The beloved political sitcom, "Parks and Recreation" ran from 2009 to 2015. In just that short time, it sparked a huge following, secured millions of fans, and ignited a fire in the heart of many a young person. I am one of those young persons and my love for this show runs deep and true.
I've watched every episode multiple times, and I still laugh at every joke (because I am a die-hard fan, you got that?). I decided to make a list of the ones I would recommend to anyone. A list of the most funny, most laugh-inducing episodes this wonderful sitcom has to offer. Before beginning my compilation, I had no idea how difficult the task I was undertaking would be. But trust me, picking only 15 out of 125 amazing episodes was hard.
I tried my best, and I made a list I hope everyone can appreciate.
Here they are… the 15 funniest "Parks and Recreation" episodes (in no particular order).
1. The Camel (Season 2 Episode 9)
This is the episode where the entire Parks Department competes to create a new “Spirit of Pawnee" mural. Donna creates an Indiana Last Supper, April suggests a life-size hamster wheel with a fat guy inside, Tom gets really emotional over the shapes in his abstract expressionist piece, and Leslie exploits the town's most horrific tragedy. It. Is. Hilarious.
2. Ron and Tammy (Season 2 Episode 8)
Leslie suggests that Ron go out for coffee with his ex-wife, Tammy 2, in order to convince her to give up Lot 48 (the Pit). However, what ends up happening is a lot of yelling, fighting, making out and *cough* activity that turns Ron into a sex-crazed jerk.
3. Sister City (Season 2 Episode 5)
Leslie invites a delegation from Pawnee's sister city in Venezuela. This episode feautures Fred Armisen and makes me cry from laughing.
4. Flu Season (Season 3 Episode 2)
Everyone gets the flu and acts a fool. It's hilarious.
5. Greg Pikitis (Season 2 Episode 7)
The only thing I have to say about this episode is…"Pikitis!"
6. The Fight (Season 3 Episode 13)
Tom invites everyone out to the club to try his new drink, Snakejuice. Long story short, everyone loses their dang minds.
7. Li'l Sebastian (Season 3 Episode 16)
The beloved mini horse, Li'l Sebastian dies. So, the Parks Department organizes a memorial. What results is the greatest song Mouserat ever performs.
"Byeeee byeee Li'l Sebastian. We'll miss you in the saddest fashion…"
8. Ron and Tammy Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 4)
Ron and Tammy 2 get remarried. They both end up in jail and for some reason Ron has corn rows. Then the Parks Department tries to stage an intervention to get him away from his sex-crazed, demonical wife. This is one of the best.
9. Pawnee Rangers (Season 4 Episode 4)
This is the episode where Leslie and Ron compete to see who has the best scouts. But more importantly, this is the episode that brought this dull and laugh-less world…Treat Yo'Self!
10. The Comeback Kid (Season 4 Episode 11)
OMG. Okay, so Leslie appoints the Park Department as her new campaign advisers. This means only four feet of a red carpet on an ice skating rink, a 3x3 foot platform for Leslie to stand on, and only half a campaign ad. Let the hilarity commence…
11. Halloween Surprise (Season 5 Episode 5)
This one is called Halloween Surprise because Ben surprises Leslie by proposing to her. But really, the most important part about this episode is Jerry's Fart-Attack.
Leslie and Ben's engagement: priceless (maybe). Jerry's Fart-Attack: once in a lifetime.
12. The Debate (Season 4 Episode 20)
Leslie faces off with overall idiot, Bobby Newport, in a political debate on live television. I. Died.
13. Sex Education (Season 5 Episode 4)
Leslie tries to teach sex education to Pawnee's senior citizens, and Ron tries to help Tom overcome his social media addiction.
14. Flu Season 2 (Season 6 Episode 19)
Leslie finds out she is pregnant! Ben gets super drunk and acts a fool! Bo Burnham is a country music singer! This is easily one of my favorite episodes.
15. Ron and Tammys (Season 4 Episode 2)
And finally…the last one. Tammy 1, the hellacious nightmare, comes back into Ron's life and makes him a castrated wimp. To try and get Ron back, Leslie enters into a drinking contest with Tammy 1 and Ron's mother…this crap is the best.
That's all folks! Feel free to like, share, or comment some honorable mentions that did not make this list.