Parks and Recreation: Season 3 (2011)

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Season 3
Parks and Recreation

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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 20, 2011
2
Air date: Jan 27, 2011
3
Air date: Feb 3, 2011
4
Air date: Feb 10, 2011
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Air date: Feb 17, 2011
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Air date: Feb 24, 2011
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Air date: Mar 17, 2011
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Air date: Mar 24, 2011
9
Air date: Apr 14, 2011
10
Air date: Apr 21, 2011
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Eternally optimistic government employee Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) sets her sights on a new goal in series 3: revitalizing the town of Pawnee by throwing a harvest festival. Meanwhile, there's love in the air for just about everyone in the cast: Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) begins dating health-conscious city manager Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe); April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) enter into a whirlwind romance; and Leslie falls for Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), despite the fact that as coworkers, they aren't allowed to date.

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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Amy Poehler, as lead funny person Leslie Knope, does absurdist comedy as well as anyone on TV, and she's a pleasure to watch.

Jan 20, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The cast is phenomenal, the writing inventive and genuinely funny, and you could pick just about any character and almost mistake them for the show lead instead of Poehler.

Jan 20, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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With any luck, these talented, funny, exceedingly likable people will keep doing what they do best for many years to come.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

Some of the sharpest writing and possibly the best ensemble acting of any sitcom currently on the air.

Jan 20, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There are plenty of excellent episodes in store.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

Parks exudes charm without the self-awareness or coy preachiness of Glee.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 3

  • Jan 10, 2019
    SOME NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CAST HAVE MADE A GOOD ENSEMBLE COMEDY EVEN BETTER. THE STRING OF GUEST STARS AS RESIDENTS OF PAWNEE HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT.
  • Nov 17, 2018
    I have watched this show through over 10 times and I still laugh every time, it's truly perfection.
  • Apr 25, 2018
    By adding new characters to ENJOY season 3 does a GREAT job 10/10
  • Apr 01, 2018
    Phenomenal in its delivery, season 3 of Parks and Recreation provides a hilarious and entertaining TV show.
  • Dec 28, 2017
    Interesting story line with, weird and wacky twists.
  • Jun 30, 2017
    The season where P&R really finds its stride.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    seemed affected by the writers' strike. some parts are funnier but others seem poorly written
  • Feb 13, 2017
    More of a trope follower than a trope setter, but I doubt many people watch Parks and Recreation for the story. There are distinctive characters, whose mannerisms mingle together for many amusingly awkward moments, and they are performed extraordinarily well by the cast of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, and -- my favourite -- Rob Lowe, whose squeaky clean, by-the-books attitude so drastically contradicts everyone else's attitudes. Heck, everybody contradicts one another. Amy Poehler is more caring, Adam Scott is more realistic, Nick Offerman is more destructive, Aubrey Plaza is more apathetic, Chris Pratt is more excitable, Rashida Jones is more desperate. I will say that the fourth season seems set for a much more compelling complex, in order for the drama of this season to lift to something phenomenal.
  • Dec 31, 2016
    The season where Parks & Rec gets into an insane groove. Almost every single moment is hilarious.
  • Nov 25, 2016
    Amazing season of an amazing show.

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