Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (2013 - 2014)

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Season 6
Parks and Recreation

Critics Consensus

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%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 21

95%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 616
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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 26, 2013
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Air date: Sep 26, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 3, 2013
4
Air date: Nov 14, 2013
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Air date: Oct 17, 2013
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Air date: Oct 31, 2013
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Air date: Nov 21, 2013
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Air date: Nov 21, 2013
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Air date: Nov 21, 2013
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Air date: Jan 9, 2014
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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 raise their new baby). Meanwhile, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) prepares for the birth of his own child; Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) tries out several different jobs; Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) takes on a special assignment in London; and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) opens a restaurant.

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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation Season 6

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

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

Jan 13, 2014 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

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.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

The future is bright for Leslie Knope.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a clever way to explain away Pratt's need to be in London for most of the season, but it also gives us the opportunity to see April and Andy function apart providing the show with some pretty sweet.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Just hearing that peppy theme song is like curling up in bed after a long time away from home; you wonder how you survived without it and you never want to leave.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Feb 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Parks is back with a vengeance.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Nov 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6

  • 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) , I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE WAY THE STARS PLAY OFF EACH OTHER POEHLER+ OFFERMAN/ ANSARI+ RETTA/ PRATT +PLAZA WHAT A WONDERFUL COMBINATION OF TALENT
  • May 12, 2017
    The characters are getting their shit together, which leads to more sentimental material than in previous seasons. Still laughing my butt off, so I have not yawned yet.
  • Jun 27, 2016
    Parks and Rec grows more sentimental with age and in some ways sacrifices laughs for tears, but remains a fun way to kill twenty minutes.
  • Jun 26, 2016
    Team Knope continues to bring love and laughs to the screen. New insides to old as new characters keeps growing -- love, attachment and humor is always there for us. It's sad to see old characters leaving, but the show never lost momentum, it kept going -- and both Knope, Swanson, Dwyer, Legate & co are all superb as always. One of the best comedies! Overall personal rating for each episode: 74.4/100 Personal rating: 80/100 Critical rating: 80/100
  • Feb 08, 2016
    The show manages to stay smart and funny despite losing two cogs midway. These people feel like family.
  • Dec 06, 2015
    This season proves that Parks & Rec can continually deliver great writing and exceptional character work. Leslie finds herself in the midst of a recall election, while also dealing with the merger of Pawnee and their sworn rival, Eagleton. Meanwhile, Ann and Chris are having a baby, as are Ron and Diane. Andy must spend some time away from April, and Tom learns about starting a business. This season brings a number of great guest stars to the table. Billy Eichner is hilarious as Craig, the kind, but intense Parks employee from Eagleton. Nick Kroll is also funny as The Douche, and Jay Jackson is great as Perd Hapley. We also see Retta (Donna Meagle) and Jim O’Heir (Jerry/Larry/Gary) added to the main cast. Stand-out episodes include “Filibuster,” “Anniversaries”, and “New Slogan”.
  • Apr 12, 2015
    92% on my Tomatometer.
  • Feb 25, 2015
    Even though I know it really isn't the shows fault or anything there are only two reasons that this season only gets 4 and a half stars instead of a full 5 stars first reason is that Chris Pratt is absent for a good portion of the season but that's only because he was busy filming Guardians of the Galaxy so the show really couldn't help that and the second reason is that after episode 13 Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe left the series so they were greatly missed :(
  • Dec 15, 2014
    I feel like this show has sort of run its course in terms of ideas and fresh new jokes. I've always been slightly annoyed by Leslie's character, but I actually had to stop watching mid season because I could no longer stand her. This season continues to use the same 2-3 tired, annoying plotlines with Leslie that they've always done: 1) Someone gives Leslie some news, she acts irrational and neurotic for the first half of the episode, and then apologizes to the person(s) involved 2) The people of Pawnee are pissed off at something she did/didn't do. She gets on live TV, starts a speech and then stops halfway through and starts acting like an idiot. Ben comforts her. Somehow everything just "goes away". 3) She gets into some sort of contest with another character and it gets dumb Half of the cast of the show is either absent or "same 'ol, same 'ol". Just a really disappointing season
  • Oct 03, 2014
    Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt Great!!

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