Leslie attempts to introduce Eagleton's water fluoridation to Pawnee, but her efforts are not received kindly.

9
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

The Cones of Dunshire

A marathon negotiating session between Councilman Jamm and Leslie, who refuses to take "no" for an answer, occurs while Ben fills his time in between jobs with an interesting hobby. Elsewhere, Ron asks Tom, April and Donna for help selling his cabin in the woods.

10
Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Second Chunce

Leslie faces a big decision over her future as her days in office draw to a close; Chris and Ann learn the sex of their child; Andy returns from London; and Tom considers his next move in life.

11
Air date: Jan 16, 2014

New Beginnings

"New Beginnings," 01/16/2014: Leslie struggles to reorient herself upon returning to her old stomping ground, the Parks and Recreation department.

12
Air date: Jan 23, 2014

Farmers Market

Leslie and Ben get into an argument over questionable sales methods being employed at the local farmers' market; at the same time, Ann looks for a way to vent about her pregnancy frustrations; and April throws her support behind Andy as he embarks on a new creative venture.

13
Air date: Jan 30, 2014

Ann and Chris

"Ann and Chris," 01/30/2014: The Parks crew bids farewell to two of Pawnee's favorite citizens, Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins. HD Version

14
Air date: Feb 27, 2014

Anniversaries

"Anniversaries," 02/27/2014: While Leslie struggles to ease tensions surrounding the Pawnee-Eagleton merger, Ben tries to surprise her with an amazing anniversary gift. HD Version

15
Air date: Mar 6, 2014

The Wall

Plans for a big benefit concert are under way as Tom and Ben meet with potential corporate sponsors; at the same time, Leslie's life takes several unexpected turns; and Ron brings a surprise to the office.

16
Air date: Mar 13, 2014

New Slogan

Leslie's efforts to create a new town slogan catch the unwanted attention of two local shock jocks; Andy uncovers an interesting secret about Ron while scouting bands for the Unity Concert; Tom, Donna and April tour possible restaurant locales.

17
Air date: Mar 20, 2014

Galentine's Day

A replacement BFF for Ann is sought by Leslie, who decides to throw an impromptu Galentine's Day with new friends. Elsewhere, Tom and Ben try to make a deal on tents for the Unity Concert; and Ron looks after Andy.

18
Air date: Apr 3, 2014

Prom

"Prom," 04/03/2014: To combat school budget cuts, the Parks Department attempts to throw the greatest prom in the history of promming. HD Version

19
Air date: Apr 10, 2014

Flu Season 2

"Flu Season 2," 04/10/2014: While Leslie battles a vicious flu virus, the Parks crew heads to a local vineyard to find a wine for Tom's Bistro. HD Version

20
Air date: Apr 17, 2014

One in 8,000

he Unity Concert Committee is busily collecting items for a charity auction to raise funds for the Unity Concert. Ben and Leslie excuse themselves early for a secret visit to Dr. Saperstein's office for a routine pregnancy check-up. Before they leave, they check with Andy to be sure that he hasn't divulged their secret to anyone. Luckily, Andy has been a steel trap, but the secret is eating him alive. It's only a matter of time before he explodes in a fury of truth-telling. (C) NBC

21
Air date: Apr 24, 2014

Moving Up

In the Season 6 finale, Leslie makes a huge decision about her future while working with the Parks Department to put on the Unity Concert. Meanwhile, Tom opens the doors to his restaurant; Ron has another encounter with Tammy 2; and Andy gets to live out a rock-and-roll fantasy.

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (0)

This isn't the first time that Parks has closed a major episode on a scene that felt like a great series-ender.

February 3, 2014 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine

Parks And Recreation has quietly been proving itself to be the best show about nerds (and the nerds who love them) on television.

January 13, 2014 Full Review Source: NPR

OK, this one was pretty much inevitable and a shining example of a happy, healthy relationship on TV.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

It's great to see Leslie hang on in NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup, just as she's risen through the ranks of Pawnee city government. Nice girls, it seems, can overcome their irritating reputations if they work hard enough and long enough.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

Parks is back with a vengeance.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

By in large these were much more solid episodes, really banking on what makes each character so strong and enjoyable in the first place.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

Both "Fillibuster" and "Recall" had the supporting cast back doing what they do best.

November 15, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop
The Loop

While I loved the Nadia/Tom and Leslie/Donna plots a lot, I think that Ron and Ben's stab at plotting Ron's post-death plans was the standout of the episode.

October 20, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop
The Loop

"London" is simply magnificent, and if this is what the show can still live up to six seasons in (the point at which The Office, in comparison, was careening off a creative cliff), I could not be more excited for whatever the show has in store for us.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

PARKS IS BACK! Sorry, but it's worth shouting from rooftops.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

One of the best parts about Leslie is her resilience and willingness to do what's best for all involved, even if there is resistance; hence the theme of everything Parks and Recreation, and why I love this show so deeply.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

With the sort of breakneck speed that helps make Parks so good, "London" gave us immediate answers.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

The characters remain a great deal of fun to spend time with every Thursday, even if it's not always been clear where they are headed in a larger sense.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club

Beyond blissful laughs, Parks and Recreation offers a healthy image of political cooperation at a time when we could really use it.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

One show that definitely improved over time is NBC's Parks and Recreation, which offers the night's most appealing episode in its super-sized sixth-season opener

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Week after week, season after season, Parks does its job well, whether the greater audience is noticing or not. And at times it goes beyond even its usual level, and we get to enjoy something like "London."

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

As it often has been with Parks And Rec, the political drama in the sixth-season premiere, "London," is mere window dressing for keen, warm character work from stars who still clearly enjoy one another's company.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Parks and Recreation starts season six strong.

September 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6

Limping into a sixth season, Parks and Recreation continues its downward spiral. Unfortunately the bulk of the season is spent undoing last season's story arc, as Leslie Knope fights a recall vote to remove her from Pawnee's city council, and there's a subplot involving a blundering merger attempt by Pawnee to envelope their rival city of Eagleton. Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are written out of the show, but since the writers have long forgotten how to write for Jones' character it's almost a blessing. Yet instead of using the opportunity to create fun new characters, they're replaced with even more annoying and stupid ones. Still, the season has a few shining moments as it brings the story arcs of several major characters to a conclusion. Season 6 has a glimmer of the smart, satirical comedy that Parks and Recreation once was, but the show has really lost its way.
September 8, 2014
Dann Michalski

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