Parks and Recreation


'Parks and Recreation' Season 4 Episodes

Parks and Recreation - Season 4

Parks and Recreation - Season 4

Does Pawnee have someone with the intelligence, popularity and political savvy to run for higher office? Knope. When Leslie is finally approached with the possibility of mounting a political campaign for public office, it could be a dream come true. But can she balance her political ambition with her forbidden romance with Ben while keeping it a secret from Chris? This has the makings of an explosive political scandal. And Leslie isn't the only one with a dream.

Parks and Recreation S4E1
Episode 1  •  September 22nd, 2011

I'm Leslie Knope

Leslie tells Ben that she's running for office; Ron and Tammy One face off.

Parks and Recreation S4E2
Episode 2  •  September 29th, 2011

Ron and Tammys

Tammy 1 attempts to control Ron while Ben discovers that Tom's business model isn't going to work.

Parks and Recreation S4E3
Episode 3  •  October 6th, 2011

Born and Raised

Pawneeans doubt Leslie's birthplace while Ann tries desperately to make small talk with Ron and April.

Parks and Recreation S4E4
Episode 4  •  October 13th, 2011

Pawnee Rangers

Ron's Pawnee Rangers take on Leslie's Pawnee Goddesses while Tom and Donna try to get Ben to relax.

Parks and Recreation S4E5
Episode 5  •  October 27th, 2011

Meet 'n' Greet

April and Andy throw a Halloween party while Tom hijacks an event intended to promote Leslie's campaign.

Parks and Recreation S4E6
Episode 6  •  November 3rd, 2011

End of the World

A cult claims the end of the world is nigh, while Leslie has to face a harsh truth about her relationship with Ben.

Parks and Recreation S4E7
Episode 7  •  November 10th, 2011

The Treaty

Ben and Leslie have a rocky time being just friends during a Model UN while Ron tries to find a replacement for Tom.

Parks and Recreation S4E8
Episode 8  •  November 17th, 2011

Smallest Park

Leslie stalls a project in order to spend more time with Ben, while Tom and Jerry redesign the Parks logo.

Parks and Recreation S4E9
Episode 9  •  December 1st, 2011

Trial of Leslie Knope

Leslie's trial pits her against Chris, and forces Ben to make a major admission.

Parks and Recreation S4E10
Episode 10  •  December 8th, 2011

Citizen Knope

The Parks crew comes up with the perfect holiday gift for Leslie while she deals with the fall out from her suspension.

Parks and Recreation S4E11
Episode 11  •  January 12th, 2012

The Comeback Kid

Leslie enlists everyone in staging an attention-getting event, while Ben explores new hobbies.

Parks and Recreation S4E12
Episode 12  •  January 19th, 2012

Campaign Ad

Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie and Ben disagree on the content of her first campaign ad.

Parks and Recreation S4E13
Episode 13  •  January 26th, 2012

Bowling For Votes

Leslie holds a bowling event to gather support for her campaign, while the team has a contest to see who can raise the most money by cold calling.

Parks and Recreation S4E14
Episode 14  •  February 2nd, 2012

Operation Ann

It's Valentine's Day and Leslie (Amy Poehler) decides she needs to find Ann (Rashida Jones) a new man. Ben (Adam Scott) must enlist Ron's (Nick Offerman) help when he is stumped by Leslie's elaborate Valentine's Day scavenger hunt, and Chris (Rob Lowe) is depressed about the status of his love life. Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.

Parks and Recreation S4E15
Episode 15  •  February 16th, 2012

Dave Returns

While trying to get an endorsement from the Chief of Police, Leslie and Ben awkwardly run into Leslie's old flame, Dave. Meanwhile, Andy and the rest of the office work on a theme song for Leslie's campaign.

Parks and Recreation S4E16
Episode 16  •  February 23rd, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Leslie realizes that the department has forgotten Jerry's birthday and decides to throw a party for him at a special location. Meanwhile, Tom is flabbergasted when he finds out Ann doesn't share his taste in music.

Parks and Recreation S4E17
Episode 17  •  March 1st, 2012

Campaign Shake-Up

Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) are caught off guard when her opponent Bobby Newport hires a powerful campaign manager (guest star Kathryn Hahn) from Washington. Chris (Rob Lowe) forces Ron (Nick Offerman) to start interviewing replacements for Leslie when work starts falling through the cracks, and an unlikely officemate solves a challenging problem. Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.

Parks and Recreation S4E18
Episode 18  •  March 8th, 2012


Leslie lands a big interview on an Indianapolis talk show. Meanwhile, Andy preps for his final exam in his women's studies course, with help from Ron and April.

Parks and Recreation S4E19
Episode 19  •  April 19th, 2012

Live Ammo

When Leslie (Amy Poehler) finds out that Parks Department budget is about to be cut, she convinces Councilman Pillner (guest star Bradley Whitford) to make the cuts elsewhere, which causes unexpected problems for her campaign. Meanwhile, Chris (Rob Lowe) takes Ron (Nick Offerman) to his favorite meditation center. Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Jim O'Heir, and Retta also star.

Parks and Recreation S4E20
Episode 20  •  April 26th, 2012

The Debate

Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris (Rob Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie's donors.

Parks and Recreation S4E21
Episode 21  •  May 3rd, 2012

Bus Tour

Leslie (Amy Poehler) goes on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign, and is caught off guard when an important person in Pawnee passes away. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) susses out a security threat, and Chris (Rob Lowe) finds an unlikely cure for his depression.

Parks and Recreation S4E22
Episode 22  •  May 10th, 2012

Win, Lose, or Draw

It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities.

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