Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (2013 - 2014)

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Season 6
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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.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 655

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Air date: Sep 26, 2013

In Part 1 of the two-part sixth-series opener, Leslie travels with Ben, Andy, April and Ron to London to accept an award. Back home, Tom is on the hunt for the mysterious businessman who's trying to shut down Rent a Swag, while Ann and Chris adjust to the next phase of their relationship.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2013

In the conclusion of the sixth-season opener, Leslie travels with Ben, Andy, April and Ron to accept an award. Back home, Tom is on the hunt for the mysterious businessman who's trying to shut down Rent a Swag, while Ann and Chris adjust to the next phase of their relationship.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Trouble follows Leslie, Ben and Chris on a trip to Eagleton to discuss financial matters with a snooty city councilwoman. At the same time, Ann takes April to her orientation for vet school; and Ron sets his sights on getting off the grid.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2013

Leslie has the Pawnee Parks gang team up with their Eagleton counterparts, while Ben and Chris work together on an accounting project and Ann makes an announcement concerning her future.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2013

"Gin It Up!," 10/17/2013: Scandal abounds when Donna accidentally tweets a lewd message from the Parks Department's Twitter account, fueling the Recall Knope movement. HD Version

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Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Leslie faces the recall election on Halloween as she also prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann and Chris. At the same time, Tom worries Rent-a-Swag's days are numbered, and so he recruits Ron to help save his business.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Leslie is forced to leave the birthday party she's throwing for Ben and attend an emergency late-night filibuster. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to make some lasting memories with his new girlfriend; Ron and Donna go hunting; and April and Andy reconnect.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Leslie sets out to check off some of her biggest goals on city council, including hosting an NFL Play 60 event with the Indianapolis Colts and finally getting fluoride added to Pawnee's drinking water. Meanwhile, Chris attempts to bond with Ron over impending fatherhood as they build cribs together.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2013

A marathon negotiating session between Councilman Jamm and Leslie, who refuses to take "no" for an answer, occurs while Ben fills his time in between jobs with an interesting hobby. Elsewhere, Ron asks Tom, April and Donna for help selling his cabin in the woods.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Leslie faces a big decision over her future as her days in office draw to a close; Chris and Ann learn the sex of their child; Andy returns from London; and Tom considers his next move in life.

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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 (23) | Top Critics (10)

Even with a couple teeth knocked out, Parks and Recreation remains one of the most enjoyable shows on television. Nothing on the air, comedy or drama, is as insightful about human failings and still so perversely optimistic about human behavior.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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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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…

Seems unavoidably on the decline... All the believable romantic landings have been stuck, all the best friendships have been sealed and reaffirmed time and time again, and all the silliest names have been given out to guests and recurring oddballs.

Oct 9, 2019 | 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…

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…

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

Nov 15, 2013 | Full Review…

While I loved the Nadia/Tom and Leslie/Donna plots a lot, I think that Ron and Ben's stab at plotting Ron's post-death plans was the standout of the episode.

Oct 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6

  • May 16, 2020
    Season 6 of Parks and Rec seems to stay consistent with proper character development while upholstered with the funny woman Amy Poehler.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    This season is great! Except for cutting Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones ; Big Mistake
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Greater. Especially, with the merger. More fun and more Leslie waffles!
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Hilarious and charming, witty writing and expertly led by the performance of Amy Poehler.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Things pick up strong, but weaken with the loss of some characters. 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) , 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.

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