The episode that saw April and Andy get married went down in the show’s history as one of the strongest (and sweetest) imaginable.
This early season three episode proves to be one of the most-quoted and most-gif’d twenty-two minutes in the show’s entire run.
The season two finale, “Freddy Spaghetti” showed just how great the rest of this sitcom was going to be—it took two seasons, but it finally found its footing.
Surprise weddings never cease to be some of this show’s strongest material. Case in point: “Leslie and Ben.”
There’s something about Parks and Rec episodes named after two characters, it seems. “Leslie and Ron” is the first episode of the final season that actually shows promise.
A two-part finale (one that was clearly made to double as a series finale if need be), “Moving Up” wraps everything up so nicely that the next season and no choice but to do a time jump to create some new problems.
The show’s final episode, “One Last Ride” differs from many other series finales because of its refusal to keep the ending open for differing interpretations or potential growth—it’s all laid out in front of the viewer, with no room for hypothesizing about the character’s lives post-show.
Ron Swanson’s love life is often a source of big laughs throughout Parks and Rec’s run. “Ron and Diane” remains one of the best examples of this.
The season four finale, “Win, Lose, or Draw” is the culmination of an entire season’s worth of election coverage for the show’s leads—plus it’s got some great Paul Rudd material.