Ben and Leslie

Parks and Recreation Recap: “Emergency Response”–No One Achieves Anything Alone

“In order to save our park, we have to destroy the entire town.”

Leslie Knope loves Pawnee. She loves it more than hypothetical Pawnee, more than her own success rate, more than THINGS—and things are forever (Dalai Lama). So when the Pawnee Commons project comes up $50,000 short, Ben has the answer: instead of registering for things, they can register for the park. Mark that down as the first time this episode made me borderline weepy, because (a) this show and its big, selfless, service-loving heart, (b) Ben Wyatt is a sexy hummingbird who wants to build something, and he’s opened up so much that it’s not just a matter of making Leslie happy—giving back to Pawnee makes him happy too, because (c) Ben and Leslie are perfect together, perfect, perfect, perfect I tell you. (more…)