Parks and Recreation: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)


Season 5
Parks and Recreation

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Heartfelt yet hilarious and snarky yet good-natured, Parks and Recreation remains one of the best sitcoms around and only continues to improve.

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Critic Ratings: 24

95%

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User Ratings: 519

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 20, 2012

Leslie is overwhelmed when she and Andy visit Ben and April in Washington, D.C.; Ron throws a barbecue for the whole staff.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2012

Leslie passes a city-wide tax on huge sodas in hope of combating obesity in Pawnee; Chris helps Andy prepare for his police entrance exam.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2012

Leslie tries to pass a law extending the community pool hours; Chris thinks of a new way to solve people's problems around the city, which leads to Ron fixing a pothole for a local mother (Lucy Lawless); April and Ben plan a road trip.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2012

Leslie holds a sex-education class following an STD outbreak among senior citizens in Pawnee; when Tom's gadgets are taken away, Ron helps him acclimate to life without technology; April and Ben meet Congressman Murray.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2012

Ben gets a job offer, forcing Leslie to think about their future; Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating; Tom looks for a new business idea.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2012

Leslie meets Ben's parents; Jean-Ralphio helps Tom prepare the pitch for his new business idea; Chris has mood swings.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2012

April tries to get Lot 48 turned into a dog park, upsetting Leslie; Tom gets Ben's help with his new business idea; Andy improves his crime scene investigation skills.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2012

Leslie asks the public for park design suggestions but is suspicious when the best design comes from an Eagleton architect; Tom asks the office for help with his new business; Andy tries to make his job as a security guard exciting.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2012

Tammy II crashes a woodworking awards dinner that Ron, Diane and Leslie are attending; Jerry fails to invite some of his friends to his holiday party.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2013

Ann plans a bachelorette party for Leslie, but Councilman Jamm derails the event; Chris has a game night at Ben's.

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Cast & Crew

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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Chris Pratt
Andy Dwyer

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Rob Lowe
Chris Traeger

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Adam Scott
Ben Wyatt

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Retta
Donna Meagle

Actor
Jim O'Heir
Jerry Gergich

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Lucy Lawless
Guest Star
Jon Glaser
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Kevin Symons
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James Greene
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Jay Jackson
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Tracy Howe
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Rylan Lee
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Greg Daniels
Executive Producer
Michael Schur
Executive Producer
Howard Klein
Executive Producer
David Miner
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 5

  • Jul 06, 2021
    Just finished season 5 for a second time I would've rated it 4 stars first time but watching it a second time I have to rate it 5 stars
  • Feb 20, 2021
    I decided to conduct a media review on a TV show. The media I decided to review through the Catholic worldview is the NBC mockumentary comedy Parks and Recreation. Under the criteria of addressing specific and relevant keys of the Catholic worldview of media and affirming the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic worldview in its broader context, I give the show a 1. The show reflects goodness but doesn't do it through a Catholic lens. Parts of it are truth-filled. It does have a nice balance of humor, inspiration, and drama, which makes it more enjoyable to a wider audience. For the criteria of engaging, inspiring, and stimulating dialog, including personal reflections, anecdotes, and/or stories as it relates to the content greatly helps I would give the show a 2. Many episodes feature the characters helping others and trying to better the town and community around them, and the humor used in the show can be funny because it is Motivated by and relevant to the experience of the audience. Kindness is often exemplified, in this sense, it can be inspiring. Under the criteria of respecting the dignity of the human person/original poster/others on the forums, I would give the show a 0. While the main characters are often respected, there is vulgar sexual humor. These references to pornography, inappropriate references, and sexual innuendos degrade the dignity of the human person of minor characters involved. For the criteria of professionally written i.e., proper grammar, style, spelling, organization, presentation, I would give the show a 2. This show was a hit and was a regularly scheduled program on NBC. It is very skillfully developed. The humor was executed well, the budget was extensive, and the actors and scripts were professional.
  • May 13, 2020
    Parks and Rec still finds new ways to keep fans entertained.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    Just Wow! This season is made of the laughs
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Just, normally, amazing.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Excellent season of television, with great writing and an extraordinary cast.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Some things start to dip in quality, but the show overall stays strong. My rating: A-
  • Jan 10, 2019
    THIS ENSEMBLE COMEDY SOMEHOW GETS EVEN BETTER. THE STRING OF GUEST STARS AS RESIDENTS OF PAWNEE HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT.(AND A SHOCKING CONTINUITY OF DETAILS UPON REWATCHING) , AMY POEHLER SHINE
  • Nov 24, 2018
    The Lix & Ben couple is one of the best aspects of the show, but Ben's head-down, pathetic pathetic, depressive nature (w/ cops being a perfect example) can be a lil much (WAY much, at times).
  • Nov 17, 2018
    I have watched this show through over 10 times and I still laugh every time, it's truly perfection.

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