Oh snap, we've got a special guest this episode! Daniel Barnes, CEO and founder of Treaty Oak Distilling, joins us, offering a delightful look at how each expression of the distillery is embodied by a Parks and Rec character. Plus: crying during movies, censoring nudity, and scaring people.
Leslie tries online dating. Ron and Chris have a burger cook-off. Tom gives us a ton of new slang. We chat the most obese cities in the country, Sour Skittles and their devastating impact on tongues, and that episode of Arthur when he punches his sister. Plus we reveal the greatest cat name OF ALL TIME.
Andy and April are hosting a fancy party. Donna and Ann hit up a singles night. Sean has a LOT of gripes. We talk about taking the charge on random people, giving wedding speeches and being flower girls, and spoiling TV shows and movies. Don't worry, we don't condone it.
Pack up your SkyMall items, y'all – we're going camping! Leslie Knope is suffering from lack of ideas, Ben Wyatt is sleeping on the ground, and Tom Haverford is LIVIN' IT UP. Plus, we discuss clapping during movies, glamping, water obstacle courses, and why there are so many cats at the bed and breakfast.
Li'l Sebastian! What an incredible little horse. In this episode, we wander around corn mazes, discuss curses, the trouble of dealing with mechanics, and the joy of the incidental (or intentional?!) Tom and Jerry and Ben and Jerry references in this episode.
We're packing our bags and headed to Indianapolis in an episode filled with good quotes, good food, and terrible smells. We cover steaks, talk about The Rock hosting SNL, get interrupted by a phone call, and pay homage to Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki, who played his final game last night. What fun!
Leslie, Tom, and Ben chat with the media. Ben struggles MIGHTILY. In real life, Sean has the most eventful day at work, we talk about terrorizing guests in Rollercoaster Tycoon, and an ode to typewriters.
Ron loses his mustache? That can only mean one thing: Tammy is back. The crew deals with Ron getting cornrows (and married), and we learn about Ben's love of calzones. We also chat about weird names, causing a scene in school, and that time Parks n Wrecked mascot Franxie brought in a mouse from the great outdoors. Yikes.
When we started this episode, we were discussing time capsules and braces. By the time we finished it, we had read a letter that high school Sean wrote to himself five years in the future. And it is QUITE the dandy.
Pardon the sniffles – it's flu season. While Pawnee is battling the bug, we talk fainting in barber shops, what life is like in a kangaroo pouch, and appropriate gifts for joint birthdays. Let's get Parks n Wrecked!
We get introduced to the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Leslie gives a thoroughly passionate speech. We talk getting ejected from sporting events, awful computer games, and our favorite Disney and Air Bud movies. What a jam-packed episode!
We've made it through Seasons 1 and 2, so what better way to celebrate than with an introspective? Sean discusses his top themes of the first two seasons, we recap our favorite characters, and we take a very poorly worded quiz to test our knowledge. And since we're all about not being linear, this episode is full of tangents, like Pixar movies and Pokemon moves.
Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan – who the Austin Chronicle once called "Austin's Leslie Knope" – joins us right in the middle of a government shutdown for a jam-packed episode. We discuss our misadventures with wine tasting, what to do when people think you're looking at them funny, and Jimmy shares some of his stories from his time on City Council. Spoiler alert: they're fantastic.
We meet SO many new people this episode. Chris Traeger. Ben Wyatt. Lucy Last Name to Be Determined. And two of them are working to trim the fat of the parks department. Ron is giddy with glee, but Leslie won't take this lying down. Neither will we. We chat about people being rude, the rules for dating people younger than you, and introduce Sean to Flat Stanley. We also finally go over our Super Bowl prop bets. It's more exciting than that game was, that's for sure.
Grab some Nutriyum bars because we're staying up all night! Leslie and the gang work a telethon and basketball legend Detlef Schrempf stops by, all 6'10" of him. Plus Space Jam, creative ways to use showers, botched marriage proposals, and the hidden talents of everyone in Pawnee.
April scheduled all of Ron's meetings for the same day, oops! Now Ron and company have to deal with 94 meetings all in one day. That's too many meetings! In this episode, we also chat about a bar full of dogs running around, the art of lying about your height, and discuss our favorite prop bets for the Super Bowl. Our top pick: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 WILL wear a leather jacket.
The Pawnee crew is putting together its summer catalog, which means we chat about our own experiences with modeling and acting. We also talk about being harassed and/or encouraged when wearing clothing with the logo of a sports team, Lasik surgery, and dissect Tom's many raccoon-themed pickup lines. Which one's YOUR favorite?
Jerry gets mugged (kinda) and the gang feels bad for making fun of him. Since we're empathetic creatures, we do a little soul searching and talk about times when we've been bullies ourselves. Learning is caring, y'all.
Have you ever received a canoe for doing something nice? That happens in this episode. Plus disastrous skiing trips, AIM screen names and possums all over the place. It's another fantastic episode of ParksandWrecked!