Parks and Recreation (2009)


Season 1
Parks and Recreation

Critics Consensus

While it has yet to develop its own identity, Parks and Recreation's awkward and absurd humor hints at its potential to become a great comedy, thanks largely to the talents of Amy Poehler.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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User Ratings: 659

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 9, 2009

Leslie Knope tries to beautify her town by helping a local nurse turn a construction pit into a community park.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2009

Leslie and her committee try to build support for her park project; Tom uses questionable recruiting tactics.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2009

Leslie asks a reporter to do a story on her project; Tom tries to kiss up to his boss.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2009

Leslie faces a tough ethical choice at a casual get-together; Andy has a surprise for Ann.

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Air date: May 7, 2009

Leslie makes an impression at a banquet honoring her mother; Mark and Tom go to a bar to pick up women.

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Air date: May 14, 2009

Leslie goes to a meeting with a local bigwig while her subcommittee members go to Andy's first concert since breaking both his legs.

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Amy Poehler
Leslie Knope

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Rashida Jones
Ann Perkins

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Aziz Ansari
Tom Haverford

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Aubrey Plaza
April Ludgate

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Nick Offerman
Ron Swanson

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Paul Schneider
Mark Brendanawicz

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Chris Pratt
Andy Dwyer

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Pamela Reed
Marlene Knope

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Todd Grinnell
Nate

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Ian Roberts
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Jim O'Heir
Jerry Gergich

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Donna Meagle

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Eric Edelstein
Lawrence

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William Walton
Bartender

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Michael Patrick Breen
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Mark Rivers
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Bianca D'Ambrosio
Kate's Daughter

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Chiara D'Ambrosio
Kate's Daughter

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Arne Starr
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Greg Daniels
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Howard Klein
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 1

  • Sep 26, 2022
    A fun setting for a sitcom and some decent diverse character archetypes. It's not that developed yet though, and I don't think the season is funny. Knowing what's coming there is some nice groundwork done here, but if the series didn't improve, I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Sep 05, 2022
    I have started rewatching Parks and Rec, and even though it has a weird start, it manages to be hilarious and keep you interested.
  • Jun 02, 2022
    It is funny, well-acted and it will please not only The Office fans, but also people who are watching mockumentaries for the first time. È divertente, ben recitato e soddisferà non solo i fan di The Office, ma anche le persone che guardano i mockumentary per la prima volta.
  • May 20, 2022
    Meh. It is ok, showing promise, and probably worth watching as a setup for later seasons, but not great on its own.
  • Nov 04, 2021
    I love parks and rec, but this season is my least favorite. It's understandable for the first season of a show to be one of the worst. The main problem I had was with Paul Schneider. I have nothing against him as an actor, but he blows in his role as Mark. Chris Pratt is hilarious as to be expected.
  • Jul 08, 2021
    The show gets going at a fast pace here, but it's not quite at its full potential here.
  • Jul 06, 2021
    It's very funny but their was a weak link and they fixed it with a new approach
  • Mar 28, 2021
    It's a rough start to the series but it's still good.
  • Feb 12, 2021
    Meh. Too woody and pithy, lacking proper character development and real comedy value to the script. Not a complete faceplant, however
  • Feb 01, 2021
    What is not to love about season 1 of one of the best comedies in the last 30 years?

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