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Parks and Recreation: Season 5 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: 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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Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) does her best to improve Pawnee as a member of the city council, only to face frequent resistance from unhappy citizens, corporate interests and rival politicians. Elsewhere, Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) decides to have a baby; Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) starts a new business venture; Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) tries to get over his depression; Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) dates a single mom; and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) and April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) work on a congressional re-election campaign in Washington, D.C.


Rashida Jones
as Ann Perkins
John McCain
as Himself
Ben Schwartz
as Jean-Ralphio
Adam Harrington
as Congressman Murray
Brad Hall
as Wreston St. James
Jason Schwartzman
as Dennis Lerpiss
Jenny Slate
as Mona Lisa
Alison Becker
as Shauna Malwae-Tweep
Christie Brinkley
as Gayle Gergich
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 5

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

Parks and Recreation is a rare gem -- a TV comedy that's sweet, good-hearted and even inspirational, but also completely hilarious.

September 20, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

It seems almost redundant to say, but Parks and Rec remains funny, sharp and inventive.

September 20, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Leslie, and Parks as a whole, are going to face these new challenges with the same optimism and can-do spirit that made them so successful in the first place. And so far, I have little reason to doubt that they are up to the task.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
We Got This Covered

Seems a tad churlish to complain when Parks brought us such highs as Patton Oswalt's extended Star Wars story pitch, Leslie meeting dreamboat Joe Biden, a four-way bachelor party and Jerry's pseudo-retirement.

September 3, 2013 | Full Review…
Television Without Pity

I legitimately clapped at the end of the episode.

May 3, 2013 | Full Review…
Television Without Pity

It's filled with the witty humor and touching moments we have come to expect, while posing questions about our political, social, and personal systems.

March 14, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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